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TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan Writers Cooperative Press has announced the winners of its annual chapbook contest. This year MWCP received many excellent manuscripts and is excited to have three winners in three different genres, the organization said in a press release. In fiction, Nancy ...

‘Beauty and the Beast’ aims to enchant a new generation

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — In 1991, Disney struck gold with “Beauty and the Beast.” The film enchanted audiences and critics alike, and raked in several hundred million dollars along the way, but also upended expectations of what an animated film could be. Not only did the New York Times ...

Superiorland Nightlife

Today 8 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Strung Together at Blackrocks Brewery, Marquette 8:30 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring acoustic jam at Hide-A-Way Bar, Gwinn 9 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring open mic with Joe Patrick at Flanigan’s, Marquette Wednesday 6 p.m. ...

the local SCENE

A calendar of local arts and entertainment events Ongoing The Iron Mountain Music Jams are held the last Saturday of the month at the Crystal Lake Senior Center from 1-4 p.m. This is an acoustic jam and welcomes players from all levels. There is no fee and listeners are welcome. The upcoming ...

Recent films herald more Days of Sun for musicals

So, perhaps you’ve heard: “La La Land” didn’t win best picture at the Oscars. But if every cloud has a silver lining, this one might be called golden: The Emma Stone-Ryan Gosling musical, which did win six Oscars, has been racking up box office numbers remarkable for a musical — ...

LTAC announces competition for artists with disabilities

GRAND RAPIDS — Adult artists with disabilities have a chance to win $500 and have their artwork displayed in the Grand Rapids Art Museum and entered in ArtPrize 2017 — thanks to the Legacy Trust Award Collection, according to a press release from Legacy Trust. Back for its eighth year, ...

Malick gets some life back in ‘Song to Song’

As filmmakers obsessed with his early work continue to ape his style, Terrence Malick has ventured beyond, reaching into territory that is stubbornly spiritual and anti-narrative. He eschews story conventions. He turns movie stars like Ben Affleck and Christian Bale into props, using them not ...

Play about Boston bombing premieres

BOSTON (AP) — A documentary play about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing is about to make its world premiere in Boston. “Finish Line” is being presented by the Boch Center at the Shubert Theatre starting Wednesday. The Boston Theater Company production will run through March 26. The ...

On the write track

CURTIS — The Eighth Annual North of 45 Retreat for Writers will be held May 4-7 in Curtis, with Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn and the Erickson Center for the Arts hosting the event. The retreat is an opportunity for writers of all styles to gather to share their love of the written word ...

Glacier Glide Art Show winners announced

MARQUETTE — Sunny skies and warm temperatures welcomed spectators to Presque Isle Park Feb. 18 for the Lake Superior Art Association’s 29th Annual Glacier Glide Art Show. This year’s “Best of Snow” award went to Jackie Gallagher for her piece titled “‘I Spy’ UP Style.” The ...

Playwright who inspired ‘Moonlight’ wins PEN award

NEW YORK (AP) — The playwright who inspired the Oscar-nominated movie “Moonlight” has won a prize from PEN America, the literary and human rights organization. Tarell Alvin McCraney received an award for best mid-career playwright, PEN announced Wednesday. McCraney’s “In Moonlight ...

Jordan Peele turns his focus to directing in ‘Get Out’

LOS ANGELES — Jordan Peele is “kind of done” with performing. While that might be a dagger in the hearts of fans who came to know and love Peele as an uncannily calm Barack Obama, the endlessly annoying Meegan or any of the other characters he played in the sketch comedy series “Key ...

hotFLIX: Monsters intrude on a culture clash in ‘Great Wall’

“Tell the world what you have seen,” a character exclaims in “The Great Wall,” “and what is coming!” The warning is about the mythical mass of marauding monsters that are sweeping down northern China but it could just as easily be for the kind of Hollywood-China collaboration ...

superiorland Nightlife

Today 8 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Strung Together at Blackrocks Brewery, Marquette 8:30 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring acoustic jam at Hide-A-Way Bar, Gwinn 9 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring open mic with Joe Patrick at Flanigan’s, Marquette Tuesday 7 p.m. ...

Nielsen ratings

Feb. 13-21 Listings include the week’s ranking, with viewership for the week. Data is provided by The Associated Press. Numbers listed at the bottom are weekly averages. 1. “NCIS,” CBS, 15.29 million. 2. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 13.51 million. 3. “The Walking Dead,” AMC, ...

the local SCENE

A calendar of local arts and entertainment events Ongoing The Iron Mountain Music Jams are held the last Saturday of the month at the Crystal Lake Senior Center from 1-4 p.m. This is an acoustic jam and welcomes players from all levels. There is no fee and listeners are welcome. The upcoming ...

Apollo 11 capsule to go on road trip

CHANTILLY, Va. — The Apollo 11 command module, which traveled more than 950,000 miles to take Americans to the moon and back in 1969, is going on a road trip, leaving the Smithsonian for the first time in more than four decades. The capsule, named “Columbia,” went on a tour of U.S. ...