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MTV VMAs was a shocking event, for the wrong reasons

NEW YORK — With most of music industry’s top acts absent — from Beyonce to Bruno Mars — the MTV Video Music Awards lacked star power and felt flat, and some of the winners turned heads — for the wrong reasons. Exhibit A: Camila Cabello beat out Drake, Mars, Cardi B, Ariana Grande ...

‘Back to School with the Jersey Boys’

NEGAUNEE — When a great theatrical production hits the stage, the cast and crew make it all look effortless. But behind the scenes, a lot of time and sweat are put into making the play or musical as perfect as possible. That’s certainly the case for “Back to School with the Jersey ...

A low-key rom-com for Gen-X in ‘Juliet, Naked’

“Juliet, Naked" is a charming and smart little film about early middle age, second chances, regrets and the intoxicating freedom of written correspondence that’s nearly impossible to explain without either spoiling something or being willfully misleading. That’s actually one of its ...

Black Pearl to perform in L’Anse on Thursday

L’ANSE — Sit back and relax to the smooth jazz, rock and country music of Black Pearl at the L’Anse Lakefront Concerts at 7 p.m. Thursday in Lakefront Park, foot of Broad Street. This is a free event and Meadowbrook Arena is the inclement weather site.

Wahlberg and Berg’s ‘Mile 22’ is a dizzying assault

Mark Wahlberg’s “Mile 22" character James Silva has a tick where he snaps a yellow rubber bracelet against his wrist. He does this many, many times throughout this all-out assault of a movie, which seems to have been shot and edited with the singular purpose of leaving the audience confused ...

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 6 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring The Knockabouts at Blackrocks Brewery, Marquette 6:30 p.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 ...

The thrill and the truth of Aretha Franklin

NEW YORK — The clarity and the command. The daring and the discipline. The thrill of her voice and the truth of her emotions. Like the best actors and poets, nothing came between how Aretha Franklin felt and what she could express, between what she expressed and how we responded. ...

‘Godspell’ coming to Lake Superior Theatre

MARQUETTE — Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven! Aug. 14-19 and again Aug. 21-26, Lake Superior Theatre is presenting “Godspell: a musical foray into the Book of Matthew,” which delivers a message of love and acceptance and hope to all regardless of ...

Finn Fun Day to be held Aug. 25

NEGAUNEE — The ninth annual Finn Fun Day will take place on Aug. 25 at the Negaunee Township Hall, 42 State Highway M-35, starting at 11 a.m. and continuing until 3 p.m. All are welcome, there is plenty of parking, and there is no admission charge. Food will be served, and entertainment and ...

Casey Affleck opens up in the wake of #MeToo

LOS ANGELES — Casey Affleck has been mostly absent from the public eye for the past year, but in the wake of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements and with a new film coming out this fall, he is for the first time addressing lingering questions about earlier harassment allegations. The ...

White Water to perform in L’Anse Thursday night

L’ANSE — Delight in the traditional folk and dance music of renowned group White Water at the L’Anse Lakefront Concerts, 7 p.m. Thursday. The event will be held at Lakefront Park, at the foot of Broad Street. Meadowbrook Arena is the inclement weather site.

Superiorland Nightlife

Today 8 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Stan Berry 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 6:30 p.m. — ...

Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ is daring and essential

In 1979, a man named Ron Stallworth who was the first African-American police officer and detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department also became a card-carrying member of the Ku Klux Klan and the leader of the local chapter. He would send a white co-worker to play him for in-person ...

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 ...

Shark thriller ‘The Meg’ goes deep, stays shallow

We’re going to need a bigger boat for all these shark movies. On the tail of “The Shallows,” ‘’47 Meters Down,” ‘’Dark Tide” and, of course, the seminal “Sharknado,” comes “The Meg,” the latest in a growing school of shark movies, all of which, to varying degrees, ...