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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Outdated Thinking This letter is in response to Colleen Smith.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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Magic Numbers‘ Runaway set for July release

Kristi Kates - July 19th, 2010
Magic Numbers’ Runaway Set For July Release
The Magic Numbers have rescheduled the release date for their brand new album and its accompanying tour dates, after having previously planned to release it on June 7. Now, the album, The Runaway, will hit stores on July 26, with limited-edition versions of the set arriving with a four-track live CD as well. And those live dates have been pushed to September/October, with stops only scheduled so far in the UK...
Pearl Jam’s plans to release the shows from their current world tour have gotten more detailed over the past month or so, and now there are several options for fans to choose from. The “bootlegs” will be available in MP3, FLAC, or CD format, with prices beginning at $9.99; fans will also be able to order a box set of all four of the band’s shows at Philly’s Spectrum last October, which will run $60. If this is all too pricey for your wallet, check out Pearl Jam’s official radio station, which you can listen to for free on their website, http://pearljam.com...
Longing for guitar-playing talent, but it’s just not your thing? Then amp up, instead, for the U.S. Air Guitar National Finals, which this year will take place on July 22 at Irving Plaza in NYC. The regional winners have already been chosen, with the winner of this competition going on to rep the U.S. at the World Air Guitar Championships in Oulu, Finland in August. So what is an air guitarist judged on? According to the U.S. Air Guitar Finals, performers are assessed on a combo of technical merit, stage presence, and ‘airness’...
Indie rockers Nine Days will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album, The Madding Crowd, with a special show in NYC on July 30, on which they’ll play every song from the album. The band will also play tunes from their other album releases; tix for the event will be limited and reserved, and can be snagged at www.boultoncenter.org...

MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK:
The 2010 CMJ Music Marathon is now set to take place in New York City October 19 through the 23rd; you can register early at www.cmj.com to get the best deals, so if you want to see some of the best newbie bands around next fall, go online now and get a head start on all the other music fans...

MINI BUZZ:
Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin were recently inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame, where they’ll be honored alongside existing inductees, among them Smokey Robinson, Ella Fitzgerald, and Quincy Jones...
Yeasayer has announced several U.S. dates for this fall; they’ll be performing shows in Columbus OH (9/29), Bloomington IN (9/30), and Atlanta GA (10/2), among other stops...
Brotherly trio Hanson, in promotion of their new album Shout It Out, will be embarking on a national tour July 21...
After half a dozen years off the charts, post-grunge Canadian rockers Big Sugar have confirmed several concert dates throughout this summer, after playing their first show since 2003 back in April at the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Fest...
Delta Spirit and The Romany Rye are wrapping up their joint tour on July 23rd and 24th in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, California...
Classic-rockers Aerosmith are hitting the road on July 23 in Oakland California for almost two months’ worth of concert dates...
And these artists are sending their CDs on a trek to win over your wallets... Sheryl Crow’s 100 Miles from Memphis... Department of Eagles’ Archive 2003-2006... and The High Confessions’ Turn Lead Into Gold... 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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