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Pine Mountain Music Festival 2019 events season announced

MARQUETTE — The Pine Mountain Music Festival is proud to announce an exciting season. This years festival marks the 29th year of bringing classical and world Music to the communities of Marquette, Iron Mountain, Crystal Falls, Houghton, Hancock and Calumet. Perhaps the most notable new ...

Shahidi shines in so-so ‘The Sun Is Also a Star’

“The Sun Is Also a Star" is a beautiful looking film. The TV stars Yara Shahidi of “grown-ish” and Charles Melton of “Riverdale” are beautiful. New York City is beautiful. Even the MTA is (kind of) beautiful. Director Ry Russo-Young’s film is shot by cinematographer Autumn Durald ...

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 Tuesday 9 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring InTune at Rainbow Bar, Ishpeming Wednesday 6 p.m. — Live ...

Smashing debut for Swinton’s daughter in ‘The Souvenir’

It was only weeks before production was starting on “The Souvenir,” the story goes, and British director Joanna Hogg and her friend, actress Tilda Swinton, still didn’t have a lead actress. The role of Julie, an affluent, twentysomething film student in 1980s London, was loosely based ...

Summer movie preview: Horror takes a holiday

NEW YORK — Jim Jarmusch didn’t have to look far for zombies. “I see a lot of soulless ghouls on the streets at night walking along staring into their phone and they don’t even know they’re in the world anymore,” says the director. “Sometimes I just want to shove them out of ...

New network TV shows compete with controversy for attention

NEW YORK — When broadcasters staged their annual, extravagant showcases for next season’s shows, they were after media-buyers’ hearts and wallets and headlines about, say, wooing award-winner Edie Falco for a police series or Jimmy Smits of “L.A. Law” fame back to a new legal drama. ...

AGAINST ALL ODDS

MARQUETTE — Twenty-one years ago Marquette became the site of a theatrical experiment. That was the year the Lake Superior Theatre Company was established. No one knew if a live theatre company would survive its first season. It did. Today, LST has evolved into a dynamic tradition, ...

In ‘Parabellum,’ John Wick is on the run again

Movies can be blessedly simple. As the first “John Wick” showed, all you really need is a car, a gun, a dead dog and Keanu Reeves. Who needs “kiss kiss” when you’ve got plenty of “bang bang”? Alas, nothing in today’s movie-land stays minor-key. Chad Stahelski’s “John ...

Dance Zone hosts square dance event

MARQUETTE — Dance Zone will host a free beginners’ square dance from 7-9 p.m. today. Participcants will learn the basics of Modern American Square Dancing in this introductory session. Absolutely no experience is necessary. Suitable for young teens through adult ages. Children aged at ...

Paul Family Bluegrass Band to perform in Florence

FLORENCE, WIS. — The Paul Family Bluegrass band will be performing a free concert at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, located at 900 Central (US 2 near Pat’s Foods), Florence, Wisconsin, at 6 p.m. Sunday. The public is invited to attend this concert and enjoy a wonderful evening of music. ...

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 Tuesday 7:30 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Pookie Goes Grenading presented by Wolf’s Head Theater ...

In ‘Biggest Little Farm,’ a journey back to the land

“The Biggest Little Farm” is a documentary with the title, and much of the rosy fantasy, of a picture book. John and Molly Chester didn’t, like Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson, buy a zoo. But they got start-up investors to help them purchase a 213-acre farm just north of Los ...

‘Poms’ is too embarrassed of itself to be empowering

There’s something irreconcilable about “Poms,” a movie about women in a retirement community who start a cheerleading club. The film wants us to laugh at the idea of older women trying to be cheerleaders, but also be inspired and empowered by their determination. There may have been a way ...

Alongside Cannes mainstays, fresh faces try to stand out

Mati Diop only realized long after her Dakar-set “Atlantics” had been selected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival that she had made history. Diop, the 36-year-old French-born filmmaker of Senegalese heritage, is the first black woman in competition for Cannes’ top honor, the Palme ...

‘Infinity War’ sequel is Marvel’s machine kicked into high gear

Satisfaction is a complicated concept in Marvel Land. On the one hand, every morsel of pre-release information is obsessively pored over in feverish anticipation. But by the time the movie is coming out, a sudden hush comes over die-hard fans who, to avoid spoilers, have abandoned their ...