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‘BARDS AND BREWS’

MARQUETTE — Bards & Brews is a live creative reading held the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Ore Dock Community Space. January’s readings will feature novelist Steven Dunn, essayist Ginny MacDonald, and poet C.M. Keehl. Launched in 2015 by U.P. Poet Laureate Andrea ...

U.P. Arts and Culture Alliance work underway

HOUGHTON — Arts and culture leaders across the Upper Peninsula have commenced work towards the establishment of a U.P. Arts and Culture Alliance to better respond to the local and regional needs of our communities, according to a press release from the alliance. Twenty-two leaders from ...

The big thing in TV sets this year is … big TV sets

LAS VEGAS — What’s new in television sets this year? Incrementally better pictures, larger screens and cheaper prices — and that’s about it. True, set manufacturers are bombarding consumers with a whole series of buzzwords — OLED, 4K, 8K, HDR, QLED, wide color gamut — intended to ...

hotFLIX: Loach film is a searing call for humanity, decency

Just like a Michael Moore documentary, there’s nothing subtle about a Ken Loach drama. The 80-year-old British director and social critic has long been an ardent, insistent, eloquent champion of the more vulnerable members of society — particularly working-class folks who are trying to do ...

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 Tuesday 7 ...

Nielsen ratings

Jan. 2 - Jan. 8 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. NFL Playoff: Detroit vs. Seattle, NBC, 26.89 million. 2. NFC Wildcard Postgame (New York Giants vs. Green ...

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 ...

Adam Driver downshifts with pensive ‘Paterson’

NEW YORK — Adam Driver prefers not to see the films and TV shows he’s in, a policy that he grants he’s taken a little far. “I haven’t seen ‘Lincoln’ and I have, like, the smallest part in ‘Lincoln,’ Driver says, chuckling. “It’s not called ‘Samuel Beckwith the ...

Why Keaton left Batman franchise

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Keaton has revealed the reason behind his departure from the “Batman” franchise after two films. Keaton starred as the superhero in 1989's “Batman” and 1992's “Batman Returns.” Both of those films were directed by Tim Burton. Joel Schumacher was hired ...

the big PICTURE

A drop of water freezes at it falls from a plant holder in Ishpeming. The Cliffs Shaft is seen in the background. (Photo by Justin Marietti) Readers who want to submit photos for publication in the Big Picture should send them as large format jpgs to mheath@miningjournal.net, photos@ ...

Hiawatha announces lineup for ‘Warm Up’ concert series

MARQUETTE — The Hiawatha Music Co-op in keeping with its mission to bring traditional music to the Upper Peninsula, is planning a winter concert series to share warmth and music during the winter months. The Hiawatha Music Co-op announces the line up for the 2017 “Hiawatha Warm Up” ...

MSO’s first Music Collage Concert to celebrate anniversary

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Symphony Orchestra’s first Chamber Music Collage Concert will be presented by MSO musician-volunteers to celebrate and support the 20th Anniversary year. Small ensembles have been formed to present a collage with a flute quintet, string ensembles, a tuba quartet, ...

‘Obama Out’: President ending reign as pop culture king

WASHINGTON — From his campaign fist bump to his theatrical mic drop at the last White House correspondents’ dinner, Barack Obama ruled as America’s pop culture president. His two terms played out like a running chronicle of the trends of our times: slow-jamming the news with Jimmy ...

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 Tuesday 8 ...

hotFLIX: In uplifting ‘Hidden Figures,’ three women’s rise

Theodore Melfi’s buoyant “Hidden Figures” is an old-fashioned feel-good movie with powerful contemporary relevance, spearheaded by a trio of unstoppable actresses playing black women who wouldn’t be stopped. Set in 1961 Virginia, the fact-based “Hidden Figures,” adapted from ...

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 ...

Baraga gallery hosts new exhibit

BARAGA — The Baraga County Chamber of Commerce has announced the next show to be featured at its gallery space in downtown L’Anse. The Chamber gallery will feature local area artists, using the juried method of selection, for a 16-week show beginning Jan. 20. All artists are invited to ...

Washington treaded carefully in adapting ‘Fences’

NEW YORK — When August Wilson’s widow first toured the set for the new movie based on his play “Fences,” she carefully examined the modest two-story brick house, the small yard and the tree where a ball hung from a rope — and she wept. Constanza Romero, who lost her playwright ...