PCA, Neighbor Clash Over Outdoor Music

A dispute over outdoor musical performances on the patio at the Piedmont Center for the Arts erupted over the weekend.

The sound of music is more dissonance than harmony between the Piedmont Center for the Arts (PCA) and a next-door neighbor, The Piedmonter reports.

There's a simmering dispute between Charles Lee, who lives around the corner from the center, and PCA staff who have scheduled outdoor musical performances on a back patio just two feet away from a secondary home on the Bonita Avenue property where the Lee family is living while the main house is remodeled.

The dispute brought out Piedmont police last weekend when Lee played Brazilian jazz —loudly — from his residence after members of the Community Women's Orchestra apparently refused to move their planned performance from the patio to inside the PCA building.

While police were able to broker a temporary solution — jazz off, chamber music indoors — the long-term problem remains unsolved, according to The Piedmonter.

The center property is owned by the City of Piedmont, and City Administrator Geoffrey Grote told The Piedmonter that PCA has been asked to keep performances indoors.

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