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    The New Survival Jobs

    While the weakened economy and competition from unemployed nonactors may mean that traditional survival jobs are harder to find, actor are learning to adapt.

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    Spotlight on Acting Schools and Coaches

    In this week's spotlight on acting schools and coaches, we discuss the script breakdown as well as provide a comprehensive list of training in the Los Angeles area.

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    Spotlight on Dance

    In our Spotlight on Dance, Back Stage is focusing on two unique niches in the dance community: Cheerleaders for sports teams, and back-up dancers for pop stars.

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    Spotlight on Acting Schools and Coaches

    If you're thinking about taking acting classes, "Can I afford it?" is the first question. The answer, according to the schools contacted by Back Stage, is "Probably yes."

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    Spotlight on Fall TV Casting

    Al Bundy returns to TV with a new family. Vampires in love.  We took a look at some of the networks' most promising series and spoke with the casting directors to see what casting opportunities actors can expect.

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    Great Gotham Space Chase

    Not so long ago, most rehearsal spaces in New York City were rather grimy. But they’ve cleaned up their act, and actors looking for a place to rehearse or even perform now have a variety of inviting locations to choose from.

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    Spotlight on the Healing Arts

    Strains, sprains, breaks, aches, and pains are all-too-familiar results of the extreme movement work required of many professional performers.  This week Back Stage shines the spotlight on the healing arts.

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    Spotlight on Comedy and Improv

    Charlyne Yi talks with us about her her new role in "Paper Heart" and top comedians talk about transitioning from comedy to drama. Also read about the hot, new comics who are on their way to the top.

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    IGNORE:  Spotlight on Comedy and Improv

    This week, Back Stage shines the spotlight on comedy and improv. Charlyne Yi talks with us about her her new role in "Paper Heart" and top comedians talk about transitioning from comedy to drama.

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    Welcome to New York

    Sisters are not the only ones doing it for themselves. Performers are taking their careers into their own hands and, rather than waiting to be discovered, they’re launching their own futures. And there’s no better location to do it than New York.