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SPREADING SOUNDS - Local music legends Jim and Ray share their music with any and all passing through in the Lydia B. Olson Library basement.

Jim and Ray spread goodness through music at NMU

Antonio Anderson March 18, 2024

This past Wednesday, students and faculty passed through the lower level of the Lydia Olson Library, grabbing something to eat at Fieras or enjoying the Commuter Lounge. More than 200 people experienced...

BRAINSTORMING — NAE members attend their weekly meeting to share ideas and begin planning. Photo courtesy of Brianna Weaver

Student org spotlight — Northern Arts and Entertainment plans big-ticket entertainment

Amelia Kashian September 27, 2023

For many students, music and the arts are what allows them to flourish, whether they be involved in production or simply attending events. Northern Arts and Entertainment (NAE) is a student-run organization...

VOILA, VIOLA — Barbara Rhyneer’s Chamber Ensemble students will be playing Michael Haydn’s “String Quintet in C Major,” which features two violas. Quintets are not a common happening in the world of strings, especially with two viola players.

The year of the quintet

Andie Balenger April 3, 2023

Members of Marquette’s Superior String Alliance will be performing in the Reynolds Recital Hall on April 6, where they will be unveiling their take on a unique tune. The performance venue will echo with...

PLAY ON — Members of the NMU Jazz Band play during a performance. The NMU Jazz Festival will be returning to campus this week for its annual celebration of music, performance and education.

Jazz Festival to feature performances and education clinics

Joad Blaauw-Hara March 21, 2023

High school bands from around the state will be attending the annual NMU Jazz Festival this week, which runs from March 22-24. The festival will feature prolific jazz composer and trombonist Dean Sorenson...

MELODIOUS MEMORIES - This is me on my fourth birthday, proudly holding one of my most iconic gifts. This plastic pink Barbie guitar played a set of preloaded songs, the most memorable of which was What a Girl Wants by Christina Aguilera. I remember singing along to all the songs, citing every word at four. My life is riddled with memories set to song, thanks to my family members sharing their passion for music.

Opinion — Generational mixtapes

Molly Birch February 2, 2023

Dad told me a story once, though I have no real clue of its truth.  According to the countless times I have heard this story, Dad often played music when I was a newborn at home. Safe in my bouncer,...

MUSIC CONFERENCE - NMU Jazz Combo (pictured below the staircase) performing after attending the collegiate reception at the 18th Annual Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids. NMU NAfME (pictured at the top of the stairs) also attended the collegiate reception.

NMU music students attend Annual Michigan Music Conference

Ryley Wilcox January 26, 2023

The NMU student National Association for Music Educators (NAfME) chapter, NMU jazz combo and the NMU arts chorale, traveled downstate last week to the 18th Annual Michigan Music Conference hosted at the...

Opinion — My top four albums of 2022

Opinion — My top four albums of 2022

Andie Balenger December 1, 2022

While I would not describe myself as a music connoisseur, I do listen to a lot of music. Not only does my taste in music know no bounds in terms of era, but I also have no particular genre that I predominantly...

Opinion — Song dissection of “Funny the Way It Is”

Opinion — Song dissection of “Funny the Way It Is”

Andie Balenger November 30, 2022

At a recent worship service, my church celebrated All Saints Day. The service was dedicated to acknowledging those from our congregation who have passed away in the last year, with a candle being lit and...

Concert Stage

Opinion — In defense of nu-metal

Harry Stine November 17, 2022

Last May, I drove to Green Bay to see the band Limp Bizkit play in a half-filled stadium. I was in the very back of the crowd, banging my head in a Hawaiian button-up to songs such as "Rollin’ (Air Raid...

JAZZ FEST - Mike Tomaro is the Director of Jazz Studies at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and a well known saxophonist as well as composer. He is the guest artist at this year’s NMU Jazz Festival and has written original music for his performance with NMU students on Friday, March 25.

Jazz Fest returns to NMU with original music

Olivia Apa, Staff Writer March 25, 2022

Live music is returning to Northern’s campus this week through the NMU Jazz Festival, in-person after a two year long hiatus.  The NMU Jazz Festival is an annual educational event that has been going...

SCOTTISH ROCK - Martin Gillespie from Scottish folk-rock band Skerryvore plays the bagpipes at one of their shows. Skerryvore will be headlining the Winter Roots Festival on March 19 at the Forest Roberts Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

Winter Roots Fest brings Finnish and Scottish music to Marquette

Olivia Apa, Features Writer March 16, 2022

For four nights this week, bands will perform at a different location around Marquette for the Winter Roots Festival. It will feature music ranging from Finnish inspired reggae-pop to jazz and rock &...

POETRY ON TAP - Patrons gather inside Superior Cultures main room to listen to local community members perform their poetry. Superior Culture also hosts local musicians and artists throughout the week.

Superior Culture brings artists together with “Electric Words and Music”

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor February 23, 2022
Superior Culture brings artists together again to share their written work as a reflection during their time spent during the pandemic.
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