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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Outdated Thinking This letter is in response to Colleen Smith.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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Teleganza

- November 15th, 2010
UpNorth TV hosts a Teleganza! Goal is a new mobile van to cover local events
How do you make yourself stand out in the world of cable TV with its
100-plus channels and endless reality TV shows? For public access
Channels 97 and 992, the solution lies in becoming more relevant to
local viewers.
For UpNorth TV, which is hosting a 10-hour Teleganza fundraiser this
Saturday, Nov. 20, that quest involves a major upgrade in its
equipment to cover local events.
“Public access TV is kind of the underdog on television, but we want
to make sure that people continue to use this great community
resource,” says Amy Hubbell, who is coordinating the Teleganza. “We’d
like to raise enough money to buy a new mobile video production van --
it’s a $75,000 goal.”
What will the new vehicle be used for?
“Anything,” Hubbell says. “The plan is to use it for both the
government channel and the community access channel It will be a
wonderful way to cover things we haven’t in the past, from high school
football games to concerts.”

PUTTING ON A SHOW
To that end, UpNorth TV is putting on a show that will include 20
performances by some of the region’s top musical acts and storytellers
this Saturday from noon to 10 p.m.
“It’s going to be a huge show with a lot of amazing acts,” Hubbell
says, adding that the concert will be held at Milliken Auditorium on
the NMC campus and also televised on Cable 97 (analog signal) and 992
(digital).
Backers of community access television see a huge potential for the
medium. Currently, the UpNorth Media Center is teaching members of
the public how to create their own shows to celebrate local culture
and share information across the region. The Media Center is owned
and operated by the Land Information Access Association (LIAA), a
nonprofit service organization based out of Traverse City.
Region-wide the cable viewing area covered by Charter (which hosts the
public access channels) ranges from Manistee and Cadillac in the south
to Mackinaw City at the Straits. There are over 110,000 Charter Cable
subscribers who have access to public access TV and the power to
create their own programs.
Tickets for this Saturday’s Teleganza at Milliken Auditorium are $10.
The event can also be viewed live from noon - 10 p.m. on Channels 97
and 992, or streamed online at http://www.teleganza.org


Who’s Playing:

• Rootstand: offering a blend of bluegrass, Celtic, folk, blues and reggae.
• Jeff Haas Trio with Bill Sears: jazz with an assist from flutist
Nancy Stagnitta.
• Nancy Stagnitta & Friends: featuring the principal flutist with the
Traverse Symphony Orchestra.
• Song of the Lakes: offering sea shanties, Irish melodies and folk
celebrating the Great Lakes.
• Claudia Schmidt: a “creative noisemaker” who offers everything from
folk to jazz, torch songs and poetry.
• Miriam Pico & David Chown: dynamic vocals meet a master of the piano.
• Judy Harrison & Swing Shift: offering country music, dance and swing
standards.
• The Neptune Quartet + 1: Don Julin’s quirky jazz ensemble.
• Joanie Stanley & the Blue Shadow Band with the Patsy Cline Show.
• Caroline Kovas of Ragtop Rodeo: lead singer offers a rock twist on a
country show.
• Michigan Writers: Out Loud!: Dramatic readings of authors including
Doug Stanton, Anne-Marie Oomen, Michael Delp, Teresa Scollon, John
Mauk, and Fleda Brown.
•Jazz North: versatile players offer R&B, Latin, bebop, and jazz standards.
• Tribute to the Beatles: by local players.
• Grand Traverse Band Youth Hoop Dancers: featuring Ottawa and
Chippewa Indian dances.
• Chamber Music North: chamber music with Annie Chalex Boyle (violin)
and Debra Fayroian (cello).
• Petoskey Steel Drum Band: Caribbean and Latin favorites.
• Chava Bahle with Jeff Haas: Jewish inspirational preacher and
storyteller is backed up by jazz great Jeff.
• The Faith Project: worship leaders and musicians from local churches.
• ReBooted with Judy Harrison: high-energy country/classic rock band.
• OTP Young Company: performing selections from their upcoming
performance of “Seussical Jr.,” inspired by the works of Dr. Seuss.

 
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