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Subject: Report recommends ROH privatization
From: Lynne Price <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Lynne Price <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 15 Mar 1998 13:05:35 -0500
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        An article in today's Sunday Times (London) reports that Chris
Smith, culture secretary of the British government, will recommend the
sell-off of Covent Garden to a <commercial leisure company>, thereby
breaking the priviliged position of the opera house and its opera and
ballet goers. Smith advocates a drastic reduction or the complete
elimination of public subsidy and is pushing for tax incentives for
business sponsors of the arts.

        The article can be found at:

www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/Sunday-Times/stinwens01032.html?1242310


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Lynne Price
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Frederick, MD

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