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    And the Winner Is...

    Last month I had the pleasure of presenting a panel of Broadway and cabaret performers for a group of out-of-town theatre critics. When the moderator asked the panel which medium they preferred, most admitted that though they love the Broadway stage, there's nothing like an intimate room with an ...

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    Can a legit soprano learn to sing like Tina Turner? Can an Aretha Franklin clone sing the role of Julie Jordan in Carousel? And can they both learn to sing like Peggy Lee? Is style innate or can it be learned? In the voice business, these questions have been pondered ...

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    NEWS IN BRIEF

    Oscar-winning director Sydney Pollack, a Hollywood mainstay who achieved commercial success and critical acclaim with the gender-bending comedy Tootsie and the period drama Out of Africa, died May 26 at age 73 of cancer at his home in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Pollack started as an actor, studying with Sanford Meisner ...

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    Weaver Says 'Prayers' for Lifetime

    Here's big-screen and stage veteran Sigourney Weaver in a most unexpected place: A made-for-TV movie on Lifetime Television.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF

    According to the Stamford, Conn.–based research firm PQ Media, product placement will grow significantly over the next five years. As reported Feb. 13, the company estimates that the practice of weaving name-brand items into story lines will increase by nearly 14 percent in 2008 to $25.41 billion and ...

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    A singer doesn't have to be a superstar to be on

    A singer doesn't have to be a superstar to be on hit records and perform for thousands of people. Background singers are talented professionals who help make the stars sound their best. Robert Stevenson, known professionally as RAab, is an accomplished vocalist, producer, and arranger who has shared the ...

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    Association for Theatre in Higher Education Meets

    The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) will hold its 12th annual conference Aug. 12-15, in San Antonio. The conference focus this year is "Performance Frontiers and Cultural Connections,"