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    Opening Doors

    Jeff Bridges has starred in more than 50 movies, yet he never feels he's repeating himself. "I like to think each character is different from one I've played before," Bridges told an audience of Back Stage West readers at a Q&A session following a screening of his ...

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    Play7

    When you purchase an annual PLAY7 pass for $27, you can see as many L.A. plays as you want from the list of 22 member companies for only $7 per ticket.

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    NY Punk Club CBGB Gets Year's Reprieve

    New York's punk rock music mecca CBGB reached an agreement with its landlords on Wednesday that allows the music club to stay at its East Village address for another year.

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    West Coast Newswire

    After testing his acting chops on the WB Network's "Charmed," Nick Lachey is making the move to the big screen, signing on for a role in the indie film "The Hard Easy." Shooting is under way in Los Angeles on the heist film, with Ari Ryan at the helm.

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    Ali MacGraw to Make Broadway Debut

    Ali MacGraw will make her Broadway debut in "Festen," the London hit that will also star Larry Bryggman, Michael Hayden and Julianna Margulies

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    Into the Unknown

    Countless acting coaches advise to "act only if you have to." No one exemplifies this more than Carl Louis. The 22-year-old had no intention of being an actor when he graduated from high school. "I don't come from an artsy family," he says. "They encouraged me to choose a ...

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    A Worried and Depressed Man

    Playwright Janusz Glowacki won't go so far as to say that Chekhov's "The Three Sisters" is ripe for satire, despite the over-the-top parody in his "The Fourth Sister."

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    The White House Murder Case

    "The White House Murder Case," presented by Theatre Neo at the Hudson Avenue Theatre, 6537 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Tue.-Wed. 8 p.m., Jan. 14-Feb. 25. $18. (323) 769-5858.

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    Cannes Pits Newcomers Against Veterans

    Six newcomers will tussle for the top prize at Cannes this year against veteran directors like Clint Eastwood, who returns to the French Riviera film festival after nearly a decade.

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    A Decade of Laughter

    The U.S. Comedy Arts Festival will mark its 10th anniversary next week in Aspen, Col., where seasoned comedians, relative newcomers, and industry insiders will flock March 3-7.