I think this might have been a subject that has come up before; but I was reading yesterday that Ronnie Scott's Jazz club in Birmingham (UK) has been closed and replaced by a strip club - Birmingham now has more strip clubs per head of population than anywhere else in Britain. Apparently more than £7m was poured into subsidising Jazz in Birmingham, but it still lost too much money to be viable. This development is particularly ironic as Birmingham was in the process of bidding to become "European City of Culture" in 2008 - well they could do a nice tour of the strip clubs! Is this a sad indictment on the state of society today or is it just that Birmingham is particularly anti-jazz? I have alway imagined it as a cultural city , mainly based on what I know about the Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle etc.