Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Kansas City Might Not Have Cash To Finance 'Creative Class' Amid Coronavirus Cutbacks



A bold sentiment from local artsy organizations given recent disappointments:

KC performing arts will 'come back strong' after Kauffman Center cancellations

More . . .

The Kansas City Symphony, Kansas City Ballet, Lyric Opera and the Harriman-Jewell series on Tuesday canceled all their productions for the rest of year because of COVID-19.

"We're going to come back strong," Paul Schofer, president and CEO of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, said, "and the absence in this case is going to make the excitement that much better when our doors do open again."

Maybe.

But millions of taxpayer cash for the Kauffman Center parking garage and other nearby amenities might be a tough sell in the future as the budget suffers more cuts, urban demands for funding become more strident and this town takes a historic hit to its revenue.

Developing . . .

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

But there's unlimited money to pour into the shithole at 18th % Vine, or the KU Alumni's Drunk Tank at the P&L District, or into some damned Kansas Real Estate Developer's pockets isn't there?

Imagine what this City could be if anyone at 12th & Oak actually gave the slightest shit about its Residents.

Anonymous said...

^^Or get this..imagine what you could do Boomer if you didn't spend your life on a blog crying like a bitch all day!

Tim said...

You are so right

Anonymous said...

You mean like you 7:09?

Anonymous said...

^^No. Like you.

Anonymous said...

Start tapping all of the Tribe.
They have plenty of money.

Anonymous said...

Pitiful try, @7:09and @8:51, surely with as swollen a head as you have you could do better.
Sorry to be late responding but I've been out doing stuff, you know, having a Life, why don't you try it?