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Artistic motherhood: Artist in residency program fostering new connections

September 15, 2014 MARQUETTE — Motherhood and artistry don’t have to be mutually exclusive. In that vein, an artist-in-residency program is in the works to celebrate and combine those pursuits. more »»

Local artists, historians get together to bring past to life

September 8, 2014 MARQUETTE — More than a century ago, a young man named Will Adams entertained the growing town of Marquette with humorous quips, caricatures of the local social elite, an original magazine and... more »»

Singin’ the blues

August 25, 2014 MARQUETTE — For the first time, actor, musician and playwright Jeff Daniels is touring this summer with his son’s band, the Ben Daniels Band, in a bluesy folk-rock experience that Jeff called... more »»

2014 Blues Fest Schedule of events

August 25, 2014 11th Annual Marquette Area Blues Fest Ellwood Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette Friday — open to public — FREE admission 6 p.m. Jeff Daniels with The Ben Daniels Band 8 p.m. more »»

Giant squid brings author success

August 18, 2014 MARQUETTE — It was the old black-and-white photograph beside the giant squid, more than the dead specimen itself, that captured the imagination of author Matthew Gavin Frank on a visit to the... more »»

What a weekend!

August 18, 2014 MARQUETTE — A wide range of musical acts, a great variety of food and a host of fun activities are part of Marquette Rotary West’s Harbor Fest, which takes place Friday and Saturday. more »»

Talented actors: 2 Cinderellas

August 11, 2014 NEGAUNEE — Al Keefer had a problem most musical production directors would envy: Four extremely gifted performers, two roles to cast. more »»

New watercolor world beckons

August 4, 2014 MARQUETTE — The last year or so has been amazing for Kathleen Conover, the noted Marquette watercolorist. “A whole new little world has opened up for me,” she said. more »»

MACC exhibits: Artists offer variety of mediums, exploration

August 4, 2014 The city of Marquette hosts monthly exhibits at the Marquette Arts and Culture Center that are free to the public and feature local, regional, national, and international artwork throughout the yea. more »»

Regional rockers

July 28, 2014 MARQUETTE — Three musicians with Upper Peninsula connections recently released efforts on CD and EP: “Hold Me Close” Randy Tessier cdbaby. more »»

Drawing pays the bills for AOTR director

July 21, 2014 MARQUETTE — About four years ago, at 3 a.m. on his wife’s birthday, draftsman Jason Limberg, now 32, couldn’t sleep. more »»

Musician finds big rewards in teaching

July 14, 2014 MARQUETTE — Blues musician and writer Tyler Dettloff never saw himself becoming a teacher. more »»

Tuscon-based folk band at Hiawatha

July 7, 2014 MARQUETTE — Rooted in the traditional music of the Appalachian South, all-acoustic string band “Run Boy Run” blends old-time folk and bluegrass with touches of jazz, classical and their own... more »»

Senior program inspires new artist

July 7, 2014 MARQUETTE — Last year, after decades of living in Humboldt, John Ruusi and his wife retired to Marquette. more »»

U.P. author gains meaning from ‘false starts’

June 30, 2014 MARQUETTE — From practicing religion at a Catholic seminary to practicing law in Chicago, author John Gubbins has been witness to a broad spectrum of human vice and virtue. more »»

Painter, musician keeps faith through challenges

June 23, 2014 MARQUETTE — “My entire life is devoted to it; every second.” For local painter, guitarist and singer Tim Rundman, art is a lifestyle, a “visceral, thrilling” activity of spiritual proportion. more »»

Salty and tenacious singer-songwriter plays own tune

June 16, 2014 MARQUETTE — A millennial mixture of Janis Joplin, Patti Smith and plenty of her own moxie, most locals have heard the earthy, exuberantly dark sounds of Marquette native Heather Evans,18, busking... more »»

 
 

 

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