Rob Bettman, Executive Director for the D.C. Advocates for the Arts, has organized a movement bringing artists, arts groups, and patrons together to lobby D.C.'s mayor and council members for increased arts funding.
Government funding is critically important to local artists and arts organizations, but how much arts funding is the right amount of arts funding?
Despite the place's storied jazz history I can't find any evidence that there's been a single jazz event there any time recently. Quite simply, nobody wants or needs the venue.