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Letters 12-14-2014

Come Together There is a time-honored war strategy known as “divide and conquer,” and never has it been more effective than now. The enemy is using it against us through television, internet and other social media. I opened a Facebook account a couple of years back to gain more entries in local contests. Since then I had fallen under its spell; I rushed into judgment on several social issues based on information found on those pages

Quiet The Phones! This weekend we attended two beautiful Christmas musical events and the enjoyment of both were significantly diminished by self-absorbed boors holding their stupid iPhones high overhead to capture extremely crucial and highly needed photos. We too own iPhones, but during a public concert we possess the decency and manners to leave them turned off and/or at home. Today’s performance, the annual Messiah Sing at Traverse City’s Central Methodist Church, was a new low: we watched as Mr. Self-Absorbed not only took several photos but then afterwards immediately posted them to his Facebook page. We were dumbfounded.

A Torturous Defense In defense of the C.I.A.’s use of torture in a mostly fruitless search for vital information, some suggest that the dire situation facing us after 9-11, justified the use of torture even at the expense of the potential loss of much of our nation’s moral authority.

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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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