Thursday, June 23, 2005

art agency axed

Uh, oh! Looks like things might still be getting worse in Detroit I think it is a great idea getting rid of the art and tourism department. It is not like we will have any tourism coming up...uhh...hem...Oh, yeah I forgot, I think I heard something about a superbowl? I don't know, I could be wrong. People coming in town won't want to see any art or entertainment right?

reported on

Detroit arts agency falls victim to budget ax

June 21, 2005 - 12:20PM
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit's Department of Culture, Art and Tourism will no longer exist by the end of the month.
The department is closing June 30th in a budget-cutting move.
The agency ran the Detroit Film Office, which worked with producers of the 2002 film "8 Mile." The movie starring rapper Eminem generated seven million dollars for the local economy.
The director says the Culture Connection will take over some of the department's tasks. Culture Connection provides low-cost transportation to cultural attractions.


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