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    Raising Standards

    To compensate for inflation, the standard deduction for 2000 has been increased. On your 2000 return, you are allowed a standard deduction, which may be claimed regardless of your actual expenses. This deduction is fixed by law according to your filing status and age.

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    Dramatist Tuan Gets Downtown Arts Projects Theatre Award

    Playwright Alice Tuan, dancer William Shannon, film artist Marco Brambilla, and five other emerging creative artists won the first Colbert Awards for Excellence at a gala benefit Mon., Nov. 13. The awards were created this year to identify and support promising early career artists who have been active in the ...

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    "the claddagh story"

    Casting for independent feature film shooting on digital video in Nov., "The Claddagh Story." No pay, but meals and videocopy provided. Seeking—Old Irish Storyteller: 65-plus, accent a must, eccentricity a plus; Boy; six to eight, bright eyes. No experience necessary. Send pix & resumes ASAP to Caitlin Doyle, Box 0041 ...

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    McNally to Speak on "The Full Monty"

    The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.'s presentation, "The Making of the Musical, 'The Full Monty' " will take place on Fri., Jan. 19, at 5:30 pm, at New Dramatists, 424 W. 44th St. (between Ninth and Tenth aves.).

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    The Tale of the Allergist's Wife

    Reviewed by Victor Gluck

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    "Passion play"

    2/8 and 2/9 from 9:30AM-5:30PM at AEA Audition Center, 165 W. 46 St., 2nd fl., NYC.

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    "monty" tour, singers w/dance

    3/1 at 9:30AM and 2PM at AEA Audition Center, 165 W. 46 St., 2nd fl., NYC.

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    singers, rappers, hip hop artists

    London-Sire Records is seeking soulful boy and girl singers, rappers, and hip hop artists, age 17 and up. To audition by phone, or for further information, call toll-free (866) I AM REAL (426-7325); or visit website www.areureal.com . Recording contract.

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    A new reading series at the Blue Heron Arts Center

    A new reading series at the Blue Heron Arts Center, produced by Back Stage contributor Leslie (Hoban) Blake, will introduce New York theatregoers to characters and themes of Canada.

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    comedy contest

    Stand-Up New York is holding a variety of comedy contests: funniest lawyer, doctor, teacher, gay & lesbian, etc. Top prize includes paid booking at Stand-Up New York. For contest information, call Bob Anzell at (212) 877-4766.