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L.A. arts leaders talk economy on KCRW

October 13, 2008 |  4:30 pm

Ruth_seymour_2It's always considered a little unseemly to talk about art and money in the same breath -- even though nonprofit arts organizations spend at least as much time behind closed doors talking about how to pay the bills as they do about what's onstage or installed in the galleries.

But now things are so bad that everybody's talking about the economy right out there in public -- including the executives of some of Los Angeles' most prominent arts institutions.

For a chance to hear what four of them have to say -- LACMA president Melody Kanschat; Los Angeles Opera chairman Marc Stern; Jim Royce, director of marketing and communications for Center Theatre Group, and Arvind Manocha, chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic -- tune in at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday to KCRW-FM (89.9) for "Arts and the Economy," hosted by KCRW general manager Ruth Seymour.

-- Diane Haithman

Photo caption: KCRW executive Ruth Seymour. Photo by John Samargis/ Santa Monica College