Arts & Culture

The Historic Vista Theater is holding two events in Negaunee this week.  Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. a revue will 

celebrate the theater's 90th birthday.  On Wednesday it's the Marquette County premiere of the film "Waiting for Wiig."

News Director Nicole Walton spoke with PAAC/Historic Vista Theater Executive Director Andrew "Bear" Tyler about the importance of the Vista.

MARQUETTE, MI--  News Director Nicole Walton talks to NMU alumna and American Indian law attorney Jana Simmons about a presentation she'll give on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Whitman Hall Commons 

entitled Tribal Law and Economic Development.

The Marquette Symphony Orchestra opens its 20th anniversary season with a concert of Russian orchestral works. Principal Conductor Jacob Chi spoke with Hans Ahlstrom about the selectionf ro the concert, including the Glazunov Violin Concerto, featuring soloist Wei Wei Le. 

The concert begins at 7:30pm Saturday, September 17 at Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette.

Hans Ahlstrom speaks with Russ Thorburn and Dylan Trost of Radio ON who will be opening the 2016-17 Beaumier Coffee House series Saturday, September 10th, in NMU's Black Box Theatre.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Friday marks the first of three blues-filled days in Marquette.

The 13th Annual Marquette Area Blues Fest hits the stage at Mattson Lower Harbor Park at 6 p.m. with free entry to the night’s entertainment.  Gates open at 5 p.m. 

Acts on Saturday include Reverend Robert, The Ghost Town Blues Band and Victor Wainwright & the WildRoots. On Sunday listen to Hank Mowery & the Hawktones, The Kinsey Report and Samantha Fish.

Tickets are needed for Saturday and Sunday.  The gates open at noon and music starts at 1 p.m.

DETROIT, MI (AP)--   The National Park Service has posted signs at three national parks in Michigan that include nature poems by an Egyptian-American writer. 

The Detroit News reports that Sleeping Bear Dunes, Pictured Rocks and Isle Royale are among five parks in the Midwest selected to feature the signs with poems by Moheb Soliman.

This month's Club Indigo dinner-and-a-movie offering is the 1953 film "Little Fugitive." Hans Ahlstrom spoke with Joe Kirkish about the movie and the evening's dinner, provided by Victoria's Kitchen.

Nicole Walton speaks to Pasqua Warstler, Artistic Director of the Bonifas Arts Center, and Christina Diment, Events Coordinator, about some big goings-on the week of August 1st.  

NEGAUNEE, MI (AP)--   The Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee is hosting two guided bicycle tours this month along the backbone of the Marquette Iron Range. 

One tour was held Friday and the other is scheduled for July 29.

They begin at the museum at 9 a.m. and run along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail, which features historic sites and stories of life during the mining era that began in the mid-1800s.

Interpretive stops include the Carp River Forge site, the Jackson Mine, Old Towne Negaunee and the site of the Pioneer Furnace.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   The annual hunt is on for Michigan's official Christmas tree.

The state's Department of Technology, Management and Budget this week kicked off the effort to find the tree, which will be displayed outside the state Capitol in Lansing.

Nominees must be a spruce or fir tree. They should be at least 65 feet tall with a maximum crown of 30 feet and maximum trunk diameter of 30 inches. The state says trees should be available at no cost and within easy access of a road with no interference from wires.