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    Slamdance Heavy with Premieres

    The Slamdance Film Festival, set for Jan. 21-28 in Park City, will present a record 23 world and U.S. feature premieres (including works-in-progress).

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    Tragedy Envelops French Actor Giraud

    Actor Roland Giraud has been the focus of two spotlights -- onstage and off -- as France followed ominous developments in the disappearance and presumed death of his only child.

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    Pilot Season

    If you're an East Coast- or Midwest-based actor, then you've probably thought about taking the leap and flying to Los Angeles for pilot season. That's the annual hunt for new television series, when the networks produce dozens of sample episodes (or pilots) for potential shows, a handful ...

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    SPOTLIGHT ON SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS - A Name to Remember

    Sophie Okonedo made her American film debut in a massive hit, but you can be forgiven if you didn't notice her. She was, after all, the token love interest in the Jim Carrey sequel Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, and her role as "Wachati Princess" didn't do much ...

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    Hudes Wins P73 Playwriting Fellowship

    Page 73 Productions, a not-for-profit group devoted to nurturing emerging dramatists and producing their work, has named New York-based playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes the winner of its 2004-05 Playwriting Fellowship.

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    Dame Edna to Make Guest Appearance at Met

    Possums, beware. Dame Edna Everage, one of Australia's most exotic imports, will make a guest appearance in the Metropolitan Opera's New Year's Eve gala performance of Rossini's comic opera "Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)."

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    Maria Hassabi: Dead Is Dead

    A highly irritating theatrical experience, Maria Hassabi's "Dead Is Dead," presented at Dance Theater Workshop, assaults the audience aurally.

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    Fat Pig

    For the first five minutes of "Fat Pig," Neil LaBute's latest foray into the theatre of cruelty, a "big-boned" woman stands alone at a café table, eating and eating.

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    A Tale of a Tiger

    Actor-playwright-director Ami Dayan's free adaptation of Italian Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo's play "A Tale of a Tiger" has finally reached New York via a production.

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    APAP 'Moving Forward on Shifting Ground'

    Now that the decade's midpoint has been reached, commercial and nonprofit arts presenters can look back on the last five years of challenges—from terrorism to vanishing funding—and take measure of the moment. This is perhaps why the 48th annual gathering of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters ...