Delaying Hall Might Put Austin Arts Groups On The Street

Because of funding problems, a long-awaited new performing arts center in Austin, Texas might be delayed. And that could be a disaster for the city’s performing arts groups. “It remains to be seen whether the opening of the Long Center will come before the University of Texas must close Bass Concert Hall for safety improvements in 2006. If neither large hall is open, the city’s symphony, opera and ballet and major touring shows will be left without a suitable home.”