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Event-filled summer planned for U.P.

ESCANABA — Summer is officially underway, and the Upper Peninsula has wasted no time planning a full calendar of events and festivities to keep residents and visitors busy throughout the season. According to Executive Director of the Delta County Chamber of Commerce Vickie Micheau, events ...

Seney National Wildlife Refuge announces public events

Morning Bus Tours — Mondays and Fridays July 3 to Aug. 28 Would you like to get more out of your trip to Seney National Wildlife Refuge? Some wildlife can be difficult to see, but trained staff and volunteers know where to look or listen. Join us Monday and Friday mornings at 10:00 am to ...

Entertainment briefing: Chasin’ Steel to perform

L’ANSE — The driving bluegrass music of Chasin' Steel continues the L'Anse Lakefront Concerts at 7 p.m. Thursday at Lakefrnt Park in L’Anse. The park is located at the foot of Broad Street. Participants may bring a lawnchair or blanket. In case of inclement weather, the concert will ...

Houghton native Hannah Bethel to return for performance

HOUGHTON — Houghton native Hannah Bethel and a band of Nashville musicians will perform at the Houghton Rotary’s U.P. Summerfest at 10 p.m. Saturday at the Dee Stadium. Bethel spent many summers performing at festivals, fairs, bars, coffee houses, shopping malls and country shows in the ...

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. ...

hotFLIX: ‘Cars 3’ steers a welcome if imperfect gender shift

NEW YORK — Three films in, it’s time to ask some hard questions about the world of “Cars.” What are their interiors like? Brains and a heart or plush leather seating and cup holders? Do they pay life or car insurance? And where, good God, have all the people gone? Are they, as I fear, ...

Nielsen ratings

June 12-18 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. NBA Finals: Cleveland at Golden State, Game 5, ABC, 24.53 million. 2. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, ...

u.p. moments in HISTORY

School Yard Playmates, Miller Sisters, Negaunee, circa 1890. This feature provided by: http://www.viewsofthepast.com 149 Washington St.

Scholar offers insights into what makes Scandinavians tick

“Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North” (Overlook Press), by Robert Ferguson Norway, Sweden and Denmark consistently rank at or near the top in global surveys of national contentment, prosperity and well-being. It’s as if peaceful and progressive Scandinavia were a place of ...

the big PICTURE

Mallard ducks cool off in this backyard kiddie pool in Marquette on a hot June day. (Photo by Sharon Fluette, of Marquette) Readers who want to submit photos for publication in the Big Picture should send them as large format jpgs to mheath@miningjournal.net, photos@ miningjournal.net or ...

Yarrow to perform at Kaufman

MARQUETTE — The Hiawatha Music Co-op and the city of Marquette Arts and Culture Center present legendary musician and singer/songwriter Peter Yarrow 7 p.m. on June 30 at Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette, according to a press release from the Hiawatha Music Co-op.  Yarrow — of Peter, Paul ...

All Strings Considered to perform outdoor concert

MARQUETTE — The old time stringband All Strings Considered will perform an outdoor concert from 6 to 8 p.m. July 8 at the Hilltop Cabins and Motel, N14176 Ellen St. in Grand Marais. All Strings Considered plays traditional old-time instrumental and vocal music of the Appalachian region. ...

Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith is new US poet laureate

NEW YORK — Tracy K. Smith, the country’s new poet laureate, would like to start a conversation. “A poem asks you to let go many of your assumptions, move away from your own certainties and to listen,” says Smith, 45, a Pulitzer Prize winner whose appointment to a one-year term was ...

Entertainment briefing

Derrell Syria Project in L’Anse L’ANSE — The 2017 L'Anse Lakefront Concerts continue with the reggae, Caribbean and fun music of the Derrell Syria Project. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Lakefront Park at the foot of Broad Street in L’Anse. The event is free. ...

Frost’s ‘two roads’ might be in England

DYMOCK, England — The woods were cool, a welcome balm on a hot day. Shafts of sunlight poured through the canopy. Slowly, I walked down a track thick with long-fallen leaves. And then I found it. It wasn’t much to look at, just a spot where the path split. But that was the point. Could ...

Hot Flix: In ‘47 Meters Down,’ Moore, Holt embrace uncharted waters

LOS ANGELES — Mandy Moore spent six weeks at the bottom of a London pool trapped inside a steel cage, hyperventilating and screaming while filming the underwater thriller “47 Meters Down .” It wasn’t all called for in the script. Countless “what ifs” played out in her mind: ...

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 ...

Nielsen ratings

June 5-11 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. NBA Finals: Golden State at Cleveland, Game 3, ABC, 20.1 million. 2. NBA Finals: Golden State at Cleveland, Game 4, ...

u.p. moments in HISTORY

Ridge Street and Lower Harbor, Marquette, circa 1865. This feature is 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 ...