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Letters 10-27-2014

Paging Doctor Dan: The doctor’s promise to repeal Obamacare reminds me of the frantic restaurant owner hurrying to install an exhaust fan after the kitchen burns down. He voted 51 times to replace the ACA law; a colossal waste of money and time. It’s here to stay and he has nothing to replace it.

Evolution Is Real Science: Breathtaking inanity. That was the term used by Judge John Jones III in his elegant evisceration of creationist arguments attempting to equate it to evolutionary theory in his landmark Kitzmiller vs. Dover Board of Education decision in 2005.

U.S. No Global Police: Steven Tuttle in the October 13 issue is correct: our military, under the leadership of the President (not the Congress) is charged with protecting the country, its citizens, and its borders. It is not charged with  performing military missions in other places in the world just because they have something we want (oil), or we don’t like their form of government, or we want to force them to live by the UN or our rules.

Graffiti: Art Or Vandalism?: I walk the [Grand Traverse] Commons frequently and sometimes I include the loop up to the cistern just to go and see how the art on the cistern has evolved. Granted there is the occasional gross image or word but generally there is a flurry of color.

NMEAC Snubbed: Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) is the Grand Traverse region’s oldest grassroots environmental advocacy organization. Preserving the environment through citizen action and education is our mission.

Vote, Everyone: Election Day on November 4 is fast approaching, and now is the time to make a commitment to vote. You may be getting sick of the political ads on TV, but instead, be grateful that you live in a free country with open elections. Take the time to learn about the candidates by contacting your county parties and doing research.

Do Fluoride Research: Hydrofluorosilicic acid, H2SiF6, is a byproduct from the production of fertilizer. This liquid, not environmentally safe, is scrubbed from the chimney of the fertilizer plant, put into containers, and shipped. Now it is a ‘product’ added to the public drinking water.

Meet The Homeless: As someone who volunteers for a Traverse City organization that works with homeless people, I am appalled at what is happening at the meetings regarding the homeless shelter. The people fighting this shelter need to get to know some homeless families. They have the wrong idea about who the homeless are.

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Interlochen swings into Fall/Winter

- September 29th, 2005
From a nostalgic 1940s swing music revue to classic Dickens theatre, a quartet of jugglers to Guy Noir, Private Eye (the Ballet), Interlochen’s fall-winter season offers some of the same old acts featured year-after-year along with a few new faces.
• The season kicks off October 18 with “In the Mood,” a 1940s musical revue that celebrates the Swing Era, featuring the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, the Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and more. The 15-piece String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra, supported by a cast of singers and dancers, presents the music and the arrangements of the top groups of the 1940s in a show that transports audiences back to the ball rooms, music theaters and radios of World War II America when swing music and dance buoyed the spirits of the nation.
• The Flying Karamazov Brothers juggle music, jokes, objects – and life’s eternal questions – in “LIFE, A Guide for the Perplexed,” their newest and most ambitious show ever (November 7).
• Interlochen alumna Ida Kavafian enjoys an international reputation as one of the most versatile musicians performing today. Besides serving for six years as violinist of the Beaux Arts Trio, she has also toured and recorded with the Guarneri Quartet, jazz great Chick Corea and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She will perform with the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra on November 18.
• The Nebraska Theatre Caravan presents “A Christmas Carol” on November 29. The perennial show features traditional English carols, Victorian costumes, a 30-member cast and a live orchestra.
The Interlochen Dance Ensemble and Arts Academy Orchestra present another perennial holiday favorite, “The Nutcracker,” December 16 through 18.
• James Moody joined Dizzy Gillespie’s seminal big band in 1946, recorded his first album, “James Moody and His Bop Men,” for Blue Note Records in 1948, and went on to become one of the most expressive and enduring figures in modern jazz. Moody will join the IAA Jazz Ensemble on January 20 in Interlochen’s first NEA Jazz Masters on Tour event.
• The Minnesota-based James Sewell Ballet company combines the classical virtues of ballet with the freedom of modern dance and the spirit of vaudeville. The January 31 program will include “Guy Noir – The Ballet,” in which Detective Guy Noir goes undercover into the world of ballet to protect a ballerina in peril. Set to a collection of American jazz music, “Guy Noir” features voice-over narration by Garrison Keillor.
• Influenced by folk, jazz and R, Grammy-winning pianist George Winston (April 27) evokes in his music the transcendent beauty of nature and the changing seasons. Winston has earned a loyal following with such albums as Autumn, Winter into Spring, December, Summer, Forest, Plains and his 2002 release “Night Divides the Day – The Music of the Doors.” His most recent recording, “Montana - A Love Story,” is inspired by themes from the childhood years Winston spent in his home state.
• Now in its 31st year, the Northwest Chamber Orchestra is led by Finnish conductor, composer and pianist Ralf Gothni. The ensemble will perform on May 2, and will join the IAA Orchestra in performance on May 4.

The fall-winter season will also be enlivened with presentations by students from around the world, beginning with the popular “Collage” on October 14, a rapid-fire sampler of student performances encompassing music, dance, theatre, creative writing and visual arts.
In addition to “The Nutcracker,” the Interlochen Dance Ensemble will present its annual Winter Dance Concert March 3-5 and Spring Dance Concert May 19-21.
The Interlochen Theatre Company will present “Comic Potential” on October 28-30, “Dark of the Moon” on December 9-11, “Two Gentlemen of Verona” on March
10-12 and the musical “Chicago” on May 12-14.
The Interlochen Visual Arts Gallery and Writing House will feature ongoing exhibits and readings by students, faculty and visiting guest artists, which are all free and open to the public. And watch for events from Interlochen’s new motion picture arts program.
Ticket prices range from $8 to $30, and are available online at http://tickets.interlochen.org. Tickets may also be purchased over the phone by calling the Interlochen Box office at 800-681-5920 or 231-276-7800 from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday and noon to 4pm on Saturday.
 
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