Cultural Trust's latest woe: Wellingt...

Cultural Trust's latest woe: Wellington jazz fest flip-flop -- ...

There are 23 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Apr 9, 2008, titled Cultural Trust's latest woe: Wellington jazz fest flip-flop -- .... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

The Cultural Trust of the Palm Beaches managed to postpone and then resurrect its jazz festival all within 12 hours on Tuesday.

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Sounds Bad

Key Largo, FL

#1 Apr 9, 2008
What a mess. It really appears the Trust is falling apart. Probably best that it do so and then start over. Comments from Board members are welcome.
What Board

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#2 Apr 9, 2008
What Board?
Step in

United States

#3 Apr 9, 2008
Yes, it does seem to be a MESS. Dsiband and reform under new leadership.

One can not trust that payments will be made, that promises are kept and that the show will go on.

Hope people hear that the jazz fest is going forward.

Thanks to Bellissimo for offering his center. This could be a good way to introduce the center to the public!

Too bad, for the Trust...good idea gone bad. Creative talent does not mean organization and knowledge follow.

Someone step in and make this dream a reality.

Since: Mar 08

Boca Raton, FL

#5 Apr 9, 2008
Time to join a new Guild.Empirezj.com
Been there done that

Auburn, AL

#6 Apr 9, 2008
This is what happens when people who have no idea what they are doing decide to get in the concert business. It ain't easy, and things like weather, expenses, logistics, security, permits, ticket sales and artists who actually expect to be paid come into focus as the concert date nears. It's not as easy as "hey, let's put on a show!" Why every south fla suburb thinks they must have an amphitheater or music festival of their own is quite puzzling.
Huh

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#7 Apr 9, 2008
They effed Artie Lange out of Twenty G's...Baba Bouey...
tinker

Vero Beach, FL

#8 Apr 9, 2008
I think the guy was just too young and inexperienced, a big talker.
Jeff Currow

Fort Pierce, FL

#9 Apr 9, 2008
The Trust stiffed their last performer Artie Lange who is still waiting to be paid. PAY ARTIE LANGE. You should all resign.
Running Buck

United States

#10 Apr 9, 2008
So is this festival on for this weekend or not? I haven't see any official word. I purchase tickets for Sat. and Sun. and received an email yesterday stating the festival would be re-scheduled and I would be reimbursed. That is all I have officially heard. Now I hear they were in discussions to move it to another site. But nothing official. I also read where one of the groups did not receive their deposit. Sounds pretty bad to me.

So if there is an official word out there can someone please let me know how to find out.
Running Buck

United States

#11 Apr 9, 2008
I just read in the Palm Beach Post that 3 performers have confirmed that they are not going to play at the festival. No names were given.
PG Doogies

AOL

#12 Apr 9, 2008
over half of the performers have pulled out.
i hear theres not enough money left for refunds.
time to start disputing the credit card charges.
FLL Resident

Jupiter, FL

#13 Apr 9, 2008
PAY ARTIE LANGE! The man has to eat!
in the know

West Palm Beach, FL

#14 Apr 9, 2008
i am out in the community and have dealt with this guy, and i can tell you it's about time! anyone who knows him knows what a scum bag he is and that every word out of his mouth is a lie. he told the pb post that he resigned because the head of equestrian sports said that was the only way they would go on with the jazz fest. not only does that sound ridiculous, but of course the post got the other side of the story, and found it to be a lie. he has duped many people including, i believe, most of the board of the trust and the sun-sentinel (who is a major sponsor of this organization)
Artie Lange

West Palm Beach, FL

#15 Apr 9, 2008
I just heard that the "CULTURAL TRUST" has packed up the grounds & shipped out. What an embarrassing situation!!
Cultural Trust Volunteer

Lake Worth, FL

#17 Apr 9, 2008
Manny worked his ass off to try to do something for his community, and all he got in return was a slap in the face. He gave everything he had and he is the only reason there even is a Cultural Trust.

You can say whatever you want, but very few people have the balls or the brainpower to ever achieve what he has already done at 26 years old!

With Manuel Bornia's departure, you will see the end of this organization and the end of a hope to bring culture to Wellington.
LOOK INTO IT

Spartanburg, SC

#18 Apr 10, 2008
Maybe the state attorney's office needs to look into this organization. It sounds like someone is not managing the money properly or embezzeling. MAYBE!!!!!!!!!
Time for a change

AOL

#19 Apr 10, 2008
Manny, good luck in your future work. You were let down by your board who should have stuck with you and shut down the operations in a professional way instead of jumping ship at the worst of times. As a lover of the arts, Wellington and Bellissimo need to work together to make sure the Cultural Trust consists to exist.
What Board

AOL

#20 Apr 10, 2008
Manuel is a creative genius and I am sure will land on his feet. Best of luck to him and hopefully the next oganization he represents will have a non self serving and incompetent board of posers.
Manager of Venue

West Palm Beach, FL

#21 Apr 10, 2008
I dealt with Manny and the Trust. And for the Volunteer who said the trust will Die with Manny Leaving is the reason you should of never been allowed to work with a trust.

This guy was a joke. His workers were inexperienced and he made promises and said things he should not of. As someone who has been in West Palm Beach and been running a Major facility for many years I know what it takes to run an event and I personally would of Loved to have a shot at this type of project. And I have 12 years experience. This guy could not walk in my office as an Intern! When I worked with them on a show they tried to produce at my venue I was shocked at how clueless they all were. And get paid? Yeah Right. Took us 8 Months to get Paid. With Manny promising and promising.
Your relationships are what builds a venue and the Trust they are seeking and with him out hopefully they look around and see that it can happen with experienced people. Manny go back to PR work for someone...Your a Great B.S person.........

Trust Board- Reform- Get experienced people to run this project and it will work!
Cultural Trust Volunteer wrote:
Manny worked his ass off to try to do something for his community, and all he got in return was a slap in the face. He gave everything he had and he is the only reason there even is a Cultural Trust.
You can say whatever you want, but very few people have the balls or the brainpower to ever achieve what he has already done at 26 years old!
With Manuel Bornia's departure, you will see the end of this organization and the end of a hope to bring culture to Wellington.
We all know

New York, NY

#22 Apr 15, 2008
This organization has been around for over a decade, Bornia fullfilled the goal of the company...To enrigh the lives of many that had no clue what the arts were in Wellington.
Bornia Worked his ass off for a board that was unsupportive and is not taking the blame. He was their empoyee the blame is all of theres. It takes many to bring an organization down and Bornia worked 18 hour days to do the work of three people. He made something of that compnay, some may say good and others may think he was awful...He wored hard. He wasnt paid for a lot of it. He had a board that was looking to him for things when he should have been able to look at them for help.
He is a genius and will do do something amazing with his life.

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