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Après le deluge...

Posted at 10:15 AM on June 20, 2008 by Gillian Martin (1 Comments)

One of the casualties of the flooding in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was the Paramount Theater, home of the Cedar Rapids Symphony. Executive Director Robert Massey had this to say about the condition of the performance space:

"From stage level, the stage is very buckled. The orchestra pit is completely filled with water. The [Mighty Wurlitzer] organ's obviously been tossed around and is laying on its back on the stage."

The Symphony will go on, though, in alternate spaces. Read more about it here and here.

Comments (1)

Thank you for this post. It was light-hearted and witty by virtue of its title, and I certainly needed that. The people of Iowa are strong, devoted people, and they will get back on their feet soon.

Posted by David Miller | June 27, 2008 10:05 AM