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‘Elvis in Vegas’ is a gem of pop culture history

For the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, the 1960s was a slow-moving abdication. Elvis Presley spent the better part of that decade appearing in one silly movie after another instead of performing live, a career strategy that tested the patience of his fans and cost him his edge in the music world. ...

Jay-Z pulls out of Woodstock 50 performance

NEW YORK — Jay-Z’s got 99 problems but Woodstock isn’t one: The rap king has pulled out of the 50th anniversary Woodstock festival just weeks before the troubled event is supposed to take place. A person familiar with the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the ...

In the spotlight

MARQUETTE — Lake Superior Theatre presents delightful summer adventures in a unique working boathouse right on Lake Superior in the Lower Harbor, Marquette. Now presenting its 21st season, LST has established itself as an integral part of summer fun as it celebrates regional history and ...

‘It: Chapter Two’ cast talks intense shoot at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO — “It: Chapter Two” is not taking it easy on the grown losers’ club if the new trailer is any indication, and the shoot itself doesn’t sound much calmer than battling a demonic clown either. A theater of fans got a sneak peek at the latest promo for the horror sequel at a ...

Russo brothers field questions from Avengers at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO — “Avengers: Endgame” directors Joe and Anthony Russo are doing a victory lap at San Diego Comic-Con Friday. The brothers reflected on their blockbuster being so close to matching “Avatar’s” all-time box office record and even fielded questions from some unlikely ...

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 Flat Broke Blues Band at Summer Concert in the Park Series, ...

‘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 ...