Monday, December 13, 2010

The empire finally grants permission to the New York Phillharmonic to visit those evil communists in Cuba


November 5, 2010, 10:31 am

New York Times

By DANIEL J. WAKIN

The New York Philharmonic’s Cuba strategy worked. The United States Treasury Department has issued a license for the orchestra to visit Havana sometime next year, a Philharmonic spokesman said in an e-mail late on Thursday. (The orchestra was in Luxembourg, wrapping up a European tour.) The Philharmonic last year canceled the trip because the Treasury Department had denied permission for its patrons — who were paying for the visit — to go along, viewing them as tourists and thus not allowed under United States sanctions. The orchestra tried to get around the problem by adding an educational concert and listing the patrons as docents. The spokesman, Eric Latzky, said approval came late Wednesday. The dates still have to be worked out.

4 comments:

Fidels Eyeglasses said...

""The empire finally grants permission to the New York Philharmonic to visit those evil communists""

And the late Chico O’Farrill's son Arturo Chico O’Farrill left today for Cuba with his big band to play at the 26th annual Havana International Plaza Jazz festival, Dec. 16-19.

http://speakeasy.jazzcorner.com/speakeasy/showthread.php?t=28604

Cuba Journal said...

I am very happy that the NY Philharmonic is finally able to visit Cuba.

But what a great disappointment Barack Obama is. He is arrogant and elitist. I will not vote for him in 2012.

He continues the policies of George W. Bush. Thee is no difference between the Democrtic Party and the Republican Party. They both hate Cuba.

SHAME ON THEM!

Fidels Eyeglasses said...

I wonder... is there anyone worth voting for in this county anymore?
It seems like they all lie, embezzle $, cheat on their taxes, commit adultery, what else can we add to the list? jejeje!

Cuba Journal said...

I agree with you.

Dishonesty is one of the main traits about American capitalism.

Saludos!