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Letters 02-08-2016

Less Ageism, Please The January 4 issue of this publication proved to me that there are some sensible voices of reason in our community regarding all things “inter-generational.” I offer a word of thanks to Elizabeth Myers. I too have worked hard for what I’ve earned throughout my years in the various positions I’ve held. While I too cannot speak for each millennial, brash generalizations about a lack of work ethic don’t sit well with me...Joe Connolly, Traverse City

Now That’s an Escalation I just read the letter from Greg and his defense of the AR15. The letter started with great information but then out of nowhere his opinion went off the rails. “The government wants total gun control and then confiscation; then the elimination of all Constitutional rights.” Wait... what?! To quote the great Ron Burgundy, “Well, that escalated quickly!”

Healthy Eating and Exercise for Children Healthy foods and exercise are important for children of all ages. It is important for children because it empowers them to do their best at school and be able to do their homework and study...

Mascots and Harsh Native American Truths The letter from the Choctaw lady deserves an answer. I have had a gutful of the whining about the fate of the American Indian. The American Indians were the losers in an imperial expansion; as such, they have, overall, fared much better than a lot of such losers throughout history. Everything the lady complains about in the way of what was done by the nasty, evil Whites was being done by Indians to other Indians long before Europeans arrived...

Snyder Must Go I believe it’s time. It’s time for Governor Snyder to go. The FBI, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the EPA Criminal Investigation Division are now investigating the Flint water crisis that poisoned thousands of people. Governor Snyder signed the legislation that established the Emergency Manager law. Since its inception it has proven to be a dismal failure...

Erosion of Public Trust Let’s look at how we’ve been experiencing global warming. Between 1979 and 2013, increases in temperature and wind speeds along with more rain-free days have combined to stretch fire seasons worldwide by 20 percent. In the U.S., the fire seasons are 78 days longer than in the 1970s...

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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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