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Facts About Trails I would like to correct some misinformation provided in Kristi Kates’ article about the Shore-to-Shore Trail in your April 18 issue. The Shore-to-Shore Trail is not the longest continuous trail in the Lower Peninsula. That honor belongs to the North Country Trail (NCT), which stretches for over 400 miles in the Lower Peninsula. In fact, 100 miles of the NCT is within a 30-minute drive of Traverse City, and is maintained by the Grand Traverse Hiking Club...

North Korea Is Bluffing I eagerly read Jack Segal’s columns and attend his lectures whenever possible. However, I think his April 24th column falls into an all too common trap. He casually refers to a nuclear-armed North Korea when there is no proof whatever that North Korea has any such weapons. Sure, they have set off some underground explosions but so what? Tonga could do that. Every nuclear-armed country on Earth has carried out at least one aboveground test, just to prove they could do it if for no other reason. All we have is North Korea’s word for their supposed capabilities, which is no proof at all...

Double Dipping? In Greg Shy’s recent letter, he indicated that his Social Security benefit was being unfairly reduced simply due to the fact that he worked for the government. Somehow I think something is missing here. As I read it this law is only for those who worked for the government and are getting a pension from us generous taxpayers. Now Greg wants his pension and he also wants a full measure of Social Security benefits even though he did not pay into Social Security...

Critical Thinking Needed Our media gives ample coverage to some presidential candidates calling each other a liar and a sleaze bag. While entertaining to some, this certainly should lower one’s respect for either candidate. This race to the bottom comes as no surprise given their lack of respect for the rigors of critical thinking. The world’s esteemed scientists take great steps to preserve the integrity of their findings. Not only are their findings peer reviewed by fellow experts in their specialty, whenever possible the findings are cross-checked by independent studies...

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The Great Indoor Folk Festival

Robert Downes - February 2nd, 2009
Dozens of musicians from across the state are tuning their guitars and practicing their songs in preparation for The Great Indoor Folk Festival on Saturday, Feb. 7 in Traverse City.
The free festival will be held on the ground floor Mercato shopping corridor at Building 50 in the VIllage at Grand Traverse Commons from noon to 5:30 p.m. Visitors will find five performance “stages” spread out throughout the length of Building 50, with as many as 75 performers throughout the day.
“This is going to be an exciting day of acoustic music and family fun that’s open to the public free of charge,” says Adair Correll, one of the founders of Northern Michigan Songwriters in the Round, which is hosting the event along with Northern Express Weekly. “We’ve got everything from some of the region’s top folk bands to the best singer-songwriters in the area performing throughout the day.”
The idea for the Indoor Folk Festival arose out of the club’s annual jam party at Building 50 which has been held for the past three years in May. “People liked our hallway concert so much that we thought it would be a good idea to expand it to an all-day festival in the winter when everyone’s looking for something fun to do,” Correll says.
Although the festival is a free, nonprofit event, the performers will offer their own CDs for sale as possible Valentine’s Day presents. There will also be a Family Fun Kids Stage with a hands-on art project by Angela Josephine.
Additionally, performers from the Great Lakes Musicians Coop will host an Open Mic Stage at the Another Cuppa’ Joe coffeehouse, with musicians from the general public invited to perform up to three songs per appearance.
“We’re thrilled to have some of the younger players from around the region performing at Another Cuppa’ Joe because it builds on the strength of folk music in Northern Michigan,” Correll says. “We have many long-time members in Songwriters in the Round, but always feel that it’s great to hear new voices.”

Who’s playing where at the Indoor Folk Fest:

Band Stage:
12:00-1:00 - Blind Dog Hank
1:10-2:10 - Three Hour Tour
2:20-3:20 - Song of the Lakes
& Friends
3:30-4:30 - New 3rd Coast
4:40-5:30 - Cabin Fever

Duo Stage
12:00-12:30 - Bill Brown & guests
12:40-1:10 - Barbara Faith Jordan
& Jeff Schroeder
1:20-1:50 - Bob, Jim & Mark’s
Acoustic Dynamite
2:00-2:30 - Jenny Thomas & guests
2:40-3:10 - Adair Correll & guests
3:20-3:50 - Dennis & Alison Palmer
4:00-4:30 - Patricia Pettinga &
Bill Willging
4:35-5:00 - Rick & Amber Buist
5:05-5:30 - Jim Crocket & guests

Kid’s Stage:
12:40-1:10 - Ron Fowler
1:20-1:50 - Patrick Niemisto
2:00-2:30 - Jeff Schroeder
2:40-3:10 - Kirby
3:20-3:50 - Jerre Stormer
4:00-4:30 - Mary Anne Rivers

Solo Stage:
12:00: 12:25 - Kurt Bullock
12:30-12:55 - John Bentley
1:00-1:25 - Mary Ann Rivers
1:30-1:55 - Ron Fowler
2:00-2:25 - Dennis Palmer
2:30-2:55 - Louan Lechler
3:00-3:25 - Fred Kramer
3:30-3:55 - Kirby
4:00-4:25 - Angela Josephine
4:30-4:55 - Les Dalgliesh
5:00-5:25 - Jerre Stormer

Open Mic:
Performers from the Great Lakes Musicians Coop will be featured throughout the day along with walk-ins from the general public. There will be a signup sheet at Another Cuppa’ Joe, with a three-song limit per set.

 
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