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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Outdated Thinking This letter is in response to Colleen Smith.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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U2 looks toward Horizon for a new album

Kristi Kates - February 2nd, 2009
U2 worked with an all-star trio of producers for their upcoming (and twelfth) studio album, which will arrive on Interscope Records March 3. Brian Eno, Steve Lillywhite, and Daniel Lanois were behind the boards for U2’s latest set, which was recorded in Dublin, Fez, and New York City, and has been titled No Line on the Horizon. The album was originally scheduled for release in 2008, but U2 felt the set wasn’t completely ready, and therefore kept working. The new songs are said to be a bit different from U2’s previous work, but nonetheless compelling...
Fleetwood Mac is now set to hit the road for their first tour in five years. They’ll kick off their “Unleashed” tour March 1 in Pittsburgh, PA, with over a dozen dates on the schedule already, and more expected to keep the band on the road through the summer. Although Christine McVie is reportedly not going to join the tour, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, and John McVie are all packed and ready to go; tour stops booked so far include Chicago (3/5), Auburn Hills, MI (3/8), Albany, NY (3/17), NYC (3/19), and Toronto (3/26)...
Noah and the Whale - known so far to American audiences as the “Sun Sun Sun (Five Years Time)” band - are planning to set their next full-length album to a new film, which will hit theaters the same time the CD hits stores. The band is making what they’re calling a “visual accompaniment” to the CD itself, so that you can view the film and have the soundtrack line up with it perfectly...
And although Ryan Adams’ latest disc with the Cardinals (Cardinology) is only a couple of months old, the singer-songwriter is already back in the recording studio, tracking demos for an album whose working title is “Dear Impossible.” Tunes so far include “So Quiet, It’s Loud,” “Please Hold On,” and “Mirror-Gold” - Adams describes the new tracks as in a “more pop, melodic style.” In other Adams news, his tour dates with the Cardinals kick off their headlining run on February 20 in New Haven, CT...

MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK:
For those of you who like to plan ahead, the NYC version of the famed All Tomorrow’s Parties has already announced the first few acts set to perform at the 2009 event. Attendees will catch sets from the likes of Anti-Pop Consortium, Animal Collective, and Atlas Sound, among others; tix for the whole weekend can be purchased now at www.atpfestival.com...

MINI BUZZ:
U2’s Bono has been awarded with the “Man of Peace” prize by the Nobel peace laureates for his work on African debt, poverty, and disease...
No Doubt have announced their first show as a band for 2009; they’ll be headlining the second day of the New Jersey Bamboozle Festival on May 3...
Nu-soul singer Duffy has landed a six-figure deal to star in the British ad campaign for Diet Coke...
Portishead have announced that they’ve already started preliminary work on ideas for their fourth album; they’re currently plotting out both studio time and tour dates...
Columbia/Legacy Records are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Miles Davis’ landmark album, Kind of Blue, with a two-disc Kind of Blue: Legacy Edition, out now...
Speaking of the more traditional (as opposed to jazzy) blues, the B.B. King Blues Club in NYC is doing its part to give people a little break from economy woes - they’re cutting all ticket prices for evening concerts by 50 percent for the month of February for those who present a photo ID and unemployment check proof at the box office; upcoming shows at B.B. King’s include Ralph Stanley, Broadway Underground, Maxi Priest, and Blackstreet...
And back at full price are this week’s new releases... ON CD: Chris Cornell’s much-anticipated Scream... American Idol finalist Melinda Doolittle’s debut disc... The Fray’s The Fray... Dent May and His Magnificent Ukelele’s eponymous set... Von Bondies’ Love, Hate, and Then There’s You...and Charles Aznavour’s Duos... ON DVD: Brian Wilson: That Lucky Old Sun Live at Capitol Records... Paul McCartney: In Performance... Neil Young Archives, Vol. 1: 1963-1972... and U2’s Rattle and Hum: I Love the ‘80s 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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