^ Finally, someone gets it.
I just can't wait for this year's crop of talks about how creative capitalism will save the whole world!
My friend Holly and I found it and explored it while we were in college in 2003. It's awesome!
Warriors unite and fight!
"the all-inclusive Director Series"
You can't afford this.
"the Great Performances Series"
You won't like this.
"the Jill and John Chalsty Broadway series"
This is the crap that will bankroll us.
"and the Dance series"
When "Annie" is the best choice....
Love your articles about this incident... Very evenhanded!
Bullshit. Everyone knows Erik Estrada wrote it.
Lysistrata was written by Aristophanes.
I never played Risk as a child. I've played a computer version, but it seemed tedious. Who won?
Pre sale password is 420 until Thursday at 10pm to get your pre-sale tickets - ps
Not to beat a dead horse...but, Mayor Riley said not one shovel of dirt would be dug until/unless Charleston had a certified check for the $70,000,000+ in donated dollars to cover 1/2 the cost of the building.
Just plain BS; the building was built( poorly) with the City fronting 100% of the costs. The 70 Mil donations??
So far less than half has been collected and it's hard to tell how much of that was given to the City and re what was given- hard to figure out if any was applied to the Rube Goldberg financing the City went through to put up the $140 million + to build it.
Does anybody remember the Aquarium fiasco?- starts out at 10.5 million and ends up over 70 million.
With a powerful Mayor and an inactive Council, this is what you get.
Let's hope Techie does better and/or the Council wakes up.
I like the new Galliard. For once, money well spent. Even though construction pissed me off it turned out great. There is nothing I like more than smoking a big fat blunt right before I go into hear Beethoven. Just did it at the Met for Fidelio and will never see another classic without having a smoke sesh first. Now I can do it in style in the new place here. Masterworks for the better half, Maryjane and me por favor.
Eh, I just don't wanna risk it.
"Mat, how about doing a story on how much the Gaillard is costing taxpayers before giving anything else away for free?"
Sigh. Because that is literally not my job, but since you asked....
It's my understanding (and I could be wrong about this) that the "music and arts" side of the Gailliard operation exists in its own little non-profit world. AFAIK, taxpayers are paying roughly nothing for that side of it and it's supported entirely by donations and ticket sales.
If you remember, the building itself was originally supposed to be one-half funded by private donations. I vaguely recall noticing at one point those donations weren't coming through as expected, but I have no idea what the end ratio was. Probably pretty close to 50-50, outside of the overruns and the looming court battles into what is apparently a morass of bad management decisions and/or bad planning somewhere in the process. We should hope that Charleston hasn't built its own little "Eagle Stadium".
If you don't recall, that's the $60 million football stadium in Texas, built for a high-school (!) team, that was open for only a year before it was deemed unsafe for occupancy due to all sorts of shoddy building shortcuts being taken.
So, there's that. Like I said, I could be wrong. I mean, shit, if you're a citizen of the City, you should feel free to call them and ask them how much of your money goes into the arts side of the operation.
Also, this is not "my" paper - oh, lord but if it were....
And how do you tax people on their Medicaid?
Mat, how about doing a story on how much the Gaillard is costing taxpayers before giving anything else away for free? Once again a municipality builds a cathedral to music and arts which no one wants or will pay for. The ads for shows no one wanted to attend were splashed all over your paper and the P&C when they opened. Not cheap I would assume, but when you are spending someone else's money the sky's the limit. I'm willing to bet not one of those loser shows made a dollar. Let's just admit this is another example of ChuckTown's leaders buying something that is in no way built for the residents but rather the yearly visitors to Spoleto. The only thing these decisions affect locally is an additional point or two on every purchase we make by way of "it's only a penny or two" local sales tax options that we residents pay with every purchase. Tax the blue hairs on their Medicaid to pay for outdated, wasteful, music that no one under 60 gives a shit about.
And given that they aren't paying right now, you'll still technically be unpublished at the end of the day.
There is also a pretty cool comic show that the City is helping to sponsor, Taking Flight Comic Book Show 14! We have very special guest artists Tom Lyle and John Hairston coming in just for the show!
Wouldn't it be great if there were enough showings so that all interested could have the opportunity to attend?!
"Phantom of the Opera! Now rennovating a theatre near you!" Have fun with that chandelier, boyz
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