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Fresh Coast Film Festival returns

MARQUETTE — Locally, it might be taking on the stature of the renowned Cannes Film Festival. The Fresh Coast Film Festival, now in its third year, is set to come to Marquette Thursday through Sunday at various venues. “We’ve got a great lineup, really a good balance of local and ...

PAAC’s ‘Grand Roofle’ concludes Saturday

NEGAUNEE  — The members of the Peninsula Arts Appreciation Advisory Board are looking for the public’s help to make repairs Historic Vista Theater in Negaunee — but this time, it’s a “win-win” — literally. Time is running out to participate in PAAC’s “Grand Roofle,” ...

A timely story of addiction in ‘Beautiful Boy’

Relapse is part of recovery. That’s what one doctor in “Beautiful Boy “ tells David Sheff (Steve Carell), the distraught father of a teenage son, Nic (Timothee Chalamet), who has been dabbling in alcohol, weed, cocaine, heroin and crystal meth, and has become an addict. He disappears ...

Superiorland Nightlife

Today 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 8 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Edmond Joseph at Blackrocks Brewery, Marquette Wednesday 6 ...

In ‘Bad Times at the El Royale,’ a motel’s mysteries

Drew Goddard, the screenwriter-turned-director whose feature debut was the meta-horror film “A Cabin in the Woods,” has laid another movie trap. This time, in the pulpy but artificial thriller “Bad Times at the El Royale,” it’s a motel. And as anyone who has ever watched a movie ...

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 ...

‘First Man’ is at once intimate and grand

Nearly a half-century has passed since the majestic moment when Neil Armstrong stepped carefully onto the lunar landscape, left foot first, taking that giant leap for mankind. Whether you were alive then and glued to the TV, or relived it later through that iconic, grainy NASA footage, ...

Back together again

MARQUETTE — Frostbitten Grass, a Marquette-based bluegrass band that played in Marquette and throughout the midwest in the early 2000s, will be playing Friday night at the Ore Dock Brewing Company in Marquette, starting at 9 p.m. with openers Ray Little & the Big Bay City ...

The WAIT is over

MARQUETTE — Inspiration can come from unusual places sometimes. The inspiration for “Waiting for Wiig” — referred to commonly as W4W — came from Sault Ste. Marie, in the eastern Upper Peninsula. Which makes it, really, an Upper Peninsula film to the nth degree. People can see that ...

Birth of the Blues (Fest)

MARQUETTE — Walt Lindala knows about the birth of the Blues ... Fest. “It was born around my kitchen table. My wife, April, and I, along with a mutual friend, Terry Klavitter, had gone to Lower Harbor to see the 4th of July fireworks in 2003,” Lindala said. “Afterwards, we came back ...

BLUES FEST SCHEDULE

Friday: Open to public, free admission Sponsored by Honor Credit Union and Ore Dock Brewing Co. 6 p.m. - Devil’s Elbow 8 p.m. - Jimmy Nick & Don’t Tell Mama Gates open for the free Friday night show at 5 p.m. and the music starts up at 6 p.m.. No tickets are ...

Blues Fest ticket information

Advanced tickets are $50 for the weekend and are available through Northern Michigan Unviersity Tickets via phone at 906-227-1032. $10 daily student tickets (ages 15-23) available at the gate, children 14 and under are free with paid adult. Tickets can also be purchased at the following ...

In a comeback season for Hollywood, a summer without bombs

NEW YORK — Have you noticed something oddly tranquil about this summer movie season? For the first time in recent memory, there hasn’t been one major bomb. Usually by now, there would be blockbuster-sized craters left on the charred summer-movie battlefield, the inevitable toll of ...

Rolling Thunder Band set to perform Thursday

MARQUETTE — The L’Anse Lakefront Concerts presents the traditional country music and more of the Rolling Thunder Band at 7 p.m. Thursday. The event will be held at Lakefront Park, at the foot of Broad Street. There is no charge for admission, and Meadowbrook Arena is the inclement weather site.

Superiorland Nightlife

Today 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 6:30 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Drednot at Summer Concert Series, Bayshore Park, ...

’Papillon’ remake is handsome but slow prison drama

Danish director Michael Noer’s “Papillon “ remake, adapted from both Henri Charriere’s autobiography and the 1973 Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman film, is a sumptuous-looking but slow-moving prison drama that at times will have you dreaming about an escape of your own. Charlie Hunnam ...

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 ...