Thursday, July 14, 2005

Whorehouse Coming to Franklin

The controversy over the Barrow Civic's production of The Best Little whorehouse in Texas seems subduded in comparison ot the La Cage Aux Folles rhubarb a couple of years ago. I'm a bit confused as to why. I'd also like to know what the local sexual abuse agencies have to say as well- do they, along with many of the area's conservative Christians? Still The News Herald gives it some print today, covering much of the same ground I did a couple of weeks ago.

More importantly, our condolences go out to Barrow Civic's General Manager John McConnell for the loss of his sister.

Next week during Oil City's Oil Heritage Festival is the unveliing of the The National Transit Building's mural

According to The News Herald, the "$33,000 mural consumes most available wall space in the Transit's Seneca Street entryway." That's not what bugs me though. The fact that Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry and Tourism sold face space (for a fee of $100 you could be painted into the mural) and the unveiling is invite only while the project itself is financed in part by a Pennsylvania Heritage Parks Program Grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources bureau of recreation and conservation and The Oil City Civic Center seems to me to be a conflict - is the mural of gift to the people of the region, or an attempt for the remaining wealthy in the area to pat themselves on the back?

I've been thinkning a lot about house concerts lately - anyone ever put one on or attend one?

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