January 21, 2020

Kristi Kates | Author


Crooked River Cruise

Sept. 23, 2017

 

He calls himself a “sailor by heart,” and Livonia native Captain Gary Dawson has made a living out of spending time on the water. As a youth, he found himself learning to sail on Kent Lake in the Kensington Metropark near his hometown, but he was drawn to the mo... Read More >>

Celebrate the Written Word at the Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

Sept. 23, 2017

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book is turning the page and starting chapter two. In the second year of the now-annual bookworm fest, readers can expect an entertaining and immersive epic weekend full of twists, turns, and compelling characters. This is one sequel you won’t want to ... Read More >>

Musique Soulchild – Feel the Real – eOne

Sept. 23, 2017

 

It’s all about the voice, ’bout the voice on this set from the soulful artist Musique Soulchild, whose first two albums hit platinum status at a remarkably rapid rate. Now he’s back with this two-disc set to stake his claim to that accomplishment, with spo... Read More >>

Cross Village's Old World Café

Sept. 23, 2017

You pull your car up in front of an aged-looking stucco building, with weathered exposed stones peeking out of each corner, black iron lanterns on either side of the door, and a Spanish-influenced clay tile roof hanging over the entrance.
       &n... Read More >>

Teddy Griffin’s Quinoa Shrimp

Sept. 23, 2017

Chef Delroy Ricketts has been working at Teddy Griffin’s Roadhouse in Harbor Springs since he arrived in northern Michigan from Jamaica 16 years ago. “I was just a crazy kid, coming up here to chase girls,” he said with a laugh.

Ricketts’ plan worked ou... Read More >>

Bottoms Up: Health-Ade Kombucha at Brew TC

Sept. 16, 2017

Tea has long been known as a healthy beverage, with all manner of antioxidants and other benefits flowing through its flavorful brew.
        
But kombucha is another way to take your tea: specifically, as fermented tea, which means the ... Read More >>

Khalid, Migos, Parquet Courts Head to Chicago

Sept. 16, 2017

Chicago is set to be the spot for the month-long musical extravaganza Red Bull Sound Select, where a full slate of indie rock, R&B, and hip-hop performers are prepping to take the stage(s) around town, with concerts happening almost daily for the 30-day period. The event kicks off wit... Read More >>

Jonny Lang – Signs – IPT

Sept. 16, 2017

Lang’s first album in four years blends his usual penchant for sharing personal experiences with some outside storytelling, all wrapped up in his distinctive guitar work and blues-pop singing approach. Produced by Lang with assistance from Drew Ramsey and singer Josh Kelley, the set... Read More >>

Jonny Lang – Signs – IPT

Sept. 16, 2017

Lang’s first album in four years blends his usual penchant for sharing personal experiences with some outside storytelling, all wrapped up in his distinctive guitar work and blues-pop singing approach. Produced by Lang with assistance from Drew Ramsey and singer Josh Kelley, the set... Read More >>

Colin’s Corner Cafe of Harbor Springs

Sept. 16, 2017

School meals for Petoskey’s Colin Stevens weren’t the usual fare. With a dad who was a chef, Colin and his five siblings grew up expecting more than the average fare at their family dining table. Full breakfasts were cooked every morning, school lunches were packed with expert... Read More >>

Arias and Afterglow at Traverse City's City Opera House

Sept. 9, 2017

Fun fact: Longtime friends and self-proclaimed opera fans Mario Tabone, of Traverse City’s Tabone Orchards and Vineyards, and Silvio “Tony” Ciccone, of Suttons Bay’s Ciccone Vineyard and Winery, have more than “just” opera and wine in common. “Ton... Read More >>

Paddle Antrim Invites Kayakers to Take Over the Chain of Lakes Water Trail Sept 15–16

Sept. 9, 2017

Ain’t No Party Like a Paddler Party

Hikers in northern Michigan have an abundance of trails to choose from. But did you know that kayakers do too? If not, Paddle Antrim is looking to get you on its home-water trail, the Chain of Lakes, which routes paddlers along a variety o... Read More >>

Look What You Made Taylor Swift Do

Sept. 9, 2017

Taylor Swift debuted her new single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” at last weekend’s MTV Video Music Awards, to gasps and laughs from the audience both present and online. We’re talking Taylor Swift, who resurfaced with very little pre-promotion afte... Read More >>

Grieves – Running Wild – Rhymesayers

Sept. 9, 2017

From Seattle hails Grieves, the double-threat rapper and producer who evolves in unique ways on each album. This time around, he’s working with Swedish producer Chords to add a more sleek, modern feel to his tracks, which are permeated with glossy synths and expressive horn sections... Read More >>

Tastemaker: Alpine Chocolat Haus Seafoam

Sept. 9, 2017

Yes, it’s September — but never fear, you’ve got a few more chances to chase after a few last summery pursuits. One of your sweetest options is the seafoam candy from the Alpine Chocolat Haus in Gaylord.

Very much its own kind of light, sugary sweet, the Choco... Read More >>

LCD Soundsystem – American Dream – DFA/Columbia

Sept. 2, 2017

LCD Soundsystem was broken up, then it wasn’t. Played its last live show, then, well, kinda didn’t. But in the end, it seems LCD was (perhaps in spite of itself) on its way to recording another album, and this is it. From the opener (“Oh Baby”) to the finale (the a... Read More >>

Bottoms Up: Bayside Coffee and Tea’s BKON Tea Brews

Sept. 2, 2017

Tucked away on a pretty little street in Suttons Bay is Bayside Coffee and Tea, with its earthy, sleek interior and — most importantly — an extensive menu of coffee and tea selections.

Owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Randy and Tak McMillen, Baysid... Read More >>

Django Get Cranking in the Studio

Sept. 2, 2017

Scottish indie-rockers Django Django are currently spending their days at a specially built recording studio in North London, where they’re setting down tracks for what will be their third full-length studio album. The band also has brought in Metronomy’s drum... Read More >>

Traverse City’s Honeypot Pickups Reverberates in Local Music Scene and Beyond  

Sept. 2, 2017

When Cameron McLean says that he prefers a “sweeter” guitar tone — a less harsh, prettier sound than what you might often hear in rock music — he really means it. In fact, he built a company devoted to the cause: Traverse City’s Honeypot Pickups.

Esse... Read More >>

The Up North Artists to Watch Now

Sept. 2, 2017

Keep your eyes on these artists — they’re making a mark on northern Michigan’s music scene with their own brands of folk, funk, country, vintage rockabilly, and more. Check ’em out now, so you can say you’ll knew ’em when.

JONATHAN TIMM<... Read More >>