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    Fire Department Dims House of Candles

    Moments before the curtain was scheduled to rise on the maiden performance of the 2nd Annual NY International Fringe Festival, the NYFD shuttered The House of Candles, one of the Festival's 17 performance venues, to the surprise of theatre owner and Festival co-founder Aaron Beall, citing the location as ...

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    "THE LAST KENNEDY"

    Andreas Riedler (prod./dir.) is accepting submissions for The New Generation, a 35mm film about young people in New York nightlife. 20-day shoot starts Mar. 10 in New York. Copy, credit, meals, travel, and lodging provided. There is pay.

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    By any number of collaborations over the years, co

    By any number of collaborations over the years, connect the names of two performers or creators who have never worked together, and receive a Back Stage West T-shirt. Weekly winners are chosen by the creativity, cleverness, and brevity of their connections.

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    Masur, Citing "Factionalism,' Seeks 3rd Term

    (BPI) LOS ANGELES-Launching his campaign for a third term as president of the Screen Actors Guild, Richard Masur lashed out at the "divisiveness and factionalism" that has split the guild's board in recent

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    Corporations Reduce, Refocus Arts Funding

    Not-for-profit organizations will receive less corporate funding this year, probably due to a drop in earnings growth, while company mergers are reshaping nationwide methods of giving. Too, philanthropy appears to be turning more toward education and away from other endeavors, such as the

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    Tonys Announce '97 Nom. Committee

    The Tonys have announced a new economy-sized nominating committee for 1997, boasting 28 members--a 100 percent increase from last year's 14-member

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    "I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE"

    Gary DeMattei (dir.) is accepting submissions for I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, a musical revue. Prod. Michael Smythe. Performances run through Jan. 7 at Theatre on San Pedro Square in San José. There is pay.

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    Casting Notice Policy

    The casting deadline is now Friday at 5 p.m. for the issue which hits newsstands on the following Thursday. Items may be mailed, faxed, or brought in person to Back Stage West, Attn: Casting, 5055 Wilshire Blvd., 5th flr., Los Angeles, CA 90036. Fax number: (323) 965-1340. Website: www ...

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    THE DOMINANT 7TH

    Musically speaking, the term "dominant seventh" refers to the note ti (as in, "...a drink like jam and bread"). Ti is the seventh note of the diatonic scale, and, like the famous song says, it's the one that "brings us back to do." In other words, it's a ...

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    Hearing on Doubling Copyright Fee

    The federal Copyright Office has proposed alternate copyright fee increases including raising the registration from $20 to $35 and $45, and charging up to $60 for a