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Pittsburgh Symphony COO gets a kick in the pants

Yesterday the COO threatened that striking musicians would be replaced in order to ‘keep Heinz Hall open and operating to serve our patrons.’ Now, a rock concert has been cancelled at Heinz Hall and moved elsewhere. Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman don’t want to cross a picket line. Other events, we hear, are in […]
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