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    Governor's Arts Awards in October, Pataki to MC

    Actor James Earl Jones, musician Tito Puente, painter Ellsworth Kelly, and art experts Marian and Andrew Heiskell will receive this year's the Governor's Arts Awards.

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    Bistro Bits The Gray Nineties, Continued: The Fat Lady Hasn't Sung Yet!

    DESPITE THE OMINOUS TONE OF MY "BISTRO Bits" column "The Gray Nineties," on Sept. 5--about the questionable future of some of Manhattan's major rooms, the lamented closing of one, and the possible futures of a few others--there are some lights at the end of the

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    Banks Loan $340M For Times Sq. Tower

    The Bank of New York, together with an international consortium of seven other lending institutions, will finance the construction of a 48-story tower at Four Times Square. The total amount to be loaned to the Durst Organization, which is building the tower, equals $340 million.

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    Aurora Glows for PWAs, Aged, and Low-Income Performers

    Having celebrated its first anniversary less than a month ago, The Aurora Residence of the Actors' Fund of America has already become essential as a safe, comfortable haven for its residents--including people with AIDS, the elderly, and low-income working professionals (including

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    Mid-Coast CUES- Opulent Oriental Will Be Fourth Ford

    Word was out three weeks ago, but now it's official: The Oriental Theatre in Chicago, purchased 15 months ago by Livent, Inc., will become the fourth Ford Center for the Performing Arts, extending the Livent/Ford link already established in Toronto, Vancouver, and New York. The announcement was made ...

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    "STAGES"

    C.A. Sperry (dir.) is seeking an A.D. and P.A. for Stages, a play set in 1925. Performances run Mar. 23-Apr. 1 at the Seal Beach Playhouse. There is pay. Send resumé to 814 Electric Ave., Seal Beach, CA 90740.

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    "SALMON"

    Dong Koo Jung (dir.) is accepting submissions for Salmon, a 16mm film for Cal Arts. Shoot starts late Mar. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    IN THE PENAL COLONY

    On the basis of In the Penal Colony, a world premiere of a new opera theatre work by composer Phillip Glass and librettist Rudolph Wurlitzer, there's a slim chance there will be a great demand for any future musical adaptations of the works of Franz Kafka, who wrote the ...

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    Modeling and Talent Agencies Score Low: BBB

    The New York division of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), a consumer advocacy organization which tracks down unsavory businesses, released its annual top ten list. The ranking rates industries according to how many inquiries as well as how many complaints were filed against them with the