Tag Archives: arts and humanities

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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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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Welcome to the Spectacle

Story by MM staff • Photos courtesy of Emma Goebel With ghouls, goblins and ghosts (among other spooky things), the Halloween Spectacle will return to Marquette this fall, a one-of-a-kind performance that will begin with a procession down Washington Street, and end at its new location—Harlow Park “Being able to see all the performances was a […]

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Beethoven and Banjos

The Third Annual Beethoven and Banjos Music Festival will return to the U.P. this year during the last week of September. The event is all about mixing seemingly different things in an inspiring way—mixing genres, cultures and people. Beethoven and Banjos is a one-week musician’s residency retreat, ending in a series of public concerts and […]

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Singin’ the blues

  Beginning September 1, blues bands and artists from all over the nation will gather in Mattson Lower Harbor Park for a weekend of music, food and crafts, as part of the 14th annual Marquette Area Blues Fest Organized by the Marquette Area Blues Society, Blues Fest is for the education and the preservation of […]

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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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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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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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New writing seminar coming to Marquette

From July 20 to 23, Northern Michigan University will host its inaugural Fresh Water Fresh Voices, a unique English conference that combines the beautiful outdoors with nature-inspired writing seminars. NMU English professor Rachel May has created the event. “This seemed like a great way to marry the work of our fantastic (Master of Fine Arts) […]

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Celebrating the U.P.

Mary Burns pauses from her work for a quick picture. Some of the weavings for her “Ancestral Women: 12 Tribes of Wisconsin” exhibit, are shown on the wall behind her Jacquard loom. A portion of this exhibit will be on display in Marquette during the 8th annual Celebrate the U.P.! event in March. Burns’ husband John […]

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Drag show to benefit UP Rainbow Pride

by Neal Simons Upper Peninsula Rainbow Pride is hosting a couple of events in February to raise funds for its annual U.P. Pridefest, which takes place in Marquette in September. The events will be at Digs and the Recovery Room on Friday and Saturday, February 24 and 25. Friday will have Drag Bingo Night at Digs […]

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One Book, One Community wraps up 2016

by Anne Donohue The “One Book, One Community” program encourages the Marquette County and Northern Michigan University community to read the same book and to come together to discuss it in a variety of settings. This year’s book, The Round House by Louise Erdrich, is a compelling coming of age tale that combines wisdom and wit […]

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