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Speeding Motorcycle Plays Austin's Zachary Scott Theatre

Speeding Motorcycle
Created & Directed By Jason Nodler • Songs & Concepts By Daniel Johnston

February 14 - April 13, 2008

ZACH Theatre and Austin audiences eagerly await rock opera SPEEDING MOTORCYCLE—hitting the stage on Valentine’s Day. This out-of-this-world rock opera takes its inspiration from cult figure Daniel Johnston, a singer, songwriter and artist who first gained recognition in Austin during the 1980s, worldwide in the years since, and was the subject of the 2005 documentary "The Devil and Daniel Johnston." America's most unlikely pop phenomenon and 'outsider' visual artist...
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The Strand Theatre Announces 2007-2008 Season

Strand Theatre Announces New Season

April 2007

The Strand Theatre is a not for profit corporation chartered in the State of Texas in 1978. The theatre, then “The Strand Street Theatre,” began producing theatrical productions in 1977. The Galveston theater company announces their 2007 - 2008 season lineup...
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Actor's Equity Announces New President

Actors Equity Association names new Executive Director

February 2007

Actors’ Equity Association (Equity) announced the appointment of John P. Connolly as Executive Director, effective March 19, 2007. Mr. Connolly joins Equity directly from his position as National President of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). In his new role, Connolly will direct the collective bargaining process for more than 30 national and regional contracts, oversee the Union’s finances and supervise Equity’s large professional staff...
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36th Annual Theatre Hall of Fame

January 29, 2007

The 36th Annual Theater Hall of Fame, which honors lifetime achievement in the theatre, will be inducting artists at a ceremony in the Gershwin Theatre. The M.C. for the night will be none other than Houston's own Tony award winner Phylicia Rashad. The evening will honor actors Patti LuPone, George Hearn and Elizabeth Wilson; playwright Brian Friel; and designers Willa Kim and Eugene Lee. Playwrights Wendy Wasserstein and August Wilson will be inducted posthumously...
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NEA Grants More Than $19 Million for First Round of Fiscal Year 2007

In its first major grant announcement of fiscal year 2007, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced today that it will award $19.4 million to fund 848 grants. The Arts Endowment will distribute $19,486,750 in this round of FY 2007 funding to nonprofit national, regional, state, and local organizations across the country, funding Access to Artistic Excellence grants as well as Literature Fellowships for individuals...

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United States Artists Awards $50K with No Strings Attached

United States Artists Announces Recipients of First 50 USA Fellowships Recognizing Artistic Excellence

Meet United States Artists, they are a new charity commited in helping to provide significant and direct financial support to living artists across all disciplines. In its inaugural year United States Artists has kicked off with one of the most generous grant programs in existence. The USA Fellowship program awarded a total of 54 artists, with four fellowships recognizing artists’ collaboratives. The USA Fellows received an unrestricted grant of $50,000 to support his or her creative work...
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