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The Fiddle Pickers to perform Thursday

MARQUETTE — The classic country and Cajun music of the Fiddle Pickers comes to the free L’Anse Lakefront Concerts at 7 p.m. Thursday. The event will be held at the lakefront park, which is at the foot of Broad Street. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at Meadowbrook Arena.

Venice Film Festival to host Oscar hopefuls, controversy

It may be the oldest film festival in the world but at 76, the Venice International Film Festival is more relevant and divisive than ever. Kicking off Wednesday in the normally sleepy beach town of Lido, this year’s festival has already become a hotbed for discussion about the Oscar ...

Superiorland NIGHTLIFE

Today 6:30 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Derrell Syria Project at Summer Concert in the Park Series, Bayshore Park, Munising 10 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Mr. Bc, Pearlz, InTune at Rainbow Bar, Ishpeming Wednesday 6 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Hart, Harp and ...

Fall movie preview: Hollywood is going all-in on original films

NEW YORK — When 20th Century Fox greenlit James Mangold’s “Ford v. Ferrari” — an original movie with a nearly $100 million budget — the director’s agent had some advice. “Enjoy this,” Mangold recalled him saying. “This will be the last one of these you ever ...

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 ...

Preview: ‘Joker’ gets a prestige makeover

LOS ANGELES — The Joker has been around for almost 80 years and there’s no shortage of portrayals. There are even some legendary ones by Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger. But by most accounts, Joaquin Phoenix’s spin on the quintessential Batman villain is unlike anything audiences have ...

Singin’ the blues

MARQUETTE — The 16th annual Marquette Area Blues Fest is happening Labor Day weekend at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. Blues Fest features three days of world class blues on the shores of Lake Superior in the Mattson Lower Harbor Park in downtown Marquette, Friday through ...

New ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ footage debuts at D23

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy says that “Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker” is going to be an incredibly good time. Nearly 7,000 people got a look Saturday at a new poster and some new footage from the film at the Walt Disney Co.’s biannual D23 ...

In ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon,’ a breakout role for Jillian Bell

Getting in shape and putting your life together usually, at the movies, passes in a montage. But for many, the non-Rocky legions of us, such transformations require more than inspiring theme music and lifting weights in the snow. And for the Brittany (Jillian Bell) of “Brittany Runs a ...

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 Jeff Tucker Band at Summer Concert in the Park Series, ...

Wil Kilpela and Friends to perform Thursday

L’ANSE — The old-timey and ethnic music of Wil Kilpela and Friends will be presented at the free L’Anse Lakefront Concert series, 7 p.m. Thursday. The event will be held at Lakefront Park, which is at the foot of Broad Street at the lake. In case of inclement weather, Meadowbrook Arena ...

A memorably horrific wedding night portrayed in ‘Ready or Not’

Traditionally, weddings usually lead to some fun and games in the bedroom for the happy and exhausted couple. In the new horror-thriller “Ready or Not,” that’s definitely true — but the games aren’t always fun. Samara Weaving has a breakout performance as a new bride who tries to ...

‘Angel Has Fallen’ and so has the franchise

There is a certain mindless pleasure in the “Fallen” movies. Watching Gerard Butler muscle his way through increasingly preposterous obstacles as a Secret Service agent can be amusing and oddly transfixing at the same time. It’s mass entertainment that makes a courtesy stop in theaters ...

10 years of fun

NEGAUNEE — The 10th annual Finn Fun Day will take place on Saturday at the Negaunee Township Hall, 42 State Highway M-35, starting at 11 a.m. and continuing until 3 p.m. All are welcome, there is plenty of parking, and there is no admission charge. Food will be served, and entertainment ...

Cathy Bolton to perform Thursday in L’Anse

L’ANSE — The folk, country and light pop music of Cathy Bolton continues the free L’Anse Lakefront Concerts at 7 p.m. Thursday. Cathy will be joined by Raymond Schultz and John Beck. The park is at the foot of Broad Street at the lake. The event will be held at Meadowbrook Arena in ...

‘Angry Birds’ can’t fly, but this sequel stays aloft

It’s hard to have huge expectations for a movie called “The Angry Birds Movie 2.” After all, it’s not even a movie based on a smartphone game. It’s a SEQUEL to a movie based on a smartphone game. But now that we’ve established that nobody’s expecting Ingmar Bergman here, let’s ...