Scene

All Strings Considered to perform at Second Sunday Folk Dance

AMASA — On Sunday, the 34th season of the Second Sunday Folk Dance series continues by hosting All Strings Considered for a concert that highlights music of the Original Carter Family of southwest Virginia. Held at the Fortune Lake Camp in Crystal Falls, the music starts at 4 p.m. CT with ...

‘Exploiting the Winderness’ presentation held

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University Professor Greg Warchol is one of the world’s leading experts on the illegal wildlife trade. He was among the first to address the criminal justice aspects, from factors driving the multi-billion dollar international black market to organized ...

Report: Spice Girls to reunite for tour, but without Beckham

LONDON (AP) — A report says the Spice Girls are about to give fans what they really, really want: a reunion. The Sun newspaper said Saturday that the 1990s girl group is about to announce a new tour, but without original member Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham. The newspaper says the ...

In ‘Boy Erased,’ ignorance is shown empathetically

“Boy Erased “ is based on the true story of a young man, Garrard Conley, whose Baptist family put him in a conversion therapy center to “cure” his homosexuality when he was just 19-years-old. Conley wrote about his experiences in a memoir, which writer-director-actor Joel Edgerton has ...

NMU Music Dept. to hold Veterans Day concert

MARQUETTE — The Music Department at Northern Michigan University is presenting a Veterans Day choral concert that will feature patriotic American songs from different war periods and guest speakers from different branches of the military. The event is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday in Reynolds ...

Marquette Symphony Orchestra to perform ‘Sounds of the Holidays’

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Symphony Orchestra will perform “Sounds of the Holidays” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at Kaufman Auditorium. The MSO has a full and festive program, including: John Rutter’s “Gloria” with the Marquette Senior High School Chorale, “Minor Alterations No. 2: ...

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 Wednesday 6 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring The Fiddle Pickers at Lagniappe, Marquette 6 p.m. — Live ...

‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ falls flat

So Disney has gone ahead and made a Christmas movie from “The Nutcracker.” Is this what we’re doing now? We’re making big Hollywood movies from 19th century ballets? Anyone have any fresh ideas at all? Talk about low-hanging fruit: It’s a sugar plum. “The Nutcracker and the ...

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 ...

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ won’t rock you, but Malek will

Where does a preening, pansexual rock god get his powers? The Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” traces his sonorous majesty to an unlikely place: his back teeth. Mercury, nee Farrokh Bulsara, was born with four extra incisors, giving him a bigger mouth. Introducing himself to ...

Broadway musical ‘WICKED’ marks 15 years with a party

NEW YORK — Fifteen years ago, one of the top films in the land was “Finding Nemo” and Shania Twain played the Super Bowl halftime show. 50 Cent’s “Get Rich or Die Tryin’” was a hit album and a couple of witches-to-be took over Broadway. The musical “Wicked” shook off some ...

In masterful ‘Burning,’ rage simmers in Seoul

In the smoldering centerpiece of Chang-dong Lee’s masterly “Burning” — a mournful cry of a movie — a young, tragic South Korean woman named Haemi (an exquisite Jun Jong-seo) dances before two men at twilight while Miles Davis floats bluely from a nearby car radio. The Korean ...

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 Tuesday 8 p.m. — ...

‘Hunter Killer’ is a submarine movie on steroids

There are so many good movies in theaters right now — thoughtful, artistic, well-acted and well-told movies that studios preciously save for this time of year with the distant hope of Oscar gold in their future. The Gerard Butler submarine movie “Hunter Killer “ is not one of those ...

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 ...

‘Johnny English’ sequel is an ode to low-tech charm

There’s nothing really new or fresh or bold in “Johnny English Strikes Again,” the third installment of Rowan Atkinson’s bumbling-spy saga/James Bond spoof. And for some of us, maybe that’s not such a terrible thing. Sometimes you don’t want the hip new cocktail. Sometimes you ...