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 Post subject: Lincoln Center - Overhaul
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2001 6:21 am 
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From the New York Times:<P><BR><B>NEW YORK CITY PLEDGES $240 MILLION TOWARD THE OVERHAUL OF LINCOLN CENTER</B><P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>New York City has committed $240 million over the next 10 years for the reconstruction of Lincoln Center, the largest sum it has ever provided to a cultural institution, Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and Lincoln Center announced yesterday.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2001/01/19/arts/19ROSE.html" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE</B></A><P>(if anyone thinks this should go into a different forum - please feel free to move it)<P><BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Lincoln Center - Overhaul
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2001 9:50 am 
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While I am all for money being spent on the arts, sometimes I wish they would spend this kind of money on programming and artistic support (ie commisioning new works, supporting the artists directly) rather than on construction projects. The last time I was at Lincoln Center, it didn't really seem like it was "deteriorating". When it was built, (early 60's)it was the most expensive arts construction ever....no expense was spared....Italian marble, the best architects commissioned (Philp Johnson or Eero Saarinen, I can't remember which). The big snafu seems to be different groups having to share the same theatres-ie. New York City Opera and New York City Ballet share State Theatre, Avery Fisher Hall shared by Philharmonic and various musical venues.Is this new project going to build more theatres in the same location; it doesn't seem like there's enough room to wedge in more theatres, unless you eliminate the beautiful fountain and park areas (Damrosch Park, outdoor bandshell arena)adjacent to theatres. Anybody know the "scoop".


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 Post subject: Re: Lincoln Center - Overhaul
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2001 7:32 am 
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From the New York Times:<P><BR><B>LINCOLN CENTER'S NEXT BIG PRODUCTION: ITSELF</B><P> Image <P><BR> Image <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Fewer and fewer things are not television. The dwindling list includes music, dance, theater, opera, movies and architecture. All six of these holdouts against post-civilization can be seen struggling for their lives at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The arts complex itself is a grand artistic synthesis — an opera, or Gesamtkunstwerk, in Wagner's term — of pre-electronic communications. Nightly, it stages a meta-performance by artists, audiences and the physical settings that allow contact between them in public space.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2001/01/21/arts/21MUSC.html" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE</B></A><P><BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Lincoln Center - Overhaul
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2001 6:14 am 
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From the New York Time:<P><B>MET OPERA REJECTS PLAN FOR RENOVATION OF LINCOLN CENTER</B><P> Image <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Asserting that it had not been given a proper role in planning Lincoln Center's $1.5 billion redevelopment program, the Metropolitan Opera served notice yesterday that it was withdrawing from the project immediately and would proceed with its own renovation plans.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P><A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2001/01/24/arts/24OPER.html" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE</B></A><BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Lincoln Center - Overhaul
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2001 7:42 pm 
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From the New York Times:<P><B>LINCOLN CENTER RENOVATION PLAN HAS OPERA HOUSES AT ODDS</B><P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>No one is yet calling it an opera war, however operatic it may be. But yesterday the Metropolitan Opera and the New York City Opera were singing different tunes, and suddenly the stately granite plaza that separates the two resident companies of Lincoln Center seemed too small for comfort.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P><BR><A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2001/01/25/arts/25OPER.html" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE</B></A><BR> <P><BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Lincoln Center - Overhaul
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2001 6:35 am 
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From the New York Times:<P><BR><B>WITH VAST CULTURAL PROJECTS PLANNED IN NEW YORK, CAN DONORS KEEP UP?</B><P><BR> Image <P><BR> Image <P><BR> Image <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>There may be arguments at Lincoln Center over whether its $1.5 billion redevelopment plan should include a new opera house, but there don't seem to be many over whether the $1.5 billion can be raised. Nor does there seem to be any uncertainty at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum over whether it can come up with the nearly $700 million needed for the bold new waterfront museum it is planning in Lower Manhattan.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2001/01/30/arts/30FUND.html" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE</B></A><P><BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Lincoln Center - Overhaul
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2001 6:30 am 
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From the New York Times:<P><B>Met Is Rejoining the Project to Renovate Lincoln Center</B><P>By ROBIN POGREBIN<BR> <BR> <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Adding another act to the drama over how Lincoln Center's $1.5 billion redevelopment plan would be organized, the Metropolitan Opera agreed yesterday to participate in the project, at least up to a point.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/04/arts/04LINC.html" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A><BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Lincoln Center - Overhaul
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2001 5:05 am 
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From the New York Times:<P><B> Lincoln Center Considers a Dome and More to Enliven Its Central Plaza</B><P>By RALPH BLUMENTHAL <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Officials aren't talking, but arts groups say they expect to be briefed tomorrow on a proposal to enclose the complex's central plaza under some kind of dome or other covering. The design envisions a profusion of new restaurants and other sheltered amenities to reinvigorate Lincoln Center's 40-year-old campus, which is showing its age.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <BR><A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/14/arts/14LINC.html" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A><P>


