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 Post subject: LA Times fires dance critic
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:27 am 
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Agree or disagree with him, like him or dislike him, Lewis Segal's effect on the Southern California dance scene and beyond is undeniable, and undeniably important. The LA Times unfortunately has joined many other newspapers in eliminating its dance critic position entirely.

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Endangered dance species...another critic bites the dust
Sasha Anawalt

Lewis Segal, chief dance critic for the Los Angeles Times, learned Friday that the paper will no longer support a full-time dance critic. His position is being eliminated. This after a week in which he wrote three feature-length reviews, a Sunday piece and a long obit.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:58 am 
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How many full-time sports reporters have they eliminated?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:07 pm 
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Yeah, seriously. Can a few ex-jocks instead of the artists for once.

I would have expected better of the LA Times.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:22 am 
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The next time someone writes a story speculating on the reasons why a city the size of LA doesn't have a more active arts scene, well, we'll know at least part of the answer -- except, of course, that there won't be anyone left to write the story.


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That's the ironic thing: LA does have a very lively arts scene. It's baffling why the LA Times chose to cut the way it does.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:20 pm 
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It could be that the stuffed suits in the corporate office in Chicago made the decision based on profit margins and other meaningless numbers.

And they wonder why we don't buy their papers.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:28 pm 
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Consider this Gorgon stare: What if sports writers doubled as dance critics?


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Hmmm, that is reminiscent of that Robin Williams bit where the football coach is choreographing Swan Lake. Frightening, but could be interesting in a movie concept.


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