Arts & Culture

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Hiawatha Music Co-op is celebrating 40 years of its festival by planting trees at Northern Michigan University.

PAAC revamps itself

Apr 6, 2018

NEGAUNEE, MI--   The Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council has a new focus—saving the historic Vista Theater in Negaunee. 

The newly elected Board of Directors is making changes with an eye toward saving the 92-year-old building—and by extension, the organization itself. The makeup of the board includes people with skills in organization, construction, communications, marketing, grant writing, and finance, along with theater production and operation.

MARQUETTE, MI (AP)--   A group of Marquette artists has come together with an interest in growing the area's creative class and drawing creative industries to the Upper Peninsula.

Evolve MQT is supported by the Marquette Chamber of Commerce.

Tiina Harris is manager of the arts and culture division within the city's Community Services Department. She says the city adopted a 10-year Arts and Culture Master Plan four years ago with the goal of creating a community calendar and a community culture and creative alliance.

Axiom Brass at NMU

Mar 20, 2018
NMU Music Department

The Axiom Brass Quintet is the next group in the Siril Artist Residency to come to Northern Michigan University.   They are dedicated to enhancing the musical life of communities across the globe and educating the next generation of musicians, and to do that they have a variety of performances and learning sessions throughout the week at Reynolds Recital Hall.

Reynolds Session Schedule:

10am Tues March 20

9am Wed March 21

4pm Wed March 21 (brass masterclass w/NMU and high school students)

11am Thurs March 22

1pm Thurs March 22

Them Coulee Boys / Hiawatha Music Coop

The Hiawatha Music Coop announces their March Hiawatha On TAAP (Traditional Acoustic Arts Performance).  This is the fourth year of this monthly concert series.  Hiawatha Music Coop’s mission is to promote the performance of, education the public on, and perform traditional music.  Hiawatha Music Coop is known for the traditional festival held each July.  In addition, local and regional traditional music events will be performed each month, January through May, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company.

Anthony Reynolds

Grab your dapper shoes for an evening of music and dancing to support Public Radio 90! The Queen City Hot Band will provide the music, and a pre-show Swing Clinic begins at 6:30!

Admission is $5.00 and the dance goes from 7-9pm.

Public Radio 90 is a public service of Northern Michigan University, and serves the Upper Great Lakes Region.

The Dance is sponsored by:
Lagniappe Cajun Creole Eatery
Boomerang Retro and Relics
Mary Moratti of the Studio Hair Design

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.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette Chamber of Commerce has made the selections for its first-ever Creative Residency.

The three-month program lets creative people from outside Michigan live in Marquette and share their experience with those back home and around the country. It’s designed to enhance Marquette’s national image as a place to live and work for people within the creative industries.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The deadline to submit a nomination for the Upper Peninsula Folklife Award is quickly approaching. 

Nominees can be a person or organization that has made a difference in the creation or preservation of folk arts in the U.P. Arts genres can include music, dance, storytelling, crafts, food, and others.

The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will receive nominations through

March 30, and a committee will make the final selection.

For more information and a nomination form, go to and click on the “Events” tab.

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