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‘SCROOGE!’

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will introduce a few surprising twists to its longstanding holiday production of “Scrooge!,” a musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. ...

Dick Cheney biopic ‘Vice’ tops Golden Globes nominations

NEW YORK — Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic “Vice” staged an awards-season coup Thursday, landing a leading six nominations from the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards to narrowly edge more expected favorites like Bradley Cooper’s tear-jerking revival “A Star Is Born,” the interracial ...

Kevin Hart quits as Oscars host over his anti-gay tweets

NEW YORK — Just two days after being named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian. Capping a swift and dramatic fallout, Hart wrote on Twitter just after midnight Thursday that he was withdrawing as Oscars host ...

Film puts a modern spin on ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’

“Mary, Queen of Scots” is an ambitious re-imagining of the Mary Stuart and Elizabeth I saga with modern flourishes and bold performances from Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. But the film, for all its prestige and edginess, its lofty goals and contemporary messages, is not a particularly ...

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 Breakwall Comedy Night at Ore Dock Brewing Co., Marquette. $7 ...

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 ...

‘Black Panther’ poised to become an Oscars heavyweight

NEW YORK — “Black Panther” has, in a way, already been to the Oscars. Much of the film’s cast was eagerly highlighted at March’s ceremony: a welcome splash of blockbuster luster at an Academy Awards that largely lacked it. “Black Panther” had at the time already been in ...

The big PICTURE

This recent photo by Brenda Mattson shows a group of moose near Republic. Readers who want to submit photos for publication in the Big Picture should send them as large format jpgs to jmarietti@miningjournal.net or photos@miningjournal.net. Readers should include who took the photo, and where ...

‘NORTHBOUND’

MARQUETTE — If you’re looking for an opportunity to get out of the cold and watch a locally filmed and produced series that may even feature some of your friends and neighbors, the first and second seasons of “Northbound” will be shown on the big screen at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. in ...

What’s ‘Northbound’ all about?

MARQUETTE — “Northbound” is a series created by Upper Peninsula natives Seth and Nathan Anderson, as well as producer Jason Hagen. Two seasons of the show are complete and are available to view on Minneapolis-based distributor Seeka TV’s platform. Viewers will also have a chance to see ...

Patrick Booth to perform three concerts in area

MARQUETTE — Patrick Booth, a Marquette native and internationally recognized saxophonist will be releasing a new CD entitled “Stillness.” All of the music presented is inspired by his experiences living and working in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Inspired by the cascading ...

‘ROMEO & JULIET’

ISHPEMING — Students in the Westwood High School Shakespeare company are working hard to bring the timeless classic Romeo and Juliet to the Patriot Performing Arts Theatre at WHS in Ishpeming Shakespeare’s ever-relevant tale of two star-crossed teenage lovers has adopted a new voice with ...

To encourage more use, Instagram to allow sharing with fewer folks

NEW YORK — Keep your friends close ... and your close friends closer? Instagram is adding a feature to make it easier to share photos and videos with fewer folks. Called Close Friends, the new feature lets users share Stories — photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours — with ...

Superiorland Nightlife

Today 7 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring The MistleTones at Border Grill Washington Street, Marquette 8:30 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring acoustic jam at Hide-A-Way Bar, Gwinn 9 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring open mich with Joe Patrick at Flanigan’s, ...

Just in time for Christmas, a zombie holiday musical

Consider it an early Christmas gift: “Anna and the Apocalypse” is the zombie horror holiday musical you didn’t know you needed. Just imagining that first pitch meeting is entertainment in itself. “It’s ‘High School Musical’ meets ‘World War Z!’ No no, it’s ‘Glee’ meets ...

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 ...

‘Roma’ named best film by New York film critics

NEW YORK — In what may be the just the first of many such sweeps, Alfonso Cuaron’s masterful, memory-drenched drama “Roma” dominated the New York Film Critics Circle Awards on Thursday, winning best film, best director and best cinematography. The overwhelming show of support for ...

National Board of Review names ‘Green Book’ year’s best film

NEW YORK — The feel-good road-trip drama “Green Book” was named the best film of the year, and its star, Viggo Mortensen, best actor, by the National Board of Review in one of the first in a parade of awards season honors. The NBR awards, announced Tuesday, gave the Oscar hopes of ...