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    The List Issue

    Back Stage's staff is always trying to come up with fresh editorial concepts and, above all, present helpful, actionable information for actors and other performing artists. With that in mind, we present our first-ever List Issue.

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    Nothing But the Tooth

    Now that she's had her teeth whitened, Sonora Chase notices that casting directors take her more seriously. "It may be subconscious on their part, but there's a certain look that puts you in the employment category," she says.

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    Welcome to Hollywood

    This week's Spotlight is: Welcome to Hollywood.  Topics include deciding the right time to move, financing your arrival, the commercials market, and a revealing interview with Leslie Mann in which she talks about her days in Hollywood.

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    Hosts with the Most

    At one time, hosting and acting were mutually exclusive. But in today's multimedia environment, the lines have blurred.

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    Spotlight on Bernie Telsey

    That casting office, Telsey + Company, is responsible for finding the actors for many of the shows currently on Broadway, including "9 to 5," "Next to Normal," "Rock of Ages," "Blithe Spirit," "In the Heights," "Wicked," and "South Pacific."

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    Surviving the Recession

    Those who embark on the acting life often experience a vast array of financial ups and downs. With the economy in decline, this balancing act is getting trickier and trickier, so managing your money responsibly is more important than ever before.

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    Spotlight  on Los Angeles Acting Schools and Coaches

    Back Stage shines the spotlight on Los Angeles Acting Schools and Coaches.  Following is a comprehensive list of schools and coaches as well as an article on one-on-one coaching.

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    Emmy Watch Spotlight

    Back Stage turns the spotlight on the Emmy race.  In this week's issue, read the revealing round table discussion with Simon Baker, Laurence Fishburne, Michael C. Hall, Denis Leary and Bill Paxton.

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    Spotlight on the 63rd Annual Tony Awards

    Back Stage shines the spotlight on the 63rd Annual Tony Awards.  This week's spotlight includes a roundtable discussion with nominees and a profile of all 40 nominees.

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    Spotlight on Music and Singing

    This week, Back Stage shines a Spotlight on Music and Singing.  The topics include: taking care of your voice, nailing the musical theatre audition, and a frank discussion with Musical Director Adam Ben-David.