Thursday, November 26, 2009

Upcoming: Michael Kaiser, Kennedy Center President, on Arts in Crisis, San Pedro Playhouse, San Antonio, December 2

Michael Kaiser, president of the Kennedy Center, comes to San Antonio's San Pedro Playhouse on December 2 at 9:00 a.m. as part of the announced 50-state tour to discuss the crisis in the arts. Jeanne Claire van Ryzin of the Austin Statesman published the date in the Statesman's Austin360 "Seeing Things" blog of November 26.

Kaiser is well on the way to achieving his 50-state goal, announced last February and the subject of an ALT posting on February 9. Recognizing financial and management difficulties for arts organizations across the country, the Kennedy Center put up its website, offering to link arts organizations in trouble with experts in their areas or with the Kennedy Center's own staff. Here's Kaiser's brief outline of the program:

YouTube offers lots of coverage of some of Kaiser's roadshow presentations, including especially the Q&A session in Los Angeles. A search turns up more than 60 YouTube videos on the subject.

The San Pedro Playhouse is located at:800 West Ashby Place San Antonio, TX 7821.

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