Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Artisphere Insider - Taxpayers Will Subsidize Artisphere for Many Years

Hi Yupette,

I spoke with a PRCR employee who works at the Artisphere and she said that Arlington taxpayers will be subsidizing the Artisphere way beyond the 3 years proposed by the County Board. And they don't expect much fund raising by the performing arts groups. Thought you'd like to know.

Meghan

24 Comments:

At 06 October, 2010 , Anonymous Joan 22207 said...

I heard that too.

 
At 06 October, 2010 , Anonymous Barry said...

There's going to be an analysis of the Artisphere in the next issue of the DC City Paper.

 
At 06 October, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will not be the $50,000 they give the Signatire every year. More like $1,500,000

 
At 06 October, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you say - "Where's the Party"?

 
At 06 October, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, it's the Party Zone inside the Party Zone. Your hard-earned taxpayer dollars at play.

 
At 06 October, 2010 , Anonymous 22202 said...

Artisphere Gala Grand Opening will cost Arlington Taxpayers $250,000. Arlington's Minister of Propaganda, Diana Sun, and her staff of 13 have been working overtime for weeks promoting the Artisphere Gala.

 
At 06 October, 2010 , Anonymous Nancy said...

What's wrong with "Gay Theater"? Artisphere is another venue for Arlington's Gay and Lesbian Community to reach out to Arlingtonians with common interests and values.

Thank God there are Gay Men and Lesbians like Jay Fisette and Sally Baird who are reaching out to the next generation of Arlington's Gay and Lesbian Leadership through venues like the Artisphere.

 
At 06 October, 2010 , Anonymous Gay Guy said...

I'm a Gay Guy and I'm 100% for Chris Zimmerman. Chris and Sally understand the need for Arlington's schools to become more gay-centric and lesbian-centric.

Please re-elect Chris and Sally on November 2nd.

 
At 06 October, 2010 , Anonymous Myke said...

Do you want your daughter to be a Cheerleader or a Lesbian Leader in the 21st Century. Simple choice: Vote for Sally on November 2nd.

 
At 06 October, 2010 , Anonymous Jeanne said...

I want my daughter to be a Leader. Please keep your gay and lesbian belief system (abbreviated BS) in your own dysfunctional homes, not in my kid's school.

 
At 07 October, 2010 , Anonymous Scotty said...

Many prominent closeted gay men and lesbians support the Artisphere. It will be a place for the entire gay community to have fun.

 
At 07 October, 2010 , Anonymous Harley said...

So why don't you sissies pay for it your selfs?

 
At 07 October, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeanne, they have made their lifestyle into a religion. I thought this was supposed to be a secualr nation.

 
At 07 October, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a thread about Barbara Donnellan, who strips money from programs and activities that benefit everyone and gives it to vanity projects and welfare for the wealthy programs?

 
At 07 October, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

She does what the County Board tells her to do - which is why she's County Manager.

 
At 07 October, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Donnellan is the plantation boss, does the work of her masters. Mike Brown actually tried to manage and look how well he was received. County Government is nothing more than a Chris, Sally and Jay redistribution program -- corrupt couriers of favoratism only may apply.

 
At 07 October, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plantation Boss? Did someone mention Savannah Georgia?

 
At 07 October, 2010 , Anonymous fairgrrl said...

Party Zone

Isn't that the script for the feature film about Wakefield HS 2015?

Starring Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan

Directed by Jay Fisette and Sally Baird

Produced by the Arlington School Board and County Board and 2010 school bonds.

Based on curricula by Patrick Murphy.

Special appearances by Micheal Moore as Smitty McCafferty and Dr. Dre as President Barry Yupbama

 
At 07 October, 2010 , Anonymous L O L said...

Not ANOTHER High School Movie !!

 
At 07 October, 2010 , Anonymous Mike said...

Don't forget a supporting cast of hundreds of minority dropouts to clean the homes and provide landscaping services for the producers and directors.

 
At 07 October, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We'll soon see what the City Paper (which is owned by a hedge fund) has to say about the Artisphere.

 
At 07 October, 2010 , Anonymous Susan said...

City Paper article is on line at washingtoncitypaper dot com. Pro "re-segregation through gentrification" City Paper is owned by a very aggressive hedge fund. About 90% of the article is Yuppie hype by and for the corporations and organizations who will profit from the Artisphere - as long as Arlington taxpayers keep the Artisphere going. Nothing said about Arlington's middle class whose recreation and parks programs were stripped to fund the Artisphere. Nothing said about the lack of fund raising and philanthropy by the Artisphere's wealthy backers. Bottom line: anything that the local Yupscale print media may report that will actually benefit the middle class inside the beltway is purely coincidental.

 
At 07 October, 2010 , Anonymous It Gets Worse said...

Heard anything on National Yupublic Radio or seen anything on the Yupublic Broadcasting System that has anything to do with the middle class?

 
At 07 October, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if McCaffrey will be fully "comped" for covering the taxpayer-funded Artisphere Gala?

 

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