Save the Civic Update: Momentum!
Dear Friends of the Civic,
What does Rock & Roll Hall of Fame co-founder of the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, have in common with Paul Cummins, celebrated educator, author, and founder of Santa Monica schools Crossroads and New Roads? And what do both have in common with The Doors Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Drummer, John Densmore?
All three have joined Save the Civic's Advisory Council, lending their support to our efforts to keep and restore our publicly owned Civic Auditorium as a world-class venue for music and the performing arts, rather than sell it to the School District for use primarily as a gym. (The Beach Boys and The Doors both played at the Civic!)
Save the Civic (savethecivic.org) is honored to announce its new Advisory Council, made up of individuals who are icons in their respective fields. (Listed below. And more to come....)
They know what we know: publicly owned venues for music and the performing arts are cultural treasures and should not be turned into gyms. We need to tell our City Council loud and clear: Let's restore our Civic Auditorium and keep it as a world-class cultural center.
Welton McDonald Becket, son of Civic Auditorium Architect
Paul Cummins, Educator and Founder of Crossroads, New Roads schools
John Densmore, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Drummer, The Doors
Laddie John Dill, Artist
Peter Erskine, Two-time Grammy winner, Drummer for Weather Report
Jane Jelenko, Founding President, Center Dance Arts at the Music Center
Nathan Masters, Historian and Host of PBS show, “Lost L.A.”
Benjamin Millepied, Artistic Director LA Dance Project
Ted Miller, Creative Artists Agency, Partner
Paul Sand, Tony Award winning Actor and Comedian
Ann Thornycroft, Artist
Brian Wilson, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Co-founder of the Beach Boys.
For more information, and to register your contact information so we can notify you when to reach out to City Council, please visit our website at: savethecivic.org.