Letters 11-23-2015

Cheering From Petoskey While red-eyed rats boil fanatically up from the ancient sewers of Paris to feast on pools of French blood, at the G20 meeting the farcical pied piper of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue thrusts a bony finger at the president of the Russian Federation and yells: “liberté, égalité, fraternité, Clinton, Kerry--Obamaism!”

The Other Mothers And Fathers Regarding the very nice recent article on “The First Lady of Yoga,” I have taken many classes with Sandy Carden, and I consider her to be a great teacher. However, I feel the article is remiss to not even give acknowledgement to other very important yoga influences in northern Michigan...

Drop The Blue Angels The last time I went to the National Cherry Festival, I picked the wrong day. The Blue Angels were forcing everyone to duck and cover from the earsplitting cacophony overhead...

Real Advice For The Sick In the Nov. 16 article “Flu Fighters,” author Kristi Kates fails to mention the most basic tool in our arsenal during Influenza season... the flu vaccine! I understand you might be afraid of being the victim of Jenny McCarthyism, but the science is there...

Keeping Traverse City in the Dark Our environment is our greatest asset. It sustains our lives; it drives our economy. We ignore it at our peril. Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) has submitted letters of concern to both the city commission and planning commission regarding the proposed 9-story buildings on Pine Street. We have requested an independent environmental assessment with clear answers before a land use permit is granted...

All About Them Another cartoon by Jen Sorensen that brings out the truth! Most of her cartoons are too slanted in a Socialist manner, but when she gets it correct, she hits the nail on the target! “Arizona is the first state to put a 12-month lifetime limit on welfare benefits.” That quote is in the opening panel... 

Unfair To County Employees It appears that the commissioners of Grand Traverse County will seek to remedy a shortfall in the 2016 budget by instituting cuts in expenditures, the most notable the reduction of contributions to various insurance benefits in place for county employees. As one example, the county’s contributions to health insurance premiums will decrease from ten to six percent in 2016. What this means, of course, is that if a county employee wishes to maintain coverage at the current level next year, the employee will have to come up with the difference...

Up, Not Out I would like to congratulate the Traverse City Planning Commission on their decision to approve the River West development. Traverse City will either grow up or grow out. For countless reasons, up is better than out. Or do we enjoy such things as traffic congestion and replacing wooded hillsides with hideous spectacles like the one behind Tom’s West Bay. At least that one is on the edge of town as opposed to in the formerly beautiful rolling meadows of Acme Township...

Lessons In Winning War I am saddened to hear the response of so many of legislators tasked with keeping our country safe. I listen and wonder if they know what “winning” this kind of conflict requires or even means? Did we win in Korea? Did we win in Vietnam? Are we winning in Afghanistan? How is Israel winning against the Palestinians? Will they “take out” Hezbollah...

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Interlochen 2011 lineup

- May 2nd, 2011
Interlochen’s Summer Concert Series caters to every interest
Interlochen’s most happenin’ season in years brings several new cultural
icons to the Arts Festival this summer, along with some old favorites.
The former includes the likes of revered songwriter Elvis Costello, the
indie acoustic pop of The Decemberists, alt-country chanteuse Lucinda
Williams, and country rocker Dierks Bentley. The latter offers
Interlochen veterans such as Leo Kottke, The Temptations, The Beach Boys,
and Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” which is reputed to be
on track for retirement after this season.
For the classic rock crowd, Interlochen will offer the recently-revived
sounds of Steely Dan along with perennial hit-meisters, Chicago. Youthful
audiences will enjoy a reprise of indie rockers Guster; while if mood is
your thing, check out the sensitive sounds of Broadway star Adam Pascal or
folkie Rufus Wainwright.
Stage acts this season include the soaring modern dance of the Trey
McIntyre Project, the toe-tapping Irish Fest with Leahy and Cathie Ryan, a
performance of “The Merchant of Venice.,” and “Bubblemania,” a Blue Man
Group-style take on soap bubbles.

Tickets: Now on sale at the Box Office at the Interlochen campus or by
phone: 231.276.7800 or 800.681.5920. Tickets can also be ordered online
at: https://tickets.interlochen.org.

Who’s Playing:
Saturday, June 18: Garrison Keillor, A Prairie Home Companion
Tuesday, June 21: Elvis Costello and the Imposters
Saturday, June 25: The Temptations
Wednesday, June 29: Kurt Elling
June 30-July 3: Shakespeare‚ The Merchant of Venice
Saturday, July 2: The Capitol Steps
Sunday, July 3: World Youth Symphony Orchestra
July 7-10: Shakespeare‚The Merchant of Venice
Thursday, July 7: Emerson String Quartet
Sunday,July 10: World Youth Symphony Orchestra with Time for Three
Tuesday, July 12: Interlochen Collage
Wednesday, July 13: Lucinda Williams and Amos Lee
Friday, July 15: Dat Phan, comedian
Saturday, July 16: Leo Kottke
Sunday, July 17: Tan Dun conducts the World Youth Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, July 21: Adam Pascal
Friday, July 22: Interlochen Irish Fest featuring Leahy & Cathie Ryan
Sunday, July 24: World Youth Symphony Orchestra with Nathan Gunn
Monday, July 25: Trey McIntyre Project
Tuesday, July 26: The Beach Boys
Wednesday, July 27: The Decemberists
Thursday, July 28: Dierks Bentley
Sunday, July 31: Andreas Delfs conducts the World Youth Symphony Orchestra
August 4-7: Carousel
Friday, August 12: Rufus Wainwright
Saturday, August 13: BubbleMania!
Monday, August 15: Steely Dan
Aug 15, 17 & 20: Enso String Quartet
Wednesday, August 24: Chicago
Friday, September 2: Guster

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