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Tame Impala; stage actors in LA; movie theater owners optimistic about 2015

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Kevin Parker of Tame Impala waits before playing Coachella 2015.
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Kevin Parker of Tame Impala waits before playing Coachella 2015.

The band Tame Impala teases Coachella audience with its next album (pictured); some L.A. stage actors say working in small theaters for next to nothing can actually help their careers; John Fithian, president of the movie theater trade association, has a strategy to boost slumping business.

Tame Impala, brainchild of Australian musician Kevin Parker, just played Coachella. Parker told the Frame how the band is moving from in-your-face to in-your-heart.
The president of the National Association of Theatre Owners is presiding at a time when theater owners want more women, more minorities and more family films.
Leaders of the Actors Equity Association meets Tuesday to decide if their actors should get paid more than their current stipend for performing in L.A.'s 99-seat theaters.
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