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Superior Arts Youth Theater presents ‘Shrek The Musical Jr.’

MARQUETTE — Superior Arts Youth Theater presents “Shrek The Musical Jr.,” where beauty is in the eye of everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, as he leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Directed by Jalina McClain with assistants ...

Westwood Shakespeare Company opening 16th season

ISHPEMING — Comedy is the key word for this season and the Westwood Shakespeare Company’s productions. The company, now in its 16th season, will kick off with improv and follow it up with Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” The WSC opens Nov. 1, 15, and 22 with improv, totally ...

Gord Downie was blessed with the chance to say goodbye and he makes the most of that opportunity on “Introduce Yerself,” a 23-song farewell to friends, family, bandmates and others which leaves a lump in your throat and a smile on your face. Downie was the frontman of The Tragically Hip ...

‘Constellations’ at Forest Roberts

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre is presenting the futuristic romance Constellations. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 9-11 and Nov. 16-18, with 1 p.m. matinees both Saturdays, in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre. The play ...

Review: An edgeless satire in George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’

The perfect veneer of 1950s suburban life is just a mask for the deep rot and hypocrisy festering underneath the trimmed lawns in George Clooney’s “Suburbicon,” a derivative and somewhat edgeless satire with some compelling performances nonetheless. Clooney directs a script credited to ...

Shyamalan’s ‘Glass,’ to film in shuttered mental hospital

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An empty Pennsylvania mental hospital will be full when M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming film “Glass” starts shooting there next week. The film, starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy, is the final chapter in a superhero trilogy that also includes ...

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. ...

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 ...

Teller delivers strong, thoughtful turn in vet drama

“Thank You For Your Service” may be an Iraq war film. But its most harrowing scene takes place far from the battlefield: in the sterile, dingy waiting room of the Department of Veterans Affairs. There, as countless veterans, many of them wounded, sit for hours waiting to talk to someone, ...

Haunted Theatre returns to NMU

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will transform into a haunted house for its ninth annual Haunted Theatre. Among the new “scares” added this year is a gothic-themed dungeon. Performances are from 7-11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Regular tickets will only ...

Review: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ takes the god to funny heights

In the stand-alone films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Thor always seemed to get the short end of the stick. The Thor films were never as popular as Iron Man, and didn’t gain steam like Captain America. They were perhaps a little too serious and a little too dull — none of which was the ...

‘Cold War in the U.P.’ exhibit set to open

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will unveil its new “Cold War in the U.P.” exhibit on Nov. 2. An opening reception is scheduled at 7 p.m. From the late 1940s until the early 1990s, the United States and the Soviet Union were locked in a ...

hotFLIX: Review: ‘Wonderstruck’ is a beautiful fable for youngsters

For devoted fans of certain prestige directors, it’s always a little disarming to see them make a true children’s film. Expectations have to be readjusted in real time as you submit to something else, something different. That exercise can yield disappointment, but sometimes, maybe even ...

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. ...

Nielsen ratings

Oct. 9-15 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 Post Game,” CBS, 16.58 million. 2. NFL Football: N.Y. Giants at Denver, NBC, 16.16 million. 3. NFL ...

u.p. moments in HISTORY

Going to the vet, Marquette County, circa 1940’s. This feature 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 ...

Good intentions go up in smoke in ‘Only the brave’

Firefighters must be our last real superheroes. They run toward stuff that’s on fire, for heaven’s sake. There are the few public servants — not cops, politicians or doctors — as beloved or who have managed to stay untainted. What they surely don’t need is the old fashioned Hollywood ...