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    Kidman Shares Her Big Night with Directors

    Praised as a risk-taker, Nicole Kidman was awarded the 18th annual American Cinematheque Award during a fundraiser for the movie preservation group at the Beverly Hilton on Friday.

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    Fiddler Falls From Roof

    Two days after BackStage.com ran a feature on Giocomo's Classic Dinner, owner Jenny Giocomo called it quits.

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    Pre-Vote Battle Highlights SAG-AFTRA Merger

    As the June 9 date approaches for ballots to go out on the proposed consolidation of SAG and AFTRA, opponents continue to fight for a foothold to get their positions known to members.

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    Golda's Balcony

    "Golda's Balcony," presented by the Wadsworth Theatre and Geffen Playhouse at the Wadsworth Theatre, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Brentwood. Tue.-Thu. 7:30 pm, Fri. 8 pm, Sat. 4 & 8 pm, Sun. 3 & 7 pm. (Also Fri. 4 pm, Feb. 4; dark Feb. 6-8). Feb. 2-20. $20-64. (213) 365-3500.

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    Politician Slams Runaway Production

    Rep. Diane Watson has asked MPAA chief Jack Valenti and his member companies to step in and thwart the trend of runaway film and television production to foreign locales.

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    Beach Radio

    "Beach Radio" supposedly takes place on the Jersey shore in 1989, but this boucy, silly musical seems more aligned with the naive innocence of the early '60s Funicello/Avalon pictures.

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    Official Guide to Actorfest 2004 - Casting Director "Focus Sessions"

    These are the folks with the power to get you hired on TV, in films, and in commercials: the casting directors. And short of getting an audition with them, this is the format in which you'd like to see them: up close, talking about what they look for and ...

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    The Tragedy of King Lear

    "The Tragedy of King Lear," presented by and at the MET Theatre, 1089 N, Oxford Ave., Hollywood. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. Nov. 14-Dec. 20. $15. (323) 957-1152.

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    Awards Season Companion

    Below is a compilation of this season's theatre awards and nominations announced so far. Click on a title to learn more about an award and it's picks for this year. This site wil be updated as more accolades are presented.

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    A Rapist's Eyes