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MARQUETTE — Marquette Area Music Hall of Fame inductee Karyn Johnson sees a real need in the community and wants to fill it. Johnson, is coordinating a local fundraiser in February to help pay for medical bills for what should have been a run-of-the mill emergency room visit. In fact, when ...

‘The Good Liar’ pairs Mirren and McKellen

For a blind date, we could hardly do better than Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen. They are brought swiftly together by a computer dating service in the opening minutes of “The Good Liar.” Both click “widowed.” When they cautiously sit down in a quiet London restaurant, and Mirren begins ...

‘Life Isn’t Everything’ book toasts director Mike Nichols

The subtitle of “Life isn’t everything,” a captivating oral history of the late director Mike Nichols, is no joke. But just how did the man behind popular movies like “The Graduate,” ‘’Working Girl” and “The Birdcage” plus Broadway hits like “The Odd Couple” and “Monty ...

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 Twisted Tuesday with Tim Sim at Rainbow Bar, ...

An evolved iceman?

Picture this: A princess is in distress. It looks bad. Her dashing young man rides up in the nick of time and says, “Here I am to save you, my dear!” Actually, he doesn’t. He just says, “I’m here. Whaddya need?” She has a plan, and off they go. This little exchange between ...

Hanks anchors a lovely Mister Rogers tale for adults

Director Marielle Heller frames “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood “ as if it were an episode of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” with miniature sets of cars and bridges to illustrate New York and Pittsburgh. Mr. Rogers, played with clear-eyed purpose by Tom Hanks, introduces the ...

Love will thaw a frozen heart!

MARQUETTE — With a cast including more than 70 local youth, the Superior Arts Youth Theater will present “Disney’s Frozen, Jr.” at Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre from Thursday through Sunday. Based on the 2018 Broadway musical, “Frozen, Jr.” brings Elsa, ...

Disney Plus hits 10M subscribers in 1 day

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney Plus says it hit more than 10 million sign-ups on its first day of launch, far exceeding expectations. Disney’s mix of Marvel and Star Wars movies and shows, classic animated films and new series appears to be a hit out of the gate after its launch on ...

Author endeavors to show how animals relate to humans

Are we on the threshold of major advances in communicating with and learning from animals? Richard Louv thinks so. “Our Wild Calling” is a thoughtful, calm, reasoned book, best read at a chapter-a-day pace, allowing time to think and digest what the author has presented. This reader ...

It’s a ‘Marriage Story,’ but all about divorce

Noah Baumbach is a keen observer of life’s banalities. His films revel in the strange and wonderful and awkward things people say and do in the course of the day. But his real magic is turning ordinariness into cinema. He can take that feeling of post-graduate paralysis or middle-age ...

‘Last Christmas’ isn’t the rom-com cliche it appears

Paul Feig’s “Last Christmas” looks every bit like your standard holiday romantic-comedy, but it has some surprises under its gauzy wrapping. Kate (Emilia Clarke) works in a year-round Christmas ornament shop in London where she must dress daily in a green elf costume. A repeatedly ...

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 7 p.m. — Live ...

Bale and Damon go into overdrive for ‘Ford v Ferrari’

NEW YORK — France’s legendary Le Mans race, the central contest depicted in James Mangold’s “Ford v Ferrari,” runs more than 3,000 miles over the course of 24 hours. But that’s nothing compared to the distance Christian Bale had to cover coming off playing Dick Cheney in ...

Queen City Calendar returns

MARQUETTE — A group of local artists have collaborated to create a one-of-a-kind calendar that will benefit The Marquette Women’s Center. The 2020 Queen City Calendar features the work of 13 area artists, one for each month and a cover artist. This year’s work, created through various ...

Fine biography focuses on Brando’s internal struggle

Marlon Brando made no apologies for being an iconoclast and living and loving as he chose, even scorning the adulation that came with being called the most influential actor in the last seven decades. The media-fed public often saw hypocrisy and wasted talent in Brando, a man who badmouthed ...

LaBeouf explores his own childhood in ‘Honey Boy’

“Honey Boy” will break your heart. It hardly matters if you’ve never given a second thought to the circumstances of Shia LaBeouf’s life, his childhood or his rocky early adult years. But this is the kind of universally moving work that can only emerge from something immensely specific ...