Arts & Culture

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9:58 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Be an artist in the Porkies

ONTONAGON COUNTY, MI (AP)--   Artists looking for inspiration in the great outdoors can apply to spend some quality time at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. 

The artist-in-residence program at the park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is taking applications for the coming year. Writers, composers, and visual and performing artists are eligible.

Those selected can spend at least two weeks at the park, staying in a rustic cabin on the Little Union River and exploring the backcountry.

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Arts & Culture
7:38 am
Tue January 6, 2015

Wayne State wants words revived

DETROIT, MI (AP)--   As a new year dawns, a Detroit university wants to bring worthy words back from the brink. 

Knavery, you say? Well the word for "a roguish or mischievous act" is among 10 phrases that comprise Wayne State University's annual Word Warriors list.

The 2015 edition of words worth reviving and released Monday also includes "caterwaul," which means a shrill or wailing noise; "obambulate," meaning walk about; and "flapdoodle," or nonsense.

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Arts & Culture
11:10 am
Mon January 5, 2015

2015-17 UP Poet Laureate Candidates

Arts & Culture
12:14 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

Yearly banished words list published

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   “Bae” tops Lake Superior State University’s 40th annual List of Banished Words.

The school received hundreds of suggestions for terms that should be “Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness.”  Nominations are usually submitted through LSSU’s website throughout the year, and a committee makes a final decision in late December.

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Arts & Culture
11:56 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Bill Maher to appear at Traverse City comedy fest


TRAVERSE CITY, MI (AP)--   Bill Maher is among the headliners for the Traverse City Winter Comedy Arts Festival, a project of documentary filmmaker Michael Moore that's scheduled for February 13th to 14th in Traverse City.  

Moore announced Maher's appearance on Saturday, saying that the HBO series host "will bring his incisive brand of political satire" to the northern Michigan event.

Moore says Maher is donating his appearance at the festival, "even paying his own way ... because he wants to help out" the event and the region.

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