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No free rides

Dear Editor:As the executive director of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, I would like Joel Stonington and the readers to know that Mayor Helen Klanderud has been a loyal patron of the arts in Aspen and the ballet in particular (“No free riding: Ireland will skip marquee events,” June 7). Over the years she has attended numerous performances, events and galas and always paid her own way. Helen’s frequent presence at the ballet and other arts performances always made us proud, and helped give her a greater understanding and appreciation of the arts in Aspen.We look forward to welcoming the new mayor at the ballet.Jean-Philippe MalatyAspen

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