Letters to the Editor

Black lives always matter

Editor: On June 13, 2016, a white Mobile police officer shot and killed a 19-year-old black man, igniting protests and calls for police reform. State representatives, local politicians, clergy and concerned citizens marched...

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Mobile Opera ‘gem’ of company

To the editor: I attended the Mobile Opera production of La Boheme last weekend and was tremendously impressed by the quality of the performance. Any stage in the world would have been proud to have those singers. The stage...

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Lottery first, lottery now

Dear Ashley: I’m just now getting around to replying to your column “A pessimistic case for the lottery” (Hidden Agenda, Feb. 21, 2018). I’ve said in previous letters that I supported Democrat gubernatorial candidates Don...

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Try it, you’ll like it

Editor: Brava/Bravo/Bravii/ to everyone who created Mobile Opera’s memorable production of Giacomo Puccini’s “La Boheme.” Because I have had the privilege of seeing operas in Vienna, Prague, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Sydney,...

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Urge Congress to support Alzheimer’s Act

Editor:  It is time we change our thinking on Alzheimer’s disease. Too often Alzheimer’s is treated as an aging issue, ignoring the public health consequences of a disease someone in the United States develops every 66 seconds....

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The public is there for the taking!

Editor: In a private conversation with several of the principals of one of the three construction alliances bidding on the Interstate 10 Mobile River bridge and elevated causeway, I learned of several interesting facts. Once the...

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Winthrop Corey is back!

Editor: Classical Ballet of Mobile’s spring performance, which was staged March 11 by its artistic director, Winthrop Corey, with his luminous costumes, was superb! Performances by Classical Ballet of Mobile dancers included...

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Ballet is flourishing

Editor: My daughter performed last week with Classical Ballet of Mobile in its beautiful spring performance. I want our community to know that traditional classical ballet is flourishing! Artistic Director Winthrop Corey is...

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Keep the momentum going

To the citizens of the city of Mobile: As I take the time to write this letter, contemplating what I should say, it occurred to me to simply speak what is in my heart to a community that has, without a doubt, displayed the kind...

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