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New ‘Star Wars’ movie title revealed

November 8, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — The new “Star Wars” film has a title. Walt Disney Pictures announced Thursday that the movie previously known only as “Episode VII” has been dubbed “The Force Awakens. more »»

Army men, Rubik’s cube make Toy Hall of Fame

November 8, 2014 ROCHESTER, N.Y. — It’s mission accomplished for little green army men. more »»

Springsteen auctions guitars for veterans

November 8, 2014 NEW YORK — How much for a guitar played by Bruce Springsteen, an hour lesson on how to play it, a lasagna dinner at his house and a ride in the side car of his motorcycle? $300,000. more »»

Rare Steinbeck story published

November 8, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — In July 1944, Orson Welles wrapped up one of his wartime radio broadcasts with a brief, emotional reading of one of the country’s favorite authors, John Steinbeck. more »»

Rockefeller Center Christmas tree coming from Pa.

November 8, 2014 BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — An 85-foot Norway spruce that belonged to a central Pennsylvania family of “Christmas elves” will serve as Rockefeller Center’s Christmas tree this year. more »»

Committees for Change

November 6, 2014 HANCOCK/BARAGA — For local individuals with disabilities, their families and community members, RICC groups can provide a crucial forum to find empowerment, and to advocate for change within the... more »»

Goran Ivanovic

November 6, 2014 HANCOCK — Sometimes you don't need words to express a feeling and the instrumental musical stylings of Goran Ivanovic will make that apparent Saturday, Nov. 15 at The Orpheum Theater. more »»

‘Fury’ a visceral tale of World War II

November 6, 2014 World War II, or the "good war," in film is seen as a convenient conflict. The enemies were evil, the allies good, and despite losses, the heroes triumphed in the en. more »»

An evening of folk music

November 6, 2014 HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Superior Wind Symphony will present a variety of folk music selections from around the world: England, Scotland, France, Brazil, China, Korea, and Russia, in a concert... more »»

Illustrator Matthew Carlson's work to be at Reflection Gallery

November 6, 2014 The Finlandia University Reflection Gallery will be hosting "PASSWEIRD," a solo exhibition showcasing the work of illustrator Matthew Carlson. The work will be on display November 4-28. more »»

Nordic Film Series announces November and January showings

November 6, 2014 The Nordic Film Series at Finlandia University's Finnish American Heritage Center will highlight an Oscar nominee and a children's film as its next two installments. Thursday, November 13, 2 & 6 p.. more »»

Experience the landscape at First Friday

November 6, 2014 People are amazed at how much art there is in the Copper Country and the Calumet art district, but it seems to be a natural response to all the scenic beauty along with the long winters which provid... more »»

Daniels, cast bid farewell to HBO's 'Newsroom'

November 6, 2014 LOS ANGELES — There were neither tears nor cheers at this TV-season premiere. That’s partly because the cast and crew of HBO’s drama series “The Newsroom” had already moved on. more »»

Rozsa Gallery presents “Cline: An Installation by Jess Kane”

November 6, 2014 HOUGHTON — The Rozsa Gallery welcomes local artist Jess Kane, in a thought-provoking one-person exhibition of mixed-media work which utilizes printmaking, drawing and ceramic sculpture. more »»

TV news is the bloodsucker of the moment at movies

November 6, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Not since Paddy Chayefsky’s “Network” have characters been chewed and spit out by TV news quite like they have been of late at the movies. more »»

Paving legacies

November 1, 2014 HOUGHTON — The Keweenaw Community Foundation’s motto is “For good. For ever. more »»

Marvel announces film slate

November 1, 2014 LOS ANGELES — “Doctor Strange,” ‘’Black Panther,” ‘’Captain Marvel” and the “Inhumans” are joining the Marvel cinematic universe. more »»

Wallenda ready for windy Chicago tightrope walks

November 1, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) — With Chicago’s chilling winds howling in the background, tightrope walker Nik Wallenda declared Friday he’s ready to attempt two back-to-back skyscraper crossings, one of them... more »»

Below-the-radar films to check out this fall

November 1, 2014 FORCE MAJEURE: If ever there was a shot to make Alfred Hitchcock jealous, it’s the one that makes “Force Majeure.” A family, on vacation in the French Alps, lunches at a mountaintop restaurant. more »»

Salt Lake City optimistic about future Olympic bid

November 1, 2014 KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Salt Lake City officials don’t know exactly when they will get to bid for another Winter Olympics, but the host city of the 2002 games wants the world to know it is ready and... more »»



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