Arts/Music Interviews


Hosts Hans Ahlstrom and Kurt Hauswirth discuss what is happening in the area regarding arts, music and cultural events.

Jon Teichman / Ore Dock Brewing Company

Jon Teichman of the NMU Vinyl Record Club, and Jesse DeCaire, founder of The Terminal Orchestra spoke to us about an upcoming conglomeration of good times with live music and records being the focal point.  The Ore Dock Brewing Company is hosting.

For full event info, head to

For more music from The Terminal Orchestra:

Superior Arts Youth Theater

"Peter Pan" is the next big show for the Superior Arts Youth Theater, and Executive Director Jalina McClain stopped by our studios to tell us about the production, which involves flying, sword-fighting and aerial silks!

The show opens Thursday, March 15 at 7:00pm ET at the Forest Roberts Theatre.  Visit for more information and tickets.

The Queen City Hot Club is playing the Jitterbug Jive fundraiser for Public Radio 90 this Friday evening, and members of the band joined us on WeekDay today to play some music and tell us about the band.

The swing dance is Friday night at 7, preceeded by a swing dance clinic at 6:30, at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. in Marquette.

Kurt Hauswirth spoke to Bonifas Arts Center Artistic Director Pasqua Warstler, and Event Coordinator Staci Berg about what's happening this weekend and beyond.

More information about events and classes can be found at

Maggie Barch and Marissa Marquardson, members and co-founders of the TaMaMa Dance Company, stopped by our studios to talk about the upcoming dance performance of "Horizon," as part of the NMU Dance Showcase this February at the Forest Roberts Theatre.

Performances take place at the Forest Roberts Theatre starting Thursday Feb. 22 at 7:30pm.  Tickets and more information about the NMU Dance Showcase are on sale now through the NMU EZ-Ticket outlets, at

Dr. Alex Jimenez will be the conductor for the Marquette Symphony Orchestra's annual Youth Concerto concert.  He serves as Professor of Conducting and the Director of Orchestral Activities at the Florida State University, and was the conductor of the “Shall We Dance?” Pops concert last season.  The youth concerto winner, Rong Sui, will perform Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto #2.  Ms. Sui is a piano major at the University of Michigan.  We spoke with Alex regarding the upcoming concert titled, "The Language of Love."

Alternative film group Gonzo Media at Northern Michigan University is screening the 1970 film "Performance," starring Mick Jagger this week.  Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Brandon Sanford, current president of Gonzo Media about what the group's focus is and what is on tap for the Winter 2018 semester lineup.

Gonzo Media meets every Thursday at 9pm in the Art and Design Building, Room 165.  More information about the group and upcoming film screenings here.  Information can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. / The Calumet Theatre

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Chris Trevino, Technical Director at The Calumet Theatre, about the next installment of the "Dinner & A Movie" Film Series, coming Friday, January 19th.  The film is "Elina," a 2002 film set in rural Sweden in the early 1950s, and involves a battle of wills involving Swedish and Finnish heritage.

The dinner starts at 6pm and the film begins at approximately 7:15pm.

Information on tickets and the buffet can be found here.

Hans Ahlstrom speaks with Dan Truckey, Director of the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern MichiganUniversity, about the upcoming exhibit, "The Immigrant Experience"

Contact Dan Truckey at (906)227-3212 or email

Marquette Arts & Culture Center / Lake Superior Art Association

An exhibit from photographer Michael Zuhorski is on display at the Marquette Arts & Culture Center until January 27th, 2018.  He stopped in to our studio to speak with Kurt Hauswirth about the exhibit, "Eyes Make the Horizon," which highlights Zuhorski's intention to create a body of photographs that respond to his sustained presence in the Northern Great Lakes.