The Crystal Theatre

October brings a range of musical events to the Crystal Theatre as wide as the music of this country – from County Music’s icon Lee Greenwood to the music of American composers as far back as 1750.

The U.P.’s annual cross-genre music festival, Beethoven and Banjos, comes to Crystal Falls.

Marquette Symphony Orchestra

The Marquette Symphony Orchestra's October 26 concert features a side-by-side performance with Marquette Senior High School students.

The MSO is dedicated to furthering music education opportunities, so the orchestra invited the MSHS Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble for a side-by-side performance for the first time. The students will join the MSO for Finlandia by Sibelius and Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. The MSO will also play Franck’s Symphony in D minor. The concert is Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Kaufman Auditorium.

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   Upper Peninsula Paranormal Research Society co-founders Tim Ellis and Brad Blair talk about creating--and sustaining--the Midwest's largest paranormal convention, as well as their new book Yoopernatural Haunts: Upper Peninsula Paranormal Research Society Case Files.

The convention takes place August 22-24. For more information, go to 

DeVos Art Museum Facebook

The DeVos Art Museum on Northern Michigan University's campus is near the end of their 12th annual juried exhibition, North of the 45th.  Artists that hail from north of the 45th parallel can submit their artwork annually for this exhibition, which accepts media from all across the arts.

Emily Lanctot, director and curator of the DeVos, came to our studios to talk about the exhibition and the special celebration occuring Friday, August 9th, including an artist talk:

The Crib Facebook Page

Alexis Mahler plays the cello, but in a way that is different, tender, and personal.  Originally from Marquette, she was entrenched in the local music scene in many kinds of performances and ensembles.  She eventually became interested in telling her story through her own music, and as a part of that discovery, she moved to Portland, Oregon and developed musical friendships there, too.  Now, she's back in Marquette for a reunion with some of her home musician friends for a performance at The Crib.  She's playing the cello, strumming and plucking strings, and utilizing her voice to let us in on her life's story so far on "Low Moon," her latest EP.

Alexis joined Kurt Hauswirth in studio during Classiclectic to talk about her music, her journey as a cellist, vocalist and songwriter, and how it feels to come back to Marquette:

NMU Vinyl Record Club

The beginning of August in Marquette marks the 22nd semi-annual Ore Dock Vinyl Show on the calendar.  Long time collaborators Geoff Walker (coming from the Detroit area) and Jon Teichman (from NMU's Admissions office and Adviser of the NMU Vinyl Record Club) come together to turn the upstairs of the Ore Dock Brewing Company into a pop-up vinyl shop.  It doesn't end there however, as there is more than vinyl records: posters, compact discs, tapes, t-shirts, books and more will also be available for perusal.

Pure Michigan

Fayette's historic hotel will feature musician and songwriter Steve Hooper from Under This Cold Sky productions.  He will be there to help in the 60th Anniversary celebration of the Historical Fayette State Park, with a combination of traditional and modern folk styles that pay tribute to the land, the people and the folklore of the Upper Peninsula.

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with our southern Upper Peninsula connection, Pasqua Warstler (previously of the Bonifas Art Center) about the event:

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Based on the novel and the hit-movie of the same name, this musical chronicles the journey of the famously perky Elle Woods, a fashion-savvy, UCLA sorority girl who finds her life turned upside down when she is dumped by her longtime boyfriend, Warner, for not being “serious” enough. Determined to show him that she can be both fabulous and smart, Elle follows Warner to Harvard Law School, where she initially struggles to fit in with her navy-wearing, East Coast classmates. However, with the help of her sorority sisters and her new friends Emmett and Paulette, Elle discovers that maybe she does have what it takes to succeed at Harvard… and she doesn’t need to sacrifice her delightfully pink personality to do it, either!

We spoke with the director of SAY Theater's "Legally Blonde The Musical Jr." and Petra Frazier, one of the principle players:


Marquette is known to be a supporter of arts of all kinds.  In its fifth year, the Marquette Art Week celebrates art in its many forms, celebrating the rich and diverse culture of Marquette.  Exhibits, performances, receptions, studio tours, a bike tour, demonstrations, and street performers are some of the ways that the arts are expressed and celebrated in this annual June event.

Tristan Luoma, Arts and Senior Services Coordinator with the City of Marquette, came to Public Radio 90's studios to speak with Kurt Hauswirth about all that Art Week 2019 has to offer:

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Public Radio 90's Hans Ahlstrom speaks with members of the band Stan Berry about their music and the new CD 'Standards'