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Hennepin Theaters Face Controversial Vote

MINNEAPOLIS (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Minneapolis City Council is scheduled to vote on a controversial proposal by the Hennepin Theatre Trust, Historic Theatre Group and Clear Channel Entertainment in mid-March.

The proposed joint partnership to run the Orpheum, Pantage and State theatres, would give CCE a 30-year consulting agreement to assist in booking Broadway shows. Day-to-day management would remain with the Historic and hennepin group, the current operators, according to a report by Minnesota Public Radio.

The process to hand off the city’s historic theaters has taken nearly two years, amid much controversy regarding closed-door negotiations with the joint groups, blocking out other outsider offers. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers