My thanks to a sharp eyed reader who forwarded a link to a Robert Cross’ 7 Reasons To Go to Columbus, Ohio which recently appeared in the Chicago Tribune. Coming in at #5 on Robert’s list is Columbus’ culture scene; in particular (emphasis added), “Theaters, orchestras, dance companies, that university campus, art museums . . . ” Given the Columbus Symphony Orchestra executive board’s decision to abstain from subscription sales for the 2008/09 season, thereby squelching the most likely path toward launching an 08/09 season, Robert Cross might want to reconsider if the city’s cultural scene deserves to make the list at all.
On a lighter note, thanks to Michael Hovnanian, blogger and bassist in the orchestra-which-shall-not-be-named, for pointing out a potential celebrity oriented “separated at birth” scenario.