Category Archives: Arts and Culture

A group of CMU students are planning to travel more than 7,000 miles this week to gain experience in international journalism

Lmm6Y8zg_400x400Three CMU journalism students will be traveling to Beijing, China to intern at the China Daily- the largest English language newspaper in the country.
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2nd annual Aldo Leopold festival coming mid-May

postcardside1The second annual Aldo Leopold Festival is coming to the Upper Peninsula in Mid-May.

This year the festival is celebrating a new 150-mile long birding trail.
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PBS doc to examine history of the Black Panthers

PanthersA new documentary exploring the history of the Black Panther Party premieres tonight on PBS stations nationwide.

‘The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution’ is the first feature-length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party and its significance in American culture and to the cultural and political awakening of black people. Continue reading

Michigan historical site to be revived after Enbridge gives grant

The Michigan Historical Center hopes to rebuild the Father Marquette museum in St. Ignace, almost 16 years after it burned down.fathermarquettememorial_398077_7

The center’s goal to rebuild the museum has become a reality after receiving a $20,000 grant. Continue reading

Retired Mackinac Island carriage horse taps into his creative side

Margaret and Nick painting

Margaret and Nick painting

A former Mackinac Island carriage horse is living up his retirement years in Illinois. He’s been tapping into his creative side, with help from his trainer.

Nick may look like your average 22-year old Appaloosa/Clydesdale mix – but he’s far from a normal gelding. Continue reading

Evart puts in an ice rink and begins a new era for the community


DSC05376The community of Evart, in Osceola county, is glad to see the recent cold weather. Residents can finally skate on their new outdoor ice rink.

The ice rink started as an idea in the mind of Deb Booher, a local resident, Director of the local community volunteer group, and all around spit fire. She wanted to give community members, and particularly kids, something to do over the winter months.

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Practicing stargazing at the planetarium

Picture from Murray's observing.

Picture from Murray’s observing.

If you’ve always wanted a telescope for Christmas, but had no idea where to start looking, you’re in luck

On Friday Dec. 2nd, Director of the Bay City Planetarium Mike Murray will teach you how to choose the perfect stargazing instrument.
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PBS documentary tackles the challenges of raising an older special-needs child

Photo of Dona (left) and Mimi (right) from the film.

Photo of Dona (left) and Mimi (right) from the film.

A documentary airing tonight on PBS sheds light on the challenges of dealing with disabled people as they and their caregivers grow older.

The show, called Mimi and Dona focuses on an elderly mother who can no longer take care of her daughter who has an intellectual disability. Continue reading

Local photographer opening gallery in Petoskey

Joe Clark, founder of Glass Lakes Photography plans to open his new photo gallery in Petoskey

Joe Clark, founder of Glass Lakes Photography plans to open his new photo gallery in Petoskey.  – Photo credit: Sean Miller, Petoskey News Review

The vision of a local photographer is coming into focus as final preparations are made to open a new photo gallery in the heart of downtown Petoskey. Continue reading

Wayne Shorter tribute concert this weekend at SVSU

Wayne Shorter from the 'Blue Note' era. SVSU will host a tribute concert for Shorter's music performed by Jeff Hall and Michigan musicians.

Wayne Shorter from the ‘Blue Note’ era. SVSU will host a tribute concert for Shorter’s music performed by Jeff Hall and Michigan musicians.

Jazz musicians from around the state are hard at work putting together a tribute concert scheduled for Saturday, November 14th at Saginaw Valley State University. Continue reading