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    You Gotta Have a Plan

    If you have been following the last five weeks of this series and acting on the tasks outlined in each article, you now have an arsenal of information at your fingertips. You know your net worth, you have a budget, you understand the availability of investment and retirement options, and ...

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    Which Is Better: Outdoor or Indoor Headshots?

    Taking professional headshots is an important step in advancing your acting career—but they're not a cheap investment! So how can you maximize your next session? Backstage Expert and acting coach Matt Newton shares a few tips on the how (and where) to take the best headshots possible!   Welcome ...

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    Lessons to Live By

    I was contacted in early December by a woman who hadn't filed tax returns in the last 10 years, and both the Internal Revenue Service and the state of California wanted to know why.

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    Sneaky Students? Calling Comment

    I wish that student filmmakers would stop trying to disguise their little student projects as something other than what they are: a student project.

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    Apps for the Big Apple

    Thanks to tons of applications for the iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, and Android phones, navigating the Big Apple is easier and more portable.

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    Hitting the Back of the Balcony

    When the intimate drama "Next Fall" moved from a 99-seat Off-Broadway house to the 597-seat Helen Hayes Theatre, cast member Patrick Heusinger remembered two pieces of advice to help him with the transition.

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    Paranoia, Phonies and 'Phrauds'

    When my visibility went from 'that guy behind the audition table' to Paul Russell, I fully realized just how cautious actors are about relatively unknown casting and other opportunities.

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    Three New Dance Biographies

    Coinciding with Lincoln Center's 50th anniversary this theatrical season, three new biographies of dance artists who made significant contributions to dance at Lincoln Center have been published.

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    Marion Kerr

    When Marion Kerr answered a fall 2006 casting notice in Back Stage West for the feature dramaWhite Knuckles, she had no idea it would result in two projects.

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    Stacy Citron

    Stacy Citron literally tap-danced her way to the role of Julia Thomas III in "Aunt Fondeen and the Lost Dutchman Goldmine," an original children's show for the Culver City Public Theatre.