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Saturday, August 05, 2006

Ohio Ballet in dire straits

The Ohio Ballet will perform tonight in what the Ohio Beacon-Journal is calling quite possibly the companies last performance ever. The company, which has performed for the Akron community for over 30 years, was forced earlier in the season to cancel its winter and spring programming. A move similar to what the Oakland Ballet did two years ago when faced with massive financial obstacles, the Oakland Ballet did manage to re-launch but months later closed its doors for good. The Beacon-Journal has quoted Director Jeffrey Graham Hughes as saying,
”Definitely, we're not going to be doing anything in the fall,”

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