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Kudos and kindness

Tahoe Daily Tribune Staff Reports

To the editor:

As book people, the local chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is always thrilled to pass on stories about young readers.

The students at Kingsbury Middle School recently collected more than 1,000 gently used children’s books for the students at Stead Elementary School north of Reno. Carly Kester’s leadership class organized this drive for students who live over an hour away from Tahoe because they learned of a community need from our member, Gayle Harlow, and they responded to it.

This book drive, which will provide some of the Stead students with one of their first books ever, falls into that “random acts of kindness” category. It represents the best in our communities and in your young people. Thanks and hats off to Ms. Kester’s leadership class, the Kingsbury Middle School community, and the avid readers at Stead Elementary.

Suzanne Williams Assistant regional adviser,

Sierra Nevada Chapter, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Loved ‘Burana’ performance

To the editor:

Carmina Burana on Wednesday evening at Caesars Tahoe was a magnificent performance. The house was packed.

One might infer a real thirst for classical culture in South Lake Tahoe. Let’s hope Caesars takes note.

Denise and John Cotton

‘Burana’ was wonderful

To the editor:

Last week we had the wonderful experience of hearing “Carmina Burana” performed at Caesars. Maestro Jekowsky and the Reno Philharmonic were joined by a number of fine soloists. The 250-strong chorus included the Tahoe Choir and the Lake Tahoe Community College chorus.

Although the acoustics were a bit unusual, the performance was excellent. Jekowsky had the “cast of thousands” (actually about 300) under his usual precise control.

Caesars and their president, Mark Rittorno, are to be highly commended for bringing this “adult” entertainment to Lake Tahoe. We hope there will be more in the future, perhaps with the entire concert as performed in Reno.

John McCall

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