City of Marquette to Celebrate Art Week: June 24-30

June 1, 2018

Marquette, MI – The City of Marquette presents its fourth annual Art Week, featuring local artists, arts organizations, and businesses coming together to put on a week – long series of special events, concerts, workshops, performances, and demonstrations.  This year’s Art Week is the biggest yet, bringing back favorite events from past years and introducing new ones to highlight and celebrate the arts in our community.  For a complete event listing or to find out how to get involved, visit… Read the rest

Music on Third Returns for the Summer

June 1, 2018

Marquette, MI – Each summer an eclectic mix of local musicians plays along the sidewalks of Third Street in Marquette’s Downtown District from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. as part of a summer series titled Music on Third.  Held the third Thursday of the month, June through September, Music on Third brings the community out onto the summer streets of Marquette’s Downtown District to enjoy local music and visit the more than 100 unique shops and restaurants that line Third Street.  This year’s dates are: June 21, July 19, August 16, and September 20.… Read the rest

NMU Offers CPR, Basic Life Support Courses

June 1, 2018

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University’s School of Health and Human Performance will offer three American Heart Association courses this summer: certification in both First Aid/CPR/AED and Basic Life Support; and a non-certified community Family & Friends CPR course. The schedule is contingent on demand and staff availability. Pre-registration is required. NMU students, faculty, staff, spouses and retirees receive a $10 discount on the certification courses.

The Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED certification course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on either Saturday, June, 23, or Saturday, Aug. 25, in PEIF room 241. The fee is $87 for the general public and $77 for the NMU community. Click here to register.

The basic life support (BLS) certification course will be offered from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, or from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. Fees are $70 public/$60 NMU.… Read the rest

Marquette Symphony Orchestra Names New Principal Conductor, Announces 2018-19 Season

June 1, 2018

Marquette, MI – The Marquette Symphony Orchestra announced Wednesday that Octavio Más-Arocas has been named the ensemble’s new Principal Conductor.

Dr. Más-Arocas conducted the orchestra in a highly successful “Fantastic Tales, Sumptuous Melodies” performance in April. He will return to Marquette to begin the symphony’s 22nd season on Saturday, Sept. 15.

“I am thrilled and deeply honored about my appointment as Principal Conductor with the Marquette Symphony Orchestra,” said Más-Arocas. “Marquette is a very special place and the MSO is an exceptional orchestra. When I visited in April we made great music together and I felt an immediate connection with the musicians and the community. I am grateful by the courtesy shown to me by everyone I met and I am eager to continue deepening our relationship over the years.”

Dr. Más-Arocas also serves as the Music Director and Conductor of the Mansfield Symphony in Ohio, as well as Director of Orchestras at Ithaca College, New York, and Conductor-in-Residence at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, California.… Read the rest

Boards & Brews – June 4

June 1, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– Come to the Ore Dock Brewing Co. for ‘Boards & Brews’, an event hosted by Taiga games this Monday, June 4, from 7:00- 10:00 p.m.

Beer and Board games brought to you by the Ore Dock Brewing Co. and Taiga Games is the way to spend your Monday nights! Taiga brings a variety of games every week for people to learn and play.

See you there!… Read the rest