Tag Archives: Arts and humanites

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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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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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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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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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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Thank God it’s Wednesday

Story and photos by Noah Hausmann Far removed from the worries of the outside world, safe inside their creative space, a group of artists and friends meets to share their passion for art and life. Aptly named, the artist group “Thank God it’s Wednesday” (TGIW) rejoices when, craft supplies in hand, they gather from 1 […]

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On Parr

Can by Candace Prill Charlie Parr remembers being influenced by his father’s record collection as early as 4 years old. He refers to it as weird old blues and folk, music that crossed genre boundaries, music that feels weird now but didn’t then because he didn’t know any different. Parr recalls his first relationship with […]

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The year of the lighthouse

by Amy Gawry Marquette celebrates Lighthouse Point property In Marquette, 2016 has unexpectedly become the Year of Lighthouse Point. Events that seemed disconnected at the year’s start—a long anticipated deed transfer, a landmark anniversary and a symphony commission celebrating local culture—have come together to make Lighthouse Point a rising star which will remain in the […]

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Good theaters make good neighbors

by Taylor Johnson Jafet Rytkonen opened the Vista theater (located at 218 Iron Street in Negaunee) in September 1926, making the theater 90 years old this year. The Vista has seen updates and renovations since then, but still wears its historic architecture and classy atmosphere eloquently. The theatercontinues to grow, putting on various musicals, concerts […]

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Examining the State of the Union

by Rob Gorski Rabbit Island is seen from above. Eugene Birman and Scott Diel, the men who were inspired to create State of the Union while artists in residence on Rabbit Island, are pictured. The Helsinki Chamber Choir, which will perform the 40-minute opera. (Photos courtesy of DeVos Art Museum) Scott Diel and Eugene Birman stand […]

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The theatre with a view

by Peggy Frazier Winter flew by and here is June—a busy time for the transition of Lake Superior Theatre. You are probably busy with end of the school year events but we hope you will find time to get your season and event tickets to LST. Clip the MM ad for LST as a reminder […]

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Art Week hits Marquette

by Jackie Stark Downtown Marquette will come alive with art displays, street performers and outdoors art activities mid-June as part of the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center’s Art Week celebrations. With a schedule packed full of arts events from June 20 through 24, it’ll be hard to miss the vibrant arts community alive and […]

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Glacier Glide Celebrates 25 Years of Showcasing Winter Art

February 16th, 2013 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Lake Superior Art Association’s annual winter art show Glacier Glide. Back in 1987 Christine Johnson had an exciting idea to combine winter weather and art in Marquette .Our first Glacier Glide art show was held on the east side of Presque Isle near the Gazebo, which, […]

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Wired

by Lon Emerick When I walked into the classroom at Northern Michigan University, I was astonished to see all sixteen students staring at the screen of their laptop computers. No one looked up or even blinked. Turning to the professor who had invited me to speak, I asked what was going on. “Can’t be sure,” […]

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