a blog with cultural bulimia.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Las Vegas as a barometer? Las? Vegas?

This behavior assumes that Ms. Ronstadt had no right to express a political opinion from the stage. It implies - for some members of the audience at least - that there is a philosophical contract that says an artist must entertain an audience only in the ways that audience sees fit. It argues, in fact, that an artist like Ms. Ronstadt does not have the same rights as everyone else.

The NYTimes questions: Is Response to Ronstadt in Las Vegas Bad for 'Q'?

More on Ronstadt in Vegas.