Overseer recommends selling Pa. black arts center

Full story: The Lebanon Daily News

A former federal bankruptcy judge appointed to oversee the finances of the August Wilson Center for African American Culture is recommending it be sold or leased to other users to pay off debts she estimates at $9.5 million to $10 million.

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“Obama is a Liar, Period!”

Since: Jan 07

Pittsburgh, PA

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Jan 23, 2014
 
It was always a mistake. Wilson's work really isn't that good, the black community does not support the center, and the whole comncept is wrong for Pittsburgh. Sell it off.

No more public money!
Old Cynic sux

Pittsburgh, PA

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Jan 23, 2014
 
Well, putz, here are the man's awards:
Honors and awards[edit]

1985: New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
1986: Whiting Writers' Award - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
1986: American Theatre Critics' Association Award - Fences
1987: Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play Fences
1987: New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play Fences
1987: Pulitzer Prize for Drama Fences
1987: Tony Award for Best Play Fences
1987: Outer Critics Circle Award - Fences
1987: Artist of the Year by Chicago Tribune
1988: Literary Lion Award from the New York Public Library
1988: New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play Joe Turner's Come and Gone
1990: Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Distinguished Pennsylvania Artists
1990: Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play The Piano Lesson
1990: New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play The Piano Lesson
1990: Pulitzer Prize for Drama The Piano Lesson
1991: Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame award
1992: American Theatre Critics' Association Award Two Trains Running
1992: New York Drama Critics Circle Citation for Best American Play Two Trains Running
1992: Clarence Muse Award
1996: New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play Seven Guitars
1999: National Humanities Medal
2000: New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play Jitney
2000: Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play Jitney
2002: Olivier Award for Best new Play Jitney
2004: The 10th Annual Heinz Award in Arts and Humanities[13]
2004: The U.S. Comedy Arts Festival Freedom of Speech Award
2005: Make Shift Award at the US. Confederation of Play Writers
He died Oct. 2, 2005, or he would have undoubtedly accrued further honors, Old Fool! Had you only accomplished a tenth of Wilson, you might be remembered... but you didn't, and you won't be remembered, but you have a good chance at being reviled!

What a worthless little troll you are!
SpeedWagon78

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Jan 24, 2014
 
Old Cynic sux wrote:
Well, putz, here are the man's awards:
Honors and awards[edit]
1985: New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
1986: Whiting Writers' Award - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
1986: American Theatre Critics' Association Award - Fences
1987: Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play Fences
1987: New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play Fences
1987: Pulitzer Prize for Drama Fences
1987: Tony Award for Best Play Fences
1987: Outer Critics Circle Award - Fences
1987: Artist of the Year by Chicago Tribune
1988: Literary Lion Award from the New York Public Library
1988: New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play Joe Turner's Come and Gone
1990: Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Distinguished Pennsylvania Artists
1990: Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play The Piano Lesson
1990: New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play The Piano Lesson
1990: Pulitzer Prize for Drama The Piano Lesson
1991: Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame award
1992: American Theatre Critics' Association Award Two Trains Running
1992: New York Drama Critics Circle Citation for Best American Play Two Trains Running
1992: Clarence Muse Award
1996: New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play Seven Guitars
1999: National Humanities Medal
2000: New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play Jitney
2000: Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play Jitney
2002: Olivier Award for Best new Play Jitney
2004: The 10th Annual Heinz Award in Arts and Humanities[13]
2004: The U.S. Comedy Arts Festival Freedom of Speech Award
2005: Make Shift Award at the US. Confederation of Play Writers
He died Oct. 2, 2005, or he would have undoubtedly accrued further honors, Old Fool! Had you only accomplished a tenth of Wilson, you might be remembered... but you didn't, and you won't be remembered, but you have a good chance at being reviled!
What a worthless little troll you are!
Then why are they in Ten Million Dollars worth of debt?

“My morals return with sunrise”

Since: May 13

Ravenswood

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Jan 24, 2014
 
SpeedWagon78 wrote:
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Then why are they in Ten Million Dollars worth of debt?
Gotcha. Only white people are allowed to have business financial problems.

“Obama is a Liar, Period!”

