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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 ...

Slick neo-noir ‘Gemini’ stays surface level

Writer-director Aaron Katz’s “Gemini “ is a very stylishly executed and well-cast attempt at a Lynchian neo-noir that doesn’t really work. Glum and meandering, the Los Angeles-set mystery about a Hollywood starlet and her assistant starts off promising enough but trudges along aimlessly ...

New HBO documentary examines King’s challenging final years

When a figure is as fundamental to our history and national identity as Martin Luther King Jr., is there anything left to learn about him? Actually, it may be precisely because King is such a towering figure in our collective memory that we tend to focus on a few big moments — Montgomery, ...

Disney’s ‘Wrinkle’ is a cluttered, dizzying jumble

Go ahead, pick your favorite young, villain-vanquishing fantasy heroine. Meg Murry probably came first. Katniss Everdeen? She arrived in 2001. Hermione Granger? That was 1997. Elphaba, the green girl from “Wicked”? 2003. But Meg, the reluctant, bespectacled heroine of Madeleine ...

the local SCENE

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 jams will be Friday. For more information call ...

A good cast can’t save contrived ‘Gringo’

The good news is David Oyelowo is a terrific comedic actor (who knew!). The bad news is that the vehicle for discovery, Nash Edgerton’s “Gringo ,” is a contrived action-comedy that is trying its hardest to shock and offend, but, you know, in a funny, cool B-movie way that involves ...

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 ...

In ‘Death of Stalin,’ a power vacuum full of comedy

Just as history enshrines its heroes, it aggrandizes its villains. The most fearsome perpetrators of evil can become calcified in the horror of their atrocities. It becomes easy to imagine them as stern, foreboding figures who could have only earned their impunity through obsessive, ...

Nominations for 2018 Folklife Award

MARQUETTE — The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University is seeking public nominations for the 2018 Upper Peninsula Folklife Award. The award recognizes those who make a difference in the creation and/or preservation of Upper Peninsula folk arts, including music, ...

Axiom Brass Quintet to perform March 23

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University music department will host a concert featuring the Axiom Brass Quintet at 7:30 p.m. March 23 in Reynolds Recital Hall. The event is part of the Siril Endowment for Musical Arts. The Axiom Brass Quintet is an internationally recognized group that ...

OFF TO NEVER NEVER LAND

MARQUETTE — Superior Arts Youth Theater will present the 1954 Broadway Version of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale “Peter Pan” at the Forest Roberts Theater, Thursday through Sunday. This beloved family favorite features the iconic songs “I’m Flying,” “I’ve Gotta Crow,” “I ...

THE BEST OF THE WORST

LOS ANGELES — Maybe it was destiny for a movie with a pile of poop as a central character. “The Emoji Movie” has received Hollywood’s most famous frown, the Razzie Award , for worst picture of 2017, making it the first animated feature in 38 years to earn the top ...

Boosting Gwinn athletics

MARQUETTE — Brenda Reynolds heard through the grapevine the Gwinn Area Public Schools sports program was in need of some financial help. Since the Gwinn Inn — the bar she owns with her husband, Paul — in the past few years has helped put on a September benefit to raise funds for the ...

Call for submissions at ‘Art in the Alley’

MARQUETTE — This spring, the Munising Downtown Development Authority is introducing a rotating seasonal art exhibit in the Munising downtown alley between Elm and Maple streets and between M28 and Superior Street. For the first year, the Munising DDA would like to display Alger County ...

Nino E. Green releases new novel

ESCANABA — Fifty years of experience prompted Escanaba lawyer, Nino E. Green to write “Justice on the Side: Flying Horses, Loopholes and Ernie Hunter’s Law,” a novel about the ways in which lawyers, their clients, judges and juries approach the law with different views of justice. Now ...

As ‘Black Panther’ shows, inclusion pays at the box office

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK — A lavish, headline-grabbing premiere. Lightning word-of-mouth stoked by glowing reviews. Packed movie theaters with sold-out shows, long lines and fans decked out as characters from the film. The phenomenon of “Black Panther” had the look and ...

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. ...