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Alec Baldwin Gives $1 Million to New York Philharmonic
NYT ^ | 7/2/12 | DAVE ITZKOFF

Posted on 07/02/2012 11:49:11 AM PDT by Borges

...the New York Philharmonic said on Monday that it had received a gift of $1 million from Mr. Baldwin

(Excerpt) Read more at artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: alecbaldwin; classicalmusic; newyorkphilharmonic

1 posted on 07/02/2012 11:49:16 AM PDT by Borges
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To: .30Carbine; 1cewolf; 1rudeboy; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 31R1O; ADemocratNoMore; afraidfortherepublic; ...

Classical Ping


2 posted on 07/02/2012 11:54:33 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

Good for him. I’d just add No Minimalism.


3 posted on 07/02/2012 11:57:48 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Borges; All

This is the first time in a long time that I’ve something good to say about Alec Baldwin.


4 posted on 07/02/2012 12:10:11 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; Revolting cat!

"I SAID I WANTED TO CONDUCT!!!"

5 posted on 07/02/2012 12:12:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: onedoug
Nice gesture, Alec. You might want to be sort of careful with your money, though, since you seem to have a predilection for trouble. Keep in mind, too, that you're probably going to be paying a considerable amount of “thoughtless little pig” support for a while, and the new, young thing on your arm likely will want some alimony shortly. All the while, you're not getting any younger or thinner.
6 posted on 07/02/2012 12:14:45 PM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: Borges

Does this million bucks entitle him to beat the #### out of them individually at any time he wants?


7 posted on 07/02/2012 12:21:16 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Borges

Now give some money to American Ballet Theatre and the opera!


8 posted on 07/02/2012 12:22:32 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: EveningStar

I think he’s a pretty great guy! He’s funny as HELL, plays a conservative without making them look stupid; extremely talented, has been emceeing live at Lincoln Center for a long time, very knowledgeable, and now ponying up in a pretty considerable way. The only trouble is that I am opposed to the death to everything he stands for (except the orchestra).

You can probably endow a chair for a million bucks, so whoever is in that seat is the one he gets to beat the &*^& out of :).


9 posted on 07/02/2012 1:01:37 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: onedoug

I can handle minimalism in minimal amounts.


10 posted on 07/02/2012 1:01:58 PM PDT by yawningotter
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To: All

Having absolutely no talent pays well.


11 posted on 07/02/2012 1:03:58 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Chicks dig guys who give a million to a philharmonic!


12 posted on 07/02/2012 1:08:06 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Borges
I guess that's nice.

But I wish these people would donate to organizations, if there are any, that identify legitimate people in need... hardworking people truly in financial straits to maybe pay their mortgage for the month because the breadwinner got laid off or paying for an elderly person's electric bills for the winter. I mean honest people who are trying hard or are unable to make a living but are still up against the wall financially.

When there is so much need, especially in today's craptacular economy, I'm not very enthused about big dollars going to the arts.

13 posted on 07/02/2012 1:42:10 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: Borges
All I Need To Know About Alec Baldwin
14 posted on 07/02/2012 1:44:07 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: Borges

That’s terrific!! Good for Mr. Baldwin!


15 posted on 07/02/2012 2:00:39 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Borges
he's been hosting Live From Lincoln Center for some time now and i can't stand him... i'm glad he gave the money but he's still a phony tough sh!thead
16 posted on 07/02/2012 3:09:19 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Borges; mickie; flaglady47; hoosiermama; ExTexasRedhead; prairiebreeze; seenenuf; seekthetruth; ...
Unlike Bill Maher who donated a million dollars to the despicable Communist-in-Chief to help him destroy us, the liberal Baldwin at least showed class and intelligence giving his million bucks to promoting classical music.

I feel revulsion when I see both private and public money going to religion-hating and/or radically-political "art artists" or to the propagandist leftists at National Public Radio.

But if someone is going to donate freely of his/her own will, I'm grateful someone like Baldwin applied his money to an art that needs all the help it can get in this day of poor economics when hurtin' folks are staying home from classical concerts. Orchestra grunt musicians have to eat, too.

I'm also grateful Baldwin is supporting the very existence of a classical orchestra in view of the blaring, no-redeeming-social-value, classless, copy-cat "music" enveloping and dominating the lives of much of the younger generation today.

At least some of these yutes will have the option of attending future classical concerts instead of rock concerts if they so choose....thanks to donors like Baldwin.

Leni

17 posted on 07/02/2012 3:25:18 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: SuziQ

If I were as rich as Alec Baldwin, I’d give twice that much to the CSO.


18 posted on 07/02/2012 3:35:02 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Lizavetta

Art is always relevant no matter how materially poor one is. It lifts the human spirit.


19 posted on 07/02/2012 8:03:36 PM PDT by Borges
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To: MinuteGal

Classical music is for everyone. You can still get cheap seats and enjoy the music.


20 posted on 07/02/2012 8:10:31 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Chode; All

” i’m glad he gave the money but he’s still a phony tough sh!thead “

From the man, Baldwin, who said we should murder Rep. Henry Hyde, and kill his whole family too!


21 posted on 07/03/2012 10:47:36 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
he's so tough he even beat up Kim Basinger!!!
22 posted on 07/03/2012 2:42:38 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Rosie O would whup him : )


23 posted on 07/03/2012 2:48:35 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
i heard that...

24 posted on 07/03/2012 3:37:21 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: MinuteGal

Maybe his generosity will qualify him to be buried in Lenin’s tomb. |:-/


25 posted on 07/04/2012 8:15:01 AM PDT by Bob Ireland (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise)
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To: Borges

Salve

Wow Alec did this WOW...I am surprised.

Danke for information friend.

Merci.


26 posted on 07/07/2012 9:31:44 PM PDT by MCSP2008 (Romanian native > ESL)
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