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Review Committee Recommends Red House as Paramount Theater Manager

The Paramount review committee made its announcement during tonight's Peekskill Common Councill work session. The Common Council has yet to make its final decision.

The committee tasked with reviewing proposals for the management of the Paramount Center for the Arts announced its recommendation during tonight’s Peekskill Common Council work session.

Jason Angell, director of the Peekskill Business Improvement District and a member of the review  committee, announced that the group is recommending Red House Entertainment.

Red House Entertainment, along with the Tarrytown Music Hall and the Paramount Phoenix Group, presented their proposals during last week’s Common Council work session.

The Common Council still has to make a final decision before a management team is chosen.

The Paramount has been closed since October, after the original management group failed to reach its fundraising goals.

Check back for more information as this story develops.

shakemdown February 21, 2013 at 05:16 AM
good thing that they don't have a brain, cause if they did, they would be dangerous
Robert D February 21, 2013 at 03:23 PM
Cant we all just get along! Come on people, personal attacks arn't going to get us anywhere. Lets try to stick to the facts, and if we do get a chance to voice our opinions at a board meeting, we all have to show up with "real" questions based upon our sole interest of having the "old Paramount" back, thats all we want. Anyone who watches all of the presentations on Peekskill's web site would come to one conclusion, TMH is the only "realistic" proposal bar none. Red House's "pie in the sky" plans is just that and unrealistic, period! We would all like great concerts, wonerful plays, art shows, kids programing, community involvement, business improvement and "Partridge in a pear tree" ! Oh yea can i get a new Ferrari too! Problem is someone needs to pay for this stuff. After all, dont we "want to be the best venue in Westchester" Red House was a taylor made presentation with the help of the BID guy, i know, your shocked! As for Peekskill politics, couldn't tell you one thing about it, i live in a neighboring town, didn't even know there was a women Mayor. All i care about is getting our theatre back up and running on solid ground for the future. But i can see right through this one. Look at the submitted RFP's, no one in their right mind would pick Red House, the math doesn't work, the numbers are way off, they are "wishful" at best. All it does is give the City what they wanted and hoped to hear!
Bjorn Olsson February 21, 2013 at 09:43 PM
I have to stick up for Scott on this one. He was never the director of the Paramount, he did book shows under Jon Y and then some during the next two directors, I think. He booked a lot of the popular music and did a pretty good job too (I have the numbers), and basically provided the income to support a lot of the less box office friendly programming. He is also doing a really nice job for us in Tarrytown.
Kyle Baker March 03, 2013 at 05:52 PM
Way to hide behind a screen name Robert D. Below you say personal attacks aren't going to get us anywhere, but you're the jackass that attacked someone by name, that didn't deserve it. Scott Seltzer wasn't "in charge" at the paramount. How about you get your facts straight before you go accusing people off of things that you heard through the grapevine. Also, post a picture on your account so that next time we see you, we can all point and laugh. You're a pathetic internet troll.
MR DONT BE TOO LONG April 25, 2013 at 06:30 PM
VOTE THEM OUT. AND TELEPHONE THE CITY ATTORNEY, 'CAUSE THEY ARE PRESENTLY STRUCTURING THE LEASE AND ONE WOULD IMAGINE THE CITY ATTORNEY NEEDS YOUR HELP.

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