At the Movies: ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Plays It Safe

At the Movies: ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Plays It Safe

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What Is American Music? Three Classical Albums Offer Answers.

What Is American Music?  Three Classical Albums Offer Answers.

What is American classical music, exactly? When crafting their answers, programmers have historically chosen one of two approaches: careful, piecemeal efforts or risky, all-in-one fusion. The piecemeal strategy could concede that items by jazz composers like Duke Ellington needed to be in the mix, but as a separate concert or album, rather than with the … Read more

All Nightmare on Elm Street Movies, Ranked

All Nightmare on Elm Street Movies, Ranked

Stranger Things seaon four has revived A Nightmare on Elm Streetand that makes it time to rank the movies. One of the most popular horror movies of all time, the Wes Craven written and directed A Nightmare on Elm Street It began as a low-budget independent film released in 1984 that blossomed into a nine-movie … Read more

Meat and music at the mall | News, Sports, Jobs

Meat and music at the mall |  News, Sports, Jobs

Hinder, which played the Ribs-N-Rock Festival in 2019, returns to headline Friday’s musical lineup. The Ribs-N-Rock Festival makes a slight move for its return this weekend. Previously held in the Southern Park Mall parking lot, the food and music festival moves to the mall’s DeBartolo Commons, a four-acre outdoor athletic and entertainment green space that … Read more

Inspiration Alcona blends natural beauty and art

Inspiration Alcona blends natural beauty and art

In rural Alcona County, Inspiration Alcona is providing residents with a host of unique arts opportunities, ranging from festivals to school programs to retreats. The small nonprofit is making waves in the northern Michigan community through engagement, outreach, events, and more. Inspiration Alcona is not just pushing the arts, but striving to include the charm … Read more

Recommended: Classic Movies, Live Music

Recommended: Classic Movies, Live Music

Tim Van Schmidt | New SCENE I’ve taken a radical turn in my screen-watching habits. I have, temporarily, completely stopped streaming current TV and movies. Instead, I have been delving back into the past to find some excellent viewing. I don’t mean the recent past, like last year — I mean going way back. Here … Read more