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    2010 College and University Programs in Theater and Dance

    Back Stage's comprehensive guide to undergraduate and graduate performance programs at colleges and universities.

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    Pretending It's Chocolate

    I don't have 'showmances' as a rule. Getting involved with your romantic opposite is not only messy, it is a breach of a professional relationship—one which inevitably interferes with your performance.

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    Bukowski and Popsicles in a Hollywood Meeting

    I'm sitting across from one of the biggest directors in Hollywood, and he's trying desperately to remember the name of a film.  "Carla?  What's the name of that picture?  You know, about the pirates?"

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    Reporting Your Income

    One of the most important forms you will need for filing your taxes is your W-2 form. Your employer is required by law to provide you with a statement of your earnings and taxes withheld. This statement comes in the form of a W-2, which must be provided to you ...

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    Novation Launch Provides Portable Audio Options

    With eight factory templates and eight more user templates, you could have as many as 448 controls in your arsenal at any one timeā€”not too bad for a device that measures just a little over 9.5 inches long and 4.6 inches wide.

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    Stage Door Solicitation, Workshop Confirmation

    Is standing outside a stage door to meet someone and promote yourself shady and/or pushy? I feel this is not a good career move, but the photographer feels differently.

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    Happy Thanksgiving

    The holiday season has a certain "circle of life" quality that I've always enjoyed. It starts with Thanksgiving, a day that allows us to look back, and it ends with New Year's, a day that inspires us to move forward.

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    Readers Share Their 'Back Stage' Stories

    Thanks, Back Stage readers, for your kind words in celebration of our 50th anniversary. We couldn't have come this far without you. Here's to the next 50 years!

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    A Halloween Tale

    It was a bright and joyful Monday morning when the headshots first came to life...

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    5 Film Festivals to Renew Your Faith(s)

    Like people, film festivals span different religious beliefs. Here are five to look into, regardless of where or whom you worship.