Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Pomp and Circumstances

In the June 8 issue of STYLE Weekly Scott Bass did a fine job of tracing the history of the controversial Virginia Performing Arts Foundation. His piece -- "Pomp and Circumstances: A grand vision. The complicated reality. The untold story of Richmond's performing art center." -- should be read by anyone trying to get their arms around what all the fuss is about.

"The foundation’s problems, however, began long before Wilder took aim. During the past year the arts center project has suffered from a number of strategic missteps, ineffective public relations, and a fund-raising campaign that has been ineffective in both the private and public sectors. Meanwhile, serious questions about the arts center’s future operations remain unanswered."

Click here to view the article.

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