So Far, Local Arts Groups Weathering the Downturn
Byline: Bob Keefer The Register-Guard
So far, so good.
While arts groups around the country are facing increasingly desperate economic problems from the spreading collapse on Wall Street, arts groups in Eugene report only slight declines in ticket sales as the year wraps up.
"We are not cutting programs," said Jim Ralph, executive director of Eugene's Shedd Institute for the Arts. "We are actually adding a few."
Nationally and even internationally, the signs are ominous. The 58-year-old Baltimore Opera declared bankruptcy this month. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra may follow if it doesn't secure a $1 million loan from the city of Norfolk.
In Vancouver, B.C., Ballet BC laid …
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Publication information: Article title: So Far, Local Arts Groups Weathering the Downturn. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Register Guard (Eugene, OR). Publication date: December 25, 2008. Page number: E27. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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