Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
9:28 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Arts grants given to MI communities

LANSING, MI (AP)--   The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs has approved nearly $9.7 million in awards across the state. 

The 422 recently announced grants are in 55 counties. The MCACA says it held 22 separate panels and used the services of 107 professionals to determine eligibility for the awards.

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Arts & Culture
8:53 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Negaunee festival not being held in January

NEGAUNEE, MI--   Heikki Lunta will not have his own celebration in Negaunee this winter. 

The Negaunee Irontown Association announced Monday it didn’t have enough funding to hold the 2015 Heikki Lunta Festival.  Originally scheduled for January 17, the event would have marked the festival’s 20th anniversary. 

The Irontown board says it will instead focus on the ever-popular Pioneer Days, its scholarship fund, and next year’s tree lighting. 

For more information, or to support the Association, call 486-8084.

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Arts & Culture/Government
10:20 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Bill extending movie incentives on governor's desk

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan is close to revising its incentives program used to entice the production of movies and TV shows in the state. 

The Senate on Tuesday voted 33-4 to make changes such as requiring more Michigan residents to be hired on crews and letting TV shows get continued state aid. The bill goes to Gov. Rick Snyder for his signature.

The bill also would lift a $2 million-per-employee cap on salaries counted as expenditures that can be reimbursed by the state.

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Arts & Culture
9:06 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Club Indigo for 12-12-14