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Thu, Sep. 9th, 2004, 08:26 pm

Was talking with mikemcgee last week about the possibility of bringing the entirety of TOFU to San Jose for a full length show.  I figured this would be the perfect show to push through the Downtown Art Series at The Stage and introduce Aural Tradition to the "cultural elite" of San Jose who have the ability to offer some real funding for future poetic projects.  So today I'm collecting data on deadlines and eligibility requirements for the program only to discover a Merc article from last week that both the Downtown Arts Series and it's bigger brother the Performing Arts Series have been cancelled due to lack of available funding from the city.

{sigh}

But hey at least we'll (eventually) have a fancy new city hall at a cost of around $40 million :-(

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Read the article at: http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/9521726.htm

(if you don't have a Mercury account, try using the free service at http://www.bugmenot.com which is one of the best things I've ever found on the web)

Thu, Sep. 9th, 2004 09:00 pm (UTC)
bexrousse

a. thank you for bugmenot. tres kewl. ewe rock.

b. rumor has it that there is a contingency plan afoot to raze the skeleton of the fancy new city hall if things economic don't pick up.

c. TOFU for an SJ Stage or AMT or SJ Rep appearance???? OH my.

Thu, Sep. 9th, 2004 09:33 pm (UTC)
theonlytrueaahz

a) bugmenot definetly rocks. Pass it along to others as well

b) We...er...I mean...someone...yeah, someone... tried that with Santana Row, but they just rebuilt it {sigh}

c) That's been the dream. It moved up to hope last week, but has now dropped back down to dream status for the moment :(

Thu, Sep. 9th, 2004 09:06 pm (UTC)
bexrousse

PS - interesting how the articles you reference relate to the 'perspectives'-section front-page piece by poet Dana Gioia about how San Jose needs to revitalize its arts/culture scene by having *private* investors donate to various downtown arts entities.

Thu, Sep. 9th, 2004 09:35 pm (UTC)
theonlytrueaahz

Exactly. Was hopin' TOFU through DAS would be our path to those private funding folx...