The 19th annual Smart Commute Week was a huge success with thousands of people choosing to get around town by walking, bicycling, riding BATA, carpooling, and even kayaking and dog sledding! Please see the attached release for details on the week’s results. We wish to thank the many businesses, organizations and volunteers that support Smart Commute Week. Please contact Arianne Whittaker if you need a photo, or check out our 2013 Smart Commute Week photo album on Facebook for fun shots. (Source: Press Release)
Directed by Jeff Cobb, Canticum Novum (a new choral group whose name means New Song) performed an ambitious and entertaining repertoire at Peterman tonight. It was remarkable. Cobb is a master of the mechanics of choral singing, so he can focus on the emotional aspects and nuances such as dynamics. And he delivers. The chorus is terrific, very professional, expressive and downright entertaining.
The musical choices are excellent — from the 16th century world of Palaestrina to the modern work of Eric Whitacre to the humor of P.D.Q. Bach. And we heard two spirited compositions by Cobb himself, Absalom and Go Down, Moses.
Verdi – Va, Pensiero
Palestrina – Super flumina Babylonis
Mozart – Placido e il Mar
Swingle – Allegro from “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik“
According to Roxanne Lutey, Elk Rapids Players, the next production will be: A Don’t Hug Me Christmas Carol. This musical is a sequel to Don’t Hug Me that the Players previously performed.
Synopsis: It’s Christmas Eve in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota and cantankerous bar owner Gunner Johnson gets in an argument with his wife, Clara, tells her he’s skipping Christmas, he storms out of the bar, goes snowmobiling across the lake, falls through the ice on his skidoo and goes into a coma….
The first weekend of Whose Wives Are They Anyway? went very well. We averaged almost 60 people each night. Audiences were quite entertained and we received very good feedback from the audience after each performance. Friday, the cast received a standing ovation. Cast and crew were very excited to have a live audience, and they did not disappoint.
The show is two hours long including the intermission. Audience members were quite happy with the new chairs, floor and looking forward to the air conditioning. And they really want to see more performances by the Elk Rapids Players
– Brett Baldwin, Director
Remaining performances are on May 9, 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Beer and wine are available.
Elk Rapids is prominently located on the national Bike Route 35. And now we have the signs to prove it.
For now, the south end of the route is located along U.S. 31, but area cyclists usually prefer Elk Lake Road, Green Street, Fourth Street. There is a move afoot to change the bike route to what locals actually traverse. We’ll see how this works out. If changed, the signs can easily be moved to mark the new route.
Elk Rapids is fast becoming a non-motorized transportation hub. This is good.
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