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Letters 05-02-2016

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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Rothbury returns as Electric Forest Festival

- May 2nd, 2011
Summer Surprises
Barring some last-minute upheaval, the Electric Forest Festival is charged
up and ready to go as the replacement for the former Rothbury Music
Festival.
Located in the small town of Rothbury in western Michigan between Muskegon
and Ludington, the Rothbury Music Festival made national news and had a
two-year run before tanking and sitting out last year.
Now comes the Electric Forest Festival at the Double JJ Resort, with
attractions including a 60,000-square-foot Gold Rush Water Park and The
Sherwood Forest where concert-goers can hang their hammocks and enjoy art
installations amid the trees.
Set for June 30- July 3, the Electric Forest Festival will feature The
String Cheese Incident as headliners with other acts including REO
Speedwagon, Tiesto, bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Stephen Marley, Railroad
Earth, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and at least 20 other bands.
Weekend tickets are $239 plus fees, with camping available. See
http://electricforestfestival.com for info.

Dunegrass on the Move
The Dunegrass Music Festival takes a hike to a new location this Aug. 5-7
after years of bouncing around three locations in and around Empire. The
new setting for the 18th annual festival will reportedly be on a 100-acre
site in Almira Township near the Lake Ann Airport.
This year’s lineup includes Donna The Buffalo, My Dear Disco (now Ella
R!ot), The Macpodz, Ragbirds, Seth & May, Grasshoppah, Rootstand, The
Journeyman, Delilah Dewylde & the Lost Boys, Luke Winslow-King, Detour
Bluegrass, Jaik Willis, K. Jones & the Benzie Playboys, Graham Parsons &
the Go Rounds, Ralston Bowles, Song of the Lakes, Stella Jo Serrapere &
the Willie Dunns, Small Houses, Chris Bathgate, Susan Fawcett, Kung Fu
Rodeo, Nervous but Excited, Hawks & Owls, Abigale Stauffer, Nathan Kalish
& The Wildfire, North Shore, Lake2, Lucky Brown and The Deep End.
Check out ticket info and more at http://dungrassmusicfestival.org

Blissfest Announces Lineup
Folk legends Buffy Sainte-Marie and Tom Rush will headline the 31st outing
of The Blissfest July 8-10 near Cross Village.
Expect a worldbeat-and-roots-heavy show this year with other acts to
include Mountain Heart, Delhi2Dublin, The Good Lovelies, The Grand
Slamvovians, Oka, Frank Vignola Quartet, Carolyn Wonderland, Del Castillo,
The Defibulators, Taj Weekes and Adowa, Harry Manx, Gumbohead, Funky Butt
Brass Band, SHEL, Joel Mabus, Starelight Six, Beg Leg Emma, Kim Churchill,
MacPodz, Hymn For Her, Creolization, The Boot Hill Crooners, Younce Guitar
Duo, The Tray Birds, The Vermeers, Patchwork Pear and more.
Weekend tickets at $65 for members, $85 non-members are presently
available. Info: www.blissfest.org

Down the Road with City Opera House
The City Opera House in TC has announced its fall, 2011 and winter-spring
2012 lineup for those who prefer to purchase tickets far down the pike.
Starting Sept. 23 and running through April 29, 2012, acts will include
Wynton Marsalis, Steve Lippia & His Big Band: Simply Sinatra, The
Improvised Shakespeare Company, Eroica Trio, Christina and Michelle
Naughton, Skippyjon Jones, Eisenhower Dance: Motown In Motion, Nellie
McKay, Franc D’Ambrosio, and Natalie MacMaster.

Ticket info and more is available at www.cityoperahouse.org.

 
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