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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

Writers are back to sharing their pieces with the community at Superior Culture after spending two years away due to the pandemic. Superior’s event “Electric Words and Music” is held periodically...

Opinion—The importance of Tracy Chapmans 1988 album

Opinion—The importance of Tracy Chapman’s 1988 album

Andie Balenger, contributing writer February 8, 2022
As someone who grew up idolizing strong female artists like P!nk and Alanis Morissette, I began to wonder what great artists I had neglected during my years spent drowning in hair bands and soft rock. Incredible female artists have been bucking the system for decades, shamelessly speaking their truths while changing the face of music — I had simply been failing to seek them out. So at the beginning of the new year, I set out on a passion project: a musical journey of appreciating the most iconic female artists of all time.
NY MET VET - Janet Hopkins has performed at the New York Metropolitan Opera for 16 years and is now a voice teacher at the University of South Carolina. She will be performing a solo concert and a masterclass for NMU music students on Friday, Nov. 12.

NY Met Opera singer Janet Hopkins visits NMU

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor November 8, 2021

The second visiting artist of the Siril Concert Series is mezzo-soprano Janet Hopkins who performed for 16 years at the New York Metropolitan Opera. She has also been featured at the Kennedy Center, sang...

EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK - The Kitchen Sink performs in the Landmark Inn lobby on Friday, Oct. 15. The band plays free jazz, covers of classic jazz songs and a few originals as well.

Jazz band performs everything but “The Kitchen Sink”

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor November 1, 2021

Rishi Prasadh, senior medicinal plant chemistry major, had been hosting jam sessions, playing in a few bands and exploring as many musical opportunities as physically possible during his college career,...

Opinion—Drake’s new song “Girls Want Girls” fetishizes lesbians and queerbaits

Opinion—Drake’s new song “Girls Want Girls” fetishizes lesbians and queerbaits

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor October 13, 2021
He doesn’t just manage to objectify and fetishize women-loving-women relationships, but he simultaneously undermines those who identify as lesbians and the authenticity of their identity.
Open Mouth Open Mic night to be held at Ore Dock

Open Mouth Open Mic night to be held at Ore Dock

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor September 24, 2021
Writers and musicians looking for opportunities to share their work in a social environment might be interested in an upcoming event at the Ore Dock Brewing Company.
Opinion—Sick of her celebrity: a review of Lorde’s Solar Power

Opinion—Sick of her celebrity: a review of Lorde’s ‘Solar Power’

Nicholas Conroy, Copy Editor September 10, 2021
Before the release of the album, Lorde discussed in a series of interviews that “Solar Power” would be dealing with themes relating to her personal experience with celebrity culture, spirituality and the celebrity identity.
Blues Fest

Bands behind the Blues Fest

Olivia Apa, Features Writer September 9, 2021

The Marquette Area Blues Fest took place over Labor Day weekend and featured a great collection of artists, both locally and nationally.  The stage was set up in Mattson Lower Harbor Park with ample...

Ore dock record show

Record show sets up shop at Ore Dock Brewing Company

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor September 3, 2021

In March of 2013, Geoff Walker set up three tables of cardboard boxes outside of the newly established Ore Dock Brewing Company and attempted to sell passerby one of the things he loved most: records.  Walker,...

Blues Fest

Blues Fest an affordable Labor Day weekend celebration of music

Olivia Apa, Features Writer September 2, 2021

The Marquette Area Blues Society is hosting their 17th annual Blues Fest on Labor Day weekend at Mattson Lower Harbor Park. The event will take place from Friday, Sept. 3 through Sunday, Sept. 5.  “Our...

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