Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
9:41 am
Mon March 9, 2015

Näkemiin, Suomi Kutsuu

Carl Pellonpaa
Credit WLUC-TV

MARQUETTE, MI (AP)--   A popular Upper Peninsula TV show celebrating Finnish culture is reaching its own finish after five decades. 

WLUC-TV reported Friday that "Finland Calling" will air its final episode on the Marquette station on March 29th four days after its 53rd anniversary.

The show, also known as "Suomi Kutsuu," has had one host: Carl Pellonpaa. He says he thought it would last just a few years until the area's "old Finns die."

It's one of the nation's only Finnish-speaking travel, talk and music television shows.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Fri February 6, 2015

FINNtastic February at NMU 2-6-15

Arts & Culture
10:49 am
Wed February 4, 2015

Downstate town creates Indigenous Peoples Day


TRAVERSE CITY, MI (AP)--   Officials in Traverse City have approved marking Indigenous Peoples Day on the same date as the federal Columbus Day holiday. 

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports supporters of the resolution to create Indigenous Peoples Day plan to meet this week to begin planning how to recognize it. The celebration will take place on the second Monday in October.

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Arts & Culture/Environment
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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