Friday, August 24, 2012
From: Ed Turner
Date: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 4:52 PM
Subject: From Ed Turner to Chip Lowe:;Concert for Kids
To: Chip Lowe
It is unfortunate that you and your Club feel the way that you do (as stated below.) I have done political commentary on every single show that I have ever done with Number 9.
Gee, Chip, maybe you just weren't paying attention.
But your letter does give me time to pause...and come to the conclusion that your Club is no longer a good fit with Ed Turner and Number 9.
For the Columbia County Exchange Club to be so upset over my on-stage comments about the ASU/GRU controversy is beyond me. I have received no complaints from anyone over our very popular stance that we want Augusta in the name of our merged universities.
For you and/or your Club to be sympathetic with Dr. Azziz and the Georgia Regents is so perplexing that I won't even bother to respond. Richmond and Columbia County Commissions are even in agreement on this one...as is William Morris from the Chronicle and other brave souls who are not going to stand for injustice of any kind.
I will never stay silent and complacent on and off the stage over any local controversies.
We have allowed your Club to partner with us for 6 years, and during that time over $300,000 has been raised through ticket sales alone. We have allowed you to disburse these funds with impunity as your Club saw fit.
Number 9 now has 12 sold-out shows at the Imperial under its belt. We will continue to perform and give back to the community, but with another club.
We had a good 6-year run with your Club, but today it ends.
Ed Turner and Number 9 will no longer partner with the Columbia County Exchange Club.
Posted by Eclecticity at 10:56 PM