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In ‘Stuber,’ a buddy comedy runs on fumes

If you’re going to see one comedy starring Kumail Nanjiani as an Uber driver, please make it the 2017 film he co-scripted, “The Big Sick.” In “Stuber,” Nanjiani is again behind the wheel of a compact ride-sharing vehicle, but this time, the comedy is running on fumes and the ...

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 ...

‘Lion King’ returns but it’s harder to feel the love

Life moves in a circle, “The Lion King” tells us, and, increasingly, so does studio moviemaking. Close on the heels of “live-action” remakes of “Aladdin” and “Dumbo” and on the precipice of a reborn “The Little Mermaid,” ‘’The Lion King” is back, too. Round and ...

The big PICTURE

This recent photo by Jody L’Huillier shows a bumble bee about to land on a rhododendron flower in Marquette. Readers who want to submit photos for publication in the Big Picture should send them as large format jpgs to jmarietti@miningjournal.net or photos@miningjournal.net. Readers should ...

Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival set for July 19-21

MARQUETTE — The Hiawatha Music Co-op welcomes all to this year’s 41st annual Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival from July 19-21. Hiawatha is a time to connect with friends and family, old and new, as fans enjoy a live music filled weekend in the heart of the Upper Peninsula. As a ...

Don Was leads Detroit revue celebrating Motown milestone

DETROIT — Don Was has performed with or produced many musical legends, including Bob Dylan, Mavis Staples, the Rolling Stones and Ringo Starr. But the Detroit-raised sonic craftsman feels like an apprentice again when it comes to diving into the musicianship of the “Motown Sound.” The ...

In latest ‘Annabelle,’ a babysitting gig goes awry

What a spell for sentient toys. A week after the child-crafted plaything Forky found life in “Toy Story 4” and Chucky was reborn in “Child’s Play,” the evil vintage doll of the “Conjuring” spinoff series “Annabelle” is back, too, in “Annabelle Comes Home.” Surely, a tea ...

‘A Day of Music’ to be held in L’Anse

L’ANSE — The L’Anse Downtown Development Authority presents a very special free Lakefront Concert on Thursday: “A Day of Music” featuring Joey LaJoye and the Thornapple Jazz Band at noon, Jan Arnold at 2 p.m., Greenstone at 4 p.m. and UP Gumbo at 7 p.m. The event will be held at ...

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 6:30 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring State 51 Band at Summer Concert in the Park Series, ...

‘Spider-Man’ swings again with a successful sequel

Peter Parker might be forgiven for craving a vacation as “Spider-Man: Far From Home” begins. After an emotional and strenuous last few movies with the Avengers, a break sounds nice. “I didn’t think I had to save the world this summer,” he complains. But, you know the drill: With ...

In ‘Marianne & Leonard,’ a love immortalized in song

It’s not exactly a hit parade, the songs that have been turned into movies. There was the shambling reconstruction of Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant,” the fizzy pop of “Earth Girls Are Easy,” the Sandra Bullock rom-com “Love Potion No.9.” But digging into a Leonard Cohen ...

‘Midsommar’

“Midsommar “ is a waking nightmare and I mean that in the best possible way. For over two hours you will be transported to a beautiful village in the middle of nowhere in a foreign land where the sun never seems to set and everyone is wearing ornate flower crowns and enchantingly ...

Joy Harjo named first Native American US poet laureate

NEW YORK — Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be named U.S. poet laureate, has been ready for a long time. “I’ve been an unofficial poetry ambassador — on the road for poetry for years,” the 68-year-old Harjo wrote in a recent email to The Associated Press. “I’ve often been ...

Derrell Syria Project to perform in L’Anse

MARQUETTE — The good tunes and fun of the Derrell Syria Project will be featured in the free L’Anse Lakefront Concert Series at 7 p.m Thursday. And stay for a good view of the fireworks across the bay? Meadowbrook Arena is the site in case of inclement weather.

Superiorland Nightlife

Today 8:30 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring acoustic jam at Hide-A-Way Bar, Gwinn 6 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring open mic with Joe Patrick at Flanigan’s, Marquette Tuesday 6:30 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Wayouts at Summer in the Park Series, Bayshore Park, ...

‘Yesterday’ takes a great idea, adds too much sugar

Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a soulful if brooding young man, with a very pleasant singing voice. But when we meet him, the fledgling songwriter and supermarket clerk from coastal England feels stuck in the middle of a hard day’s night. If he doesn’t get any help soon, he’ll end up a real ...