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08-27-2012, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by GrandChelems View Post
Not quite accurate with your stereotypes. There are a lot of broke students, artists from other genres, teachers, elderly, and old-school blue collar types (e.g. from Italy, Poland, etc.) that enjoy the arts, while there are a lot of big spenders that ride on into the core from their sprawling suburban houses in their 45K pick-up trucks to see AC/DC and Nickelback.
I think its fairly telling that tickets for the Manitoba Theatre Centre, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Winnipeg Arts Gallery and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra are NOT charged the entertainment tax when this money is very clearly being used to support them.

Obviously, my post and the stereotypes were tongue in cheek. But if you're saying that mostly poor people goto the MTC, symphony or ballet....well, I question if you've ever been. The issue isn't the socio-economic demographic of the people who goto these events...but rather the fact that there aren't nearly enough of them.

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