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Artpark president not pleased with Nugent show

by jmaloni
Fri, Aug 19th 2011 11:00 pm

Many Artpark patrons and Lewiston residents were offended Tuesday by headliner Ted Nugent's gratuitous foul language. As it turns out, Artpark & Co. President George Osborne wasn't happy, either.

"I was not pleased with the tone of the content in Ted Nugent's program, and Artpark neither condones or supports any of his antics or political statements," Osborne said. "We are not, however, in the position of being able to censor the content of performers' acts once they take the stage.

"I was also disappointed that the Ted Nugent production manager refused to abide by our sound level limits as outlined in the contract, allowing this concert to be more invasive than it should have been.

"Although we tried to advertise that this event would contain adult material, many persons did not get the message and were offended by the language and content of some of Ted Nugent's remarks. To these people I offer my sincere apologies."

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