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Letters 07-27-2015

Next For Brownfields In regard to your recent piece on brownfield redevelopment in TC, the Randolph Street project appears to be proceeding without receiving its requested $600k in brownfield funding from the county. In response to this, the mayor is quoted as saying that the developer bought the property prior to performing an environmental assessment and had little choice but to now build it...

Defending Our Freedom This is in response to Sally MacFarlane Neal’s recent letter, “War Machines for Family Entertainment.” Wake Up! Make no mistake about it, we are at war! Even though the idiot we have for a president won’t accept the fact because he believes we can negotiate with Iran, etc., ISIS and their like make it very clear they intend to destroy the free world as we know it. If you take notice of the way are constantly destroying their own people, is that living...

What Is Far Left? Columnist Steve Tuttle, who so many lambaste as a liberal, considers Sen. Sanders a far out liberal “nearly invisible from the middle.” Has the middle really shifted that far right? Sanders has opposed endless war and the Patriot Act. Does Mr. Tuttle believe most of our citizens praise our wars and the positive results we have achieved from them? Is supporting endless war or giving up our civil liberties middle of the road...

Parking Corrected Stephen Tuttle commented on parking in the July 13 Northern Express. As Director of the Traverse City Downtown Development Authority, I feel compelled to address a couple key issues. But first, I acknowledge that  there is some consternation about parking downtown. As more people come downtown served by less parking, the pressure on what parking we have increases. Downtown serves a county with a population of 90,000 and plays host to over three million visitors annually...

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Crowes trek through North America

Kristi Kates - September 13th, 2010
Crowes Trek Tunes Through North America
The Black Crowes, who recently released Croweology, their newest album (a double one, no less) of all-acoustic tracks, are in the midst of a North American tour to which they’ve already added more dates. The trek, which will take the Crowes through Knoxville TN (9/15), Austin TX (9/25), Albany NY (10/15), Toronto (10/27), and a quintet of shows at NYC’s Nokia Theater (starting 10/31), will wrap up in mid-December with a whopping six-night stand at San Francisco’s famed The Fillmore, after which the Crowes will take a well-deserved break...
Madonna has co-written and is directing a new movie titled simply W.E., which began shooting a few weeks ago in London. The movie is set to feature James Fox as King George V, alongside Aussie actress Abbie Cornish as a modern-day New Yorker who becomes drawn to King Edward’s decision to abdicate the throne for his love.
Seal is set to release his sixth studio album, Seal 6: Commitment, this month on Reprise Records. The soulful singer, whose first single from the album will be the emotional “Secret,” says that the album’s title stems from his own life being “fully committed,” to his wife (model/actress/Project Runway hostess Heidi Klum), his family, his own well-being, and his music career. “I hope that the music strikes a chord with people,” Seal says...

And after much speculation and chat about Weezer going completely DIY/independent upon leaving their long time major label home of Geffen/Interscope Records, turns out the band has signed with Epitaph Records, and are dropping their debut disc on that label this month. The new Weezer album, called Hurley, has already offered up its lead single, “Memories”...

MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK:
Our Lady Peace singer Raine Maida’s new album, Bury Me with a Gun, is just out, and Maida has put together a new website complete with musical snippets, news, and more at www.rainemaida.net...

MINI BUZZ:
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have just kicked off their leg of Stone Temple Pilots’ tour, and they’ll be alternating dates with STP with their own solo headlining shows...
Speaking of STP, they’ve added several dates to that aforementioned tour, including stops in El Paso TX (9/21), Simpsonville SC (10/2), Raleigh NC (10/5), and Orlando FL (10/9)...
Dire Straits are rumored to be discussing a reunion and possibly some live shows to follow the release of their Brothers in Arms special edition album...
The Black Angels have announced a series of tour dates that will see them making stops in Seattle (10/21), Salt Lake City (10/23), and Iowa City (10/26)...
Justin Timberlake has been tapped to provide the voice of Boo-Boo in the upcoming Yogi Bear movie...
Actor, voice actor, and Family Guyguy Seth MacFarlane is adding another title to his resume - singer; MacFarlane has signed with Universal Records to release his debut album, a collection of 1940s and 1950s show tunes - and yes, it’s a serious record, not a comedy one...
These are “serious” records, too - meaning this week’s new CD releases, that is... The Killers’ Brandon Flowers’ solo release, Flamingo... Prince Rama’s Shadow Temple... and Sonny and the Sunsets’ Tomorrow is Alright... 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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