Comments by yuton
Posted on February 28 at 3:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)
This is bogus; a power play which, if executed, would threaten the programming at one of the area's finest performing arts venues.
OGS has steadily degraded the quality of free music programming at the Empire State Plaza, so Kidera's claims of success ring hollow. Granted, this is likely a funding issue, but it is still a drop in perceived value and proof OGS lacks expertise in presenting quality programming.
Kidera's criticisms of the Egg Board are superficial and don't address results at all, but instead focus on process, and this discussion should be about results. He also overlooks the strength of the Egg's membership base whose financial support helps leverage down the ticket prices for events that cost ticket-buyers more when presented elsewhere. That membership base and its money will vanish in the wind if this takeover occurs, and this in turn would inevitability erode the quality of programming.
This proposed takeover is a terribly bad idea.
Posted on January 7 at 4:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Thanks for posting better photos than ran in the print edition Sunday
Posted on April 25 at 4:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)
This would set a record for short-sightedness: Doesn't the word "floodplain:" mean anything?
Posted on January 17 at 4:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Interestingly enough, Sara, both Prince and Bjork are at the top of my bucket list, too. Al Green was at the top of my list for several years, but then I saw him at SPAC's Jazz Fest... and I wished I hadn't.
From: Band bucket list
Posted on October 21 at 9:58 p.m. (Suggest removal)
To wmarincic: I believe you do not understand what the meanings of the 1% and the 99% are. The 1% are the ultra rich who are at the top of the "income" earners in the US. (Much of that income is not "earned" in the sense most people associate with the term "earned."It comes from investment income which is not a paycheck, as well as money from various other sources not associated with a paycheck.) The rest of the US is the 99%. Average teacher salary for NYS is $57,000. That includes New York City which is much higher than the rest of the state. That salary is not part of the 1%. In addition teachers do pay a portion of their healthcare costs, which varies by district. Also if she is a newer teacher she pays 3.5% of her salary towards pension for as long as he or she is teaching. A teacher who is a little older paid 3% of their salary for 10 years of service and only then does not pay. You may not like public employees so just say so, don't make things up!!!
Posted on January 20 at 3:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)
SUNY "leaders" are seriously misguided in their attempts to convert the system into low-brow techie trade-schools for training uneducated industrial dociles; bored button-pushers. This idiotic go-fight-it-out strategy would predictably emphasize geographic advantages and ultimately destroy remote campuses and the small towns that depend on them. Instead, state "government" should re-institute a stock-transfer tax, attrit staff deadwood, get solvent and face its responsibilities.
Posted on June 15 at 10:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Don, you have made even terrible commutes at least bearable and often hilarious. It was like having an old friend in the passenger seat, a friend whose fertile mind contained an entire repertory company of characters and craziness, but also appreciation for all that's fine and strange here. Adios
Posted on March 25 at 1:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Dan was a fountain of fresh and stimulating thought and is not replaceable.
I admired him as a colleague, valued him as a friend and relied on him, always, for a view of the world that was warmly compassionate, intellectually rigorous and entirely his own.
Michael Hochanadel, Gazette freelance music writer
Posted on February 8 at 8:42 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Let me pass along a suggestion originally delivered to me in a breathless phone call from my friend Diane: You spread peanut butter on the flat side of a Freihofer's chocolate chip cookie (the old recipe), then you sandwich on another one.
Posted on January 29 at 3:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Kramer is so far in the cops' pocket that he can't see daylight, and he wouldn't recognize justice if it bit him in the ass.