Northern Arts & Culture

Hosts Hans Ahlström 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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"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.

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.