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Minneapolis has new mayor, no orchestra

The outgoing mayor, R. T. Rybak, who did his best to shame the Minnesota Orchestra Association into taking back their musicians, has been rushed to hospital with a cardiac event. His successor, Betsy Hodges, will be sworn in on Saturday with full gay men’s chorus, a beat boxer, hip-hop star, improvisation theatre and more… but no orchestra. Minneapolis is no longer on the orchestra map.

Mayor Betsy should make it her priority to put it back.

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  1. Mayor-elect Betsy Hodges has been very vocal in her support of the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra. She has stated numerous times in the media that having a world-class orchestra in Minneapolis is indeed a priority.

  2. Continuing that thought….in December the Minnesota Orchestra Board stripped the office of Mayor of Minneapolis away as an “honorary board member” which had been the practice for a long time. Perhaps in anticipation of the new mayors unwillingness to rubber stamp the heavy handed management mis-management? Or perhaps they were afraid she’d come to their meetings? or perhaps it’s all just a coincidence.

  3. Linda Murrell says:

    “Giles, there are two things that I don’t believe in: coincidence and leprechauns.”
    — Buffy the Vampire Slayer

  4. “Betsy Hodges, will be sworn in on Saturday with full gay men’s chorus, a beat boxer, hip-hop star, improvisation theatre and more… but no orchestra.”
    I am also missing a lesbian women choir…

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