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Marquette – 10/15/2011 – I went down to South Central Wisconsin this past weekend to visit with my brothers and sister and together celebrate our Mom’s 75th birthday. I asked my brother, Steve if I could stay at his house; to which he agreed – but I can’t come alone! “Do you mind if I […]

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Marquette-NMU’s Faculty and Friends Jazz Combo along with Dr. Mark Flaherty will perform selections from Louis Armstrong and His Hot 5 along with several others influential groups from the period at the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library on Tuesday, November 8 at 7 pm. The Music of the Hot Five and the […]

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Marquette – Dr. Mark Flaherty and the NMU “Faculty and Friends Jazz Combo will feature several jazz selections from the New Orleans Rhythm Kings along with other influential jazz ensembles on Tuesday, November 8 in the Community Room of the Peter White Library. The New Orleans Rhythm Kings (NORK) were the finest jazz group to […]

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Marquette – King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band was one of the best and most important bands in early Jazz. The Creole Jazz Band was made up of the cream of New Orleans Hot Jazz musicians, featuring Baby Dodds on drums, Honore Dutrey on trombone, Bill Johnson on bass, Louis Armstrong on second cornet, Johnny Dodds […]

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Canada’s Digging Roots Performs for NMU Arts Series

Marquette – The Canadian Anishinaabeg blues group Digging Roots will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in Peterson Auditorium at Ishpeming High School. The concert is part of the Northern Michigan University International Performing Arts Series. Digging Roots has been described as having an “almost indefinable sound…somewhere blurred between the lines of roots, rock, […]

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Modern Moviemaking Delivers Fun Film From the Comicbook Era

Ishpeming – 10/31/2011 – Sometimes film critics take their profession too seriously and pick apart films with over-analysis. I’ve ignored critics for years and gone with my gut response to trailer previews and decided for myself if a new release caught my interest. This weekend I rented Captain America – The First Avenger; partly because […]

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Folklife Festival Present Acoustic Duo

Marquette – 10/31/2011- Beaumier Coffee House Series will feature two local musicians as part of the Upper Peninsula Folklife Festival. George Knight and Paul Dornquast will perform together in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5th, in the University Center Peter White Lounge at Northern Michigan University. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged and […]

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Early Jazz Band’s Music Featured in Local Concert

Marquette – 10/28/2011- The Original Dixieland Jazz Band, who billed themselves “The Creators of Jazz”, have long been been dismissed as the White guys who copied African-American music, and called it their own. There is a lot of truth to that statement, but on the other hand, The Original Dixieland Jazz Band’s recordings still hold […]

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Local Jazz Combo to Feature Look at Early Jazz Music

Marquette- 10/27/2011 -Dr. Mark Flaherty and the NMU “Faculty and Friends” Jazz Combo for a concert featuring early jazz music at the Peter White Public Library on Tuesday, November 8 at 7:00 pm in the library’s community room.   This concert, presented in conjunction with the Great Michigan Read, will feature classic repertoire as recorded […]

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Spectacular Sunrise Displayed During A. M. Drive to Work

Negaunee – 10/25/2011- Ever since my wife and I moved to the Upper Peninsula in December of 2000, one of my favorite locations for picturesque scenery has been Teal Lake in Negaunee. Several times we have driven by the lake on a full moon night and have witnessed a perfect mirrored reflection on a perfectly […]

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