Dorothy Chandler Pavilion: Neglect Starts on the Next Generation of Historic Theatres

Here we go again, first it was the movie palaces and now it’s the legendary performing arts halls.  A sad state of affairs for the iconic Dorothy Chandler Pavilion:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leo-c-wolinsky/dorothy-chandler-pavilion_b_938395.html

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  1. Gary Parks

    It’s bad enough that the new generation of America’s rich hoard more of their money for themselves rather than treat their workers fairly, making it increasingly harder for those workers to be good consumers. It’s bad enough that the mega-rich often turn aside from America’s workers to use cheap/pseudo slave labor offshore. Now, here we have an example of how they, unlike their forebears, are largely detached from any sense of civic responsibility on the cultural front as well. I find it very interesting that we hear of this so soon after the obituary of the grateful Iranian gentleman who bought three of downtown L.A.’s decaying movie palaces as a gesture of gratitude to the country and culture that saved his life and allowed him to remain successful. It’s a shame that more of our “own” don’t openly show this gratitude nearly as much.

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