Wednesday, May 13, 2009

More on Richard Akins.

I reported the death of my former employer back in April. The first official, mainstream-media obituary was published in Variety on May 11. It's only got one factual error: Richard did not run the Jupiter Theatre for ten years, although he came close. He ran it for eight years, from 1989 until 1997.

This article apparently had more errors at one point: the Sun-Sentinel picked it up off the wire. Our South Florida based newspaper blindly passed on such inaccuracies that he ran the Maltz Jupiter Theatre (the Maltz appellation didn't become attached to the theater until about 5 years after he closed it), and that the theater was in Delray Beach. In fact, the Jupiter Theatre is called the Jupiter Theatre because it's in... Jupiter. 30 miles north of Delray Beach.

The rest of it seems more or less accurate.

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