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    Reardon Dons Leadership Role

    Roberta Reardon -- AFTRA's national second v.p. and new president of AFTRA/New York -- got her first taste of political compromise growing up at home.

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    Disney Concert Hall Opens in Los Angeles

    The debut of the Walt Disney Concert Hall began with a solo voice singing "The Star Spangled Banner" and ended with silver confetti, cut in the outline of the Frank Gehry landmark, falling on a cheering crowd.

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    Ballet Nacional De Cuba Celebrates Anniversary

    Ballet Nacional de Cuba is celebrating its 55th anniversary this year. The company's appearance at City Center (Oct. 15-19) turned out to be, in all respects, a tribute to Alicia Alonso, founder and general director. One of the world's greatest ballerinas, we were privileged to have seen her ...

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    Nobody Cooler

    Maria Bello goes for complexity, once again, in her latest project.

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    Comedy Still Kicking as 'Chris,' 'Earl' Sizzle

    It might not quite qualify as a sign of the apocalypse, but for those in the primetime television business it came pretty close. UPN delivered a wake-up call to the industry Friday morning when the early ratings for its new 8 p.m. Thursday comedy, "Everybody Hates Chris," came in.

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    cisco announces its 25th anniversary season. Included are Black Nativity: A Gospel Celebration of Christmas (Nov. 25-Dec. 24), the company's annual holiday musical in a new adaptation; Ntozake Shange: Salute to the Spoken Word (Feb. 2-19, 2006), a collage featuring the pioneering works of this poet-playwright (author of For ...

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    The Art of Dining

    "The Art of Dining," presented by Red Banister Productions at Two Roads Theatre, 4348 Tujunga Ave., Studio City. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. June 20-July 6. $20. (818) 631-2763.

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    Players Make a Move

    In yet another sign that Hollywood, the geographical neighborhood, is once again becoming synonymous with Hollywood, the industry, the Academy Players Directory earlier this year moved from its longtime home in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Beverly Hills headquarters to a spacious building on the corner of ...

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    Theatre Mag Shake-Up

    Despite the fact that New York City has been unable to support a four-color theatre magazine since the demise of InTheater in 1999, Clear Channel Entertainment, the showbiz conglomerate, is getting ready to launch a new magazine, Show People, this September. And, as if to complement that move, Playbill magazine ...

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    AFTRA vs. AFTRA

    Talk about a family feud: The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) is opposing a proposed $8 million court settlement that its health and pension funds want to make with 15 recording artists—who are union members.