Article here is the standard fare on the relationship between arts and urban economic development. The angry comments are perhaps the central attraction, however. . . both pro and con. Interesting to watch regular folks pick up on the argument from GIFTS OF THE MUSE that, yes, the arts do generate jobs, but there is an opportunity cost involved too. And you also get a taste here of how there is just general hostility in the air to any form of government subsidy. But the musicians fight back a bit too.