Letter: Don't judge Pillow by a few patrons

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To the editor:

I am a Lee native now living in Connecticut. I have been to many performing arts venues, nationally and internationally, and of all of them, I'd say Jacob's Pillow is the one that has exposed me the most to different races and cultures, via the performers from all around the world. I truly cherish Jacob's Pillow and have visited every summer for as long as I can remember.

While I find this specific racially charged incident unfortunate, from my experience it is not at all representative of the Pillow or its values. Jacob's Pillow can do its best to provide top-notch programming, but it can't be held accountable for the ignorance of some of its patrons.

I applaud the Pillow's management for its intolerance of this incident and attempts to thwart similar future ones.

Andrea Caluori Mancini,

Stamford, Conn.

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