Calendar – Entertainment – Comedian Ryan Conner at Bay College – Feb. 8

February 5, 2017

Escanaba – Comedian Ryan Conner will perform on Wednesday, February 8 at 7 p.m. at the Besse Theater at Bay College in Escanaba.

Originally from Virginia, Ryan comes from a large multi-racial family of 11 brothers and is a 12-year veteran of the comedy scene. Tickets are on sale now at the Besse Theater Box Office and are $1 for all students and $5 for the public.… Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – 14th Annual Bollywood Night – Feb. 4

February 1, 2017

Marquette – The 14th annual Bollywood Night will be held on Saturday, February 4 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Activities include a film, South East refreshments, chai, and a dance performance by the Beladinas.
South East Asian attire is welcome.

Seating is limited. Bollywood tickets are on sale at Peter White Public Library’s Circulation Desk for $30 per person. For more information or to charge tickets, call 228-9510.… Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – Comedian Hypnotist Frederick Winters at Bay College – Jan. 31

January 28, 2017

Escanaba – The Bay College Campus Activities Board will bring comedy hypnotist Frederick Winters to the stage on Tuesday, January 31 at 7 p.m. at the Besse Center Theater on the campus of Bay College in Escanaba.

Winters is a certified hypnotherapist skilled in teaching people to curb stress, reduce pain, cure insomnia, and improve athletic abilities and more.Under hypnosis, a subject essentially “turns off” critical thinking and opens up his or her mind to opportunity, self-improvement, and knowledge. With a brief and skillful hypnotic induction, Winters guides the minds of his volunteers into a world of fantastic daydreams and quick subconscious responses with hysterical results.

Tickets are $5 for the general public and $1 for students/staff. Tickets are available at the Besse Center box office, by calling 906-217-4045, or online at… Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – John Cassidy Show at Bay College – Oct. 17

October 14, 2016

Escanaba – Bay College Campus Activity Board will offer a fall show featuring John Cassidy on Monday, October 17 at 6 p.m. at the Besse Theater on the campus of Bay College.

This free, family-friendly show will feature John’s comedy, magic, and balloon art. John Cassidy is a professional comedian, magician, and balloon artist who holds several Guinness World Records for balloon sculpting speed. His records include Most Balloon Sculptures Completed in One Hour and Most Balloon Sculptures completed in One Minute. He has appeared numerous times on television as either a stand-up comedian, magician or as a Guinness Book of Records celebrity.

Free tickets (limit of 7) can be picked up at the Bay College Ticket Window in the Besse Center.… Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – Friends of Fashion “Celebrating 100 Years of National Parks” Show – July 17

July 14, 2016

Calumet – The Friends of Fashion will present “Celebrating 100 Years of National Parks” on Sunday, July 17 at 4 p.m. at the Calumet Theatre in Calumet.

Live models wearing original vintage clothing will trace the history of the early parks through narration and historical images showing how the concept of national parks became a national treasure. The theme of “Find your National Park”, celebrating 100 years of national parks, will conclude the program with two of these national treasures in our own backyard.

General seating tickets are $10. Call 337-2610, stop at 340 Sixth Steet in Calumet, or go to … Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – Under the Radar Michigan Presentation – June 29

June 26, 2016

Marquette – Join “Under the Radar Michigan’s” Tom Daldin and Jim Edelman for an inspirational story of reinvention and discovery on Wednesday, June 29 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Hear how they do the show, why they do it and share great stories from their travels around Michigan. Bring your questions, your sense of adventure and your sense of humor, because when Tom and Jim start talking, it’s a wild and crazy ride. To give Tom and Jim a U.P. welcome, you are encouraged to wear your Stormy Kromers.

There is no admission charge. Call 228-9510 or visit for more information. Look for “Under the Radar Michigan” on TV13, or go to and do a little perusing before the performance.… Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – “Comedy Against Evil” – Mar. 23

March 20, 2016

Marquette – Award-winning comedian, best-selling author and TV personality Jeff Kreisler will present “Comedy Against Evil” on Wednesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in the Jamrich Hall auditorium at Northern Michigan University.

The political stand-up comedy tour tackles the latest campaign news, along with issues and personalities shaping today’s world. It is geared toward people of all political stripes and covers topics ranging from health care reform and student loans to filibusters and immigration.

Admission is free for NMU students and $5 for the general public.

For more information, contact Ellen Lindblom at … Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – Women to Discuss Entertainment Industry at NMU – Nov. 15

November 12, 2015

Marquette – Angelina Fiordellisi and Nikki Nanos will participate in a public forum and lead workshops for NMU students, discussing their experiences in the entertainment worlds of Los Angeles and New York, on Sunday, November 15 at 7 p.m. in the Panowski Black Box Theater at Northern Michigan University.

The forum will follow a format similar to Inside the Actors Studio. NMU professor Paul Truckey will serve as the moderator. Fiordellisi and Nanos met as students at NMU.

There is no admission charge and the event is open to the public.… Read the rest

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