Behind the scenes
Seth Kubersky: Thank you for your wonderful and well-written article regarding the Red Chair Project `Live Active Cultures, Sept. 11`. We need more articles and arts information for our local cultural community in this "entertainment" mecca.
I want to thank you especially for your recognition and kudos of our Local 631 and the individual crew members singled out in your article. We get little recognition in public for what we do behind the scenes to make things work, especially at Bob Carr. I have worked at Bob Carr for over 30 years serving as head electrician and head carpenter and certainly understand what it takes for a one-off show and production on the fly.
I know just how much fun it is calling cues for a one-and-only-time show. You must have done a fine job because it looked great to me as I was in the audience with my wife enjoying every minute.
Bill Barnes, via the Internet
To `Jeffrey C.` Billman: 3.5 grams would be about one-eighth of an ounce `Police Beat, Sept. 25`. If it's good stuff, $50 sounds about right. Fifty-two grams would be two ounces, which would be one-eighth of a pound, as there are 16 ounces in a pound. Depending on quality, that could be from about $150 to $300, depending on quality. It's been awhile since my early college days when I learned all about this, but I can't imagine it's changed much. But on the whole, I do agree with Billman's point about our pot laws.
I watched the first few minutes of the Obsession DVD `Happytown, Sept. 25`. I got bored and annoyed after that. I also love how on the Sunday front page `of the Orlando Sentinel` the upper left corner now contains profile shots of reporters and editors that no one cares about. How much further out of touch can they get? What am I really paying for?
What are you people writing about `Police Beat, Sept. 25`? A parallel universe? Is nobody writing real e-mails anymore, so you make stuff up? As loony as the usual stuff is, we did not need your rant. How about the arresting officer simply watching the perp consume all the boodle? Call an EMT to declare in case the idiot was carrying 10 hits.
Jolyon Holtermann, Winter Park
In reference to the article about Dolly Parton `"Hello Dolly," Fall Guide, Sept. 25`, here's a weird fact about Dolly: She was hired and fired from Superman III. Dolly was going to play a witch in the movie opposite the late Christopher Reeve, but the producers of the movies fired her and hired the late Richard Pryor because he was a bigger movie star than she was.
Dolly was even going to do a song for the Superman III soundtrack. I know Superman can leap tall buildings in a single bound, but would he have been able to leap Dolly Parton's famous "twins" in a single bound? Ha!
Wes Pierce, Orlando
A gold mine
Music is music `"Westside story," Sept. 18`. I get crazy criticism for being from the South and not sounding so "South," which people seem to forget it's a way of life, not a costume. I was brought up on East Coast music, more so for the stories, value and elements, which are more than booty shake and bass music provided coming up.
You'll hear 'hood music on the east side just as lyrics in the west, no doubt that diversity is present. Through it all, one day Orlando will be a force, a gold mine, and hopefully articles such as this not only make some aware but also influence others to get out and get something.
Again, to all the vets here, let's do what we gotta do. I'm everywhere and anywhere, regardless, but will do my part. Orlando, stand up! It's our city.