Do you know how Sex got its name? Did you know Mawby wine has been to the North Pole? Do you want to know what the Leelanau County winemaker has planned for the next 50 years? Join Mawby for a sparkling evening of stories, both old and new, at the Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 6 pm. Interlochen Public Radio news director Peter Payette will sit down to talk with with founder Larry Mawby and current owners Mike and Peter Laing.
The Traverse City Dance Project returns as part of the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s (GAAC) 2023 Manitou Music lineup. The performance is July 29 at 7 pm at Nash Road Red Barn, located at 9805 Nash Road near Maple City. Sponsored by the GAAC and Interlochen Public Radio, and hosted by Pine Street Studios, the Traverse City Dance Project’s performance will feature original choreography, live music, and professional dancers from around the country.
To enhance its presence and augment its own legacy, the Glen Arbor Arts Center has developed a new program, Late Night Fridays (LNF). Designed to facilitate further creative engagement with the community, the GAAC Main Gallery will be open to the public every Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., June 9 through Aug. 25. Additionally, LNF includes four events this summer: two opening receptions for art exhibitions and two Front Porch Concerts. “We’re keeping the lights on a little longer on Friday nights this summer during Light Night Fridays,” shared Sarah Bearup-Neal, GAAC gallery manager.
A variety of sounds will fill the air during the Manitou Music series this year, from piano to saxophones to drums, drums and more drums. The series began in late April and concludes Aug. 24 with New Music Detroit’s take on chamber music, featuring works by 20th century composers. It’s all part of bringing the community together through and with music, according to Glen Arbor Art Center executive director Sarah Kime. She points to the PULSE Saxophone Quartet, which will perform at various locales around the area from June 12 to June 25.
A variety of sounds will fill the air during the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s Manitou Music series this year, from piano to saxophones to drums, drums and more drums. The series kicks off April 28 with pianist Tyler Faruzzi, and concludes Aug. 24 with New Music Detroit’s take on chamber music, featuring works by 20th-century composers.
In the age of 24 hour news and hyped headlines, local journalism tackles stories that directly impact our day-to-day lives. Join Leelanau Indivisible and the League of Women Voters of Leelanau County on Saturday, April 8, at 10 a.m. for a virtual conversation via Zoom to learn how local media is relevant now more than ever.
The Glen Arbor Arts Center (GAAC) is exhibiting Woodland Studies, a small exhibition of black and white photographs by Grand Rapids photographer Rodney Martin. The exhibition runs until April 13 in the GAAC Lobby Gallery. Among highlights planned for this summer, the GAAC will collaborate with Interlochen Public Radio to host their first ever Music in Residency for June. IPR’s Soundgarden Quintet will play impromptu free concerts around Glen Arbor—at the beach, on a hiking trail, maybe a store, and once a week, they will host a free community concert on the GAAC’s front porch.
Despite rumors to the contrary in recent years, the medium of radio is alive and well. In Leelanau County, independent radioheads share their love of music, practice citizen journalism, and produce feature segments over the airwaves and online, on venues such as Interlochen Public Radio and college radio station WNMC. Here are some of their stories.
The League of Women Voters Leelanau County will gather at The Homestead Resort on Wednesday, May 23, to hold their annual meeting and to hear from guest speaker Peter Payette, executive director of Interlochen Public Radio, who will take about preserving quality journalism and maintaining a free press.
On Thursday, October 16, Glen Arbor resident and business owner Chris Sack posted photos on his Facebook page that showed the basement of his home on M-109, west of Glen Arbor, flooding with water. But Sack’s frustration fell on deaf ears. Later that evening, at the Township Hall in Glen Arbor, State Representative Ray Franz (Republican) concluded a townhall forum by calling Climate Change “a hoax”.