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October 4, 2013

Region in Brief: 10/04/2013

Musicale program

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Musicale will host their second music program of the season on Thursday, Oct. 10.

The Traverse City Central. High School Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Ellen Boyer, and Musicale Scholarship performer, pianist Isaac Russell, will perform at 1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 6105 Center Road. The concert is free and open to the public. Call Edwina Borovich, (248) 346-4245, to learn more.

Ridenours perform

NORTHPORT — Father and son duo, Rich and Brandon Ridenour, will perform Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Northport Community Arts Center, 104 Wing St.

Pianist Rich Ridenour has performed music ranging from classical masterworks to American ragtime and more. He is a Steinway Artist and serves as Pops Conductor for the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra. Trumpter Brandon Ridenour graduated from the Juilliard School of Music and is the youngest member of the prestigious Canadian Brass. He is a frequent performer at Carnegie Hall.

The Ridenours will take the stage at 8 p.m. For details or tickets, contact Lisa Drummond, 386-5001 or

‘Letters Home’

TRAVERSE CITY — Tickets are on sale for Dennos Museum Center’s production of “Letters Home.”

The production puts the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq front and center by bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East. The play uses minimum props and set pieces to dramatize the letters.

The production will be staged at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in Milliken Auditorium, 1410 College Dr. Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door, and $22 for museum members, plus a $2 processing fee. Proceeds benefit scholarships for military and veteran students at NMC. For details or tickets, call 995-1553 or (800) 836-0717 or visit or

Visitors’ Center art

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse area’s craft brew scene is the subject of a new exhibit at the Traverse City Visitor Center gallery, 101 W. Grandview Parkway.

“What’s On Tap This Fall in Traverse City” includes educational information about local microbreweries, brew pubs, brew events and transportation options, as well as beer-related items like the new Traverse City Ale Trail passport program.

The exhibit may be viewed for the next three months during Visitor Center hours from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. For details, call 947-0692.

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