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Wednesday, October 19, 2005



SLASH JOINS THE FIGHT TO SAVE HISTORIC RAYMOND THEATRE

 
Dear Pasadena City Council,

It has been recently brought to my attention that the Raymond Theatre (aka Perkins Palace) is in danger of being demolished. Why? Sources say because a new development deal to build a 65 unit apartment building is in the works. This MUST be stopped! The Raymond Theatre is a prize historical landmark with an impressive 80 year history of live entertainment, i.e., vaudeville, dramatic and comedy theatre, classical, blues, jazz, folk music and rock n' roll. It should be preserved and nurtured into the future, as it is one of California's few original theatres of it's kind. It must be allowed to remain available to the public and artists for generations to come.

I'm surprised that the Pasadena City Council is even considering letting this transaction become a reality! Has the Pasadena City Council discussed this with the community or is there still not enough opposition against this redevelopment proposal to make a difference?

Anyway, I can say from my own experience, that the Raymond Theatre is one of the BEST venues of it kind, hands down. Two of the most memorable shows of my career were performed there back in the late 1980's. I would hate to think that myself and countless others will no longer be able to enjoy it again.

Please save the Raymond Theatre!

Sincerely,
Slash

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