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Letters 08-31-2015

Inalienable Rights This is a response to the “No More State Theatre” in your August 24th edition. I think I will not be the only response to this pathetic and narrow-minded letter that seems rather out of place in the northern Michigan that I know. To think we will not be getting your 25 cents for the movie you refused to see, but more importantly we will be without your “two cents” on your thoughts of a marriage at the State Theatre...

Enthusiastically Democratic Since I was one of the approximately 160 people present at when Senator Debbie Stabenow spoke on August 14 in Charlevoix, I was surprised to read in a letter to Northern Express that there was a “rather muted” response to Debbie’s announcement that she has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president...

Not Hurting I surely think the State Theatre will survive not having the homophobic presence of Colleen Smith and her family attend any matinees. I think “Ms.” Smith might also want to make sure that any medical personnel, bank staff, grocery store staff, waiters and/or waitress, etc. are not homosexual before accepting any service or product from them...

Stay Home I did not know whether to laugh or cry when I read the letter of the extremely homophobic, “disgusted” writer. She now refuses to patronize the State Theatre because she evidently feels that its confines have been poisoned by the gay wedding ceremony held there...

Keep Away In response to Colleen Smith of Cadillac who refused to bring her family to the State Theatre because there was a gay wedding there: Keep your 25 cents and your family out of Traverse City...

Celebrating Moore And A Theatre I was 10 years old when I had the privilege to see my first film at the State Theatre. I will never forget that experience. The screen was almost the size of my bedroom I shared with my older sister. The bursting sounds made me believe I was part of the film...

Outdated Thinking This letter is in response to Colleen Smith. She made public her choice to no longer go to the State Theater due to the fact that “some homosexuals” got married there. I’m not outraged by her choice; we don’t need any more hateful, self-righteous bigots in our town. She can keep her 25 cents...

Mackinac Pipeline Must Be Shut Down Crude oil flowing through Enbridge’s 60-yearold pipeline beneath the Mackinac Straits and the largest collection of fresh water on the planet should be a serious concern for every resident of the USA and Canada. Enbridge has a very “accident” prone track record...

Your Rights To Colleen, who wrote about the State Theatre: Let me thank you for sharing your views; I think most of us are well in support of the first amendment, because as you know- it gives everyone the opportunity to express their opinions. I also wanted to thank Northern Express for not shutting down these types of letters right at the source but rather giving the community a platform for education...

No Role Model [Fascinating Person from last week’s issue] Jada quoted: “I want to be a role model for girls who are interested in being in the outdoors.” I enjoy being in the outdoors, but I don’t want to kill animals for trophy...

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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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