Letters 11-23-2015

Cheering From Petoskey While red-eyed rats boil fanatically up from the ancient sewers of Paris to feast on pools of French blood, at the G20 meeting the farcical pied piper of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue thrusts a bony finger at the president of the Russian Federation and yells: “liberté, égalité, fraternité, Clinton, Kerry--Obamaism!”

The Other Mothers And Fathers Regarding the very nice recent article on “The First Lady of Yoga,” I have taken many classes with Sandy Carden, and I consider her to be a great teacher. However, I feel the article is remiss to not even give acknowledgement to other very important yoga influences in northern Michigan...

Drop The Blue Angels The last time I went to the National Cherry Festival, I picked the wrong day. The Blue Angels were forcing everyone to duck and cover from the earsplitting cacophony overhead...

Real Advice For The Sick In the Nov. 16 article “Flu Fighters,” author Kristi Kates fails to mention the most basic tool in our arsenal during Influenza season... the flu vaccine! I understand you might be afraid of being the victim of Jenny McCarthyism, but the science is there...

Keeping Traverse City in the Dark Our environment is our greatest asset. It sustains our lives; it drives our economy. We ignore it at our peril. Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) has submitted letters of concern to both the city commission and planning commission regarding the proposed 9-story buildings on Pine Street. We have requested an independent environmental assessment with clear answers before a land use permit is granted...

All About Them Another cartoon by Jen Sorensen that brings out the truth! Most of her cartoons are too slanted in a Socialist manner, but when she gets it correct, she hits the nail on the target! “Arizona is the first state to put a 12-month lifetime limit on welfare benefits.” That quote is in the opening panel... 

Unfair To County Employees It appears that the commissioners of Grand Traverse County will seek to remedy a shortfall in the 2016 budget by instituting cuts in expenditures, the most notable the reduction of contributions to various insurance benefits in place for county employees. As one example, the county’s contributions to health insurance premiums will decrease from ten to six percent in 2016. What this means, of course, is that if a county employee wishes to maintain coverage at the current level next year, the employee will have to come up with the difference...

Up, Not Out I would like to congratulate the Traverse City Planning Commission on their decision to approve the River West development. Traverse City will either grow up or grow out. For countless reasons, up is better than out. Or do we enjoy such things as traffic congestion and replacing wooded hillsides with hideous spectacles like the one behind Tom’s West Bay. At least that one is on the edge of town as opposed to in the formerly beautiful rolling meadows of Acme Township...

Lessons In Winning War I am saddened to hear the response of so many of legislators tasked with keeping our country safe. I listen and wonder if they know what “winning” this kind of conflict requires or even means? Did we win in Korea? Did we win in Vietnam? Are we winning in Afghanistan? How is Israel winning against the Palestinians? Will they “take out” Hezbollah...

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Interlochen looks ahead to fall

- August 8th, 2011
Interlochen looks ahead to Fall
With summer halfway over, Interlochen Center for the Arts has announced
its fall/winter schedule, a blend of music, dance and theater.
Here’s what to expect between September and May:

Guster • September 2 • Kresge Auditorium
Offering indie pop; now in its 15th year, the band is a perennial favorite
with the 20-something set.

Jackson Browne • September 23
Kresge Auditorium
One of the most noteworthy singer-songwriters of the late ’60s-’70s,
Jackson Browne will perform a solo acoustic show.

Mat Kearney September 27 • Corson Auditorium
Expect catchy folk/pop from this critically acclaimed singer-songwriter
who has toured with John Mayer, Sheryl Crow and The Fray; headlined VH1’s
first “You Oughta Know Tour”; and had the Top-40 hit “Breathe In, Breathe
Out” featured on “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Sphinx Virtuosi September 28 • Corson Auditorium
The Sphinx Virtuosi is an ensemble of top alumni of the national Sphinx
Competition for young Black and Latino string players. The ensemble
performs masterpieces by Bach, Tchaikovsky and Mozart alongside works by
composers of color.

IAA “Collage” • October 6 & 7 Corson Auditorium
A sampler of student performances encompassing music, dance, theatre,
creative writing, visual arts and film.

Joe Lovano’s Us Five • October 26 Corson Auditorium
Grammy-winning saxophonist Joe Lovano’s new quintet featuring Esperanza
Spalding, Francisco Mela, Otis Brown III and James Weidman, won “Best
Small Ensemble of the Year” at the 2010 and 2011 Jazz Journalists
Association’s Jazz Awards and was named “Best Jazz Group” in both the 2010
and 2011 DownBeat Critics Polls.

Dominick Farinacci & Aaron diehl
Nov. 3 • Dendrinos Chapel
Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci has won the Carmine Caruso International Jazz
Trumpet Competition and Japan’s “International New Star Award.”

Yonder Mountain String Band November 4 • Corson Auditorium
The Yonder Mountain String Band bridges the gap between traditional
bluegrass and jam band music.

“Cabaret” • November 17, 18 & 19 • Harvey Theatre Thursday & Friday,
7:30pm; Saturday, 2pm & 7:30pm
Student performance of the hijinx at the seedy Kit Kat Klub in Berlin,
prior to World War II.

“The Nutcracker” December 8, 9 & 10 • Corson Auditorium
The Interlochen Dance Company and Orchestra present the holiday classic.

A Tribute to
Stan Kenton
December 15 • Corson Auditorium
Interlochen Jazz Ensemble and guest Mike Vax pay tribute to the master.

Kevin Cobb
January 20 • Corson Auditorium
A member of the prestigious American Brass Quintet since 1998, trumpeter
Kevin Cobb performs with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York
Philharmonic and New York City Ballet Orchestra.

The Magic School Bus LIVE: ”The Climate Challenge”
February 24 • Corson Auditorium
The Magic School Bus celebrates its 25th anniversary with a new musical
adventure. Ms. Frizzle’s students are putting on a play about global
warming, so the Friz and her reptilian sidekick take the class on a
whirlwind tour from the arctic to the equator to get some cold, hard

Alonzo King LINES Ballet •
February 28 • Corson Auditorium
Draws on deeply rooted cultural traditions to imbue classical ballet with
new expressive potential.

IAA 50th Anniversary Celebra-tion Concert
March 18 • Corson Auditorium
Celebrating the nation’s first – and remains its foremost – fine arts
boarding high school.

“West Side Story” • May 11 • Corson Auditorium
The Jets meet the Sharks in this student production which adapted
Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.”
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