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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City of Marquette Arts Awards

May 17, 2013

This annual awards ceremony honoring advocates of and performers and exhibitors in the Marquette arts community is being held tonight at the Arts & Culture Center in the lower level of Peter White Library, with a reception from 5-7 p.m., and the awards ceremony at 7 p.m.

Marquette Male Chorus "Songs of the 60s" Concert

May 14, 2013

Brandon Nelson tells Public Radio 90's Stan Wright about this annual spring concert by the Marquette Male Chorus, which this time around features the many song stylings of the 1960s. The performance will be held Friday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Redeemer Lutheran Church on West Fair Avenue in Marquette.

"The Way North": A Reading By U.P. Authors

May 13, 2013
Wayne State University Press

  Public Radio 90's Stan Wright talks with John Smolens, who is one of 42 poets and short story writers with a U.P. connection who are published in this new anthology, edited by Ron Reikki and published by Wayne State University Press. A public reading and discussion by many of these authors will be held Monday, May 20 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Library in Marquette.

You can purchase The Way North through the Wayne State University Press website.

An interview with Alex Gubbins and Jason Markle

Apr 24, 2013

 Hans Ahlstrom speaks with NMU English department graduate student and assistant Alex Gubbins and Prof. Jason Markle about an upcoming anthology they are publishing. They are members of the U.P. Military Veterans Writers and Artists group, which encourages veterans to use writing and art to help in their transition back to civilian life. The anthology is called “A Time for Revision,” and it will feature work by veterans. Anyone who is interested in submitting work for the anthology can visit or e-mail for more information.

Interview with Jorge Gomez

Apr 18, 2013
Elvis Suarez

Public Radio 90's Hans Ahlstrom talks with Jorge Gomez, leader of the Cuban music group Tiempo Libre. They are playing a show tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Kaufman Auditorium. It’s the last of this year’s Northern Nights Series concerts.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Apr 9, 2013
Bill Fink /

Joe Kirkish talks with Stan Wright about this Friday's 'Club Indigo' dinner and a movie event, featuring this British-made film set in India, along with a Indian-inspired buffet ahead of the film, all beginning Friday night at 6 p.m. in the Calumet Theater. Buffet reservations can be made by calling (906) 337-2610.

An Interview with Glenda Dawn Goss

Feb 26, 2013