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David Ng

October 1, 2008 |  6:14 pm

David Ng is a blogger for Culture Monster, where he covers everything from theater to art to classical music. Prior to working at the Times, he wrote about the arts for The Village Voice, American Theatre magazine and ARTnews.

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Hey David, You blogged about PEEWEE yesterday. (call him the out of towner let downer!) I'm not sure you realize, what you have touched on. There is a story within this story. I am just one of many who have already booked & paid for show tickets, airfair, hotel, etc. I have already spent $1500.00 on a trip that was based soley on PEEWEE's show. Now i will be in town for nothing. or pay $300. in cancellation fee's for flight alone. It is apparant that the only reason the venue has changed. Is because PEEWEE has become a money grubbing jerk! So much for his loyal fan's who made this show what it is. Shame on us for keeping up with him & knowing he was doing a show. Now all the fair weathered fans want in, and what does he do? sells us out! I understand he's working for $$$$. That part I get, But I thought for sure he had more couth than this. join his facebook group, read what others have to say. This is a story that should be told. Peewee has 2 faces & now weve seen them both. This show should be referred to as "BIG FLOP PEEWEE" the selfish return.

Please note that Smokey Joe's Cafe received 10 nominations in all: Best Musical, Best Director, Best Musical Director, and 7 more for supporting actors.

Thank you!

David,

Have you heard anything about if this show might go on tour as it did years ago? That is about the only way I would be able to see it

Perhaps you can revisit the LACMA Film flap as the interim gift is about to expire. After personally posting comments on the LACMA site regarding which members of the Board might be qualified and interested to step forward with support and/organize additional support such as Terry Semel and others, a belated promise came forth a la Semel and Clint Eastwood. To my knowledge nothing has actually been forthcoming from them. A Film Club was established with an additional $50 to the LACMA Membership price of $90 leaving a large gap with the loss of actual former memberships, council memberships and dual council memberships resulting from a general disenchantment with Michel Govan and his vision or lack thereof. This extra $50 went into the general kitty of LACMA so the Film Program is again near the edge of the same cliff. I have many ideas I would be willing to address with Ian Birnie that would be exponential in nature but it would be great if again you could shine some light on the issue.

HOW COULD I POSSIBLY HAVE FORGOTTEN TO INCLUDE THE ULTIMATE IRONY CONCERNING LACMA.........THAT OF THE GRAND ENTRANCE GIFTED BY BP.....BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR......PERHAPS POTENTIAL GIFTERS SHOULD BE MORE CAREFULLY SCREENED. ONE CAN ALWAYS MATCH UP THE GIFTER WITH A SUITABLE RECEIVER....OR WAS THIS THE PERFECT MATCHUP?

hey lynn you can't have everything. You want the programs funded but you want the funders screened? Well if you do that then LACMA can just close. Name one rich person whose money isn't from some heinous enterprise? Eli Broad = AIG for example. Sure you can demand that the museum only accept clean money but I don't think Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama are giving at this time.


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