Since: Jan 07

Pittsburgh, PA

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Jan 24, 2014
 
Old Cynic sux wrote:
Well, putz, here are the man's awards:
Honors and awards[edit]
1985: New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
1986: Whiting Writers' Award - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
1986: American Theatre Critics' Association Award - Fences
1987: Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play Fences
1987: New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play Fences
1987: Pulitzer Prize for Drama Fences
1987: Tony Award for Best Play Fences
1987: Outer Critics Circle Award - Fences
1987: Artist of the Year by Chicago Tribune
1988: Literary Lion Award from the New York Public Library
1988: New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play Joe Turner's Come and Gone
1990: Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Distinguished Pennsylvania Artists
1990: Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play The Piano Lesson
1990: New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play The Piano Lesson
1990: Pulitzer Prize for Drama The Piano Lesson
1991: Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame award
1992: American Theatre Critics' Association Award Two Trains Running
1992: New York Drama Critics Circle Citation for Best American Play Two Trains Running
1992: Clarence Muse Award
1996: New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play Seven Guitars
1999: National Humanities Medal
2000: New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play Jitney
2000: Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play Jitney
2002: Olivier Award for Best new Play Jitney
2004: The 10th Annual Heinz Award in Arts and Humanities[13]
2004: The U.S. Comedy Arts Festival Freedom of Speech Award
2005: Make Shift Award at the US. Confederation of Play Writers
He died Oct. 2, 2005, or he would have undoubtedly accrued further honors, Old Fool! Had you only accomplished a tenth of Wilson, you might be remembered... but you didn't, and you won't be remembered, but you have a good chance at being reviled!
What a worthless little troll you are!
So what? His work is simply not that good, is skewed as to life on the "hill" in the fifties, has bad amateur dialogue and with the possible exception of "Radio" is only good for high school productions. If he had a South Pacific or a Cats the work would stand on it's own and all this "black cultural" center stuff would self support. His work is OK, but it will not stand up to time. He was lauded because the arts community felt that it was time for black playwrights to be recognized. The flavor of the day now is gays who have come out. Next will probably be polygamists as they are starting that trend already. It is obvious that you have never seen the stage presentations of Wilson's work. Again they are High School level at best. And in this field I don't care what color he was.
Speed wagon is slooooooow

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Jan 24, 2014
 
SpeedWagon78 wrote:
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Then why are they in Ten Million Dollars worth of debt?
Why do you try to hold a man who died before the center was built responsible for it's mismanagement? Why try to shame him for the failings of others? Oh, that's right... yer a bigoted, conservative azzhat who simply doesn't know any better!
Old Cynic sux

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Jan 24, 2014
 
Yet replicated above your comments is the very list of honors that demonstrates what an utterly incredible azzhat you are!
Obamas imaginary son

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Jan 24, 2014
 
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Gotcha. Only white people are allowed to have business financial problems.
But aren't you a white boy?
The Enemy Within

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Jan 24, 2014
 
SpeedWagon78 wrote:
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Then why are they in Ten Million Dollars worth of debt?
Maybe the community is so anti-black pride they don't support it?

Sometimes the obvious is the answer.

I saw a painting by a white guy of nothing but a DOT go for billions of dollars because whites called it impressive.

To be honest... I look at many "masters" of art through history and I puke at what whites call master pieces... it's really you telling the world they must accept the Mona Lisa as an achievement when in reality it's about arrogance.
Walleye Cocks

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Jan 24, 2014
 
We need a Goode mayor to handle this "back to Africa" failed elephant. Osage Avenue reconstruction circa 1985.
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Jan 25, 2014
 
The Enemy Within wrote:
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Maybe the community is so anti-black pride they don't support it?
Sometimes the obvious is the answer.
I saw a painting by a white guy of nothing but a DOT go for billions of dollars because whites called it impressive.
To be honest... I look at many "masters" of art through history and I puke at what whites call master pieces... it's really you telling the world they must accept the Mona Lisa as an achievement when in reality it's about arrogance.
What's obvious is that YOU are full of BULLSH*T, bubba. No single painting has ever sold for "BILLIONS of dollars.". And, similarly, it's obvious YOUR opinion of art has little value only to anyone but yourself.

And the "obvious" with respect to the Wilson Center is that mismanagement existed prior to it's construction, in terms of a woefully inadequate, if not nonexistent business plan being crafted to guide it's development and operation.

Relying on the "obvious" in the determination of causality is the hallmark of the simple, untrained mind... and you would have work hard to get up to THAT level, putz!

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