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October 5, 2015 MARQUETTE — Edd Benda was preparing to shoot his first feature film, “Superior,” and feared a logistical problem was going to be difficult to solve. more »»

Hiawatha Music Co-op to hold its annual members meeting

October 5, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Hiawatha Music Co-op will holds its annual members meeting at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Elks Lodge on Front Street in Marquette. The gathering will begin at 5:30 p.. more »»

Austin Lucas, plus Sally, to perform at Vista

September 28, 2015 MARQUETTE — Austin Lucas was in the middle of a song during a concert one evening when the crowd unexpectedly started ooohing and aaahing. more »»

Concert will be restart of musicians on stage at Vista

September 28, 2015 NEGAUNEE — When the Vista Theater opened back in 1926, it was home to entertainment presentations of all sorts, including live music. more »»

Films featuring Negaunee native hit at Soo Film Festival

September 28, 2015 MARQUETTE — Films featuring Negaunee native Steven Wiig were a big hit with the audiences at the recent Soo Film Festival. more »»


September 21, 2015 MARQUETTE — While many Americans are currently focusing their time on football, one local artist is preparing to exhibit his work in an international art competition. more »»

‘Winona’ premieres

September 14, 2015 MARQUETTE — The hardest part about finishing a documentary, says filmmaker Michael Loukinen, is parting ways with 90 percent of his material, which, due to time constraints, just can’t make the cut. more »»

Local poet with international reputation releases new book

August 31, 2015 MARQUETTE — Internationally-acclaimed bilingual poet Beverly Matherne is releasing her sixth book this week, a haunting and enchanted collection of short stories and prose poems featured in both... more »»

TWO nights of music

August 24, 2015 MARQUETTE — Music fans are going to love Harbor Fest 2015, with a number of great bands performing and free admission both nights to the annual event Friday and Saturday at Mattson Lower Harbor Park... more »»


August 24, 2015 ISHPEMING — Rhonda Numikoski and Rick Stadler and friends want to keep music alive in the central Upper Peninsula. more »»


August 17, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Romantic Polish composer Frederic Chopin is known as the “poet of the piano” for his hundreds of profoundly haunting pieces that still move listeners today. more »»


August 17, 2015 MARQUETTE — It’s called Finn Fun Day but people of all ethnic backgrounds are welcome to take part. more »»


August 3, 2015 MARQUETTE — Marquette-born singer-songwriter Joshua Davis is spending the summer touring his home state after winning third place on NBC’s hit television show “The Voice. more »»

Young local artist opens for national celeb

August 3, 2015 MARQUETTE — Emerging young artist Milo Birch has been playing music since he could sit at a pian. more »»

Siik’s career expands to include first book

August 3, 2015 MARQUETTE — Negaunee native David Siik is a multimedia force to be reckoned with, making a name for himself in many areas in recent years. more »»

On the shores of HIAWATHA

July 13, 2015 MARQUETTE — Organizers of the 37th annual Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival expect crowds of close to 4,000 this weekend at the festival’s scenic birthplace, the Tourist Park in Marquett. more »»


June 22, 2015 MARQUETTE — On June 20-27 local businesses, organizations and more than 100 artists and musicians have collaborated to celebrate Marquette’s vibrant art scene. more »»


June 22, 2015 Monday -11 am-1 p.m., Mr. Jim’s Painting Preschoolers at the U.P. Children’s Museum -Noon-9 p.m., Street Buskers -1 p.m.-3 p.m. more »»

5 seconds of fame

June 15, 2015 MARQUETTE — Malamute, an eight-month-old local bluegrass band, grew organically out of the love and carousal of four friends, who simply noticed they liked playing together. more »»

Legend’s lore

June 15, 2015 MARQUETTE — “Paul Bunyan in Michigan: Yooper Logging, Lore & Legends” is Jon C. Stott’s 23rd book and it’s also one that’s close to his heart. “There’s a lot of me in it,” he said. more »»



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