Cool off Unity Temple by attending Dec. 1

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Thanks so much for alerting the local readers to how uncomfortable it is at Unity Temple when it is hot [Koloc does her best with Unity Temple, LifeLines, Oct. 17]. That is why we only schedule concerts there from October through April. Unfortunately, the night of the Bonnie Koloc concert (Oct. 6-everyone will remember that day because of the Cubs disaster and the marathon disaster the next day) it was very hot and humid. As you said in your review, "lots of nice people cheerfully sweated their way to Unity Temple," but you were obviously not so cheerful.

Stating that "only an avid Wright groupie could endure the heat" was a little harsh (and comparing the sanctuary to "an empty swimming pool" was definitely harsh!), but it does stress the importance of the Ramsey Lewis concert on Dec. 1, which is a fundraiser for the GoGreen Geothermal Initiative which will contribute to a new heating-and air-conditioning-system. Proceeds from this event will help preserve this internationally renowned building and demonstrate an innovative and timely application of environment-friendly building technology. On the eve of the building's centennial, it's also a crucial step to ensure the continued preservation of Unity Temple as a global architectural treasure.

Karen Scafidi
An avid Wright groupie!

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