Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
10:09 am
Fri May 29, 2015

U.P. woman honored with Munising Post Office dedication

MUNISING, MI--   Congressman Dan Benishek has rededicated the Munising Post Office to a woman who was an integral part of the community in the early 20th century.  

Elizabeth L. Kinnunen moved to the area from Finland in 1903 and married her husband Oscar in 1909.  They operated a boarding house for miners in Marquette before they moved to Munising. 

Kinnunen had 11 children.  Three of them served in the military and two died in war. 

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Arts & Culture
7:57 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Humanities grants given to several MI projects

LANSING, MI (AP)--   The Michigan Humanities Council has announced nearly $600,000 in grants to 26 Michigan organizations to help promote cultural understanding.

The money represents the first round of funding for the Heritage Grants program, which supports projects that bring authentic voices of cultural groups to the foreground. It also seeks to help Michigan residents understand cultural differences by sharing local stories about race and cultural history.

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Arts & Culture
11:08 am
Mon May 25, 2015

Does your tree have what it takes?

LANSING, MI (AP)--   The planting season has begun, and so has the planning season for Michigan's next Christmas tree.  

The Department of Technology, Management and Budget has announced that it's looking for a 65-foot spruce or fir and is taking nominations. The tree that's selected will be cut down and displayed on the front lawn of the Capitol starting in November.

A tree-lighting takes place as part of the annual Silver Bells in the City celebration.

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Arts & Culture
1:14 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

Superiorland Concerts - Floyd Slotterback's Final Concert

Credit wnmu-fm

 Tonight at 8pm and Tuesday at 1pm

 The Marquette Choral Society performs music by London-born composer Paul Ayers tonight on Superiorland Concerts. The program includes "The Harmony of Heaven and Earth," a work commissioned by the choral society to honor director Floyd Slotterback's 40-year teaching career and 29-years as the ensemble's conductor.  

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Arts & Culture
5:38 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

NMU Advanced Audio Production class - Jeremy Kittel program

  For the last several years, Public Radio 90 has worked with NMU's Advanced Audio Production class and Dr. Charles Ganzert on the production of a musical program. This year, the class recorded world-class fiddler Jeremy Kittel and his trio, taking care of all the aspects of a recording studio production: set-up, recording, mixing, trouble-shooting, and more.

Tune in to Public Radio 90 this weekend for the result of the students' work: "Between the Cracks: The Flight of the Jeremy Kittel Band.'

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