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    The Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide

    Although Charles Ludlam's earlier plays are not as well made as his later ones, he is now remembered for witty, clever productions of satiric plays designed with ingenious sets and costumes.

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    Two NYFA Programs a Go; One Fund May Stop

    Three separate announcements in recent weeks from the New York Foundation for the Arts have spelled good news for not-for-profit arts groups.

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    Bravehearts Only

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair. We had everything prepared... we had no one in the audience.

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    North of the Border (Barely)

    CD Sarah Altman finds a whole new crop of actors growing just south of L.A.--in San Diego.

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    What the Butler Saw

    "What the Butler Saw," presented by Grove Theater Center at the Gem Theater, 12852 Main St., Garden Grove. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m. Aug. 9-23. $21.50-25.50. (714) 741-9555.

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    As Report Touts State Arts Funding, Cal. Pol Blasts Cuts

    How much evidence does a politician need to realize that cultural investment, whether through direct budget appropriations or alternative forms of revenue-raising, leads to economic dividends?

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    Ovations Nominees Announced

    Theatre LA has announced this year's nominees for the Ovations, L.A.'s peer-judged theatre awards voted on by member companies. Of this year's 391 registered productions, 66 shows received 155 nominations.

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    Sandy Duncan Laments Broadway Musicals

    Perennially perky Sandy Duncan is slamming what she considers the sorry state of Broadway musicals.

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    Amy Pascal Named Most Powerful Woman in Hollywood

    Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures, was named Hollywood's most powerful woman on Tuesday -- thanks in part to the popularity of a male superhero and other box office superhits.

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    Emmy Preshow gets Friendly

    Veteran TV executive and producer Andy Friendly has been tapped to executive produce "Countdown to the Emmys 2004," a hourlong program that will lead into the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy awards on ABC. The live broadcast from the red carpet at the Shrine Auditorium will air from 7-8 p.m ...