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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Outdated Thinking This letter is in response to Colleen Smith.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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More copy from The Editors

Kristi Kates - May 31st, 2007
More copy from the Editors
UK modern rockers Editors are set to drop their sophomore effort in June, with a TBA release date on the way for U.S. fans. The new album, titled An End Has a Start, will feature 10 new Editors songs that are said to continue their emotional, catchy sound and intricate lyrics, among them “Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors,” “When Anger Shows,” “Bones,” “The Racing Rats,” “The Weight of the World,” and the title track. Pick up your copy of An End...later this summer...

Electronica icons Kraftwerk are actively supporting Stop Rokkasho, an organization that is fighting against nuclear reprocessing, with a current focus on the Rokkasho-mura reprocessing plant in Japan. As part of their effort, the band are offering up a free download of their appropriately-titled track “Radioactivity,” which can be streamed or downloaded at
www.stop-rokkasho.org, or via the Stop Rokkasho podcast on iTunes...

The 02 Wireless Festival is set to kick off on June 14, running through the 17th and taking over both London’s Hyde Park and Leeds Harewood House for the duration. Many of the acts will run back and forth between the two venues, with the likes of the White Stripes, Air, Satellite Party, Klaxons, The Sounds, and Kaiser Chiefs appearing at Hyde Park, and The Bees, The Cribs, Daft Punk, Queens of the Stone Age, Polytechnic, and the White Stripes again rockin’ out Leeds...
And New York City’s independent newsweekly The Village Voice has announced the lineup for their annual Siren Festival, which is set to take place this year on Saturday, July 21 at Coney Island’s Astroland Amusement Park. The free (yes, free!) concert event will include live performances from the New York Dolls, We Are Scientists, Black Lips, The Noisettes, Elvis Perkins, and Michigan’s own garage-rockers the Detroit Cobras; find out more at www.villagevoice.com/siren...

MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK: Detroiter Madonna has written a new song for the upcoming LiveEarth festival - it’s titled “Hey You,” and if you want it, you got it, for free, even - the song can be downloaded at
www.msn.com for a limited time...

MINI BUZZ:
New Yorker and Velvet Underground leader Lou Reed just kicked off the opening of NYC’s newest music venue, The Highline Ballroom last week; other artists expected to break in the new stage are moe, and The Secret Machines...
Counting Crows, Live, and Collective Soul are banding together for a tour’s worth of shows that will take place in minor league baseball stadiums, including Comstock Park, Michigan’s Fifth Third Ballpark, Indianapolis, Indiana’s Victory Field, and Des Moines, Iowa’s Principal Park...
Continuing her reign as indie-rockers’ guilty listen, Kelly Clarkson is set to release her third album, My December, on July 24; the set will include songs “Be Still,” “One Minute,” “Haunting,” and first single “Never Again,” which features former punk rocker and Minuteman member Mike Watt on bass...

I’m From Barcelona has announced two North American live dates this summer - all 29 members will be showing up at this year’s Lollapalooza Festival and also at a special August 5 show at McCarren Park in Brooklyn, NY...Neko Case will be joining Rufus Wainwright on a national U.S. tour this spring; the trek will include stops in Austin, TX (8/11), Nashville (8/14), Philadelphia (8/17), and Detroit (9/3)...
UNKLE are back with their third record, War Stories, on June 24, complete with contributions from the likes of Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws, The Cult’s Ian Astbury, Queen of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, and Massive Attack’s 3D...
And here are this week’s new releases... ON CD: Maroon 5’s It Won’t Be Soon Before Long... Battles’ Mirrored... The National’s Boxer... Ben Watt’s Buzzin’ Fly 4... Arturo Sandoval’s Rumba Palace... and Perry Farrell’s Satellite Party with Ultra Payloaded...
ON DVD: Trane Tracks: The Legacy of John Coltrane... Madonna’s Wild Angel... Pink Floyd’s A Momentary Lapse of Reason...and U2’s War ... and that’s the buzz for this week’s “Modern Rock.”

Questions, comments, rants, raves, suggestions on this column or your fave musicians? Send ‘em to Kristi at modernrocker@gmail.com
 
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