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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 ...

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    Today's the Day

    Still not ready to file? Heard about extensions and other reasons to delay filing the tax returns? Don't just rush out and file the extension or any other form to delay filing your tax return this year.

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    Recent Tragic Events

    Was it chance or determinism that caused the twin towers' structural and human devastation? Note the word "twin."

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    Durham Named NEA Presenting Executive

    The National Endowment for the Arts has named Mario Garcia Durham as the director of presenting and multidisciplinary programs.

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    Memorial for John Randolph

    A memorial for actor John Randolph will be held on Sun., June 20 at 5 pm at the Winston Unity Hall at 235 West 23rd St. in New York City. An informal reception will follow.

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    National Meets the Standard

    Nicholas Hytner's new regime at the National Theatre, which he only took over as artistic director in April, was triumphantly vindicated at this year's Evening Standard Theatre Awards when it took the top honors in three key categories: best play, best musical, and most promising playwright. Britain's ...