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Interlochen Takes Stock

Sept. 2, 2017

Ian Anderson has left the building, and the crowds have followed suit. The Jethro Tull frontman’s flute might still be echoing from the rafters of Kresge Auditorium as the curtain falls on Interlochen’s summer concert season. But Rory Baker is already looking ahead, as he&rsqu... Read More >>

The Best Live-Music Venues You’re Missing in Northern Michigan

Sept. 2, 2017

So you know about the shows at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Ditto Traverse City’s City Opera House, Manistee’s Little River Casino, and Northwestern Michigan College’s Milliken Auditorium. But what about Red Sky Stage, Dhaseleer Events Barn, Rotary Park Pavilion, or ... Read More >>

Mozart of the Guitar

Aug. 19, 2017

For some artists, their instrument becomes an extension of themselves. Rather than playing the piano or trumpet, they are simply playing music. That’s no doubt the case with Pierre Bensusan. 

The French guitarist performs at Sleder’s Family Tavern in Traverse City... Read More >>

Jethro Tull Frontman Steps Out on His Own

Aug. 12, 2017

Ian Anderson refuses to live in the past. The longtime frontman and songwriter for Jethro Tull continues to play that group’s best-loved songs but now goes by his name rather than that of the group. Both 2012’s Thick as a Brick II and 2014’s Homo Erraticus appeared under... Read More >>

Replicas of Columbus’s ships to dock in Traverse City

Aug. 12, 2017

Columbus would be proud. It’s been more than 500 years in coming, but two of his ships are making their way to Traverse City. The Niña and Pinta will dock at Clinch Park’s northwest wall on Aug. 17 and will be there through Aug. 22. The ships will open for tours fr... Read More >>

A Brilliant Idea

Aug. 5, 2017

When fashion model and designer Anina returned to visit her hometown of Traverse City from China earlier this year, she sought to encourage and excite others about the intersection of fashion and technology. The first-name-only Traverse City native grew up with brothers who went to code c... Read More >>

Benzie brings the man behind Michigan Notable Book author Viola Shipman

July 22, 2017

Wade Rouse didn’t set out to be a novelist. Trained as a journalist, he worked as a reporter and then in public relations. Along the way, he wrote four best-selling humorous memoirs, contributed to People, Good Housekeeping, and Coastal Living magazines, a... Read More >>

Detroit-area Author Tom Stanton’s Triple Play

July 22, 2017

Author Tom Stanton will make three stops in northern Michigan while promoting his latest book, “Terror in the City of Champions.” First Stanton will be a guest at Off the Pages, the Benzie County program for authors, appearing at the Mills Community House July 18 at 7 pm. On J... Read More >>

Baroque on Beaver

July 15, 2017

The last Baroque composer died over 230 years ago. Yet the rich music, considered highly dramatic and exaggerated in its 1600s-era heyday, is still a mainstay in concert halls across the world — and on Beaver Island. This year’s Baroque on Beaver, which runs July 29 through Au... Read More >>

Paul Nelson Returns

July 1, 2017

Paul Nelson has won a Grammy Award and performed in front of millions. The onetime guitarist and producer for famed blues-rock guitarist Johnny Winter has toured the world and been on TV, playing on The Late Show with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Now he’s returning to nort... Read More >>

After Late Night

June 17, 2017

Paul Shaffer is known to millions for his longstanding role as the bandleader on David Letterman’s TV shows — “Late Show with David Letterman” and, previously, “Late Night with David Letterman” — not to mention the time he spent before that on&nbs... Read More >>

Wine Town Ramp Up

June 3, 2017

New tasting rooms, new websites, new chefs, new vintages — there’s a host of changes and enhancements afoot at the wineries and vineyards throughout northern Michigan.

Most recently: The move of Michigan Wine Month from May to April. Traverse City Uncorked, a marketing... Read More >>

Five Generations Of Schmidts in Real Estate

April 29, 2017

Ken Schmidt thought he was going to be an attorney. After a year of graduate study, he returned home to Traverse City, unsure that he wanted to return to school come fall. “I wasn’t real excited about it,” he said. His father and brother were both in the family business,... Read More >>

Winter driving: Speed, caution and snow tires

Jan. 14, 2017

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but ice and snow make it the slipperiest, whiteouts the hardest to see in, and temperatures certainly make it the coldest. Winter is not for the faint of heart, and for drivers it presents numerous challenges.

How do you make the best...

Car enthusiasts and their first car

Jan. 14, 2017

For many people, their first car is a well-used machine, something that will (hopefully) get them from point A to point B. A beater, in the parlance. But what about those for whom a car is more than just transportation? Those who grew up worshipping automobiles before becoming members of ... Read More >>

Resorts looking forward to slopes season

Dec. 1, 2016


“Let it snow! Let it snow! Let snow!” goes the refrain of the popular holiday song, and that’s certainly the mantra for resorts across the region. From Cadillac to Harbor Springs, whither Boyne Mountain or Shanty Creek, the hope this year is for plenty of ... Read More >>