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THEATRE OPENS

LST will launch 2019 season with performances of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ ARTS & HUMANITIES • By Peggy Frazier Really? This is our summer after the long winter? It often seems when we are working at the Boathouse during June to transition into the theatre that we wished we had heating instead of an air […]

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PARK PERFORMANCES

Copper Harbor announces new outdoor entertainment series ARTS & HUMANITIES • News Release The Copper Harbor Improvement Association is excited to announce the new summertime entertainment series: “CHIA Presents Performances in The Park.” The eight-week performance event begins Thursday, July 11, and runs every Thursday through Thursday, Aug. 29. This family-friendly, free outdoor event will […]

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THEATRE REEMERGES

Boathouse transforms into community performing arts center once again The Lake Superior Theatre season opens with ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ July 9. ARTS & HUMANITIES • By Peggy Frazier Some plays should be tasted, others swallowed and a few digested as a part of the significant memories in your life. People pick their favorite plays to attend […]

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SHOWTIME

Calumet Theatre raises curtain on marquee season By Darla Hane Past the fast-food joints on the highway, a gas station, and 6th Street’s four-way stop, visitors see the new sign perched above the Calumet Theatre’s entrance—illuminating a cultural icon in the Village of Calumet. The Calumet Theatre has been an oasis for cultural wayfarers since […]

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EMPTY BOWLS

Fundraiser will help feed those in need     By Katherine Larson Food insecurity—the lack of reliable access to food—plagues nearly one out of seven people in Marquette County, according to 2016 data from Feeding America. For Marquette County children, the rate is even higher: nearly one in six. That’s nearly 9,000 people, almost 2,000 […]

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LOCALS

Software designer, publisher to serve as new book review editor     By MM Staff Victor Volkman has been named the new Superior Reads book review editor for the Marquette Monthly. Volkman succeeds Tyler Tichelaar, who launched the column and faithfully produced it for the past decade before deciding to step down from the role […]

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ART MATTERS

Efforts ongoing to support public art in Marquette Story and photo by Joseph Zyble If new initiatives are successful, the public art scene in Marquette is going to bloom and grow for years to come. Last July, the City of Marquette rededicated its historic statue of the city’s namesake, and dedicated new features at Father […]

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SETTING THE STAGE

Beacon on the Rock’ returning to Lake Superior Theatre Story by Peggy Frazier We all know that nothing comes from resting on one’s laurels except perhaps a little rest..and with this being our 20th year we are off and running at LST! In the two decades that Lake Superior Theatre has been presenting live entertainment, […]

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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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