Arts/Music Interviews


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

NMU Department of Music

Kurt Hauswirth sat down with Dr. Erin Colwitz to talk choir, Bach warmups and kittens in baskets.  Subsequently, they also discussed the upcoming NMU Arts Chorale and NMU University Choir performance on October 22nd, 2017 in Reynolds Recital Hall.

The NMU Choirs will be sharing the concert with the NMU Orchestra and NMU String Orchestra.  The program starts at 3pm, Sunday, October 22nd in Reynolds Recital Hall on NMU's campus.

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Warren Nelson, aka "Anglin' Wayne" about the upcoming concert at The Crystal Theatre in Crystal Falls.  Anglin' Wayne and The Trollers, a "fishing band" will perform up north songs such as "Tackle Box Waltz," "Trolling Home to You," and "Nice Fish."  Listen to the full interview below:

Anglin' Wayne and The Trollers perform at The Crystal Theatre Saturday, October 14th at 7pm.  Tickets and information available at

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with George Colburn over the phone about his new documentary, "Young Hemingway & Enduring Eden," which will have it's U.P. Premiere at the Bonifas Arts Center this October.

The U.P. Premiere of Young Hemingway & His Enduring Eden’s Friday, October 20 at 7PM @ the Bonifas Arts Center

The film will be followed by Q&A and an afterglow with both filmmaker and sculptor.  

Author John Smolens speaks with Public Radio 90's Hans Ahlstrom about his book "Wolf's Mouth" this year's  One Book, One Community selection. He'll be giving a public reading /discussion as well as a presentation on researching historical novels next week.

The public reading is Tuesday, October 10th at 7pm in NMU's University Center, and the presentation is Thursday, October 12th at 2pm in NMU's Olson Library.

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Pasqua Warstler, Artistic Director at the Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba, MI, discussing upcoming events, classes, and competitions in Entertainment, Enrichment and Education.  Listen to the full interview below:

More information available at, or call 906-786-3833.

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Laura Miller, Executive Director at The Calumet Theatre, in Calumet, MI.  The Dinner and Movie Series will continue with "All Quiet on the Western Front," Friday, September 29th, 2017, with dinner starting at 6pm.  

Reservations are being taken until 5pm, Wed. Sept. 27th.  More information about the film and tickets at

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Jan-Erik Osterholm, representative of the Finnish male choir from Porvoo, Finland (who was also on the phone in Finland), in regards to their upcoming American tour.  They will be coming to Calumet and Marquette on their Midwest tour, and Kurt and Jan-Erik talked details of the tour, repertoire, and about the choir themselves.

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Kurt Hauswirth sat down with classical pianist, speaker and educator Alpin Hong to discuss his work with music students in our local schools.  He will perform at Kaufman Auditorium after visiting with students.

Alpin Hong performs at Kaufman Auditorium, Thursday, September 21st at 7:00pm.  Ticket information available at

Kurt Hauswirth sat down with Russell Vinick, guest conductor for the Marquette Symphony Orchestra, and discussed the upcoming Pops Concert: As American as Baseball and Apple Pie.  They discussed what will be on the program, as well as talked a bit about Russell's Chicago connections and what he's seen in the Upper Peninsula thus far.

Public Radio 90's Jane Cisluycis interviews David Bromberg ahead of this weekend's 13th annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

The David Bromberg Quintet takes the stage Saturday night at 8:30.

Click here for more information about the festival.

Click here for David Bromberg's website