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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Outdated Thinking This letter is in response to Colleen Smith.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 kicks off its Fall/Winter Season

- October 5th, 2009
Interlochen Kicks Off
Its Fall/Winter Season
10/5/09
What’s up at Interlochen for the fall/winter season? Pretty much a rubber stamp of the classical/cultural lineup that has been standard fare for Corson Auditorium over the past 20 years, including the ever-popular “A Christmas Carol” (re-envisioned this season as a musical). Don’t expect Steve Miller in the ‘off’ season.
But, before you can say, “What? No ‘Nutcracker’?” be advised that there are a few surprises in this year’s lineup, including comedy and jazz acts.
Here’s the run-down on what to expect now through April:

• “COLLAGE,” on Thursday and Friday, October 8 and 9. One of Interlochen’s most popular events, this sampler of student performances encompasses music, dance, theatre, creative writing, visual arts and film.
• Michigan native JOHN HEFFRON burst onto the comedy scene while still in college – at the University of Michigan’s Main Street Comedy Showcase. His comedy has evolved organically as he has grown from fun-loving college student to bewildered husband, and his youthful personality and cynical wisdom result in a witty combination that nobody can resist. Winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Heffron will bring his stand-up routine to Corson Auditorium on Wednesday, October 14.
• The VIENNA BOYS CHOIR appears Wednesday, Nov. 4. Founded by Emperor Maximilian I in 1498, the incomparable Wiener Sängerknaben offers Austrian folk songs and waltzes, pop songs, classical masterpieces and medieval chant.
• ALASDAIR FRASER and NATALIE HAAS recreate the classic musical marriage of big and small fiddles on Nov. 5. Fraser is one of the finest fiddle players Scotland has ever produced, acclaimed by the San Francisco Examiner as “the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling.” Natalie Haas is a brilliant American cellist. They create Scottish fiddle music of unrivalled beauty, eloquence and passion.
• Nov. 20-22, the Interlochen Dance Ensemble and Orchestra celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Ballets Russes with “DANCE REVOLUTION.”
• “A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE MUSICAL” Dec. 11-13. Charles Dickens’s timeless tale of redemption and kindness comes alive in a spectacular musical production, featuring live orchestra.
• ROBIN EUBANKS (brother of The Tonight Show music director Kevin) is the premier jazz trombonist of his generation. Eubanks performs with the Arts Academy jazz ensemble on Jan. 15.
• Tuba virtuoso CAROL JANTSCH gained local fame when, as an Interlochen Arts Academy student, she performed Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumble Bee in full bee costume on NPR’s “From the Top.” On Jan. 23, Jantsch will perform John Williams’ “Tuba Concerto” with the Interlochen Arts Academy orchestra.
• The ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET COMPANY combines the grace and elegance of classical ballet with an eclectic repertoire of sharp new works by some of the world’s foremost choreographers on Feb. 16.
• THE MOSCOW CIRCUS presents “A Russian Folk Fair” on Feb. 22. Based on centuries-old Russian traditions and fables, the production is a dramatic tale featuring Russian folk musicians, dancers, clowns and physical feats that will steal your breathe away.
• Tomie DePaola’s “STREGA NONA: THE MUSICAL” runs March 24. Based on the beloved children’s books, “Strega Nona” is the musical tale of a friendly witch with a funny name who strives to cure the ills of her tiny Italian town.
• MIGUEL ZENÓN has topped the Downbeat Critic’s Poll in the Rising Star Alto Sax category four times in the last five years. Zenn will perform with his quintet on April 10.
• STUDENT PRESENTATIONS: In addition to “Dance Revolution,” the Interlochen Dance Ensemble present winter and spring dance concerts. Additional student theatre performances will include “Antigone,” “Hotel Paradiso” and Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labours Lost.” Interlochen motion picture arts students will offer two evenings of student film screening; the Creative Writing Division will host regular readings by students, faculty and guest artists; and the Visual Arts Division will present a full line-up of gallery exhibitions, all free and open to the public. A complete list of student events can be found at www.interlochen.org.

Tickets for Interlochen’s fall and winter performance are available online at http://tickets.interlochen.org. To purchase tickets over the phone, call 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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