Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Wang Foundation gave CitiCenter what?

One million dollars. Yes, you read that right. Enough money to put the North Shore Music Theatre and the Foothills back in business. With enough left over to fund most of Boston Secession's next project, and the Nora's challenge campaign, and perhaps some new work by Boston Ballet, or Handel and Haydn, or the Merrimack Rep - with a little spare change to keep Imaginary Beasts and Mill 6 in business, too. But instead all that money is going down the drain at CitiCenter, home of Josiah Spaulding, Jr., and Steely Dan, and The Color Purple. Really, the mind boggles; can't even Steely Dan and Oprah Winfrey pay Spaulding's bills these days? This is precisely why money should be taken away from our local Boards and given to intelligent people who know the arts scene and how the money should be spent.

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