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Hop aboard Lake Superior Theatre’s summer season

By Peggy Frazier Summers are much too short with all we have to cram into those two days, and knowing that the long winter lies ahead we savor every moment. Such is the great joy of life…not the special vacation, marriage ceremony, graduation or some other event but the special ordinary moments that come during […]

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Shindig on the shore

By Blair Tatrault Is time travel possible, as Albert Einstein suggested? For the past century, the finest minds in physics have fought over that hypothesis on chalkboard battlefields, using weapons of math construction. Well, ladies and gentlemen of MIT, Caltech, and Cambridge, you may officially take a break, for I have a revelation. Oh, one […]

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Keeping the arts alive

By Amy Gawry The Copper Country Community Arts Center in Hancock is celebrating 25 years of encouraging, teaching, and promoting the arts. As the center commemorates this milestone, it’s staff also thanks and celebrates the community that has shaped and supported the center throughout its history. The arts center was born out of a partnership […]

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Cooking by the book

By Katherine Larson Almost everyone enjoys eating, and many of us enjoy reading about eating. I don’t mean cookbooks, and I don’t mean those strange amalgams where chapters of narrative are interspersed with recipes. I mean books, real true good books, which happen to mention food along the way. The literary culinary experience starts early. […]

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Summer season begins at Lake Superior Theatre

By Peggy Frazier Someone once said that live theatre should make you forget you are sitting in a theatre. How lucky we are to live in Pure Michigan—a beautiful theatre of ever changing vistas as our long-awaited Lake Superior Theatre summer season finally arrives. With the late spring the boats waited much too long to […]

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Happy Hiawatha

Every year for one weekend in July the air at Tourist Park in Marquette resounds with music, laughter, woodsmoke and cries of “Happy Hiawatha!”  The Hiawatha Music Festival has become as much a part of the U.P summer as long sunsets, blueberries and mosquitos. To those that are unfamiliar with the festival, just take a […]

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The vinyl revolution

By Noah Hausmann Pull the record from its artful sleeve, see the glossy vinyl gleam and place it gently on the turntable. Lift the tonearm into place and hear the soft thump of the needle finding the groove. Then sit back and watch the disc spin, listening to the warm sounds—and occasional crackle—of analog music, […]

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Winners announced in PWPL Young Writers Contest

Author Neil Gaiman refers to himself as “a feral child raised in libraries.” and Ray Bradbury once said, “Libraries raised me.” Libraries, of course, would not exist without writers like Bradbury and Gaiman to provide great literature for us to share with our patrons. In that spirit of mutual support, the Peter White Public Library […]

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Lake Superior Theatre announces 2017 lineup

Winter seemed to hang on through much of May but here it is June—and a busy time for Lake Superior Theatre as we transition from boathouse to theatre. All of our peepers and people heading north, the snow is gone revealing green grass, and the trees are literally bursting with buds—all foretelling that summer is […]

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Everything Under The Sun keeps set list varied

By Amy Gawry Everything Under the Sun mixes funk, blues, rock and reggae together to create music unlike any other. The Marquette-based band consists of five local men who joined together in 2012 to form a group that didn’t want to be labeled by one single genre of music. With musical influences like Stevie Ray […]

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Pine Mountain Music Festival returns for 27th year

Opening on Friday, June 16 and concluding on Saturday, July 1, the 27th Pine Mountain Music Festival will feature five performance groups, each playing in Marquette, Houghton and Iron Mountain. This season new friends, as well as old, will perform a wide variety of music in a variety of settings. The season opens in Marquette […]

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North of 45th celebrates 10 years

The North of the 45th Parallel exhibition began in 2008 as a way to showcase the diversity of artistic talent in the upper Midwest region. Since then, hundreds of artists from Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin have exhibited artwork in a range of media from painting to performance. Each year, a different juror is involved in […]

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Summer clubs keep kids reading

By Pam Christensen, Superiorland Library Cooperative The “summer slide” is not a new amusement park ride, but something teachers know all too well—the loss of reading skills that occurs during summer vacation. This loss of achievement is especially difficult for struggling learners, who work so hard to gain reading achievements during the school year. To […]

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Let me to introduce to you Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Story by Jim Pennell Photos courtesy of Charles Shafer It was 50 years ago on June 1, 1967, when the world first heard those words. The release of the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album by The Beatles ushered in the “Summer of Love” and forever changed the way popular music is recorded, presented […]

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Carnegie libraries key in U.P. communities

By Pam Christensen, executive director, Superiorland Library Cooperative Many of the 1,679 U.S. public libraries founded by Andrew Carnegie proudly display a stately portrait of their benefactor. The distinguished white-bearded man shown in the photograph is often identified as Santa Claus by today’s children. That perception is not too far from the truth. Andrew Carnegie […]

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