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Local celebrities team up with NMU to support foundation

MARQUETTE — Dancing with Our Stars couple Reed Benton and Jennifer Huetter announced today a charity basketball game to benefit the U.P. Hospice Foundation. Hoops for Hospice will be held on Thursday at Vandament Arena inside the PEIF building on the campus of Northern Michigan University. ...

U of M Glee Club to perform in Upper Peninsula

MARQUETTE — The University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club, under the direction of Dr. Eugene Rogers, will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. May 5 in Escanaba. The Glee Club, which is the oldest student organization on U of M’s campus, is celebrating the university’s bicentennial by traveling ...

Vinyl music gives record stores a boost in a digital world

PORTLAND, Maine— Record stores have not only survived the onslaught of pirated music, digital downloads and online streaming services. They’re now growing in numbers. Several hundred indie music retailers have opened in the past five years in the U.S. thanks largely to the resurgence of ...

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 Wednesday 6 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring The Fiddle Pickers at Lagniappe, Marquette 6 p.m. — ...

hotFLIX: Review: Love triangle undoes historical epic ‘The Promise’

The Armenian Genocide is a curiously unexplored moment in our modern history, cinematically speaking. That fact alone makes director and co-writer Terry George’s “The Promise “ intriguing enough. Historical fiction generally has it over documentaries in inspiring mass interest, especially ...

Nielsen ratings

April 10-16 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. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 11.89 million. 2. “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC, 10.31 million. 2. ...

u.p. moments in HISTORY

Freighter James A. Farrell, Soo Locks, circa 1915. This feature provided by: www.viewsofthepast.com 149 Washington St.

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 ...

Bookstore on wheels turns heads in Baghdad

BAGHDAD — The Iraqis guarding Baghdad’s many checkpoints, on the lookout for car bombs and convoys, don’t know what to make of Ali al-Moussawi when he pulls up in a truck displaying shelves of glossy books. The mobile bookstore is the latest in a series of efforts by the 25-year-old to ...

MSO celebrates 20th anniversary with concert full of crowd favorites

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 20th anniversary by presenting a full concert of favorites selected by its audience. MSO’s principal conductor, Dr. Jacob Chi, will conduct audience favorites, including “Fanfare for the Common Man,” “American in Paris,” ...

the big PICTURE

A lonely lifeguard chair is noticeable against a backdrop of magnificent color on the Lake Superior shoreline. (Photo by Gloria Clocklin) Readers who want to submit photos for publication in the Big Picture should send them as large format jpgs to mheath@miningjournal.net, photos@ ...

Superior Arts Youth Theater hosts technical workshops

MARQUETTE — Superior Arts Youth Theater will be hosting technical theater workshops for youth ages 11-18 interested in designing lighting, sound, or properties for their upcoming production of Kids Sing Broadway. The workshops will take place in the Black Box Theater on Northern Michigan ...

Crystal announces ‘Gem of a Season’ lineup

CRYSTAL FALLS — The historic Crystal Theatre has announced the 2017 “A Gem of a Season” lineup. This series brings eight live music shows to the stage of the Crystal Theatre from June through October, according to a press release from the theatre. Each show presents a unique package of ...

John Legend to voice, produce a virtual reality series

NEW YORK— Fresh off his co-starring role in “La La Land,” John Legend is trying another medium: virtual reality. Legend will executive produce and lend his voice to the title character of the upcoming Baobab Studios series “Rainbow Crow.” The production company was to announce ...

hotFLIX: F. Gary Gray speeds outta ‘Compton’ and into ‘Fast 8’

LOS ANGELES — Life hasn’t slowed down for director F. Gary Gray in a while. After a few years away from the business, the 25-year showbiz and music video veteran burst back into Hollywood’s good graces with the critically acclaimed and money-making N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta ...

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 7 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Chris Valenti at Blackrocks Brewery, Marquette 7:30 p.m. ...

Nielsen ratings

April 3-9 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. NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Gonzaga vs. North Carolina, CBS, 23.01 million. 2. “NCAA Pre-Game,” CBS, ...

Jets zip through narrow Star Wars Canyon

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Silence and stillness settled over the deep, sunbaked gorge as a pair of photographers sat on a cliff, waiting. Then the rumbling started. As it grew louder, they scrambled into position. Within seconds, a thunderous roar reverberated from the ...

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 ...