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Referring to Barack 'Hussein' Obama reveals racism

To The Daily Sun,

I feel ridiculous for having to say this, but you should ignore any advice you get from a racist or anti-Semite. When someone refers to the 44th president as Barack "Hussein" Obama, they are attempting to trigger a racist reaction in order to make their point. It is childish, hateful, and, to be frank, stupid. Thank you, Charles Johnson, for your letter to the Sun on Jan. 3 for the reminder of how it looks in print.

Do you remember when the 45th president was engaging former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart by his real name (Jon Leibowitz) last year? How dignified of our president to say, in essence, "Hey everyone, don't forget he's Jewish."

Let's teach our children that people who speak like this are nothing more than scared, racist bullies.

Kevin Lee

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Outstanding shows coming to Interlakes this year

To The Daily Sun,

Hello 2018 and to my friends at The Laconia Daily Sun. We have come into a new year with all those resolutions we've all made. Well, maybe the Interlakes Summer Theatre can help you out! The 2018 season is outlined below, but the theatre is offering a couple of specials that many of you will find interesting.

First the 2018 Interlakes Season. The season opens with "Evita," the haunting story of the First Lady of Argentina, Eva Peron, playing July 5 to July 15. The second show in this outstanding lineup of shows is Show Boat, the story of life on the Mississippi, which runs from July 18 to July 29. Third in the lineup is joy and hilarity of La Cage Aux Folles, running Aug. 1 to Aug. 12.
The final show in the 2018 season is "Newsies," the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a better life away from the streets, which runs Aug. 15 to Aug. 19. Season passes and tickets for these outstanding shows are available at the Interlakes website at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling the box office at 603-707-6035.

In addition to the outstanding 2018 Season, the theatre is holding its Annual Straw Hat Review and Appreciation Dinner at the Interlakes Theatre on July 1. The review and dinner are held for those making a donation to help keep up with the expenses for the 2018 season. You can call the box office at 603-707-6035 for information about making a donation and securing a spot at the review and dinner on July 1.

Now the special shows sprinkled throughout the season. Looking for that special gift for that special someone on Valentine's Day? Forget the flowers. They wilt and die. And the chocolate? It's fattening! A fine dining experience? The restaurant will be packed. On Saturday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. and on Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Interlakes Community Auditorium, and again on Feb. 14 at Pitman's Freight Room, the ILST is proud to present "Rat Pack in Love," featuring the love songs of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. Tickets for this special show are $ 25 each and can be purchased by calling the box office at 603-707-6035.

Believe it or not, this cold winter will come to an end. By May, the sun will be high in the sky and we'll be thinking of summer! Come celebrate the beginning of warm weather with a night of comedy in the professional comedy improv show "Who's Line is it Anyway?" This outstanding show will take place on Friday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Pitman's Freight Room.

The theatre is also offering for its 2018 season a "Good Will Challenge" that involves blocks of tickets to the 2018 Interlakes
Season of the four shows described above. Tickets will be available at a reduced rate to offer your employees as thank you gifts, incentives, or as a team building night out. For more information on this challenge contact the box office at 603-707-6035.

So there you have it. An outstanding lineup of shows brought to you by the Interlakes Summer Theatre team headed up by the incomparable Artistic Director, Nancy Barry. Get your tickets now. See you there!

Vincent Martino
Hanover, Massachusetts

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