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News Mon Mar 09 2009

11th Hour Reprieve for Morse Theatre

The North Howard Neighbors Association is reporting on its blog that the owners of the troubled Morse Theatre (previous coverage here and here) have reached "an agreement in principle". The Theatre had announced it would be closing after the performance on Saturday, March 7. On Friday, the Morse announced that the somewhat mysterious group 86th Ohio LLC will be taking over management of the venue from current management which includes Andy McGee. No word on if the types of bookings will change at the Theatre in coming months, and if they will move away from their current programming which includes live jazz, world, classical and soul performances.

 
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krippler / March 9, 2009 12:18 PM

This is great news. I would suggest to the new management, whichever shadowy figures they may be, that they consider doing some series outside of their current genre to bring more exposure to the venue. So far, Juana Molina was the first act I got really excited about seeing there. Also, the dinner theater atmosphere at that show really dulled things down a little. Get rid of the tables, let people dance, and you'll still sell out shows like Molina. It's a cool new venue, if a little highbrow. Loosen it up a little and the city will pour in.

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