Artistes should buy the Globe
By Chris “Salt” Williams | Thu, May 24, 2012 - 12:00 AM()
I support the call to have the Globe Cinema reactivated. I am from an era where big shows were held there.
Never will I forget the Joe Tex show or the return of Rudy Boyce and Carlyn Leacock in concert – all held at this Roebuck Street cultural landmark.
But as the call goes out for the Government to acquire the Globe, an alternative question popped into my prying mind: why Government?
I was thinking that it is sad that after so many years, the entertainment industry has not produced an entity, or even a conglomerate, with the capacity to acquire the Globe.
How industrious have the entertainers of Barbados been for the past 46 years? And should we be proud of the development within the entertainment industry?
It would have been good if we were at a stage where the Globe could be acquired by the entertainers themselves. It would be a good acid test.
What is the value of entertainers in the industry? I submit that it is beyond the price tag for the Globe Cinema.
So with such a powerful bargaining chip, why don’t the entertainers with co-operation from the multiplicity of their segmented groups consolidate efforts to acquire the Globe?
An acquisition of this calibre would give the stakeholders a platform for development and an asset for leverage in the business sector.
If the Globe is available, the entertainers should purchase it themselves and make it the centre of their universe.
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