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I’m on today’s ‘Valley Edition’ talking about the Tower Theatre controversy and a pick for the Rogue Festival

I¬†got a chance to talk Tower and Rogue with KVPR’s Kathleen Schock for Friday’s “Valley Edition.” It repeats again at 7 p.m. My segment runs about 10 minutes in length.

Kathleen was curious about my recent column about the Tower Theatre sale and my speculation about the motivations of the parties involved. Obviously, the community opposition isn’t going away. (The Save the Tower interfaith rally on Thursday, which reminded people that plenty of religious leaders have come out against the sale, was a master stroke on the part of organizers.) I believe that this controversy is about money and religion, and in my deep-dive view, I explore some of the consequences and contradictions in those motivations.


Related story: COMMENTARY: WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD SO OPPOSED, WHY WOULD ADVENTURE CHURCH WANT TO BUY THE TOWER THEATRE?

We also got to talk about the second weekend of the Rogue Festival. I had time to talk about one of my top picks: Brian Feldman’s strangely mesmerizing “#txtshow (on the internet,)” which will be performed at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 13. It’s the show where the audience members write the dialogue using the Zoom chat function. I’ll be posting a review roundup soon.

Thanks, Kathleen, for the chance to chat!


 

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Covering the arts online in the central San Joaquin Valley and beyond. Lover of theater, classical music, visual arts, the literary arts and all creative endeavors. Former Fresno Bee arts critic and columnist. Graduate of Columbia University and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Excited to be exploring the new world of arts journalism.

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