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Dangerous Votes You voted for Dr. Dan. Thanks!Rep. Benishek failed to cosponsor H.R. 601. It stops subsidies for big oil companies. He failed to cosponsor H.R. 1084. There is an exemption for hydraulic fracturing written into the Safe Drinking Water Act. H.R. 1084. It would require the contents of fracking fluids to be publicly disclosed to protect the public health.

Solar Is The Answer There have been many excellent letters about the need for our region, state and nation to take action on climate change. Now there is a viable solution to this ever-growing problem: Solar energy is the future.

Real Minimum Wage In 1966, a first class stamp cost 5 cents and minimum wage was $1.25. Today, a first class stamp is 49 cents, so federal minimum wage should be $11.25.

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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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