Cemetery walk scheduled
MARQUETTE — The Marquette Regional History Center presents the: Annual Cemetery Walking Tours at Park Cemetery June 25 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Join in this ever-popular walking tour of a local cemetery, this year’s theme honoring artists.
Art Week will be in full swing in Marquette and this tour will take a look back at artists from our region: musicians, writers, visual and performing artists. Meet near main gate at Park Cemetery.
The suggested donation $5. For more info visit marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571.
Hall of Fame nominations open
MARQUETTE — Marquette Music Scene announces open nominations for the 2019 Induction Class to the Marquette Music Scene Hall of Fame.
Anyone may submit a nomination. Nominees must be either born, raised or founded (in the case of entities) in Marquette County, resided in Marquette County for a significant portion of their career, or made a significant mark on Marquette County during their career. They may represent any music genre and be associated with any music related vocation from any era in Marquette County’s history. A nominee can be an individual, group, large ensemble, institution, event or venue.
Nominees will be considered and voted on by the Marquette Music Scene Hall of Fame Selection Committee which is apprised of local music professionals, historians, educators, and previous inductees. A total of 12 individuals/groups/institutions, one venue, one music store, and one current venue owner/operator (Music Mafia), will be inducted. The MMS “Rising Star” will also be awarded to a group formed in the last five years that is making their mark on the current Marquette Music Scene.
This year’s open nomination period will run through Labor Day/Marquette Area Bluesfest. The preferred nomination method is online at www.marquettemusicscene.com/nominate, physical nominations forms can be picked up and returned to the MMS Office/Cindy Engle on the lower level of the Masonic Square Mall.
“It’s been a couple years since the founding of the Hall and we’re really looking to get the community more involved in the process. We’re only a few, and though our knowledge of Marquette County music history is vast, it’s far from complete. We’re really hoping with this years nomination process we end up feeling a bit overwhelmed with the number of nominations.” said board member Andrew “Bear” Tyler in a press release.
The 2019 Marquette Music Scene Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Upper Peninsula Masonic Center’s Red Room in Marquette.
The Marquette Music Scene Hall of Fame was founded in 2017 to celebrate the unique and prolific music history of Marquette County. Past inductees include musicians, behind the scenes crew, promoters, managers and more including Chuch Magee (The Rolling Stones), Da Yoopers, Les Ross Sr, Bill Etten, Snuffy’s Saloon and more.
Marquette Music Scene is currently pursuing non-profit status with the dream of someday having a full museum to commemorate and celebrate Marquette’s amazing, historic and continuing music legacy.
For more information contact Bear at email@example.com or Cindy Engle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biker church, picnic planned
MARQUETTE — A Biker Church Service and Picnic is planned at 6 p.m. June 30 at Presque Isle Park in Marquette.
This is a Christian Motorcyclists Association event.
Those attending should bring their own meal. Beverages will be provided.
A short service will begin at 7 p.m.
These events will be at the covered picnic area next to the Presque Isle ice cream store.
‘Suessical!’ on stage in Curtis
CURTIS — Amazing local talent will take the stage for the Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis’s third full length musical, “Seussical!”
“The Cat in the Hat” tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.
Showtimes are at 7 p.m. June 27, 28, 29 with a Sunday matinee at 1 p.m. June 30.
Tickets available now at https://mynorthtickets.com/ or call 906-586-9974.
Premium seating (rows 1-3), $25 general seating, $20 or children 10 and under, $10. All ticket sales are final.
“Seussical!” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.www.MTIShows.com