A San Francisco supervisor has floated an idea to tax movies and popular entertainment as a way to fund school arts education. KRON-4, San Francisco
Let’s see, no more Monica – what’ll we do next? Some members of Congress want to scrutinize Hollywood sex and violence. A new round of culture wars? NPR Morning Edition
Andrew Lloyd-Webber and playwright-comedian Ben Elton are collaborating on a new musical about football, based on the true story of IRA hunger-striker Bobby Sands. The Beautiful Game is planned for an autumn 2000 West End premiere. Playbill
In Mexico it’s only 2 percent. The two countries got together last week to talk about how to preserve their own cultural identities. CBC
Since being taken over by the giant New York-based SFX company, Livent, the once-proud theater giant, has been undergoing dismantling. More than 100 employees have been fired, and the company’s theater holdings around North America are being evaluated. CBC
Warren Beatty addressed Hollywood democrats Wednesday night amid hoopla fit for a president. Will he run? Still dunno, but the scene was delish.
Daily Variety 9/30/99
AND: Some more scene-setting – hear it. NPR 9/30/99
AND: WILL WARREN RUN? Warren Beatty makes a speech Wednesday night – might clarify his political ambitions for presidency.
Kansas City Star (Reuters) 9/19/99
ALSO: Memo from LA Weekly: PLEASE do it Warren – here’s why. LA Weekly 9/30/99