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‘Game of Thrones’ cast talks divisive finale, water bottles

SAN DIEGO — “Game of Thrones” may be over but the cast can’t seem to get away from stray coffee cups. Maisie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Liam Cunningham, Isaac Hempstead Wright and others took the stage at San Diego Comic-Con Friday evening for a goodbye panel and found some ...

Sail away with the must-see documentary ‘Maiden’

Just over 30 years ago, a woman named Tracy Edwards had the idea to lead an all-female crew in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. It wasn’t exactly met with a groundswell of support, or any support, for that matter. The thing is, for a pastime that has so many feminine terms ...

Giving the gift of digital music

MARQUETTE — Being a musician requires using all the senses, and if one is missing, it can be challenging. Fortunately, local people are helping a blind drummer and percussionist overcome a technological challenge as well as his obvious physical one. Bryn Jungwirth of Marquette plays in ...

Ed Sheeran wins again with new terrain, new friends

If anything, Ed Sheeran’s new album does two things. It lets him show off his tremendous range. And it lets him show off his impressive rolodex. A stunning who’s who of music’s top stars — including Cardi B, Justin Bieber, Travis Scott, Khalid, Eminem and Bruno Mars — appear on ...

Aura Jamboree to perform in L’Anse

L’ANSE — The preview performance of the famous Aura Jamboree will be held at the L’Anse Lakefront Park at 7 p.m. Thursday. There is no charge for admission. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the tunes. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at Broad Street at the Lake, ...

The moon landing was a giant leap for movies, too

NEW YORK — In 1964, Stanley Kubrick, on the recommendation of the science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, bought a telescope. “He got this Questar and he attached one of his cameras to it,” remembers Katharina Kubrick, the filmmaker’s stepdaughter. “On a night where there was a ...

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 ...