Letters

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Outdated Thinking This letter is in response to Colleen Smith.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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2009 Langerado to feature Snoop, Dashboard, Death Cab

Kristi Kates - January 19th, 2009
Michigander music fans who migrate to Miami for part of the winter might want to ensure that they’ll be there during the first week of March, when the latest edition of the Langerado Music Festival is set to take place in Miami’s Bicentennial Park. This year’s fest will feature sets from Death Cab for Cutie, Snoop Dogg, Dashboard Confessional, The Faint, Mute Math, and Ryan Adams, among others, as well as late-night shows in and around the city of Miami.
Tix can be snagged at www.langerado.com, but they’re selling fast, so you’d best get moving if you want to attend...
Another Michigan connection this week arrives in the inclusion of ex-Grand Funk Railroad member Mark Farner in the 2009 version of Hollywood Rock N’ Roll Camp, set to take place in early May. Farner will be one of several “Camp Counselors,” alongside the likes of Stray Cats’ Slim Jim Phantom, Yes’ Alan White, Aerosmith songwriter Mark Hudson, and ex-Guns N’ Roses bandmate Duff McKagan, among others. Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives celebrity chef Guy Fieri will prepare the opening night meal at the Camp, while campers will organize themselves into bands, record an original song, and play a concert in L.A.; this year’s camp will also feature a companion package so wannabes can bring along their significant others or pals. Do you wanna rock? Then register now at www.rockcamp.com...
The 1979 The Who documentary The Kids Are Alright is set for re-release in two different forms of DVD on January 20, complete with 5.1 surround sound and digital remastering. The movie will be available in a single-disc version, which features commentary by director Jeff Stein, and a double-disc version, which will include interviews with singer Roger Daltrey and Stein again; the double-disc will also feature behind-the-scenes footage of the film’s restoration, and some special live performance footage...
Morrissey has signed a deal with U.S. label Lost Highway to release his new album, an interesting matchup, since Lost Highway has mostly alt-country acts on its roster, such as Lyle Lovett, Ryan Adams, and Lucinda Williams (although Elvis Costello is also a signee for his U.S. releases.) Morrissey’s new disc, which he’s titled Years of Refusal, will hit stores on February 17, and Morrissey will support the set with an upcoming North American tour that will include stops in Atlanta, GA (3/7), Washington DC (3/14), Philadelphia (3/22), Ann Arbor MI, (3/31), and Minneapolis (4/6)...

MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK:
Thursday have confirmed that they’ll release their new album, Common Existence, on February 16; you can listen to their latest single in streaming audio on their MySpace site
www.myspace.com/thursday...

MINI BUZZ:
Dave Matthews Band are back (yet again), and are ready to kick off a U.S. tour this spring; the tour will begin on April 14 at Madison Square Garden in NYC, the same date the band’s new album will hit stores...
3 Doors Down are ready to begin touring, too, and will play their first show of the tour in Reading, Pennsylvania on January 22...
The Bonnaroo Festival has released a DVD of the 2008 performances, which will include Pearl Jam, Jack Johnson, Against Me!, Metallica, and Sharon Jones, but it will only be available for a limited time; Phish and Bruce Springsteen are rumored to be the headliners for the 2009 Bonnaroo event...
The Walkmen will play a series of dates along with opening act Beach House on the U.S. west coast in support of their newest album, You and Me - their tour stops will include Los Angeles (1/20), Portland OR (1/23), and Seattle (1/24)...
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus will release their next album, Lonely Road, on February 3, and they’ve already hit that lonely road as their tour began on January 10 in Atlanta...
Ben Harper’s new blues band project Relentless7 has booked a handful of club shows to preface the band’s debut album, which will hit stores in May...
And also out this week are - what else? - why, this week’s newest releases, of course... ON CD: Antony and the Johnsons’ The Crying Light... Umphrey’s McGee’s Mantis... Sterling Simms’ Yours, Mine and the Truth... Or The Whale’s Light Poles and Pines... The Millenium’s Pieces... and Franz Ferdinand’s Ulysses single set... ON DVD: Razorlight’s Slipway Fires: Deluxe Edition... John Lennon: In Performance... The Rolling Stones - The Brian Jones Years... and Saxon: Into the Labyrinth Special Edition... ... 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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