Quincy Mine Haunted Tour

October 23, 2018

Houghton, MIOctober 23, 2018 – A half-mile in and seven levels below ground, a 15-by-15 dark tunnel awaits the brave souls who dare to enter. The Quincy Mine’s annual haunted tour is Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 25-27. This is the second year Michigan Technological University students in sound design and audio production and technology programs have collaborated on the project.

This year, Huskies are taking the event to the next level, with a full, scripted production that involves the entire Michigan Tech Visual and Performing Arts department, says Josh Loar, a professor of practice in VPA. From costumes to staging, students are getting in on the act, including theatre and entertainment technology and theatre and electronic media performance majors.

Working remotely presents challenges student sound designers don’t face when operating on campus. “This year my math says we need about 2,535 feet of speaker cable,” says Henry Sendek, a fourth-year audio production and technology major.… Read the rest

Holiday Parade Lights Up Marquette’s Downtown District

October 23, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 23, 2018 – The Marquette Downtown Development Authority is extending an invitation to all local businesses, organizations, and musicians to enter a decorated float, vehicle or marching unit in the eighth annual “Winter Snow Fun” Holiday Parade, scheduled for Friday, November 30. This downtown tradition complementing the City’s 43nd annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, features all of the traditional trappings of the holiday season, including sleigh bells, colored lights and the jolly man himself.

The parade will begin at 6 p.m. on North Third Street and will conclude at the Marquette Commons, the site of the tree lighting ceremony.

There is no cost to participate. If interested in participating or sponsoring the Holiday Parade, contact the Downtown Development Authority at (906) 228-9475 before Monday, November 26. Registration packets are available on the web.… Read the rest

Governor Appoints New NMU Trustees

October 23, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 23, 2018 – Gov. Rick Snyder has announced two appointments to the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees, NMU’s eight-person governing body. Travis Weber of Detroit and Stephen Young of Lansing will replace trustees whose terms expire Dec. 31.

“We are pleased to welcome Mr. Weber and Mr. Young to our university family, and look forward to introducing them to our many recent accomplishments and treasured traditions,” said NMU President Fritz Erickson. “We hope they are excited to contribute their expertise in helping Northern take on even more strategic transformational endeavors.”

“We’re delighted that individuals of their stature are joining our board and look forward to their contributions advancing Northern’s vision based on their wealth of experience,” said NMU Board Chair Robert Mahaney.

Weber is chief legal counsel for the Executive Office of Gov. Rick Snyder. He previously served as deputy legal counsel and senior policy adviser for the Michigan House of Representatives Republican Policy Office, and as an associate for Clark Hill, PLC.… Read the rest

Marquette Symphony Orchestra Halloween Concert

October 23, 2018

Marquette, MI October 23, 2018 – The Marquette Symphony Orchestra presents its first-ever Halloween concert, “A Halloween Spooktacular,” on Sunday, October 28. It’s at 2:00 p.m., a family-friendly time, at Kaufman Auditorium.

Principal conductor Octavio Más-Arocas will lead the orchestra. Musicians will be in costume and joined by a children’s choir.

Tickets are on sale now through NMU Ticket Outlets.

Tickets for adults are $17-32. Student tickets are $12, and children 13 and under are $9.

If tickets are available at the door on Sunday afternoon, they will be sold by price section.

Funding for the Marquette Symphony Orchestra is provided in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. This concert is sponsored by Eye Associates and Travel Marquette.

The orchestra is an equal opportunity organization.… Read the rest

Close The Grand – October 28-29

October 23, 2018

Mackinac Island, MI – You’re invited to join in the unique experience as we close Grand Hotel’s doors for the winter months. This package includes a casual dinner buffet on Sunday evening and a continental breakfast Monday morning. Enjoy a laid back atmosphere as we clean out our pantries and wine cellar. Bob Tagatz, the hotel’s historian and concierge will do a presentation explaining the process we go through to close the hotel, as well as fun facts and interesting information from the 2018 season. Empty guest rooms will be available to look through. We look forward to you joining our staff in this annual end of the year event that has become a tradition for so many.Closing lecture by Grand Hotel Historian, Bob Tagatz.Make your reservation online or call 1-800-334-7263 for availability.… Read the rest

NMU Screens ‘Phantom of the Opera’ Silent Film

October 23, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 23, 2018 – Northern Michigan University’s French program is presenting its 11th annual classic silent film with grand piano accompaniment. The Phantom of the Opera, a 1925 horror film with English subtitles starring Lon Chaney in the title role, will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Ontario room of the University Center. Admission is free. Pianist Robert Buchkoe will provide the music.

A phantom haunts the Paris Opera House. He causes murder and mayhem in an attempt to make the woman he “loves” a star. The film is based on Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra and is directed by Rupert Julian.

“It is the idea of the Phantom, really, that fascinates us: the idea of a cruelly mistreated man going mad in self-imposed exile in the very cellars, dungeons and torture chambers where he was, apparently, disfigured in the first place,” said the late film critic Roger Ebert.… Read the rest