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Ross Boissoneau | Author

Thriller Time

Oct. 19, 2019

For Nelson DeMille, the thought of writing another thrilling action-adventure novel is — well, not so novel. He’s written 20 of them, including 17 major national bestsellers, seven of which have hit the No. 1 spot on various best-seller lists.
This last book w...

Peter of Paul and Mary to play GLCFA in Bay Harbor

Oct. 19, 2019

Peter Yarrow could be forgiven for living in the past. With a hit list of songs from his time with Peter, Paul and Mary — and the trio’s concurrent involvement in the civil rights struggle and opposition to the Vietnam war — he could simply show up to sing “Puff th... Read More >>

The Nightclub Cabaret Coming to Front Street — For One Night Only

Oct. 19, 2019

When Paul Canaan takes the stage Nov. 2 at the City Opera House in Traverse City, it won’t be the first time. The Broadway veteran of mega-productions like “Kinky Boots”is familiar with — and to — local audiences, thanks to a previous appearance at the Opera ... Read More >>

Peek Inside the Minds of Interlochen’s Young Filmmakers

Oct. 12, 2019

The Interlochen Artists at Kirkbride series has showcased many musicians in multiple forms and genres at Grand Traverse Commons: singers, songwriters, opera, jazz.

The next one in the series, however, goes in a different direction. “Artists from Interlochen at Kirkbride Hall... Read More >>

The Saxiest Man in America to Play Leelanau Sands

Oct. 12, 2019

Having sold more than 75 million albums worldwide, you think it’d be time for Kenny G to coast. After all, the smooth jazz sax star has sold.
But after more than 40 years as a professional musician, the smooth jazz sax star continually hones his skills to make sure ... Read More >>

Better Beauty, Made in Northern Michigan

Oct. 12, 2019

When it comes to locally produced foodstuffs, there are probably more Northern options than you could eat in a week. Same for beverages, from sodas to beer, wine, spirits, even coffee and sparkling water in a can.
That’s not the end of it. Companies from across the ... Read More >>

Little Bay Boards: Who Wants In?

Oct. 12, 2019

What dad hasn’t wanted to do something special for his child? Jason Thelen loved being on his standup paddleboard, so when his nine-year-old daughter asked for one too, he was happy to oblige.
One caveat: Instead of buying her a foam board made in China, Thelen took... Read More >>

American Dreams, American Nightmare

Sept. 28, 2019

National Public Radio correspondent Aarti (pronounced ar-thi) Shahani is used to talking and meeting with engineers, CEOs, and hedge fund billionaires as part of her job covering Silicon Valley. And she believes that work helped prepared her for a different assignment — exploring he... Read More >>

What $150K (or Less) Buys Now

Sept. 28, 2019

Hunting for a home between $100,000 and $150,000? Something in or near town —whatever town that might be?
If so, you probably already know you’re not alone. Across the region, homes at that price point are hard to find. And if you find one, you’re probab... Read More >>

Pop Goes the Traverse City Park

Sept. 28, 2019

Q:What is a pop-up park?
A: A temporary park, complete with many of the attributes one would normally expect: benches, greenery, a site for relaxation or recreation.
Q: Why do we need one?
A: It’s better than a hole in the ground.Read More >>

Stormcloud’s Pulled Pork

Sept. 28, 2019

Stormcloud is best known for its beers, and justifiably so. The Frankfort brewery now distributes its popular Birdwalker Blonde Ale, Whiled Away IPA, and Rainmaker Aleat hundreds of stores across the state. But its culinary side is just as appetizing. Tops among the Stormcloud fan club: i... Read More >>

The Incredible Expanding Mackinaw Trail Winery (and Brewery and Cidery)

Sept. 21, 2019

Some might have said Ralph Stabile didn’t understand some basic scientific/agronomic facts — like the “fact” that wine grapes wouldn’t grow as far north as Petoskey, much less the Upper Peninsula. But that didn’t stop him. Because sometimes facts are fa... Read More >>

Killer Kocktails

Sept. 14, 2019

What makes a great cocktail? Well, many things, but among them are premium ingredients, complementary flavor profiles, and a pleasing appearance.
Then what makes a Killer Kocktail? That’s easy. Partnering with local entrepreneur Spencer Joseph and his burgeoning bus... Read More >>

Extra Mushrooms, Please

Sept. 14, 2019

Once relegated largely to pizza, soups, omelets, and salads, the modest mushroom — commonly sourced from cans — hasn’t always been a popular part of American restaurant menus. (Morels being the exception Up North, of course.)

But as the public has become more acq... Read More >>

Queen of Cups

Sept. 14, 2019

It’s not like she has a secret identity, but mild-mannered high school teacher Sarah Bernstein does have another side: Taproom Tarot Gal. Bernstein moonlights as a tarot card reader for friends, private events, and publicly at area brewpubs.
Why brewpubs?“Beca...

How a Monthlong Festival Honoring C.S. Lewis Took Over Petoskey

Sept. 7, 2019

Petoskey might seem an unlikely location to fete an author who probably had never heard of the city — one who, in fact, had never even set foot in the United States. But that’s not stopped enthusiasts from nearly two decades of explications and celebrations of the life and wor... Read More >>

Not Only Yacht Rock Cruisin’ into Little River Casino

Sept. 7, 2019

When Ambrosia hits the stage at Little River Casino Resort Sept. 14, no doubt fans will want (and get) to hear “How Much I Feel,” “You’re the Biggest Part of Me” and “You’re the Only Woman.” But those pop hits will be balanced by “Nice... Read More >>

A Rags to Circus Story

Sept. 7, 2019

For most kids, saying “I’m going to run away and join the circus” is an empty threat.
Alyk Fuller isn’t most kids. In fact, at 23, he’s not a kid at all. But he is running away to join the circus.
By the time you read this, t...

Block(s) Party!

Aug. 31, 2019

What would you call an afternoon of music hosted throughout a neighborhood, including musicians both from that area and from outside it? Music that runs the gamut from Americana to classical, punky bluegrass to party pop to — wait a minute, is that a circus act?
In ...

Weekend Warriors Unite

Aug. 24, 2019

As part of the effort to highlight the dangers of Line 5, a group of people will be taking to the waters of the Mackinac Straits Saturday of Labor Day Weekend. The 5th Annual Pipe Out Paddle Out Flotilla and the Water Is Life Festival, which immediately follows on land, will welcome any a... Read More >>