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 Post subject: Re: Lincoln Center - Overhaul
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2001 7:29 pm 
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Lincoln Center goes high-tech:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>ZEFER Builds Online Presence For Premiere New York Performing Arts Center<P>New LincolnCenter.org Site Enhances Patron Value; Features Online Ticketing, Interactive Events Features and New Functionality</B><P>NEW YORK, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- ZEFER Corp., a consulting and implementation services firm, today announced that it has built a dynamic, information-rich master site for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, the world's largest cultural complex, which presents more than 350 live music, opera, theater, dance, puppetry, circus, and cultural expression performances each year.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/010521/nem055.html" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Lincoln Center - Overhaul
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2001 4:44 pm 
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Oh, oh:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Lincoln Center President Resigns<P>NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP<P>NEW YORK (AP) - Gordon Davis has resigned as president of Lincoln Center after less than a year, departing as the nation's largest performing arts complex plans a $1.5 billion renovation. <P>Davis, the first black to lead the center, sent his letter of resignation to Lincoln Center's chairwoman, Beverly Sills, on Thursday. The letter was made public by the center on Friday.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010928/en/lincoln_center_resignation_2.html target=_blank>More</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Lincoln Center - Overhaul
PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2001 12:07 am 
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<B>Lincoln Center Head Quits</B> <BR>By Nekesa Mumbi Moody for Associated Press:<P><BR>Gordon Davis has resigned as president of Lincoln Center after less than a year, departing as the nation's largest performing arts complex plans a $1.5 billion renovation.<P>Davis, the first black to lead the center, sent his letter of resignation to Lincoln Center's chairman, Beverly Sills, on Thursday. The letter was made public by the center today.<P>"After nine months in this position it is clear to me, as you and I have discussed, that things are not working out in the way either of us hoped or expected," he wrote.<P><A HREF="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A44307-2001Sep29.html" TARGET=_blank><B>more...</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Lincoln Center - Overhaul
PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2001 10:53 am 
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From the NY Times:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>In Abrupt Exit, Lincoln Center Sees Chief Quit<P>RALPH BLUMENTHAL, NY Times<P>After an often stormy tenure of only nine months, Gordon J. Davis resigned abruptly yesterday as president of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, casting new clouds over the center's $1.5 billion refurbishment plan.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/29/arts/29LINC.html target=_blank>More</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Lincoln Center - Overhaul
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2001 5:44 pm 
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Oh dear...this does not look good. First Broadway hits a post-tragedy slump, with shows closing right and left, and others having their openings delayed or cancelled. Now this. What will happen to New York's reign as a cultural mecca...hmmmmmmmmmmmmm?


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 Post subject: Re: Lincoln Center - Overhaul
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2001 10:53 am 
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More turmoil:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Conflicts Over Redevelopment Split Lincoln Center<P>RALPH BLUMENTHAL and ROBIN POGREBIN, The New York Times<P>Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is being torn by a new level of conflict among its powerful performing arts groups. <P>Faced with the abrupt resignation of its president and other problems, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is being torn by a new level of conflict among its powerful performing arts groups, with the center's billion-dollar redevelopment project hanging in the balance.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nyt/20011011/en/conflicts_over_redevelopment_split_lincoln_center_1.html target=_blank>More</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Lincoln Center - Overhaul
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2001 9:26 pm 
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Where does it stand?<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Where Lincoln Center Stands<P>NY Times<P>Ever since the 40th anniversary of Lincoln Center two years ago, plans for a major modernization have been in the making. Two years ago was a grandiose time in the American economy, and so Lincoln Center embarked on a $1.5 billion makeover that included a dome over the central plaza, a reconstruction of Alice Tully Hall, new shops and arcades, a proper home for the New York City Opera, and a long list of other amenities that were asked to masquerade as necessities.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/16/opinion/16TUE3.html?searchpv=past7days target=_blank>More</a>


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