Arts & Culture Interviews

Hosts Hans Ahlstrom and Kurt Hauswirth discuss what is happening in the area regarding arts, music and cultural events in and around the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

bonifasarts.org

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Pasqua Warstler, Director of Gallery and Regional Projects, about events to mark on your calendar this June and summer.  Artistic and creative opportunities will be available for all ages at the Bonifas.

Find out more at bonifasarts.org about what is happening regarding events at the Bonifas, or how to sign up for ArtPrize 2018.

The Crystal Theatre Performing Arts Center

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Angie Dohl, the manager of the Crystal Theatre Performing Arts Center, about what to expect from their "Gem of a Season" this summer.

For information on the Crystal Theatre's first event of the "Gem of a Season," head to our story on Randy Sabien & the Fiddlehead Band here.

Artprize.org

ArtPrize 2018 takes place September 19th to October 7th this year.  Pasqua Warstler, Director of Gallery & Regional Projects, and Michele Wilber, Bookkeeper and Art Student at the NMU School of Art & Design, want to inform students from NMU and Finlandia University about the opportunities found at ArtPrize.  Kurt Hauswirth spoke with the two of them regarding what they need to do to prepare.

Megan Alpert, one of three 'creatives' in town as part of the Marquette Creative Residency-A Home for Creatives on the Superior Coast, spoke with Hans Ahlstrom about the residency and her work on poetry about anger and violence and her youngadult sci-fi novel.

Monique Ciofu / Escanaba Public Library

The Escanaba Public Library will be visited by Hendrik "Hank" Mejier, author of "Arthur Vandenberg, The Man in the Middle of the American Century," as part of the Library of Michigan's 2018 "Michigan Notable Authors Tour."  Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Hendrik regarding the book, his visit, and what it means to be chosen as part of the tour.

Hendrik Meijer will visit the Escanaba Public Library Wednesday May 23rd at 6:30pm for a free author talk event; no registration is required.

Matthew Conboy one of three 'creatives' in town as part of the Marquette Creative Residency-A Home for Creatives on the Superior Coast, spoke with Hans Ahlstrom about the residency and his project- Start with Art, which provides an original piec of art to newborns.

Emily Vaughn / Chad McKinney (art)

Emily Vaughn, local music teacher in the Au Train-Onota Public, Wells Township, and Powell Township Schools, spoke with Hans Ahlstrom regarding a fundraiser concert, called "Small Schools, Big Sounds!," to benefit the music programs in those schools.

The concert takes place Friday, May 18th, beginning at 6pm at the Upper Peninsula Children's Museum in Marquette, MI.

Breesa Culver

Breesa Culver, one of three 'creatives' in town as part of the Marquette Creative Residency-A Home for Creatives on the Superior Coast, spoke with Hans Ahlstrom about the residency and her project- a podcast series of stories about the Upper Peninsula as told by yoopers.

MichiganHumanities.org

Kekla Magoon is the author of ten young adult novels, and one of them was selected as the Michigan Humanities Council's Great Michigan Read (a book club for the entire state with a focus on a single book).  The book is "X: A Novel," by author Kekla Magoon, and along with Ilyasah Shabazz (one of Malcolm X's daughters), they tell a fictionalized account of Malcolm X as a young man.  The book also explores the Michigan roots of Malcolm X.

pmmf.org / Pine Mountain Music Festival

The 28th season of the Pine Mountain Music Festival is beginning soon, with the 2018 festival taking place June 15th - June 30th.  Artistic Director Dr. Joel Neves stopped by our studios to talk about the exciting line-up this year.

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