For those of you who did not make it to the Dance Athens show Saturday night, you missed a real treat. The girls from the East Athens Educational Center stole the show. Modern dance does nothing for me (I guess I am just intellectually stunted or something), so a lot of the acts turned me off. But these girls were FANTASTIC.
The strangest point of the evening was the speech given by Athens Banner-Herald Marquee editor Julie Phillips. Receiving an award for excellence, she bemoaned the fact that the Marquee section of the ABH has been getting smaller and smaller because of cutbacks at the paper. She said that when there are cutbacks, the arts, of course, suffer first. Is this like writing your own obituary?
Julie seems like a truly nice, person and does love and support the arts. But the reality is that the people who read the Banner-Herald do so for the Sports section mainly. I never read Marquee because I do not pay for the paper (why waste money on a poor publication overall?) and can get better information for free in the Flagpole?