Arts Baugh! Episode One
posted by January 10 at 17:36 PMon
There’s not all that much to bitch about in John Longenbaugh’s first outing as a theater news columnist at the Seattle Weekly. Pomposity is kept to a minimum, he gets Ann Graham’s name right—oh, wait, no he doesn’t. No ‘e,’ Longenbaugh. At least to a fellow e-less Ann, that’s a pretty irritating error. But what was that you emailed me again?
As to all your other comments—whatever. I assumed that having someone fact-check my column each week is what the Weekly’s supposed to do, but if you want to donate the time, go for it.
Sure thing! Glad to help.
What else? It’s old, for news. Read that press release closely and you’ll note that as of Dec 11, Northwest Actors Studio needed to raise $25,000 by Dec 31. Longenbaugh’s Jan 10 update? NWAS has narrowed the gap to… $25,000, needed by—um—sometime before March?
It’s got a hoary old anecdote about the days when Longenbaugh was producing Carlotta’s Late-Night Wing Ding (are you sure you want to bring that up?), and exactly two sources. I’m not saying Seattle Weekly readers might want the dirt on Ann Graham—they’re far too mature for that. But maybe some hint that paying $3,600 for Graham’s acting lessons might not be quite the “bargain” he claims it is?
And Mr. Longenbaugh, you really need to talk to whoever’s the clip art director at the Weekly these days.