Dance center director steps down abruptly

  • Article by: GRAYDON ROYCE and CLAUDE PECK , Star Tribune Staff Writers
  • Updated: November 14, 2011 - 9:16 PM

Frank Sonntag said he will leave the Cowles Center next month.

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a1batrossNov. 14, 11 3:35 PM

"I managed to use this gig as a step up to a better job back in New York City, thanks hicks!"

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kivirl4Nov. 14, 11 3:44 PM

who can blame the guy? Who among us would be here if not for the fact that our forefathers decided to plant themselves in this tundra so we were born and raised here and while we could move, have our roots here. But if one doesnt have their roots here, why would anyone want ot be here?

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franknjackNov. 14, 11 3:48 PM

Who'd a thunk an in-your-face New Yorker wouldn't find himself welcome in the land of passive aggressiveness?

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ubetcha101Nov. 14, 11 4:09 PM

Unfortunate, did anyone happen to offer him some diversity training?

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noggnbloggnNov. 14, 11 4:23 PM

Interesting. I don't really care one way or the other about this individual's decision, but his comment speaks volumes about the differences (and 'perceived differences') between the Twin Cities and more "Cosmopolitan" areas -- and on many different levels. His job was to prove himself wrong, of course, but he wasn't up to the task. Or, maybe he couldn't find anyone suitable to date. We yocals can always go back to square dances in a hayloft, I guess. In my mind's eye, I picture Graydon Royce as Atlas, holding the entire Artsy-Cultural scene on his shoulders.

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decembersueNov. 14, 11 4:29 PM

I thin if you're getting into something like this, you really ought to commit two years out of respect for the organization you are claiming to help. Then again, it may be for the best if they can get someone who really cares - it looks like a great gig from where I'm sitting.

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elstongunnNov. 14, 11 5:44 PM

You can take a man out of the urine-stench city, but you can't take the urine-stench city out of the man.

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teddygNov. 14, 11 6:58 PM

I agree with this chap. I've learned in my 15 years here that 'giving straight answers' and 'doing what you committed to do' are not part of the DNA in the workplace here.

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cheiron55402Nov. 14, 11 8:36 PM

Seems like the guy can't keep a job.

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ginny6Nov. 14, 11 9:23 PM

"Unfortunate, did anyone happen to offer him some diversity training?" ---- Ha. In my experience, it's the the Minnesota natives who tend to need the diversity training. Or shall I say, interaction with people other than their own kind. And I say this as a native Minnesotan.

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