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Letters 05-23-2016

Examine The Priorities Are you disgusted about closing schools, crumbling roads and bridges, and cuts everywhere? Investigate funding priorities of legislators. In 1985 at the request of President Reagan, Grover Norquist founded Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). For 30 years Norquist asked every federal and state candidate and incumbent to sign the pledge to vote against any increase in taxes. The cost of living has risen significantly since 1985; think houses, cars, health care, college, etc...

Make TC A Community For Children Let’s be that town that invests in children actively getting themselves to school in all of our neighborhoods. Let’s be that town that supports active, healthy, ready-to-learn children in all of our neighborhoods...

Where Are Real Christian Politicians? As a practicing Christian, I was very disappointed with the Rev. Dr. William C. Myers statements concerning the current presidential primaries (May 8). Instead of using the opportunity to share the message of Christ, he focused on Old Testament prophecies. Christ gave us a new commandment: to love one another...

Not A Great Plant Pick As outreach specialist for the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network and a citizen concerned about the health of our region’s natural areas, I was disappointed by the recent “Listen to the Local Experts” feature. When asked for their “best native plant pick,” three of the four garden centers referenced non-native plants including myrtle, which is incredibly invasive...

Truth About Plants Your feature, “listen to the local experts” contains an error that is not helpful for the birds and butterflies that try to live in northwest Michigan. Myrtle is not a native plant. The plant is also known as vinca and periwinkle...

Ask the Real Plant Experts This letter is written to express my serious concern about a recent “Listen To Your Local Experts” article where local nurseries suggested their favorite native plant. Three of the four suggested non-native plants and one suggested is an invasive and cause of serious damage to Michigan native plants in the woods. The article is both sad and alarming...

My Plant Picks In last week’s featured article “Listen to the Local Experts,” I was shocked at the responses from the local “experts” to the question about best native plant pick. Of the four “experts” two were completely wrong and one acknowledged that their pick, gingko tree, was from East Asia, only one responded with an excellent native plant, the serviceberry tree...

NOTE: Thank you to TC-based Eagle Eye Drone Service for the cover photo, taken high over Sixth Street in Traverse City.

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 9 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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