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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...

Topic: musical
Monday, July 14, 2014

Lamontagne and Lewis Take Road Less Traveled

Music Kristi Kates LaMontagne, one of six kids, spent much of his childhood drawing role playing game characters instead of doing his schoolwork; Lewis grew up with a mother who was a professional singer, and a father who was in Johnny Puleo’s mid-50s “Harmonica Gang” band.
 

Music Inspired By Art

Conducted by S. Annette Jurcevic

The Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra Presents
"Music Inspired by Art"
Conductor:  S. Annette Jurcevic
August 23rd, 2015
Benzie Central High School Auditorium
7:00 p.m.

The Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra is in its 35th year of bringing great musical works to our community orchestra and to its diverse audience.  None of the members of the orchestra are paid and its the passion for the music that is evident from every musician in the "BASO" that allows the creation of musical moments.

Come on August 23rd to the Benzie Central High School Auditorium at 9300 Homestead Road, Benzonia, MI 49616 at 7:00 p.m. to experience our theme for the evening, "Music Inspired by Art."

The musicians will be under the capable baton of S. Annette Jurcevic.  Ms. Jurcevic is a resident of Ludington, MI and also is the founder of the "Shoreline
Symphony" of Muskegon, MI.   Ms. Jurcevic is auditioning along with two other candidates to be the "BASO" conductor and musical advisor.  Under Ms. Jurcevic's direction, you will hear works by Johann Strauss II, Massanet, Rachmaninoff, Mussorgsky, Livingston, and Anderson.  Along with the musical exposure you will experience an added bonus of an audiovisual intimacy with the harmonies of the music.

Theresa A. Kelley, Operations Manager of the "BASO."

by Benzie Area Symphoy Orchestra 08.14.2015 8 months ago
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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Playhouse Presentation

Features Ross Boissoneau The latest Old Town Playhouse production has just the thing for musical lovers: song after song after song, with nary a spoken word to be heard. But, that’s not the only unique thing about “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The show wasn’t even a complete stage play originally.
 
Saturday, December 12, 2015

The Mainstay's Musical Rebirth

Music Kristi Kates From the roots of the downstate party band Funktion has arisen a new musical outfit that’s added folk and grunge to an already-established funk-soul sound.
 
 
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