Scene

Back to the roots

MARQUETTE — To celebrate Marquette’s love of both winter and music, a group of the city’s non-profits have joined forces to create a new kind of music festival. The Winter Roots Festival is a day-long event featuring performances by regional folk and blues musicians, workshops and even ...

Hiawatha on TAAP event set for Feb. 20

MARQUETTE — The Hiawatha Music Coop announces the second 2019 monthly traditional music concert, to be held from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Ore Dock Brewing Company in Marquette. The concert series is called Hiawatha on TAAP (Traditional Acoustic Arts Performance) and is held each month on the ...

‘Big Little Lies’ adds superfan Meryl Streep in new season

PASADENA, Calif. — Meryl Streep’s self-claimed addiction to “Big Little Lies” had the bonus of turning the Oscar-winning actress into a star of the HBO drama’s second season. “I loved this show. I was addicted to it. I thought it was an amazing exercise in what we know and don’t ...

‘Subnivean’

MARQUETTE — 17-year-old scriptwriter and filmmaker Jonathan Perry directed a large budget short film titled “Subnivean,” which was filmed in Marquette and Ishpeming the last week of December. Perry’s “Subnivean” will debut in the Marquette Cinema on June 4. Community members are ...

Superiorland Nightlife

Today 8 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Beechgrove & Blacksmith 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, ...

‘Everybody Knows’

There are few more seductive things to watch onscreen than a big, wine-soaked, multi-generational family wedding like the one that happens early in “Everybody Knows,” Asghar Farhadi’s new thriller set in a picturesque Spanish village. But as good as Farhadi is at portraying 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 ...

Do Bryan Singer allegations hurt ‘Bohemian’s’ Oscar chances?

LOS ANGELES — Director Bryan Singer hasn’t been involved with the Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” for over a year, but with a fresh expose alleging that he sexually assaulted minors and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts “suspending” his nomination, will he be the ...

‘What Men Want’ is to avoid this blunder of a film

Not to kick off this review with a spoiler alert, but after seeing “What Men Want” the answer to what men want is probably the same as what women want: Not to be ripped off by yet another dubious rom-com like this. Taraji P. Henson tries a little too hard in a predictable, ...

Gina Rodriguez deserves more than bland ‘Miss Bala’

If you’ve ever watched TV’s hugely entertaining “Jane the Virgin,” you’ll know that its star, Gina Rodriguez, is one of the most engaging, charismatic and relatable actresses out there. It was only a matter of time before she headlined a big-studio movie — a truly welcome ...

‘Arctic’ is a solid, and solitary, survival tale

The premise for “Arctic “ is so simple it’s almost silly to describe: Stranded man tries to survive. It’s also been done more than a few times in movies, so it’s understandable if hearing that invokes a yawn. And yet with barely any dialogue, traditional storytelling methods or ...

Superiorland NIGHTLIFE

Today 7 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Chris Valenti at Iron Bay Restaurant and Drinkery, 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, ...

Everything is pretty good in ‘The LEGO Movie 2’

“The LEGO Movie” is a hard act to follow. Its world was so fresh and vibrant and unexpected, it’s no wonder that it spawned a number of spinoffs of varying quality. But the big test was always going to be the sequel and whether or not it could recreate the magic of the first. And I’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 ...

‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ a gloriously gory art-world satire

The art installation, so often a playground in the contemporary art museum, is in Dan Gilroy’s gloriously gory satire “Velvet Buzzsaw” a terror chamber. Interactivity is involuntary. “Velvet Buzzsaw,” which opens on the Art Basel Miami Beach fair, assembles a glittering gallery ...