Air Play Performing at Rozsa Center

March 16, 2019

Houghton, MI – Air Play will perform at the Rozsa Center on Saturday, March 23rd at 7:30 pm. Learn more about this circus-style performance and buy tickets on the website. … Read the rest

Kelley O’Connor Performs at NMU March 23rd

March 16, 2019

Marquette, MI – Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor will perform as part of Northern Michigan University’s Siril Concert Series at 7:30 pm on Saturday, March 23, at Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.

O’Connor originated the role of Federico Garcia Lorca in Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar. She performed under the baton of conductor Robert Spano for Atlanta Symphony performances of the opera and a Grammy-winning Deutsche Grammophon recording.

Her discography also includes Mahler’s Third Symphony with Jaap van Zweden and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Lieberson’s Neruda Songs with Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony, Adams’ The Gospel According to the Other Mary with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra.

O’Connor will also be working with four vocal music students in an open master class at noon Friday, March 22, in Reynolds Recital Hall.… Read the rest

Marquette Area Public Schools Board Meeting March 18th

March 16, 2019

Marquette, MI – Below is the agenda for the Marquette Area Public Schools board meeting on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 5:30 pm in the Library at Superior Hills Elementary School.

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‘Why Liberalism Failed’ Talk at NMU

March 14, 2019

Marquette, MI – Patrick Deneen, author of Why Liberalism Failed, will give a presentation followed by a Q&A session at Northern Michigan University. The event will be held from 7-9 pm on Thursday, March 21, in 1322 Jamrich Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Of the three dominant ideologies of the 20th century—fascism, communism and liberalism—only the last remains. In Why Liberalism Failed, Deneen argues that it is built on a foundation of contradictions. Liberalism “trumpets equal rights while fostering incomparable material quality; its legitimacy rests on consent, yet it discourages civic commitments in favor of privatism; and in its pursuit of individual autonomy, it has given rise to the most far-reaching, comprehensive state system in human history.” He also warns about the inherent features of a system whose success is generating its own failure.

Deneen is professor of political science and holds the David A.… Read the rest

Childhood Obesity Discussed at Northern Michigan University

March 14, 2019

Marquette, MI – The next “Your Health” lecture at Northern Michigan University will be titled “Childhood Obesity: What We Can Do to Help.” Dr. John Bartlett, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, will give the presentation at 7 pm on Thursday, March 21in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free and RSVPs are requested at or 616-234-2613.

The presentation will cover topics like the multi-factorial causes of childhood obesity, prevention and treatment at home and school, and what a medical team can do to assist in preventing the issue.

The Your Health Lecture Series is designed to provide the Upper Peninsula community with information about health and wellness. It is co-sponsored by Northern Michigan University, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, UP Health System–Marquette and Superior Health Foundation.… Read the rest

Great Lakes Radio Helps Promote Spread Goodness Day March 15th

March 13, 2019

Marquette, MI – Spread Goodness Day is Friday, March 15th! You can help “spread goodness” by performing acts of kindness and recording them on social media. Find out more about this global event on the Facebook page.

The team at Great Lakes Radio has pledged to provide items on Room at the Inn’s wish list as their act of kindness. There’s nothing like helping to bring a little more kindness to those in your community – Happy Spread Goodness Day!… Read the rest

Queen City Seed Swap

March 13, 2019

Marquette, MI – A Celebration of Seeds event, sponsored by the Queen City Seed Library, will be held in the lower level of the Peter White Library on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23, to highlight the importance of seeds in our local food system.

The 2-day event begins with a kids activity and seed-themed scavenger hunt beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Saturday activities include a gardening workshop at 10:30 a.m., followed by the 5th annual Community Seed Swap. Participants who bring seeds should arrive at 1 p.m., prepared with open-pollinated, non-GMO seeds that are labeled with the plant type, variety, and date and location of harvest. There will be envelopes and bags on-hand at the event, but participants are encouraged to bring their own envelopes. Attendees should arrive at 1:30 p.m. and need not bring seeds to participate.… Read the rest

Van Riper Lantern Lit Snowshoe

March 13, 2019

Champion, MI – Van Riper State Park will host a 1.25 mile lantern-lit snowshoe trail hike on Saturday, March 16th from 7 pm – 9 pm. Meet at the Rustic Peshekee Cabin, and stick around to warm up by the fire and enjoy some refreshments!… Read the rest

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