What definition of "news" justifies today's N&R front-pager on the availability of tickets to the upcoming Paul McCartney concert at the Coliseum?
Here's the hard-hitting lede:
Haven’t snapped up tickets yet to Paul McCartney’s Oct. 30 first-ever concert at the Greensboro Coliseum?
With a little luck and a lot of cash, it’s not too late.
And seat choices are narrowing, particularly for the least-expensive $59.50 seats.
There are some tidbits about the concert biz that would fit into an article on that topic, but this is mostly a breathless gush of advertising.
Concerns about the relationship between the paper and the local arts community (see previous post and comments) are looking all the more reasonable today.
Previously: Front-page advertiser fluffing, retail division.