Forest Roberts Theatre Presents Variety Show

January 25, 2019

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will present a Spotlight Variety Show that will combine magic, comedy and circus-style acts. The show features the talents of juggler William Oltman, contemporary circus performer/aerial acrobat Aerial Ashley and the comedic magic act The Magic of Trino.

Oltman began juggling at the age of 8 and has been performing professionally since the age of 10. He has opened for U.S. presidents and performed for others, ranging from Harley riders to children at birthday parties. Ashley has a 14-year background in dance and is known for performing on aerial silks. The Magic of Trino is an illusion act that combines comedy and theater with a backdrop of popular music. He has been featured on major TV networks and was a guest act on the Masters of Illusion tour.

“Part of the reason we have chosen Trino and the team they have is to give this sideshow, circus feel full of illusion and excitement,” FRT Director Bill Digneit said. “These are some of the best up-and-coming performers in the country and the FRT supports new and exciting talent.”

Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 1st and Saturday, February 2nd. Tickets are on sale and are $15 for the general public, $10 for students and $5 for NMU students.

Bald Eagle Harley-Davidson in Marquette is sponsoring this performance. For more information, contact Bill Digneit at 227-2044 or

Ishpeming Hematites Varsity Girls Basketball on 98.3 WRUP – January 30th

January 25, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Ishpeming Hematites Varsity Girls Basketball team are at Gwinn on Wednesday, January 30th at 7:15 pm. Can’t go to the game? Listen to all the action on 98.3 WRUP.

Foreign Policy Issues Addressed Tuesdays at NMU

January 25, 2019

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University’s Department of Political Science and Public Administration is sponsoring local viewing of the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan’s “Great Decisions” series. The weekly series addressing current American foreign policy issues runs every Tuesday, February 5-March 26.

Lectures will be streamed online at noon in room 1320 Jamrich. They are open to the public free of charge. The presenters and their topics are as follows:

Feb. 5: “State of the State Department,” Ambassador Barbara Stephens, president of the American Foreign Services Association.

Feb. 12: “Democracy on the Run: Dispatches from Eastern Europe,” journalist Carol Schaeffer.

Feb. 19: “Immigration Policy Beyond the Border,” Ambassador Jim Nealon, former U.S. Ambassador to Honduras.

Feb. 26: “A New Nuclear Arms Race?” Kelsey Davenport, Arms Control Association.

March 5: “China-U.S. Trade War,” Amy Celico.

March 12: “Life After the Arab Uprising and the Islamic State,” Rania Abouzeid, author of No Turning Back: Life, Loss and Hope in Wartime Syria.

March 19: “Global Cyber Threats,” Special Agent Peter Jollife, FBI cybersecurity.

March 26: “Mexico and the U.S.: Economic Ties that Bind,” Carlos Capistran, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, New York City.

For more information, call (906) 227-2019.