Something's wrong when greatest can't...

Something's wrong when greatest can't draw crowd

There are 16 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Apr 1, 2007, titled Something's wrong when greatest can't draw crowd. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

On March 22, I had the privilege right here in Asheville of attending an outstanding performance by the Jazz Orchestra of Lincoln Center, led by Wynton Marsalis.

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Redmond, WA

#1 Apr 2, 2007
Mumpower has everyone scared of going anywhere near that "Amsterdam Hash" house. The bad always over-rides the good! Score another one for Mumpower!!
Bobbettte Kilgore Mays

Greenville, SC

#2 Apr 2, 2007
Asheville has always been a city that doesn't promote well. If I had know about the concert I would have been there. The news media concentrates more on the negative than the positive.
When will it change?

Wilsons Mills, NC

#3 Apr 2, 2007
I didn't know they were in concert. Would like to have attended.

Since: Feb 07

Asheville, NC

#4 Apr 2, 2007
Perhaps it's because Wynton Marsalis is a racist.

Eddyville, KY

#5 Apr 2, 2007
I too, only found out about the Wynton Marsalis performance AFTER it was past. Several musician friends also missed it, seemingly because of poor publicity.

United States

#6 Apr 2, 2007
I wonder if ol' Carl found any dope heads ?
Chris Dewer

Savannah, GA

#7 Apr 2, 2007
No Parking
is one of the big reasons people like myself avoid going into town
But luckily we do have a prime central located space that houses the ol folks, who pay no taxes, and cost us who do, big bucks

Since: Feb 07

Buncombe/Henderson border

#8 Apr 2, 2007
Go scuzhole downtown Asheville on purpose? Yeah, right. Too bad such a crappy venue was selected for such a talented artist.

Since: Feb 07


#9 Apr 2, 2007
I haven't even heard of him...or that he was playing.

Tappahannock, VA

#10 Apr 2, 2007
I heard about this the day before the concert. Then, the following week, I heard that BB King was here, again, one day before the concert. We hear about Belle Chere all year, but when two world class musicians come to town, nothing. How can that be?

Manteo, NC

#11 Apr 2, 2007
why would anyone want to go downtown and pay $10 to park and have to worry the whole time if you'll have a car left when you come out. not to mention almost every wrecker service in town is running a scam on towing.

Since: Feb 07

Savannah, GA

#12 Apr 3, 2007
It seems to be against the city to advertise anything. While the promoter of the shows should do the bulk of it the city COULD step in and assist as they make money when people attend.
Just Gina

Richardson, TX

#13 Apr 4, 2007
We were all at the racetrack meeting.

Wilsons Mills, NC

#14 Apr 4, 2007
Was this the back-up band for Iron Maiden?

Since: Feb 07

Buncombe/Henderson border

#15 Apr 7, 2007
I think it was Iron Butterfly.

“Fool Forgiven”

Since: Mar 07


#16 Apr 7, 2007
Who cares?

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