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Letters 08-31-2015

Inalienable Rights This is a response to the “No More State Theatre” in your August 24th edition. I think I will not be the only response to this pathetic and narrow-minded letter that seems rather out of place in the northern Michigan that I know. To think we will not be getting your 25 cents for the movie you refused to see, but more importantly we will be without your “two cents” on your thoughts of a marriage at the State Theatre...

Enthusiastically Democratic Since I was one of the approximately 160 people present at when Senator Debbie Stabenow spoke on August 14 in Charlevoix, I was surprised to read in a letter to Northern Express that there was a “rather muted” response to Debbie’s announcement that she has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president...

Not Hurting I surely think the State Theatre will survive not having the homophobic presence of Colleen Smith and her family attend any matinees. I think “Ms.” Smith might also want to make sure that any medical personnel, bank staff, grocery store staff, waiters and/or waitress, etc. are not homosexual before accepting any service or product from them...

Stay Home I did not know whether to laugh or cry when I read the letter of the extremely homophobic, “disgusted” writer. She now refuses to patronize the State Theatre because she evidently feels that its confines have been poisoned by the gay wedding ceremony held there...

Keep Away In response to Colleen Smith of Cadillac who refused to bring her family to the State Theatre because there was a gay wedding there: Keep your 25 cents and your family out of Traverse City...

Celebrating Moore And A Theatre I was 10 years old when I had the privilege to see my first film at the State Theatre. I will never forget that experience. The screen was almost the size of my bedroom I shared with my older sister. The bursting sounds made me believe I was part of the film...

Outdated Thinking This letter is in response to Colleen Smith. She made public her choice to no longer go to the State Theater due to the fact that “some homosexuals” got married there. I’m not outraged by her choice; we don’t need any more hateful, self-righteous bigots in our town. She can keep her 25 cents...

Mackinac Pipeline Must Be Shut Down Crude oil flowing through Enbridge’s 60-yearold pipeline beneath the Mackinac Straits and the largest collection of fresh water on the planet should be a serious concern for every resident of the USA and Canada. Enbridge has a very “accident” prone track record...

Your Rights To Colleen, who wrote about the State Theatre: Let me thank you for sharing your views; I think most of us are well in support of the first amendment, because as you know- it gives everyone the opportunity to express their opinions. I also wanted to thank Northern Express for not shutting down these types of letters right at the source but rather giving the community a platform for education...

No Role Model [Fascinating Person from last week’s issue] Jada quoted: “I want to be a role model for girls who are interested in being in the outdoors.” I enjoy being in the outdoors, but I don’t want to kill animals for trophy...

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Will the New Doors Light Your Fire?

Kristi Kates - November 7th, 2002
According to original Doors members Ray Manzarek and Robby Kreiger, there‘s
going to be some new action in the Doors camp over the next few months.
Drummer Stewart Copeland, best known for his work with The Police, and ex-The
Cult singer Ian Astbury have both been tapped along with bassist Angelo
Barbera to complete The Doors‘ revamped (and supposedly permanent) new
lineup, with Astbury ostensibly stepping into the late Jim Morrison‘s shoes
as vocalist. The “new“ Doors played last week at the Harley-Davidson Open
Road Festival in Southern California, and a new Doors studio album plus an
extensive tour are reportedly expected next year...

Jack Johnson fans got a treat at Johnson‘s L.A. show last week - taking the
stage at The Greek Theatre halfway through Johnson‘s set was none other than
G. Love, who joined Johnson for several tunes, including the Love/Johnson
collaboration “Rodeo Clowns.“ And during the encore, longtime Johnson pal
Ben Harper hopped onstage to play guitar on Johnson‘s tune “The Flake“ and a
cover of the Jimi Hendrix classic “Who Knows“...

‘80‘s synth duo Erasure have announced that they‘ll be releasing a new album
titled *Other People‘s Songs* in February of 2003, an album that will be
mostly comprised of the band‘s versions of a variety of cover songs.
Although the tracklist for *Other People‘s Songs* is not yet final, the disc
is likely to include Erasure‘s takes on “Ave Maria,“ The Righteous Brothers‘
“You‘ve Lost That Lovin‘ Feeling,“ The Three Degrees‘ “When Will I See You
Again,“ and Peter Gabriel‘s “Solsbury Hill,“ all produced by Gareth Jones
(Depeche Mode). Erasure are also planning out their first UK tour in five
years, details of which should be forthcoming...

Blink 182 drummer Travis Barket has embarked on a side project with Rancid
singer/guitarist Tim Armstrong. Dubbed The Transplants, the band‘s tunes
meld punk with hardcore hip-hop and reggae influences; their upcoming
self-titled debut album will also feature guest appearances by The
Distillers‘ Brody Armstrong, AFI‘s Davey Havok, and additional Rancil members
Lars Frederiksen and Matt Freeman. The first Transplants album is expected
out on October 22nd...

MINI BUZZ:
The Falls Festival, Australia‘s annual New Year‘s concert party in Lorne, has
locked down their roster of acts, which is now set to include The Vandals,
Jet, The Casanovas, Timo Mass, and the aforementioned Jack Johnson; 50 acts
in all are scheduled to play over the 2-day event...
German pop duo Stereo Total will kick off a month-long North American tour on
October 31st in NYC...
Theory of a Deadman are hitting the road for a series of live gigs with
Audiovent starting October 17th...
NBC is planning to air the TV special *Elvis Lives* in late November or early
December of this year, featuring tributes to the singer from the likes of No
Doubt, Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow, and U2‘s Bono...
Queen received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week - their star
being located at 6365 Hollywood Boulevard, if you‘re interested in seeing it
for yourself...
And Tori Amos is set to take to the road for a headlining tour on November
7th in support of her new album, *Scarlet‘s Walk* - she‘ll take the Tori show
through Toronto (11/22), Detroit (11/24), Chicago (11/27), Milwaukee (12/1),
and Seattle (12/10) before wrapping in San Francisco on December 21st...

Taking their CDs to a store near you this week are these artists... Jets to
Brazil present *Perfecting Loneliness*... Santana releases *Shaman*... Tracy
Chapman says *Let It Rain*... My Life With The Thrill Kill Cult releases
*Elektrik Inferno Live*... and Cave In offers up *Tides of Tomorrow*... and
that‘s the buzz for this week‘s Modern Rock.

*What do you think of Modern Rock? Who would you like to read about? Tell
it all to Kristi at expressmodernrock@hotmail.com!*
 
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