I don’t know about you but when I was fifteen I was watching Michael Jackson dance like a zombie on MTV. Before anyone mutters about teens these days, Jennifer Weingart sat down with a fifteen year old who spends her time playing music.
Now imagine tales like ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and ‘Rip Van Winkle’ with an astrological twist. Continue reading
A bill to end Michigan’s tax incentives for the film industry has cleared the state House.
Governor Rick Snyder (R) says he thinks it would be a mistake to abruptly scrap Michigan’s incentives to attract film and video productions.
It’s been 25 years since the last Dr.Seuss book was published but this summer readers will get something new to enjoy.
Next month, the park will receive the Innovative Recreation Programming award from the Michigan Recreation and Parks Association. Continue reading
Now as the year comes to a close, one of his donations will be making its way to McLean and Eakin Booksellers in Petoskey. Continue reading
A merger has been finalized between Artcenter of Traverse City and Crooked Tree Arts Council of Petoskey. Continue reading
Gov. Rick Snyder will decide whether to extend Michigan’s film credit program through 2021. Continue reading
The Holocaust historian is bringing to light the less prominent if not unknown story of Jewish refugees who fled Nazi persecution in Europe to settle in Shanghai, China.
Turkey and stuffing may be on the minds of many this month. But for some people in the mid Michigan area, tropical foods are on the menu. Continue reading
You don’t have to travel to the museum to appreciate fine works of art, now that a mid Michigan museum has made hundreds of pieces viewable online.
A bronze gazelle in mid-jump curves its head back and faces the sky.
This “Leaping Gazelle Fountain” as it’s called, is one of the images available online to patrons of the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum in Saginaw.
Recently the museum finished archiving more than 800 drawings of the late sculptor, Marshall Fredericks. Continue reading
An Odawa quillworker has received an National Education Association National Heritage Fellowship.
Two Michigan communities will soon be marked for their historical importance. Continue reading
A traveling exhibit honoring the sacrifices of the more than 58,000 Americans killed or unaccounted for in the Vietnam War returns to the state this week, and organizers say it offers lessons for Michiganders of all ages.
The project consisted of more than nine thousand pictures. Continue reading
The bagpipe is often seen as an instrument that you either love or hate, like the opera or sauerkraut. But Sunday, July 27th is Bagpipe Appreciation Day, giving those that love the instrument have a reason to celebrate.
For ten days Beaver Island will host musicians and music lovers as it kicks off the 13th annual Baroque on Beaver music festival.
Algoma University is hosting it’s first Native language teachers’ gathering August 7th and 8th.
The effort to continue “Art for all” in Saginaw will get a boost from a million dollars in state money.
Last November, CMU Public Radio News reported for NPR on the 100th anniversary of the 1913 “Great Lakes Hurricane,” a four-day storm that sank twelve ships, grounded nineteen more, and claimed 250 lives.
A six-part documentary series produced by CMU Public Broadcasting is coming to public television later this year.
In most areas of America, Native American Indian tribes were the first settlers, and to this day, Natives remain central to the American identity.
Scholar Philip Deloria is scheduled to visit the Alma College campus to discuss, “American Indians in the American Popular Imagination. He is a professor with the American Studies department at the University of Michigan.
Kristin Olbertson, an Associate Professor of History at Alma College, said Deloria will be able to trigger his audience in a way that others cannot.
“He’s going to take the familiar and make it unfamiliar to us,” she said. “I think that’s really the mark of a great speaker and a great scholar who can make what we think we know and think what we understand, and show us that there is more to understand and more to think about.”
One of Deloria’s books, Playing Indian, uses several modern examples of how Indian culture influences American culture today. Those include the Boy Scouts and Camp Fire Girls.
“White people, white Americans or people who identify themselves as white would dress as indians,” Olbertson said. “That’s what he means by ‘Playing Indian,’ sort of adopting elements of Indian appearance, culture or character for really specific and political purposes. Not all of which, even the people adopting these disguises, totally understand.”
Olbertson said that Deloria uses those instances to question why society attempts to replicate Native American culture.
The presentation is scheduled for Thu., Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Swanson Academic Center on the Alma College campus.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Dr. Ari Berk is an award-winning author, and is a professor at Central Michigan University. He recently sat down with “The Children’s Bookshelf’s” Dr. Sue Ann Martin to discuss his influences, and to give a preview of his future projects.
Central Michigan University professor Dr. Ari Berk is an award-winning author of numerous books for adults and children. He recently sat down with the Dr. Sue Ann Martin of “The Children’s Bookshelf” to discuss his popular book, “William Shakespeare: His Life and Times.”