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Letters 12-14-2014

Come Together There is a time-honored war strategy known as “divide and conquer,” and never has it been more effective than now. The enemy is using it against us through television, internet and other social media. I opened a Facebook account a couple of years back to gain more entries in local contests. Since then I had fallen under its spell; I rushed into judgment on several social issues based on information found on those pages

Quiet The Phones! This weekend we attended two beautiful Christmas musical events and the enjoyment of both were significantly diminished by self-absorbed boors holding their stupid iPhones high overhead to capture extremely crucial and highly needed photos. We too own iPhones, but during a public concert we possess the decency and manners to leave them turned off and/or at home. Today’s performance, the annual Messiah Sing at Traverse City’s Central Methodist Church, was a new low: we watched as Mr. Self-Absorbed not only took several photos but then afterwards immediately posted them to his Facebook page. We were dumbfounded.

A Torturous Defense In defense of the C.I.A.’s use of torture in a mostly fruitless search for vital information, some suggest that the dire situation facing us after 9-11, justified the use of torture even at the expense of the potential loss of much of our nation’s moral authority.

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The Bayside Bombshells

Robert Downes - November 13th, 2012

For a Northern Michigan take on burlesque, check out the Bayside Bombshells troupe this Friday, Nov. 16
at the InsideOut Gallery, TC.


Led by "the fearless and slightly mad Twiggy Pop," the Bombshells offer a classic burlesque show complete
with comedy acts, seductive starlets and the always-popular demonstration of tassel-twirling. You may even
see a sultry tango performance.

   
The burly boys & girls include Twiggy Pop, Ms. Devine Bandersnatch, Dahlia Dagger, Astrid Revolver, Peitho
Douwanto, Lady Tu Difore, Cassie Opium,  BellaKasha, Phoenix, Mickey Blue, Tambourine Walters, Black-eyed
Bliss, Vajojo Visage, Ben Eaton and Ella Eclaire.


The show starts at 9pm. Tickets, $15 in advance; $20 at the door.

Other highlights in this week's Northern Express Hot Dates lineup include.  For the full list and contact info
see www.northernexpress.com


Monday 11/12
 -- Asleep at the Wheel: Grammy-winning Texas swing band with rock roots in the '60s and its heart in the
cowboy tunes of the '40s performs at the City Opera House, TC, 7:30pm. Tickets, $30.

 -- Miao Xiaochun: Artist from China brings 3-dimensional digital on a 30-foot screen, featured at the
Dennos Museum Center, TC, 7pm.

 
Tuesday 11/13
-- Dog Sledding with Inuit Hunters: Presentation by Mary Murphy on her 12 days living in Northwestern
Greenland at the Boardman River Nature Center, TC, 7pm.

-- Total Solar Eclipse: Live video stream of the event viewable to the other side of the world, at the Emmet
County Fairgrounds Building, Petoskey, 3-6pm. Hosted by the International Dark Sky Park.

-- American Waste Tour: Those new to the Grand Traverse region are invited to tour the trash disposal facility
at 280 Hughes Dr, 6:30pm. Includes refreshments Tour, 7pm. Closed toe shoes required.

 
Thursday 11/15
-- When the Lights Go Out: Learn how to minimize the hazards to safety and health during storms, accidents
and other emergencies at the Traverse Area District Library, 12:30-1:30pm.

-- Ladies Night: Shop downtown Harbor Springs for discounts, refreshments and entertainment, 6-9pm.
 
Friday 11/16
-- Manistee River Tour: Jim Crockett, Fred Ball and Pat Niemisto perform original folk songs at the Ramsdell
Theater, Manistee, 8pm. $15 in advance; $20 at the door.  

-- Hunks, The Show: Sext male revue at Leelanau Sands Casino, Peshawbestown, 9pm. Tickets, $15.  
-- Girls Night Out: Presenting the male review, Tony Valentines, at Odawa Casino, Petoskey, 8pm. See
-- Songwriters in the Round: Kirby, Jennifer Thomas and Les Dalgliesh perform at Horizon Books, TC,
8:30-10:30pm.

 
Saturday 11/17
-- Hipps n Ricco: Blues, rock and R&B performance at the Marsh Music House, East Jordan, 7pm.
Suggested $10 donation.

-- Women in Music & Art: Good Work Collective, TC, noon-10pm. Original art, workshops, crafts, dancing
and live music by The Accidentals, Lauren Jones, Elaina Burress, Sister Wilene, Angela Josephine, Elizabeth
"E" Minor, Kayla Jo Cross, Courtney Kaiser, Miriam Pico, Blake Elliott and Stella.  

-- Grand Traverse Ski Club Equipment Sale/Swap:  Featuring used ski & snowboard gear. Equipment check-in
on Friday, 6-9pm. Sale, 9am-5pm on Sat.; 10am-1pm on Sunday. Held at TC West Middle School.

-- "Pure Michigan": Local historian, Michael Federspiel, will discuss the marketing campaign for the Little Traverse
Bay region in the late 1800s/early 1900s at North Central Michigan College, Petoskey, noon. Cost, $9 and
includes lunch.


Sunday 11/18
-- Don Julin's Mandolin for Dummies: Book signing, music and more at Left Foot Charley, TC, 4-6pm.
-- M-23 Strings: Bluegrass band from Northern Michigan performing at the InsideOut Gallery, TC, 1-4pm. 

 
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