Northern Arts & Culture

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.

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An interview with author Bonnie Jo Campbell

Aug 1, 2013

  Bonnie Jo  Campbell talks with Public Radio 90's Stan Wright about her work and her involvement in this year's 4th annual U.P. Book Tour.

"Honk Jr." returns to Lake Superior Theatre

Jul 31, 2013

Public Radio 90's Stan Wright talks with the productions' director, Maure Embly, and two members of the cast about this new production of "Honk, Jr."  The shows run August 1-4 and August 7-10 at the Boathouse Theatre in Marquette's Lower Harbor Park. Tickets are available by calling (906) 227-R-O-C-K.

An interview with author Steve Hamilton

Jul 30, 2013

Author Steve Hamilton has come out with the tenth novel featuring Alex McKnight, a retired Detroit policeman, who is coaxed back to his old stomping grounds from his home in the U.P. community of Paradise.

Kyra Sido describes her journey into photography, especially her work in Vietnam. The exhibit at Oasis Gallery features Sido's many portraits of the Vietnamese people. It can be seen throughout the month of July in the Oasis Gallery in Marquette.

Beacon on the Rock returns

Jul 2, 2013

Nancy Irish & James Poirier talk with Public Radio 90's Stan Wright about their experience preparing this original U.P. musical, written by Shelly Russell, and directed by Russell and Denise Clark. The musical runs July 5-7 & 10-14 at the Lake Superior Theater in Mattson Park, Marquette. Tickets are available by calling 906-227-7625 (227-ROCK).

"American Poet" author Jeff Vande Zande

Jun 27, 2013

Jeff Vande Zande talks with Public Radio 90's Stan Wright about his latest novel, which won a Michigan Notable Book Award. He will present portions of the novel at a gathering tonight at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of Peter White Library in Marquette. There will also be a short film, based on one of the book's chapters, directed by NMU and WNMU-FM alumnus Jim Gleason, at the event. The presentation is free to the public.

  Scott Flavin talks with Stan Wright about what the Bergonzi String Quartet is performing this summer at the festival. They'll be presenting a free children's concert at 1 p.m. today in the Peter White Library Community Room, and a concert of works by Sibelius and Beethoven tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall at NMU. Tickets for tonight's concert can be obtained by getting them at the door, or by calling ahead to 877-PINE-999.

Summer Theatre Camps for Youth in Marquette

Jun 24, 2013

Lake Superior Youth Theatre director Nikke Nason talks with Stan Wright about these camps, meant for young people to learn more about theatre. Camp schedules and registration can be found online at

Club Indigo presents "Everlasting Moments"

Jun 12, 2013

Joe Kirkish explains to Public Radio 90's Stan Wright the subject of this Finnish film, set in early 20th century Finland. The film will be shown this Friday at 7:15 p.m, and will be preceded by a buffet of Finnish and Scandinavian foods in the theater ballroom at 6 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 906-337-2610.

An interview with Joshua Major

Jun 11, 2013

Joshua Major describes this year's 23rd annual Pine Mountain Music Festival in an interview with Stan Wright.