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[[image in top left corner - man wearing hat, suit and tie and carrying trumpet.  In background is woman wearing hat, coat, earrings, dress and singing into an older style of standing microphone]]

[[image in bottom left corner is a dark rectangular box with all text in white font.  an image of a phoenix is on the right side.  

[[underline]] STARTS FEB 5! . FIREBIRD UPSTAIRS SUPPERCLUB PRESENTS [[/underline]]

'BING SINGS WHILST BREGMAN SWINGS'
featuring Legendary Arranger BUDDY BREGMAN
and Seven Swinging Stars

FireBird
Where Cabaret Meets Broadway

365 West 46th Street. For tickets theatermania.com or call 212.352.3101]]

[[Image on entire right side of page.  Contains 3 images in boxes on top and 3 more images in boxes on bottom.  Also contains center image of man wearing glasses, wearing black shirt and holding a stuffed animal wearing a feather dress and curly hairstyle.]]

[[First Image in Top Row - Teddy Bear wearing Phantom of the Opera character costume, including black tuxedo with cape, white mask covering half his face, and walking stick with skull ornament]]

[[Second Image in Top Row - teddy bear wearing Snoopy as Flying Ace Costume, including flying goggles, white jumpsuit, large scarf waving in the wind.  bear is sitting on a doghouse similar to Snoopy's doghouse]]

[[Third Image in Top Row - Teddy Bear wearing medieval king costume, including crown, silver chain mail armour, black belt holding a sword, and black boots with silver decorations]]

Text inside center of entire image:
The BROADWAY BEARS VI
Hosted by: Bryan Batt
Auctioneer: Lorna Kelly
An auction of 40 teddy bears dressed in handmade reproductions of original Broadway costume designs with celebrity autographs
benefiting
BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS

Monday, February 17, 2003
[[B.B.King logo]]
B. B. KING
Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd Street

Auction begins at 8pm
Cocktails & Preview of "bears" at 6pm
pre-bids, web-bids & phone bids accepted

for information call(212) 840-0770
or visit www.broadwaycares.org

[[First Image in Bottom Row: Dark teddy bear wearing pigtails, ruffled dress with strawberry patch decoration, black roller skates and carrying small teddy bear]]

[[Second Image in Bottom Row: Teddy bear wearing large striped hat, large necktie, large flower boutonniere, dark suit with white shirt.  Bear is standing next to white chest designed like an infant's toy square building block with the Letter "A" on the front.  Block contains items such as block cover with text "DO NOT OPEN", glasses, and other random items and ribbons]]

[[Third Image in Bottom Row: Teddy bear wearing stovetop hat, patchwork suit, black shoes and white shirt.  bear is carrying 3 dozen flowers and sitting on a wooden plank]]

Text inside bottom of entire image:
Photos by: Alex Kroke

Sponsored by:
Continental Airlines [[image of Continental Airlines logo]]

expect the world
The New York Times
nytimes.com
 
[[image of Target company logo]] TARGET

[[image of teddy bear holding a sign with the text NORTH AMERICAN BEAR CO., INC.]]

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