Pravda propagates false story that Philadelphia Orchestra is bankrupt
The Fabulous Philadelphians meet the Confabulating Washingtonians! Right in the lead:
The Philadelphia Orchestra, these days, has become a symbol for bankruptcy and a threatened future. And the orchestra’s performance at the Kennedy Center on Friday night was a test of how these seemingly contradictory things could coexist.
There's no contradiction at all, because there's no bankruptcy. The putative bankruptcy is a scheme by a second-rate board to cover its management mistakes by busting the musician's union and looting its pensions, and the Orchestra has over $100 million in the bank.
It's hard to imagine a better candidate in Philly for non-violent occupation [#172] to defend union rights than Kimmel Center, right there at Spruce and Broad:
NOTE Easy for me to say, of course, since I don't live in Philly any more, but still, keeping the Philadelphia Orchesta the treasure it is strikes me as something that "all walks of life could get behind, especially if one outcome was to throw out the board.