How ironic. Artists have always spoken truth to power and now a town threatened by a (foreign) mega-development which is capitalizing on the town's creative momentum, is trying to gag artists!!!
Its OK for a (foreign) mega-business-development, to play a role in politics - well music is also a mega-business. Just try to sell condos to foreigner's who think that at any minute their investments, personal safety and opinions could be threatened by someone's interpretation of "political." Political instability is the death knoll of economic growth.