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Special TCAPS meeting to discuss 'Authorization of Mutual Agreement' Thursday afternoon

The Traverse City Area Public Schools Board will hold a special meeting Thursday afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m. TCAPS Board Member Erica Moon Mohr told IPR the board will discuss a separation agreement with superintendent Ann Cardon.

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The governor will now have to decide if the criminal justice system should stop automatically treating 17-year-olds as adults.

Kids Commute - Banjo Week with Bela Fleck!

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The Kids Commute team is very excited because our guest host for the week is banjo superstar, Bela Fleck.

We’ll hear about how he got started playing banjo, why he plays classical music, and what inspired him to write classical music for the banjo.

Plus, Bela gives our audience some advice on how to decide which instrument may be right for you to learn. All of that, plus you’ll hear fantastic music played by Bela. And don’t forget about the Kids Commute Quizlet.

Send us the correct answer, and we’ll send you a Kids Commute Prize Pack.

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The Traverse City Area Public Schools Board will hold a special meeting Thursday afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m.

TCAPS Board Member Erica Moon Mohr told IPR the board will discuss a separation agreement with superintendent Ann Cardon.

Seraph Brass is an all-female brass ensemble who performs all over the world. They'll play a concert in Corson Auditorium Thursday, October 17 along with the Interlochen Arts Academy Brass Ensemble. 

The ensemble visited Studio A to talk about their upcoming concert and their goals for working with the students.

Hear Seraph Brass perform the Prelude to the Holberg Suite by Edvard Grieg and the full interview below.

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A Michigan Court of Claims judge says the state ban on flavored vaping products must be lifted.

That’s while underlying litigation opposing the ban plays out in court. Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s administration issued emergency rules in September. The Department of Health and Human Services says youth vaping is a public health crisis. 

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Every June, Interlochen Center for the Arts hosts week-long Institutes. These are intensive studies for high school students focusing on music, theater, dance or visual arts.

This week on Classical IPR in Concert, we feature the faculty members of Interlochen's Flute Institute in a recital they gave during 2019.

The Cadillac Footliters are helping to put the community in a Halloween mood with their upcoming show "The Addams Family - A New Musical" by composer Andrew Lippa.

The musical is based on the classic television show and comic strips by Charles Addams.

Melissa Kendell, who plays family matriarch Morticia Addams, and the show's Assistant Director, Jen Reagan, spent half an hour with Classical IPR to share context and music from the upcoming production.

Click below to hear the interview and music.

Interlochen Center For the Arts

 Interlochen Center for the Arts will break ground on a $6 million expansion to its Dance Center on Oct. 18.

The construction includes adding four modern studios, updating faculty offices and expanding the dressing rooms and costume storage. 

 

Some state lawmakers want to swap one holiday for another. Monday was Columbus Day, and a pair of bills would get rid of Columbus Day and make Indigenous Peoples Day a state holiday instead.

On Wednesday, October 16, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Listen at about 11.15 a.m. for a performance by pianist Sarah Cahill of excerpts from Meredith Monk's Steppe Music. This recital took place in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall at Interlochen.

The recordings were engineered by Stefan Wiebe and Michael Culler.

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