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If “The Irishman” is the last gangster movie Martin Scorsese makes, as has been widely speculated, it should be the last gangster movie anybody makes. Because what else is there to say, and who else should say it, after such a thunderingly conclusive statement?

MANISTEE — With winter teasing our senses – not to mention our nerves and driving patience — it’s time to take a relatively short road trip that’s just down the road from the Cherry Capital.

TRAVERSE CITY — By now, the story of Michigan native and one-time Traverse City resident Billy Strings’ rise to the top of the national bluegrass scene has been fairly well documented in publications and media outlets across the country.

The online video shows a pair of soon-to-be parents holding large sticks while standing in a backyard on either side of a large black balloon. They take turns trying to pop it, at which point it would have burst into a cloud of smoke in the color — pink or blue — corresponding to their baby’…

When “song collector” Alan Lomax was sent by the Library of Congress in 1938 to document the rich history of folk music from Michigan and the Great Lakes, one of the early 1900s songs he unearthed was titled, “Traverse City.”

I don’t share the affection for autumn that seems to afflict every other Michigan resident. Sure, the leaves are nice and the cider tastes good and the seasonal holidays have their charms, but these are distractions from the essential bleakness of fall, a time of decay, entropy and gathering…

Autumn leaves fall. Slightly petrified the leaves and twigs crack underfoot. Football season is in full swing, college rivalries live or die. And hockey is but an ice cold breath away. Halloween has come and gone, belly’s full of candy. It’s that time of year.

You would not be surprised if I told you that the Dennos Museum Center is a busy place. From exhibitions and concerts to receptions, tours, rental events, and other programs, our staff works hard to create a welcoming space for our communities.

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