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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Outdated Thinking This letter is in response to Colleen Smith.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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2010 Bonnaroo lineup announced

Kristi Kates - March 15th, 2010
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The 2010 Bonnaroo Music Fest is set to take place on June 10 through the 13th this year in Manchester, Tennessee, a familiar destination to plenty of Northern Michigan concertgoers. 125 acts are scheduled to perform at this year’s event, including a rare festival appearance from Detroit’s own Motown icon, Stevie Wonder. Other sets will be presented from fellow Detroiter Jack White, whose The Dead Weather project will perform; as well as Kings of Leon, Jay-Z, the Dave Matthews Band, John Fogerty, and the Zac Brown Band. Flaming Lips will put on a special performance of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album, and reggae/ska fans will rejoice at the appearance of Jimmy Cliff...
Spoon have announced that they’re embarking on an extensive set of tour dates this spring in support of their new album, Transference, and they’re bringing a variety of musical pals - among them Micachu and the Shapes, the Strange Boys, and Royal Oak - along with them as opening acts. The tour itself will begin on March 17 in Austin, Texas, where Spoon will take on an SXSW performance; additional tour stops will include Washington DC (3/22 and 3/23), Toronto (3/29), Royal Oak, MI (3/30), Chicago (4/1), and Minneapolis (4/2 and 4/3)...
Billy Corgan has been doing more collaborating - this time with the very unexpected Jessica Simpson (yes, that Jessica Simpson.) The Smashing Pumpkin songwriter recently explained that Simpson contacted Corgan about working on the theme song for her new VH1 series, The Price of Beauty, which Corgan thinks has an “interesting concept” (Simpson will travel around the world showcasing how different people and cultures perceive beauty) - and he ended up co-writing the alterna-pop song with Simpson...

The Big Ears Festival is all set to take place from March 26 through the 28th in Knoxville, Tennessee, so get set for a short trip if you’re in the mood to catch a whole weekend’s worth of great music. Electronica musician Tim Hecker is set to collaborate live with composer Ben Frost, chamber ensemble Bang On a Can All-Stars will perform Brian Eno’s classic Music for Airports, and additional performances will be presented from the likes of The National, St. Vincent, Adrian Belew, and Vampire Weekend, among others; check out www.bigearsfestival.com for more details...

MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK:
You probably remember OK Go’s famed treadmill video, which featured the four indie-rockers doing intricate choreography on - yes, treadmills - but the Chicago/L.A. band’s latest vid may even one-up their own buzz. For the track “This Too Shall Pass,” OK Go utilized Rube Goldberg as an inspiration, and spent four months crafting a two-story machine that triggers a wealth of complicated reactions. It’s almost beyond explanation, but a definite must-see - check it out now at http://tinyurl.com/yjcjxkm...

MINI BUZZ:
Peter Gabriel’s newest album, Scratch My Back, which features his orchestral cover versions of songs from the likes of Radiohead and Talking Heads, will be followed-up by a companion album, dubbed I’ll Scratch Yours, which will feature many of the same artists responding by covering Gabriel’s own songs...
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins will drop his second solo album with his side band The Coattail Riders on April 19; the new album, Red Light Fever, will include contributions from Elliot Easton (The Cars), Brian May (Queen), and Hawkins’ pal and Foo bandmate Dave Grohl...
Of Montreal’s 2009 European tour will be chronicled in an on-the-road documentary titled Family Nouveau, which premiered recently at the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival...
Funk-popster Jamie Lidell is releasing his latest album, Compass, next week, complete with a lengthy roster of musical guest stars, among them Beck, Wilco’s Pat Sansone, and Gonzales...
JLo, aka Jennifer Lopez, has broken up with her longtime label home, Epic Records, and is shopping her latest album, Love? around to other labels...
And Smiths/Cribs guitarist Johnny Marr has had one of his favorite guitars returned after it was stolen a whopping ten years ago; the thief, Stephen White, pilfered the instrument after he was invited backstage at a concert, and pleaded guilty to theft at the Highbury Corner Magistrates Court, where he was sentenced to 200 hours community service...
ON CD: Gorillaz’ Plastic Beach... Josh Rouse’s El Turista... The Whigs’ In the Dark... Drive-By Truckers’ The Big To-Do... Miles Kurosky’s The Desert of Shallow Effects... and Follow the Train’s Mercury... and that’s the buzz for this week’s Modern Rock.
Questions, comments, rants, raves, suggestions on this column or your favorite musicians? Send ‘em to Kristi at modernrocker@gmail.com

 
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