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    DANCE DIARY - Julie Kent Soars in ABT's "Swan Lake"

    Julie Kent was the latest of American Ballet Theatre's ballerinas to undertake what may be the most grueling of roles in all ballet--that of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake. Those who have watched Ms. Kent since she appeared in the film Dancers (1987) with Mikhail Baryshnikov have been aware ...

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    Nunn Nabs Callaway

    Trevor Nunn is the winner of the 1999 Joe A. Callaway Award for "excellence in the craft of direction and/or choreography." Nunn was selected for the honor for his direction of Tennessee Williams' "Not About Nightingales," staged at Circle in the Square last season. Among the distinguished field of ...

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    N.C. Arts Groups Reel From Funding Cuts

    Arts organizations in this area of traditionally rich culture are suffering as the result of a county board's $2.5 million defunding of the Charlotte-based Arts and Sciences

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    REGIONAL ROUNDUP

    FLORIDA - It took South Florida a while to discover playwright Nicky Silver (only Fat Men in Skirts had previously been produced), but this summer the funny guy from Philadelphia seems to be

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    Princess Grace Awards Honor Aspiring Artists

    The Princess Grace Foundation will announce its 1997 award recipients at its annual gala on Oct. 30 at New York's Waldorf Astoria.

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    NEA Chair William Ivey Hits Floor Running

    William J. Ivey was sworn in May 28 as the new chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and immediately ground into high gear.

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    Agents of Young Performers

    The following are only those agents who accept submissions from children or teens. Most prefer to be contacted initially by mail; do not call or drop off submissions in

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    Webber in Plagiarism Counter-suit

    Andrew Lloyd Webber is involved in an unusual copyright infringement lawsuit against a fellow composer who had previously sued Webber over the same song. The case is scheduled to be heard in New York federal court on Mon., Sept.

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    BIT PARTS - See Jane Act

    When Jane Alexander left acting to become the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts in 1993, many thought her performance in Wendy Wasserstein's "The Sisters Rosensweig" would be the last New York theatre audiences would see from her for some time. Well, since retiring from public service ...