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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Outdated Thinking This letter is in response to Colleen Smith.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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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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