Great to see you on the task, Jeff. Trust me when I say I know *exactly* how you feel. Looking forward to running into you next week.
How can anyone guarantee consistent quality with a per-service arrangement? What about the perdiem costs for those who come from other towns?
Unless you have a substantial "core" - preferably 32 to 35 (6,6,4,4,2 + winds and brass) you're just a band a freelancers. The results would be highly inconsistent and the quality suspect from concert to concert. An orchestra is a team - not a pick-up ensemble! And you cannot fool the audience forever. A well run orchestra and a supportive board can make it happen the right way -- as long as not every concert has some bombastic romantic program that will require 60 to 70 or more musicians every time. That's a recepie for disaster. Where is Haydn? Handel? And just one little Beethoven work? I understand you have six xnadidates and they feel they must prove themselves. A late Haydn Symphony is no less challenging than Sibelius or Thaikovsky - and if you don't agree, you missed the classical period training periods.
And the so called chamber orchestra series has too many non-chamber works that will baloon the size of the ensemble well beyond the "chamber" genre and brake the bank. St. Luke's, Orpheus, English Chamber Orchestra, St. Paul, etc. can do that. Not the Charleston Symphony. After next season you'll again have severy financial issues. You need a more realistic, pragmatic mix. A sense of proportion and less ego. You need 'quality' more than "quantity" -- bigger is not always better. Certainly not six times in a row with a severly curtailed theatre capacity and an expensive, heavy chamber series loaded with romantic works again, performed only once and in a smaller hall yet! Has anyone hear of trios, quartets, quintets, sextets, septets and octets, for instance? The Mendelssohn violin concerto is not chamber and neither is the Fingal's Cave Overture. Who's doing all this overly ambitious programming for an orchestra that not so long ago was in a coma? Never mind. I know the answer and you're all in trouble!
wow. I am like a year getting back to these responses. I see a lot of people promoting their own interests and groups in these postings. In order - really bad photo to use.
Dance omission - absolutely correct.
Palmetto Opera - not a major player.
I've been to all these things in G-ville and know the city and its arts community well. G-ville open studios has been a huge success in ways that the one in Columbia could only hope to be. I do not know what museum in G-ville shows artwork going back to 2000 BC. And you forgot the BJUniv. Art Museum and Pendleton St. arts area.
Finished Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) tonight. Wow! Really good writing, Mr. Howey!
Cool to know she lives locally!
Ah, Mville, Athens of the southern coast!
"A lot of these actors are pretending to be something they are not."
No shit. That's how it works.
A lot of these actors are pretending to be something they are not. Oh, that goes for politicians too. Guess I should have lied more. If I had I might be President. At least a Senator. Why do these idiots expect citizens to obey the law when they don't?
That is not a natural hair color.
The amount of wasted dollars in the aerospace industry is incredible. Boeing does not need these rebates. They could easily afford to continue their productions without these government subsidies and if they cannot, the free market has judged them. Just another liberal example of do as I say, not as I do.
@nofaith - The purpose of the tax breaks is to bring those jobs to SC. It is free market working by providing the tax breaks! SC is giving the film/TV industry a reason to bring its business here & not another state.
I would rather give a business a tax break to bring more jobs to SC rather than having higher unemployment.
Well done SC Legislature!
In my opinion, you shouldn't support the film industry at all, as a lot of standing around goes into making film.
Stop watching movies. Adhere to your principles.
Not looking for a fight but go and watch the amount of money wasted on the Army Wives set. I watched them spend a full day with at least 50 people to close off a section of East Montague and film a portion of a 30 second promo. There were five people there who were in charge of bringing each of the actresses their shoes when the cameras stopped rolling. Yeah, all of those people got to work but it is and incredible amount of money that gets wasted. If they were not throwing it away I wouldn't feel so bad but they are not the folks that need tax breaks.
I think the rebates should be larger.
I'm not looking to start a fight with anyone here.
Liberal? South Carolina state government?
I agree with Cid that Cam Gigandet is super-hot. I also want to clutch him as we attempt the first non-stop trans-Atlantic Yamaha Waverunner™ ride.
It pleases me to see that we can be so open about our sexuality on here.
The amount of wasted dollars in the film industry are incredible. They do not need these rebates. They could easily afford to continue their productions without these government subsidies and if they cannot, the free market has judged them. Just another liberal example of do as I say, not as I do.
I hope that works out for you, since you're paying the taxes the millionaires aren't.
Like most shows set in the South, will they constantly have a sheen of perspiration on their brows as the ceiling fans fail to overcome the sultry weather?
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