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"Third Coast Conversations: Dialogues about Water in Michigan" are grant-giving opportunities through the Michigan Humanities, and allow statewide public conversations to take place in 18 communities in Michigan.  The state of Michigan is often referred to as the nation's "third coast" because of its miles of shoreline in the US, bordering four of the five Great Lakes.  Michigan Humanities, through funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, has announced awards of $5,000 for communities and organizations throughout Michigan to hold conversations and community events around water topics.  Northern Michigan University will be host to one of these conversations, focusing on tourism and sense of place.

Jennifer Rupp, the Director of Federal and State Grants with Michigan Humanities, visited our studios to talk more about Third Coast Conversations:


NMU Music Department

The Percussion Group Cincinnati will perform and make connections to social justice as a part of the Siril Concert Series, sponsored by the Siril Endowment for the Arts and NMU's Music Department.  One of the members of the trio, Allen Otte, joined Dr. Jim Strain of the NMU Music Dept. in conversation with Classiclectic host Kurt Hauswirth, to discuss all the percussive events this week:


The Crystal Theatre

TAKE3, a classical-pop crossover group, will perform at The Crystal Theatre on April 7, 2pm CT, and again in Sault Ste. Marie, MI at L.S.S.U.'s Cisler Center, April 9, 7pm ET.  Comprised of Lindsay Deutsch (violin), Lila Yang (cello), and Christopher O'Riley (piano), TAKE3 takes everything you thought you knew about a classical music concert and throws it out a window! 

Public Radio 90

The Jitterbug Jive returns to the Ore Dock Brewing Company, the second annual fundraising event for Public Radio 90!  This time, we are fortunate to have the Marquette music-making collective Adam Sawfox for musical entertainment.  To give a taste of what to expect, we had two members of the ensemble join us in studio for a mini-performance and interview, along with Kris Wierenga from the Ore Dock.

Who is Adam Sawfox?  They are a collection of musicians from the Northern Michigan area who, along with vocalist and guitarist Michael Waite, perform multi-genre music of jazz, swing, Americana, dancehall rock and all points in between.

Full interview with Michael Waite, Mike Bjella and Kris Wierenga:


DeVos Art Museum

The DeVos Art Museum is holding a call for entries for the 12th annual "North of the 45th" Upper Midwest Juried Exhibition.  Emily Lanctot, Director, Curator, & Outreach at the DeVos, tells us how to register in this Arts and Culture Update:


Public Radio 90

The Northern Michigan University Orchestra will perform a Children's Concert for free Wednesday, February 27th at 6pm.  The program is ideal for all ages, but especially catered to children with an exciting program and demonstrations of instruments of the orchestra.

Selections include music from the motion pictures Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, Gladiator, and Pirates of the Caribbean.


marquettesymphony.org / Marquette Symphony Orchestra

Bluegrass music, a tuba soloist and a romantic symphony are all on the next program for the Marquette Symphony Orchestra.  Principal conductor Octavio Mas-Arocas returns for the MSO's fourth concert of the 2018-19 season.  

The performance features youth concerto competition winner Evan Zegiel, performing Nelson T. Gast's "Under Mountains of Ocean" (a world-premiere tuba concerto).  The MSO will also colalborate with an Ann Arbor-based bluegrass quartet, Westbound Situation.  This event will also be a part of the Winter Roots Festival, a collaboration with the Hiawatha Music Co-op, the MSO, Peter White Public Library, the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, and the Beaumier Heritage Center.


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Edgar Allan Poe is a well-known poet, but he did more than write "The Raven."  He was a writer, an editor, and a literary critic, but he also inspired generations of writers and creatives with imaginative tales filled with darkness, mystery and macabre nature.

2019 is the year of his 210th birthday, and a special event celebrating the life and work of Poe will happen at the Peter White Public Library, Wed. January 16th at 7pm.

Former Upper Peninsula Poet Laureate Russell Thorburn, along with a variety of other speakers and musicians, will hold a concert of Poe readings and creativity inspired by his works in the Community Room of the Peter White Library.

Russell Thorburn, Christopher Scott Leith and Becca McAllister came to Public Radio 90 to tell us more about what can be expected:


bonifasarts.org

The Bonifas Arts Center continues their arts & culture programming into 2019.  We spoke with Sue Roll, the Executive Director of the Bonifas, about what is offered in the new year:


St. Peter Cathedral of Marquette, MI Facebook event page

December in Marquette means getting ready for the holidays, and this year's Marquette Choral Society concert in St. Peter Cathedral will do just that.  The Cathedral Concert Series continues along with Bachfest Marquette, with the choral society performing works of Johann Sebastian Bach.  Dr. Erin Colwitz came to our Public Radio 90 studios to give us more information:


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