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Fall 2008 Volume 60, No. 1

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

COVER STORY

2 KINETIC STEEL:  THE MARIONETTES OF JOHN PAYNE, by Lisa Sturz and Hobey Ford • Cover photo by Michael Mauney

ARTICLES

4 Update:  2009 National Festival in Atlanta, by Jeff Cornett

12 Digital Puppetry and the Jim Henson Studio, by Paul Eide

14 The First Santa Monica Puppetry Festival and How It Happened, by Steve Meltzer

16 Bali and Beyond’s Alice in the Shadows, by Lisa Marie Pirro

18 30 Years, and We Still Drag On,  by Randel McGee

22 New York’s Own Nick Coppola

30 Remembering Dirk Oertel, by Peter Allen

AT LARGE  (Paul Eide)

  • Corrections
  • POA Award Nominations
  • Hawk Attacks Puppet at Center in Atlanta
  • Arlyn Awards
  • Peace Through Puppets Needs Our Help
  • Part of Cook Collection on the Move
  • Bob and Judy Brown Receive Award
  • Sam Hale and Friends, Music Videos
  • Ronnie Burkett’s Billy Twinkle Premieres
  • Burkett’s Play Finalist for Literary Award
  • Mary Chase Lombard Tells Her Story
  • Mermaid Theatre Embarks on Tour
  • Scholarships for Atlanta Festival
  • Freshwater Pearls:  Cue the Fish

COLUMNS

25 SCENE WEST, by Beth Fernandez

Puppetry Happenings on the West Coast

26 SCENE BETWEEN, by Monica Leo

Mary Plaster’s Exhibit and Event in Duluth, MN

27 SCENE EAST

Three shows:  Arias with a Twist, Em Concerto, Cabaret Decadanse

28 POOR ALAN’S ALMANACK

Toy Theatre at the L.A. Music Center

32 UNIMA-USA

The 20th UNIMA World Congress, by Gretchen Van Lente

IN MEMORIAM

11 Robert Lenton

Cousin Cliff Holman

Wayne Hampton

IN REVIEW

17 Redmoon’s Dr. Egg and the Man with No Ear, reviewed by Fred Putz

20 Puppets In The Green Mountain, reviewed by Andrew Periale 

PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA

5 Financial Balance Sheet for 2007, Statement of Ownership

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