More Messages: Symbiosis
Okay, Herzlich's shift to Los Angeles, where she'll serve as senior vice president and marketing director of L.A. Live, a multi-billion-dollar entertainment project owned by AEG, one of gazillionaire Phil Anschutz's many firms, is newsworthy. The Post published an article in today's business section on the topic, and the Rocky ran a similar piece -- and both were perfectly fine. But just because Herzlich has dealt with stars via her work with Cherry Creek's Mask Project (an extremely successful annual benefit for the Hospice of Metro Denver) doesn't mean she would qualify as one in New York, Chicago, Miami and so on. Pretending otherwise makes Denver seem about as cosmopolitan as Hooterville.
Still, Parker and Husted do have difficult tasks. They've got a lot of space to fill and not nearly enough famous people to help them fill it. No wonder these scribes are so fond of pros like Herzlich. Without such symbiotic relationships, they'd be stuck writing about where members of the Denver Broncos eat after games.
Oh, wait a minute. They do that, too. -- Michael Roberts