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‘Elf, Jr. The Musical’ to open at Vista Theater

NEGAUNEE - “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” December will soon be upon us, and what better way to ring in the season than attending “Elf, Jr. The Musical” at the Historic Vista Theater? Dozens of young people from throughout Marquette County ...

Game not over in ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

In a battle between the internet and John C. Reilly, who among us wouldn’t root for the latter? Leave us IMDb.com and a few podcasts, John, but by all means, go smashy-smashy with the rest. Having liberated arcade game characters from their rigidly ordained roles in 2012’s “Wreck-it ...

A delicious, vicious acting feast in ‘The Favourite’

Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite,” a wicked blast of nasty fun, gleefully dispenses with the usual decorum of the period drama to free its powerhouse trio of actresses — Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz — in a deliciously performed romp through the wigs and corsets of ...

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 Joe Patrick at Flanigan’s, Marquette Tuesday 8 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Adam Carpenter at Blackrocks Brewery, Marquette Wednesday 6 p.m. ...

‘Creed II’ goes more than the distance. It’s a KO

The weight of legacy hangs heavily over “Creed II.” Not just for most of the characters, who must come to grips with their own family histories. But also for the filmmakers, tasked with making a sequel to a successful spin-off of a beloved franchise. It would put any film on the ropes. Not ...

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 ...

Get in the holiday mood with Diana Ross, John Legend, more

Here’s a collection of holiday albums reviewed by The Associated Press. Diana Ross, “Wonderful Christmas Time” (UMe/Ross Records) Are you in the mood for jolly, singalong Christmas music? Diana Ross has you covered. Looking for something more serene, with religious tones? Diana ...

Honoring local musicians, past and present

MARQUETTE — The community will have a chance to come together and recognize local musicians who have made a lasting impact on Marquette’s music scene this weekend, as the second annual Marquette Music Hall of Fame Induction and Party will be held from 6 to 11 Saturday night in the Red Room ...

2018 Marquette Music Hall of Fame inductees announced

MARQUETTE — Individuals, bands, venues, businesses and others that have contributed to Marquette’s music scene will be recognized at the second annual Marquette Music Hall of Fame Induction and Party Saturday at the Masonic Building in Marquette, located along West Washington Street. ...

Claire Foy trades Elizabeth for Lisbeth

No, “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” isn’t a Spider-man spinoff about a young woman ensnarled by Peter Parker. But you’d be forgiven for thinking the latest, revamped iteration of Stieg Larsson’s thrillers has some superhero DNA. This, Lisbeth Salander’s third big-screen ...

Superiorland nightlife

Today 8 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Day Dreamers at Blackrocks 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 p.m. — Live entertainment ...

A commanding turn from Viola Davis in ‘Widows’

When you think of the wives and girlfriends of criminals and mobsters in cinema and television, what or who comes to mind? Kay Adams? Elvira Hancock? Skyler White? They are either victims of a man’s misdeeds or end up becoming part of the problem. They might get fancy jewelry or a big house, ...

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 ...

‘Green Book’ is sure to put a smile on your face

If there is a big studio movie that’s more generally crowd-pleasing than “Green Book “ this season, I have yet to find it. In this landscape of challenging, provocative, edgy films, Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali and, of all people, director Peter Farrelly have come along with a ...

Smashing Pumpkins’ album is shiny and oh so bright

It’s no question The Smashing Pumpkins has had a tumultuous past. Multiple iterations, breakups and solo careers later, three founding members of the 90’s Chicago-rooted rockers — Billy Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin — are back to release their first collaborative album in 18 ...