Tag Archives: Music

For love of music

By Deborah K. Frontiera Musician Jan Arnold and I sat on the porch of her summer home on the beach of Little Traverse Bay in the Copper Country on a lovely day in June. The lake was calm, the air clear—a great view of Traverse Island (Rabbit Island) just five miles away and across Keweenaw […]

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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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Keeping the tradition alive

by Pine Mountain Music Festival For the past 25 years, the Pine Mountain Music Festival has brought local, national and international artists on a traveling concert across the U.P. with an array of nationally recognized high-quality musical performances and educational arts programs. Now in its 26th year, the festival will carry on that tradition from […]

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Bluegrass group keeps toes tapping at Ore Dock

by Erik Lennartson On a chilly February evening, visitors to the Ore Dock Brewing Company in downtown Marquette warmed up with a pint of cold beer and the picking, wailing and crooning of the Yooper Bluegrass society. Started by Sarah Mittlefehldt and husband John Gillette in September, the group consists of roughly 10 to 12 […]

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Here we come a-caroling

by Jackie Stark For many, the holidays are a time to gather with family and friends, enjoying the fellowship of kindred spirits around a roaring fire, snow falling gently outside, the songs of the season playing in the background. For sixty-year-old Robert Buchkoe, the Christmas season means it’s time to get to work. Buchkoe, a […]

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Marriage of music and scenery: Porcupine Mountains Music Fest readies for season

by Cheryl Sundberg Back in 2005, it seemed unlikely that Ontonagon County in Upper Michigan would become the home of a three-day musical event featuring performers from all over the country and abroad. All it took was the vision of a few dreamers, the approval of park management and the Friends of the Porkies, the […]

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