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 Post subject: Re: Seattle Opera House Renovation
PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 1:47 pm 
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Two years later and now the interest on the bonds has become an issue between the Seattle City Council, Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Front page news in both of the Seattle daily papers on Thursday, November 11, 2004.

Kathy Mulady in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/199201_council11.html

Bob Young in the Seattle Times:

http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=mccawhall11m&date=20041111


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 Post subject: Re: Seattle Opera House Renovation
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:48 am 
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First, a lead Editorial from the Seattle Times:

http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=mccawed15&date=20041115

Plus a sampling of Letters to the Editor in reaction to the articles on the joint press release from Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Ballet regarding the possibility of a ticket surcharge (scroll down to the "Opera Overtures" section of the Letters:

http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=monlets15&date=20041115


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 Post subject: Re: Seattle Opera House Renovation
PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 11:55 am 
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Seattle Opera is now claiming that they signed a letter agreeing to shoulder the burden of unfunded costs through a surcharge on ticket sales only under duress. Pacific Northwest Ballet is (wisely) saying absolutely nothing. Kathy Mulady reports in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/200172_mccaw18.html


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 Post subject: Re: Seattle Opera House Renovation
PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:55 pm 
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In The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Kathy Mulady discusses the lack of support from King County:

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/200276_mccaw19.html


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 Post subject: Re: Seattle Opera House Renovation
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:00 pm 
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Peggy Anderson of the Associated Press has compiled a comprehensive piece on the current debt service situation. Published in The King County Journal:

http://www.kingcountyjournal.com/sited/story/html/179503


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 Post subject: Re: Seattle Opera House Renovation
PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 1:58 pm 
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Kathy Mulady reports in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer that the King County Council has appropriated an additional $500,000 to help with the current cash crunch:

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/202644_mccaw07.html


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 Post subject: Re: Seattle Opera House Renovation
PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 2:03 pm 
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Bob Young in The Seattle Times:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/artsentertainment/2002111370_mccaw07m.html


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I have resurrected this thread because Danny Westneat, a local opinion columnist writing in the Seattle Times, has made some interesting comparisons between the situation of the Seattle Sonics (NBA basketball team) and Pacific Northwest Ballet regarding the financing of new performance facilities.

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