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EverGreen Grass Band

February 26, 2015 HANCOCK — In 2008, the EverGreen Grass Band began playing music in Eau Claire, Wis. In the years since, the band has extended their gigs throughout Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan and beyond. more »»

Water aerobics a low-impact, all-season workout

February 26, 2015 CALUMET — If other physical activities are too hard on the body, or even if it’s just too cold outside, there’s another option: water aerobics. more »»

Nielsen: Oscar viewership down 16 percent

February 26, 2015 NEW YORK — Oscar viewership was down 16 percent from last year and reached its lowest point since 2009, with 36. more »»

Superior Wind Symphony presents a mid-winter concert

February 26, 2015 HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University’s Superior Wind Symphony, under the direction of Mike Christianson, will perform a concert at the Rozsa Center at 7:30 p.m. more »»

Call for study to settle if anesthesia risky to babies

February 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — Studies of baby animals have long suggested that going under anesthesia can have some harmful effects on a developing brai. more »»

‘Into the Woods’ to be shown at Tech

February 26, 2015 HOUGHTON?— Michigan Tech will screen the Academy Award nominated film “Into the Woods,”?starring Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick. The film will be screened at 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. more »»

‘Forza’ creators revving up ‘Fast & Furious’ video game

February 26, 2015 LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Fast & Furious” and “Forza” are hitching a ride together. more »»

Oscar spotlight draws attention to industry diversity issue

February 21, 2015 NEW YORK — It was a year ago that Lupita Nyong’o, shortly before winning the Academy Award for best supporting actress, gave a speech about what she called “dark beauty. more »»

Smithsonian TV documentary, box set celebrate Lead Belly

February 21, 2015 NEW YORK — Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter never had a hit record before he died of Lou Gehrig’s disease in 1949. more »»

'Two and a Half Men' wraps up a dozen years of comedy

February 21, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Harper lives — at least, he lived until the final moments of Thursday’s series finale of “Two and a Half Men.” If you don’t want to know what happened next, stop reading now. more »»

Eddie Murphy said no to Cosby sketch, SNL cast member says

February 21, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — A lingering letdown for fans after Eddie Murphy’s half-hearted display on the recent “Saturday Night Live” bash has been rekindled by a report of what might have been: Murphy... more »»


February 19, 2015 HOUGHTON?— The lights rise and cast members slowly make their way to the stage, each one engaged in their own private activity. So begins Michigan Tech’s production of “Antigone. more »»

Where’s the beef?

February 19, 2015 HANCOCK — People choose vegetarian and vegan diets for a variety of reasons, including environmental responsibility, religion or a love for animals. more »»

Oscar nominee explores Islamic extremism

February 19, 2015 JOHANNESBURG — An Islamic extremist can’t summon the necessary fervor while making a video hailing the jihadi cause in a scene from “Timbuktu,” an Oscar nominee for best foreign language film that i... more »»

Producers promise magical Oscar night

February 19, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Lady Gaga. Jennifer Hudson. Common and John Legend. Adam Levine. Rita Ora. Tegan & Sara. Tim McGraw. more »»

Stratford Festival plans to film all Shakespeare's plays

February 19, 2015 NEW YORK — Playing the mad title role in Shakespeare’s “King Lear” was never supposed to be easy. That’s just what Colm Feore wanted. more »»

Love is all you need

February 14, 2015 HOUGHTON — From flowers to candy to dinner and dancing, there are plenty of Valentine’s Day options in the Copper Country, and no excuses if you can’t come up with something special for your... more »»

Who’s the next Jon Stewart?

February 14, 2015 LOS ANGELES — The question of who can replace Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show” seems roughly akin to asking his fans what might serve for the sun. more »»

‘Fifty Shades’ author ‘fought hard’ for fans

February 14, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — “Fifty Shades of Grey” devotees, know this: Whether you end up loving or hating the new movie, author EL James had your back. more »»



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