Bass Concert Hall
"...Don Pitts has vacated his post as program manager of Austin’s Music & Entertainment Division, an office operating under his leadership since launching in 2010. He notified his supervisor this morning with a letter of resignation – effective immediately...."
"...On Monday, the Statesman featured a Leonard Pitts Jr. column on the futility of writing columns – "Facts might be stupid things, but they are still facts" – and the man himself visited Austin that afternoon to expound on the subject..."
"...Take the final passage of HB 1 out of the House Appropriations Committee on March 23. Within five minutes of gaveling in, Chair Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, had voted it out to the full floor..."
"...Of course, let's not ignore the looming deficit: Because ignoring it is Perry's job. Not only has he accused House Appropriations Committee Chair Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, of pulling the state's then-$18 billion deficit out of thin air (it's now closer to $24 billion), but he has pointedly resisted requests from Sen..."
"...Then yesterday Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, who launched an all-or-nothing (mostly nothing) challenge against Craddick at the beginning of the session, filed new paperwork for his new challenge, and the floodgates opened..."
"...The inquiry, executed by city auditors, found evidence that Music Division head Don Pitts became aware that his subordinate attempted to defraud the office and did not report it to his supervisors. A city employee failing to report wrongdoing is in violation of an administrative bulletin..."
"...The City's Economic Development Department (EDD) this week posted an online application for manager of their Music Division, a top governmental position held by Don Pitts since the office's inception in 2010. Pitts resigned in February, citing excessive bureaucracy, then returned as a consultant to assist through the busy spring festival season..."
"...That figure keeps the "Live Music Capital of the World" T-shirts in production and invites complacency from those who want to keep the car rolling without looking under the hood. So Don Pitts, manager of the city's Music & Entertainment Division, took the initiative to appraise the local music economy last fall...."
"...Five weeks from today, the city will assume the unenviable task of wrangling and perhaps – at least moderately – shrinking the events surrounding South by Southwest in hopes of increasing city safety and, as the city's Music Program Manager Don Pitts puts it, "getting things back to being about music discovery."..."
"...30). Don Pitts, manager of the music division in the city's Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office, says he was "disappointed" in the police action..."
"...Houlihan holds that the area's musical heritage – and even its music – can be preserved and protected under a wide variety of circumstances, including the introduction of high-rise residential buildings in the area. Don Pitts, music and entertainment division manager for the city's economic development department, is more skeptical about that happening without zoning restrictions...."
"...It accounts for the most calendar time, the most staff time, the most public attention, and the largest attendance. Says Don Pitts of the city's Music Division – who put in over 100 office hours during SXSW 2013: "I know that for our little office ....."
"...Don Pitts, the city's Music Program Manager, agrees with the former statement, adding that people can contact City Council and the Music Commission to voice their concerns. He also emphasizes that the permit renewal is not an attack on CUC, but characterizes that it is an enforcement of code that was changed last year by City Council...."
"...Now Mayor Adler has convened "Phase II" of the Omnibus plan, establishing five municipal groups to take up the other recommendations not being addressed. Yet even as those committees begin the process of research and receiving input from stakeholders throughout the city, skepticism of just how effective the city can be in helping spur the creative ecosystem resurfaced with last week's resignation of City Music Manager Don Pitts, specifically citing the challenges of city bureaucracy...."
"...As is the accompanying strain on local infrastructure. Don Pitts is the manager of the city's Music Division..."
"...Feeling let down by the city, they've turned to the community for support by speaking out in the media and circulating petitions. All the attention raises a central question perhaps underlying the whole episode: Is this the first shot in an approaching battle between residents and music venues on the Eastside? Don Pitts, music program manager for the city of Austin, says no...."
"...Says the charming Mr. Segal, "I am fortunate to work for people at News 8 who allow me to bring on event organizers and representatives from [AIDS Services of Austin] or Project Transitions to help spread the word that there's this really fun party that will help raise dollars for people in Central Texas who really need the help." After lounging for too many hours under the umbrella and waiting for the sun to set lower in the sky, I departed for the pool party/birthday party that Kat Jones of Milkshake Media was throwing along with her husband, Don Pitts, for Evan Voyles' 50th birthday..."
"...Don Pitts, former head of Austin's Music & Entertainment Division, has been hired by the City of Pittsburgh to help strategically develop their musical ecosystem and increase peace between venues and neighborhoods. This month, Pittsburgh venue James Street Speakeasy announced it would close due to constant sound complaints from neighbors..."
"...And the Health Department has increased fees from $35/booth for events of two days or less, to $98/booth for 1-5 days, and from $90 to $145 for events of 6-14 days. Questions? Contact Music Program Manager Don Pitts, email@example.com, or the main office at firstname.lastname@example.org...."
"...Shamaly will be just the second person to hold the city’s top music position since the office was founded in 2010. Don Pitts held it from its creation until February when he quit, writing in his resignation letter, “I realize it is time for me to not work within a bureaucracy any longer.”..."