Tuesday, July 21, 2009

LA Supervisors Vote: Wagner a Wiener, No Change to Festival

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today on a proposed plan to change the focus of the Ring Festival.

The verdict: Wagner is a wiener but use the festival as an "examination of his influence on Western culture and society -- for better and for worse."

Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky (who incidentally sounds like a nice Jewish boy) proposed the focus of looking at Wagner's influence also added "we should keep our sticky fingers out of this. There is no reason for politicians to meddle in artistic undertakings."

Amen.

The Culture Monster has the full report.

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