On the Record

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.

TRAVERSE CITY — It’s not too late to see the summer night sky over a Western landscape nor too early to spot a snowy owl.

This time of year, many moons ago, I was in the middle of my first semester at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey, and taking a drawing class.

Matthew Mansfield can be heard across northern Michigan on any given day. Not only is he a DJ for Z93 radio Monday through Saturday, but he also performs live at several venues throughout the region. To top it off, he has two young boys at home.

Sturgill Simpson and his band recorded most of the new album “Sound & Fury” at McGuire’s Motor Inn in Waterford, just outside of Pontiac. I have no idea why he did that, or what a listener should expect from a record made at a motel in metro Detroit with an average Yelp rating of one sta…

LAKE CITY — Attracting one of the largest crowds at the Hill Stage in the 19-year history of the music festival, Traverse City-area singer-songwriter May Erlewine delivered what was undeniably the most inspiring performance on opening night of last weekend’s Earthwork Harvest Gathering.

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