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‘The Walking Dead’ hits 100th episode

SENOIA, Ga. — For seven seasons, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” has explored a world where the dead roam the earth while the living seek safety — from other humans as much as from the zombies trying to tear into their flesh. There are characters whose faith is tested but find their grit ...

NMU hosts Alexis Rockman for ‘Great Lakes Cycle’

MARQUETTE — American contemporary artist Alexis Rockman will visit Northern Michigan University to participate in a series of October events titled “The Great Lakes Cycle: Art + Science with Alexis Rockman.” The artist is known for his paintings of future landscapes depicting the impact ...

the big PICTURE

This photo was taken Sep. 20 by Jody L'Huillier in north Marquette.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore welcomes 2017 Artist-In-Residence

MUNISING — Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore welcomes artist Todd Marsee as the 2017 Artist-in-Residence. Marsee, an award-winning Michigan watercolorist from Ann Arbor, will live and work in the national lakeshore for three weeks as part of the park’s annual AIR program. Marsee’s ...

u.p. moments in HISTORY

Upper Peninsula Brewing Co. advertisement, circa 1889 This feature provided by: www.viewsofthepast.com 149 Washington St.

Finnish male choir to perform in Marquette

MARQUETTE — Runebergskoren, a 50-member male choir from Porvoo, Finland, will make a stop in Marquette on its Midwest tour. The tour is part of “Suomi Finland100,” a yearlong celebration in honor of the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence. The choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. ...

Review: ‘Battle of the Sexes’ serves up a too-timely story

Can an inspirational movie also be a drag? That’s the distinct feeling one can’t shake walking out of “Battle of the Sexes ,” a fictionalized rendering of the 1973 tennis match between 29-year-old Billie Jean King and 55-year-old hustler Bobby Riggs and the circumstances surrounding ...

Entertainment briefing

Contra, old-time square dance MARQUETTE — A contra and old-time square dance is planned from 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct.1 at Dance Zone, 1113 Lincoln Ave. in Marquette. This is a family-friendly event. Suitable for all ages. Bring clean shoes to protect the dance floor as well as the ...

superiorland Nightlife

Today 8 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Strung Together at Blackrocks Brewery, Marquette 8 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring acoustic jam at Hide-A-Way Bar, Gwinn Tuesday 6 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Luke Ogea at Vango’s Pizza, Marquette Wednesday 6 p.m. — ...

Review: ‘Kingsman’ sequel lacks punch and vibe of first film

In the first film about a secret spy group known as Kingsman, we learned they are well-dressed, courtly and perfectly groomed. But by the second film, there’s a decidedly ungentlemanly whiff about them — of desperation. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” comes three years after the first ...

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 ...

Nielsen ratings

Sept. 11-17 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 Football: Green Bay at Atlanta, NBC, 20.24 million. 2. “NFL Sunday Post-Game,” Fox, 13.96 million. 3. ...

Review: ‘Stronger’ tells a survivor’s heart-wrenching story

“Stronger “ is about a survivor but it is not a feel-good movie. In 2013, 27-year-old Jeff Bauman went to watch his ex-girlfriend, Erin Hurley, run the Boston Marathon. He was there when the bombs went off and lost both of his legs as a result. An Associated Press photograph of Bauman, ...

the big PICTURE

Doug Baier captured this photo of a rainbow overhead a vessel at the ore dock in Marquette. 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 ...

LOCAL ARTIST’S WORK TO BE FEATURED AT ARTPRIZE

ESCANABA — Award-winning artist Carol Irving has announced that three of her handwoven wall hangings were chosen for a group art exhibition. She is among other artists featured at the ninth annual ArtPrize in Grand Rapids. Her chosen piece is called Michigan’s Endangered Wildflowers, a ...

hotFLIX: ‘It’ delivers most when not clowning around

Sure, everyone wants to see Ronald McDonald’s killer cousin, but it’s the kids that steal this Stephen King adaptation. In horror movies, the villains are often the stars, and the heroes, such as they are, serve only to be picked off one-by-one by the lead baddie. Freddy Krueger is the ...

Del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ wins Golden Lion at Venice

VENICE, Italy — Guillermo del Toro’s monster thriller “The Shape of Water” took top prize at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, capping an 11-day event where the demons of social division and environmental disaster loomed large on the screen. Del Toro was named winner of the Golden ...

‘It’ floats away with record-breaking $117.2 million weekend

LOS ANGELES — ‘It’ is a hit. The Stephen King adaptation from New Line and Warner Bros. shattered records over the weekend earning $117.2 million from 4,103 locations according to studio estimates on Sunday. Not only is “It” now the largest ever opening for a horror movie and the ...

Entertainment briefing

Arnold to close concert series L’ANSE — Jan Arnold and her blend of country, blues and folk music will close out the 2017 L’Anse Lakefront Concerts season at 7 p.m. Thursday. The free event will be held at Lakefront Park at the foot of Broad Street. Meadowbrook Arena will be the ...

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 Luke Ogea at Vango’s Pizza, Marquette 6:30 p.m. — Live ...