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The local SCENE

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 ...

Egerton glitters in glossy, conventional ‘Rocketman’

Whatever you say about Dexter Fletcher’s glossy, glittering Elton John blinged-out biopic “Rocketman ,” a shiny sequin of a movie, it doesn’t lack for sparkle. Like its flamboyant subject, it’s a movie outfitted to the nines in dazzle and verve, even if it’s gotten all dressed ...

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 ...