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SET SAIL

  Cutline: A scene from the Lake Superior Theatre’s 2014 production of “Pippin.” (Photo courtesy of Lake Superior Theatre) By Peggy Frazier It is our birthday at Lake Superior Theatre, and we are celebrating YOU! 2018 marks a very special year for us, as it is our 20th anniversary. It is your support and patronage […]

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A Calling

An excerpt from Maiden Voyage By Raja Hower On this one broken island rests one fragrant flower and, there, one bumblebee. If lost, it has found sanctuary in this one purple nest. If seeking, it has found destination. The reason for all things. This bee has followed beauty here. And this flower has been seeking […]

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Blanco Suave

Gretchen McKenzie fronts hip-hop duo with unique sound Cutline: Gretchen McKenzie performs on stage. McKenzie fronts local hip-hop duo Blanco Suave. Rapping metaphorical poetry over smooth, euphoric jazzy production, Blanco Suave brings a unique sound to the Marquette music scene. Story by Evan Delannoy • Photos courtesy of Gretchen McKenzie Going out on the weekends […]

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April 2018: Art Galleries

Big Bay • Big Bay Outfitters. Featuring work by local artists. Open daily. 308 Bensinger Rd. 250-3350. Calumet • Copper Country Associated Artists Studio/Gallery. Works by members and workshop participants in watercolor and oil, drawings, photography, sculpture, quilting, wood, textile, clay, glass and other media. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 205 Fifth St. 337-1252. […]

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March 2018: Art Galleries

Big Bay • Big Bay Outfitters. Featuring work by local artists. Open daily. 308 Bensinger Rd. 250-3350. Calumet • Copper Country Associated Artists Studio/Gallery. Works by members and workshop participants in watercolor and oil, drawings, photography, sculpture, quilting, wood, textile, clay, glass and other media. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 205 Fifth St. 337-1252. […]

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And away we go

Story by Larry Chabot Illustrations by Mike McKinney Here’s a unique, one-of-a-kind world tour, to faraway places and historic landmarks, all without leaving home. It’s almost certain that this particular path has never been taken before, because it follows a single latitude line from Marquette all the way around the globe. The tour begins with […]

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The Dog Dayz of Winter

By Amy Gawry After hosting the Glacier Glide many years, the Lake Superior Art Association is changing it up this winter by organizing a student art exhibit called “The Dog Dayz of Winter” instead. While it won’t be outside in the park, it will still be a unique showcase of local talent and the beauty […]

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A community institution

By Deb Pascoe For generations, Negaunee readers have found what they’ve been seeking—be it novels, newspapers, or nursery rhymes—at the Negaunee Public Library. Situated in the middle of downtown Negaunee, the library was founded in 1890 by a group of citizens who recognized the community’s need for ready access to reading materials, be it for […]

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Open a home to build a home

Story and photos by Jackie Stark It may be January, but Christmas is not over just yet at 128 Timber Lane in Harvey. With more than 300 Nativity sets on display throughout their home, Fred and Carol Margrif are continuing to spread a little Christmas cheer for those willing to come take a look. The […]

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Marking 100 years

by Trinity Carey Photos courtesy of Marquette Regional History Center The Marquette Regional History Center (MRHC) is making history of its own as it will celebrate the organization’s 100th-year anniversary with the coming of the new year. In June of 1918, 18 history directors from around the county believed the Marquette area contained such a […]

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Creating art from scratch

uette Story by Jackie Stark • Photos courtesy of Tracy L. Anderson For Rapid River artist Tracy L. Anderson, creating art isn’t a hobby—it’s a way of life. Creating in a multitude of mediums, Anderson doesn’t just dabble in different styles and techniques. A cursory glance through the online gallery on her webpage will show […]

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Raising the curtain

Story by Trinity Carey • Photos courtesy of Forest Roberts Theatre The spectacular theatrical performances of the Forest Roberts Theatre resume this year with Bill Digneit taking on the role of director of theatre. Co-owner of DIGS Gastropub and local entertainment service Double Trouble DJs, director of theatre is a new hat for Digneit, 32, […]

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Kardemimmit blends old with new in Finnish music

By Michael Murray Finnish immigrants first came to Marquette County just after the Civil War to work in the region’s iron mines. The ore was abundant, and the miners settled in the area whose lakes and trees reminded them of home. A-century-and-a-half later, the saunas, sisu bumper stickers, and abundance of Finnish surnames show  this […]

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Throwback theater

By Noah Hausmann The Red Jacket Jamboree, a live old-timey radio variety show, will feature stories, songs and humorous sketches about the Keweenaw Peninsula at its upcoming, premiere performance October 14 and 15 at the historic Calumet Theatre. The jamboree was inspired in part by the Red Metal Radio Show, which ran 2009 to 2013 […]

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Ghost stories

By Jackie Stark Live in Marquette long enough, and you’re sure to hear stories of hauntings around town. The eerie sound of children laughing inside the former Holy Family Orphanage, ghostly specters in the rooms at the Landmark Inn, apparitions inside the cemeteries in Marquette. Up until now, those stories were passed on through oral […]

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