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Nielsen ratings

Aug. 28-Sept. 3 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. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 13.13 million. 2. College Football: Florida St. vs Alabama, ABC, ...

u.p. moments in HISTORY

Ishpeming High School football players, circa 1890s. (Photo by Childs Art Gallery) 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 ...

Witherspoon can’t save bland, gooey ‘Home Again’

It’s a crime to waste Reese Witherspoon. You know what’s worse? To waste Reese Witherspoon AND Candice Bergen. That lovely bit of casting alone — Witherspoon and Bergen as daughter and mom — should have been enough to lift “Home Again,” a debut from writer-director Hallie ...

the big PICTURE

This photo from August submitted by Brian and Rebecca Olds shows baby skunks that were living in their yard in Ishpeming. 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. ...

BLUES ON THE HARBOR

MARQUETTE — The 2017 Marquette Area Blues Fest will take over Mattson Lower Harbor Park during Labor Day Weekend. Enjoy a full weekend of the best in the blues in the fantastic setting on the shore of beautiful Lake Superior. Featuring the top blues acts from Austin, Chicago, Detroit, St. ...

Baldwin revives Trump impression for NBC’s summer spinoff of ‘SNL’

NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin has donned his blond wig to reprise his impression of President Donald Trump for NBC’s summer spinoff of “Saturday Night Live.” Baldwin opened Thursday’s episode of “Weekend Update: Summer Edition” by satirizing Trump’s rally in Phoenix on Tuesday. ...

Game of Thrones: Can Night King win with top-down economy?

WASHINGTON — It was dragons vs. zombies in fiery combat during this week’s “Game of Thrones,” a battle that likely provides just a hint of what lies ahead in HBO’s hit series. Yet the epic scene also raised an economic question: Can the White Walkers’ command-and-control economy ...

U.P. author hits No. 1 on Kindle

MARQUETTE — Native Upper Peninsula author Kristin Neva’s debut novel, Snow Country, hit No. 1 earlier this week as Kindle Bestseller in Christian Contemporary Romance. A jilted bride abandons her California home for snowy Copper Island, Michigan where a charming state trooper will help ...

hotFLIX: Animated ‘LEAP!’ sets a low barre

An animated “Flashdance” meets “Cinderella,” ‘’LEAP !” isn’t so much bad as it is bewildering. The feature about an orphan girl who dreams of dancing professionally is set very vaguely in the 1880s, in Brittany and Paris, and contains nods to that general time — like an ...

superiorland Nightlife

Today 8 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Strung Together at Blackrocks Brewing Co., 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 ...

Nielsen ratings

Aug. 14-20 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. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 13.44 million. 2. “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday), NBC, 10.89 ...

u.p. moments in HISTORY

Leisen & Hennes Malt House, Menominee, circa 1900. 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 ...

Review: Netflix’s ‘Death Note’ gets lost in translation

When “Death Note” begins, we learn that Seattle teenager Light Turner has a crush on a cheerleader at his high school. So when these two would-be lovebirds finally talk for the first time and really open up to each other, Turner has to be honest: “It’s going to sound a little crazy,” ...

the big PICTURE

This photo demonstrating the power of Lake Superior was taken by Karen Coron of Negaunee on Aug. 4. 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 ...

DOWN ON THE HARBOR

MARQUETTE — Harborfest is Coming to Marquette’s Lower Harbor Park Friday and Saturday. $25,000 is the number. This month, Marquette West Rotary gave $25,000 to 38 local U.P. Charities. This $25,000 was raised at last year’s Harborfest and is now being put to good use in the community. ...

‘Steel Magnolias’ has 2nd run this week

MARQUETTE —As the summer season winds down, Lake Superior Theatre’s third production of the season is just opening up with a cast of amazing women from the local community. Steel Magnolias, directed by Denise Clark, will run Tuesday through Friday. This is a touching play that ...

Can’t see the solar eclipse? Tune in online or on TV

LOS ANGELES — Ronald Dantowitz has been looking forward to Monday’s solar eclipse for nearly 40 years. An astronomer who specializes in solar imaging, he’s been photographing eclipses for more than three decades, and will be using 14 cameras to capture today’s celestial event. The ...

Entertainment briefing

Gordon Lightfoot Tribute concert MARQUETTE — L’Anse Lakefront Concerts, and Sundown Productions are proud to present The Gordon Lightfoot Tribute concert Thursday at 7 p.m. at Lakefront Park at the foot of Broad Street. The event is free to the public, and Meadowbrook Arena is the ...