The rise and fall of the August Wilso...

The rise and fall of the August Wilson Center

There are 5 comments on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story from Feb 7, 2014, titled The rise and fall of the August Wilson Center. In it, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that:

The organization dreamed big, staged provocative programs and sold out shows. It also alienated allies, changed its vision and failed to raise the funds necessary to even heat the building.

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“Clinton is a Liar, Period!”

Since: Jan 07

Pittsburgh, PA

#1 Feb 11, 2014
It is up to the black community to save it or surrender. It was to be their crowning jewel of culture and, quite frankly, it failed. There's a lesson here in that perhaps the black community isn't that interested in actually working for themselves.

Sell the building and move the concept to Homewood where the community can get behind it. It makes the case, once again, for separate, but equal.
Black Facts

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Feb 11, 2014
You OLD White fart, drink your sour cow pus WHITE buttermilk and STFU !

White Pittsburgh NEVER wanted that massive, state of the art building right there at the gateway of the WHITE Cultural District downtown in the first damn place.

Pittsburgh Public Schools wants to buy the building but heads of the state are trying to influence them that it's not a good idea because the Pittsburgh Public School system maybe going broke within a few years. Yeah, right. The public school system here will NEVER go broke and has NO signs that it is. With the many schools within the system that had closed to save money, trust me Old Sh!t, the school system ALWAYS have their heads above water.

The White higher ups in this city know that's prime real estate and want it, simple as that.

Take your azz to bed.....

“Clinton is a Liar, Period!”

Since: Jan 07

Pittsburgh, PA

#3 Feb 11, 2014
Black Facts wrote:
You OLD White fart, drink your sour cow pus WHITE buttermilk and STFU !
White Pittsburgh NEVER wanted that massive, state of the art building right there at the gateway of the WHITE Cultural District downtown in the first damn place.
Pittsburgh Public Schools wants to buy the building but heads of the state are trying to influence them that it's not a good idea because the Pittsburgh Public School system maybe going broke within a few years. Yeah, right. The public school system here will NEVER go broke and has NO signs that it is. With the many schools within the system that had closed to save money, trust me Old Sh!t, the school system ALWAYS have their heads above water.
The White higher ups in this city know that's prime real estate and want it, simple as that.
Take your azz to bed.....
The city's 38% black. So you're saying that 100,000 negroes can't buy enough tickets to support a mediocre playwright's legacy? You sir are a racist of the worst kind, If the Negro population wants something they will get it. They simply do not want the center, or they would have supported it. It's a beautiful building in a good location with good parking and bus service. This time it's not the white man's fault. Negroes know talent when they see it and they do not consider Wilson to be talented from a black perspective. In fact he may even be condescending.
Old Cynic sux

Irwin, PA

#4 Feb 11, 2014
The black population of the city is 26%, not 38%, azzhat!
Black Facts

Pittsburgh, PA

#5 Feb 11, 2014
Old Cynic wrote:
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The city's 38% black. So you're saying that 100,000 negroes can't buy enough tickets to support a mediocre playwright's legacy? You sir are a racist of the worst kind, If the Negro population wants something they will get it. They simply do not want the center, or they would have supported it. It's a beautiful building in a good location with good parking and bus service. This time it's not the white man's fault. Negroes know talent when they see it and they do not consider Wilson to be talented from a black perspective. In fact he may even be condescending.
Damn Old Buttermilk, that's why I'll NEVER believe what a racist milkman states. Your #'s are waaaaay off the charts. Thanks for giving us Black Pittsburghers more numbers on our city's population but you're wrong as usual and wack.

August Wilson was an ''alright'' type of guy but he asskissed your people to get popular. Hell, his widow is White so he did EVERYTHING to please and fit in with YOUR people. You're right on one thing, Black folks never acknowledged him just because of these FACTS.

About the Center, it can be saved and you know this. There's money here to do it but it's a building that was ORIGINALLY for the WHOLE community to enjoy, not because of the ''label''. I'll guarantee you this, Old Buttermilk Boy, if the Pittsburgh Public Schools don't take possession, PPG, Heinz or some other Fortune 500 greedyass that's based here will get it. This cycle is tiring around here. Did Black folks raise the 50 million to build that ? Hell azz no so that makes me believe that there was an agenda from the groundbreaking ceremony. That building was to have a ''temporary'' Black name on it until this type of sh!t arrives to the surface.

It's waaaay past your bedtime, take your milkman ass to bed and you know...... STFU !

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