Letters 10-05-2015

Bravo Regarding the Sept. 28 Northern Express letter “Just The Facts” by Julie Racine, opinion column “E Pluribus Unum” by Thomas Kachadurian, and Spectator column “Fear Not” by Stephen Tuttle: Bravo. Bravo. Bravo....

Right On OMG. Julie Racine’s letter “Just the Facts” in the Sept. 28 issue said everything I was thinking. I totally agree. Amen sister...

Kachadurian’s Demeaning Sham Thomas Kachadurian’s opinion piece “E Pluribus Unum” is a very ill-informed perspective of American history. He attempts to portray our past as a homogenized national experience that has transcended any ethnic and regional differences with “the understanding” that our differences shouldn’t really matter...

Opinions Disguised As Facts Freedom of speech is a founding principle upon which our country prides itself, and because of this we all have a right to our opinion. It is when opinions are disguised as facts that we allow for ignorance to spread like wildfire...

Reject Your Own Stereotypes In his “E Pluribus Unum” column of 9/28, Mr. Kachadurian starts calmly enough with a simple definition and history of that famous motto from the Great “from many, one” seal of the U.S., but soon goes off the rhetorical rails. Alas, this heritage-sharing chat with neighbors soon turns into a dirty laundry list polemic, based on an us vs. them worldview...

Thanks For Just The Facts Thank you sooooo much to Julie in Marion for laying out the laundry list of right wing fabrications in her letter last week...

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Get Your Blues Challenge On

Robert Downes - November 6th, 2012

You'll be singin' da blues this Saturday, Nov. 10 at the  Northern Michigan Blues Challenge held at the Southside Hideout in Buckley.

Up to eight solo/duo acts and six blues bands (including East Bay Blue, pictured here) will take the stage in the annual event held by the Northern Michigan Blues Society. 

Some foot-stompin', hand-clappin', hootin'-hollerin' audience support is always welcome to rev up your favorite performers, and of course, the Challenge offers a chance to catch the hottest blues acts in the region at a rock-bottom blues entry fee.

Booze & blues -- how can you lose?

The winning acts will compete at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Jan. 29 - Feb. 2.  The upcoming show runs from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m., with a $5 donation for entry.

This Saturday's acts include the following, with some possible last-minute additions:

Solo/Duo acts

Robert Abate
Jack Elliott
Hipps & Ricco
Carl Manu
Laren Corie
Coyote Slim & Fred Dragon
Kayla Jo
Sweetwater Blues


Lou Thunder
Sweetwater Blues
East Bay Blue
Standing Hamptons
Oliver & Friends

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