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Forest Roberts Theatre

The Charles Dickens classic tale "A Christmas Carol" is well-beloved by many, and this December, the Forest Roberts Theatre at Northern Michigan University is producing their 2018 take on the story.  With book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, an adaptation of the Dickens novella will take the FRT stage beginning Wednesday, December 12th, and run to Sunday, December 16th.  Associate Professor and Director of Theatre, Bill Digneit, came to our studios to talk about the production, and the exciting things happening to enhance the experience:


Jason Hagen, Writer/Producer "Northbound" / Lullskull Ltd. / "A" Street Films, LLC.

The Upper Peninsula, Michigan-made survivalist digital series NORTHBOUND is holding an ongoing Series Tour to re-connect regional residents with Seasons 1 and 2, and introduce supporters to a new Season 3 Sneak Preview and series sponsors.

The series, co-created by U.P. Michigan natives Seth & Nathan Anderson and producer Jason Hagen, began in 2014 as a proof-of-concept for the forthcoming feature film NORTHSTAR, which will also be filmed entirely in the Upper Peninsula at locations in Houghton, Gwinn, Norway, Iron Mountain, and Sagola to start, with other U.P. locations to be added.  The story follows the early days of lone father, Alex (played by U.P. actor Nate Alwine) as he travels a rugged post-Cataclysmic North American landscape with his comatose daughter, Crystal.  Along the way, Alex gives his all to protect Crystal as they come into contact with other survivalist groups challenging each other for control over the North Woods.

Kurt Hauswirth had an opportunity to speak to Co-Creator, Seth Anderson, and Coordinating Producer, Fay Mannon Rahoi; they discussed what can be expected at the Ore Dock screening event:


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It's time once again for an Ore Dock Record Sale; vinyl, CDs, cassettes, books, posters and more will be available in the upstairs Community Space of the Ore Dock Brewing Company.  Live musical acts will also be featured throughout the sale, which starts Wednesday, November 14th at 5pm.  The sale and shows continue through the 14th to the 17th.

Jon Teichman from the NMU Vinyl Club has partnered with Geoff Walker from Detroit, MI for their 19th record sale and show, and they joined us in our studios to tell us what to expect for this last record sale of the year.


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One would be hard pressed to find someone who didn't know something about the story of "Alice in Wonderland," by Lewis Carroll.  In this case, the Superior Arts Youth Theater will present a reinvigorated production of the Disney version.  Hear about the production from director, Jalina McClain:

Fun fact about this production: there are over 75 kids involved, on and off stage!


Detroit Free Press

ST. IGNACE, MI (AP)--   The Michigan Department of Transportation and the Mackinac Bridge Authority are asking members of the public to share their Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk experiences on social media with photos and videos. 

One of those who share a memory will be chosen at random to receive a tour to the top of the Mackinac Bridge.

It's the second year in a row MDOT and the bridge authority have held the promotion.

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