Northern Express - Features http://www.northernexpress.com/michigan/articles.sec-143-1-features.html <![CDATA[Girls With Guns and Bows - ]]> Perched in a tree stand in northern Ontario, Gaylord teen Jada Johnson sits patiently as a black bear lumbers toward a fragrant bait pile 50 yards away. The burly bruin sniffs the air cautiously, and then swipes a large paw, rattling the logs. It’s dusk and this bear is looking for his dinner.]]> <![CDATA[Joan Belgrave Honors Dinah Washington - ]]> Detroit vocalist Joan Belgrave’s music combines R&B, soul, jazz and pop. It’s a perfect fit for the Dennos Museum’s eclectic 2014-15 season, which features a variety of acts that will engage a wide spectrum of audiences. It includes folk, blues, world music, comedy and puppets.]]> <![CDATA[The ‘King of Privacy' is in our Backyard - ]]> After a failed bid to become a rock and roll star, he signed up for the military during the Vietnam War, during which time he was a Navy intelligence cryptographer. He worked in US intelligence at the height of the Cold War. He holds a Ph.D. in accounting ethics from Union College and a masters degree from Harvard.]]> <![CDATA[Northern Express Election Guide 2014 - ]]> The results are in… Northern Express sent questionnaires to 16 state senate and house candidates from northern Michigan. We chose questions on issues we’ve followed over the last year.]]> <![CDATA[Hearth and Vine a Hidden Jewel - ]]> Hearth and Vine takes the farm to table concept seriously. And why wouldn’t it, with the farm right outside its door? Many of the items on the menu are derived from the animals and vegetables that call the farm home, much to Chef Jonathan Dayton’s delight.]]> <![CDATA[Saying Goodbye - ]]> If it’s a new client, Cozzens first offers to do a physical to determine what is causing the problem the owners have noticed. Then comes the hard part. If he determines the condition is terminal, Cozzens has to break the news. He can offer different options, but he’s always forthright with the clients.]]> <![CDATA[Meet the K-9s - ]]> Deputy Poumade’s 16-month-old canine partner, Ares, has only been on the job for about three weeks, so she’s very new to the police department. Poumade says she’s a good girl and the talented German Shepherd definitely has the right stuff for the job..]]> <![CDATA[David Montee Translates Shakespeare - ]]> Acting is challenging enough without Shakespeare in the picture. Shakespearean acting is considered some of the most challenging of the craft. From the mysteries of its language and phrasing to the complexity of character relationships and plot, more than a few talented thespians have thrown up their hands when confronted with The Bard.]]> <![CDATA[Art or Vandalism? - A Local “Tagger” Speaks Out ]]> By definition, graffiti is illicit. In practice, street art has earned enough respect and admiration that it is tolerated in some places and celebrated in others.]]> <![CDATA[Global Fashions at Grand Traverse Resort - ]]> “Everything is over the top [in New York] and they get the chance to showcase their designs above and beyond everyday styles,” Klemm said. “This is what we do with Global. The clothiers coordinate outfits from pieces they carry locally in their stores.]]> <![CDATA[Dressed for Success - Costume Designers Play Critical Role in Theatrical Productions ]]> In order to immerse an audience in an imaginary world, it’s not enough to simply build the perfect set. If you want to truly transport theatergoers to another place—whether it’s northern Italy, the plains of Oklahoma, or Shrek’s swamp—when the house lights dim, the actors must be convincingly costumed.]]> <![CDATA[Beautiful Jewels - ]]> “Every project involves multiple steps,” Freund said, “drawing, creating a wax model casting, finishing, stone-setting. Sometimes you’re setting stones for many hours or you could spend a whole day taking your time to mount a diamond just right. Patience is the rule.]]> <![CDATA[So You Wanna Be a Model? - ]]> Models have gone through many styles through the decades, from the flappers of the ‘20s to the ‘60s Twiggy era. In the ‘80s, the first wave of glamorous “supermodels” surfaced, while the ‘90s brought the darker, “heroin chic” look. Androgynous, futuristic styles came into vogue as the century turned to 2000.]]> <![CDATA[Celebrating “Somewhere In Time” - ]]> While island visitors of all ages often stop to see the various locales from the film during the summertime, there’s an entire contingent of “Somewhere in Time” fans that take things a step further—and the island’s Grand Hotel accommodates them in grand style with their Somewhere in Time Weekend, which takes place every October.]]> <![CDATA[Things That Go Bump in the Night - Parafest brings ghostly celebrities and other-world enthusiasts to Petoskey. ]]> A former employee keeps coming back to the historic Terrace Inn in Petoskey’s Bayview district. There is only one problem— she’s been dead for nearly 90 years. In 1926, the former maid returned to stay the night in room 211. Four months pregnant, Elizabeth tripped on the bed frame, lost her baby, and lost her own life.]]> <![CDATA[Modern Twists on Classic Tales - "Wuthering Heights" reinvented at Interlochen ]]> Sanchez says the actors are excited to be part of a company that strikes a chord between new and old. “They express themselves more fully than they were thinking they could. They come to rehearsal knowing they’ll be pushed. We as a group push ourselves. It’s fun and painful.]]> <![CDATA[Here and There, But Not Everywhere - ]]> Cooney is no marijuana booster, however. He believes pot’s wider acceptance has led to an increase in use among high school students. And he notes that most people with medical marijuana cards are under 40 (the average age is 27) — indicators, he believes, of abuse of the law.]]> <![CDATA[Music of the Night - ]]> “We decided to have a fundraiser at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center,” says Tabone. “I asked Tony to supply the wine.” The program was so successful, the pair wanted to try it again, and this time it moved north. “He [Tony] said, ‘This is so good, you’ve got to do it in Traverse City,’” says Tabone.]]> <![CDATA[Get Spooked! - ]]> you feel it’s not Halloween until you’ve been thoroughly petrified, then we’ve got your destinations this October. We’ve compiled a list of some of northern Michigan’s best, and most terrifying, haunted houses for your hairraising pleasure, but be sure to choose wisely.]]> <![CDATA[Under the Sea - Cadillac Footliters Junior Players Mount Classic Disney Production]]> The show boasts a cast of over 50 area youth ranging from elementary to high school ages. They are bringing Ariel, Sebastian, Flounder, Ursula the sea witch—and the many other characters that populate the underwater kingdom of King Triton—to life for a live audience.]]>