The Arts: Obama’s Mixed Blessings

Variety's Paul Harris writes from Capitol Hill today on the full-throttle lobbying effort being waged by arts orgs to increase the government's funding for the National Endowments as well as some tax matters.

The upshot: While there are some encouraging signs that Obama is paying new attention to the arts after the wilderness of the Bush years, there's outright opposition to his plan to reduce charitable donations by wealthy individuals.

Paul's story is here.

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