- Friday, May 30, 2014
It was a Saturday morning tradition, a schtick that Linda Barry and Al Lien would perform every week at the kids’ matinee at Traverse City’s State Theatre.Continued ...
TC art teacher wins annual Cherry Fest poster contest
Adam VanHouten teaches his students that art is a practice in persistence, in perseverance, not perfection.Continued ...
OTP comedy recalls family road trips
Scott Bufe recalls vividly his family’s interminable car trips from Duluth, Minn., to Northport each summer.Continued ...
Arts & Entertainment in Brief: 05/30/2014
Bikin’ the Dixie Highway; May plant sale; Dover Quartet. (Plus more)Continued ...
Movie Capsules: 05/30/2014
New this week — A Million Ways to Die in the West: As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.Continued ...
- Night Life Calendar: 05/30/2014
- Friday, May 23, 2014
North country featured in country music video
Country musician Matt Austin steered a borrowed 1965 Ford pickup down a deserted Port Oneida road, a cowboy hat resting on the dashboard.Continued ...
Bassist ready to play hometown crowd
Blue October bassist Matt Noveskey says he wakes up everyday thankful that he gets to do something he loves for a living. That’s especially true when he gets to play his hometown.Continued ...
Theory of a Deadman launches new tour, album
Theory of a Deadman isn't about playing it safe. The hard rock outfit from Vancouver is hoping their upcoming album reinforces that.Continued ...
Arts & Entertainment in Brief: 05/23/2014
Glen Haven Days; Summit City Grange dance; Wildflower Rescue Plant Sale; Cherry Capital Comic Con; and more.Continued ...
- Night Life Calendar: 05/23/2014
Movie Capsules: 05/23/2014
New this week — Blended: After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, and language. (GT9)Continued ...
- Friday, May 16, 2014
Distributing Dixieland 45 years later
It never takes long for the members of The Backroom Gang to get themselves back in sync.Continued ...
C4 convention detonates this month
The tall man appears in the post-rain mist dressed in futuristic military fashion — scaled, armored and packing serious high-velocity slug blasting heat.Continued ...
Wilenes bring 'old-school country' to TC
Meeting one of The Beatles, let alone working with one, can be “a very interesting experience” to say the least.Continued ...
Arts and Entertainment in Brief: 05/16/2014
Inaugural NMC Jazz Festival; "Small Works" art sale; plant sale benefits Children's Garden; and moreContinued ...
Fuel returns to TC
Fuel returns to Traverse City today with the band’s first new album featuring its original lead singer Brett Scallions in over a decade.Continued ...
- Night Life Calendar: 05/16/2014
Movie Capsules: 05/16/2014
New this week — Chasing Ice: Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language. (ER)Continued ...
Picasso Museum director dismissed over renovation
PARIS (AP) -- The director of the shuttered Paris Picasso Museum was dismissed on Tuesday after a lagging renovation, accusations of mismanagement, and clashes between the government and the artist's family. It was one of two controversies surroundinContinued ...
Godzilla proves even giant monsters need lawyers
He spews radioactive fire, razes cities and pummels creatures from Earth and beyond, but even Godzilla needs a good lawyer sometimes. After all, you don't survive 60 years in the movie business without taking some fights to court. For decades, attornContinued ...
- Friday, May 9, 2014
Renovated chapel is area's newest event space
Erin Crowell can see the old chapel at the Traverse City State Hospital from the window of her condo. So the newly renovated space now called Kirkbride Hall was her first choice for her wedding ceremony.Continued ...
Opera House performance lineup announced
A traditional New Orleans jazz band, a three-man comedy troupe and one of the best young jazz singers all have one thing in common: They're all booked to perform at The City Opera House its 2014-15 season.Continued ...
Honey, I Shrunk the Art Sale
Five years ago Terry Tarnow turned her shrink ray onto Traverse City's art community. She did it again this year with a new challenge — squeeze intricate works of art on canvasses smaller than a sticky note.Continued ...
Arts & Entertainment in Brief: 05/09/2014
Live music at Hawthorne Vineyards; Father Fred garage sale; art exhibit opens; and more.Continued ...