Marsalis to New York: Don’t cut arts

Marsalis to New York: Don’t cut arts


norman lebrecht

June 30, 2020

Wynton has found a voice in the redneck Daily News. Kids desperately need arts lessons, he says.

Read here.


  • Freddynyc says:

    The city is currently $9b in the hole – I think young Jacquan can do without classical music appreciation class for the time being……

    • Wake Up says:

      Sure – let’s deny young Jacquan any nourishment for his soul, so that he can pursue a path of drugs & crime, end up in jail, and increase the city’s $9b deficit!

    • debuschubertussy says:

      As a former NYC public school music teacher, I can attest that most NYC schools don’t have “classical music appreciation” class anyway…

  • John Kelly says:

    The Daily News isn’t “redneck.”! That’s the NY Post!

    • CarlD says:

      I believe “redneck” primarily tends to refer to yobbos from Southern states. A label that would be more accurate — and which the Daily News would wear proudly — would be blue collar.

  • Cubs Fan says:

    Redneck? Wow, that’s a loaded term, right up there with the N-word, the F-word, and worse. Really inappropriate. But then, nowadays cultural elitist snobs can insult working class middle Americans with impunity.

    • Larry D says:

      Not only that, they can’t tell one tabloid from another! If Norman’s neck isn’t red, his face should be!

    • Greg Bottini says:

      Cubs Fan is right, Norman. That was a cheap shot.
      You don’t even live in the USA, so what gives you license to call names?
      Do I have to remind you Brits that the USA pulled your asses out of the fire in WWII? Read “Winston’s War” by one of yours, Max Hastings. It might set you straight.
      And stop throwing stones, since you so obviously live in a glass house.

      • Allen says:

        Oh please, the USSR did more than anyone by many standards. Stalingrad?

        Grow up.

      • Adrienne says:

        Cheap shot? Really?

        If you must take such a simple minded view of history, it was probably France’s asses that were pulled out of the fire – not unlike the help you needed in your war of independence, but don’t like to talk about.

      • Matias López says:

        What has WW2 got to do with Mr Lebrecht’s misuse of a word which I’m pretty sure originated in America in the first place?

        Your cheap crack at England sounds pure ‘redneck’ to me.

  • Couperin says:

    NY Post is widely known to be the Murdoch Corp. right-wing sensationalist muck-raking tabloid of NYC. Daily News is also somewhat of a hometown tabloid but definitely not conservative or redneck. Get YOUR facts straight Normie!

  • Dave says:

    It is obvious the author has no clue as to what a “redneck” is. He needs to travel outside the London city limits once in awhile.

  • Tom Phillips says:

    The Daily News of 2020 is anything but “redneck”. It is relentlessly justifiably anti-Trump. That would be a much better description of Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post.