Recent and Featured Music & Art Articles

  • Q&A with The Voice's Ryan Whyte Maloney Q&A with The Voice’s Ryan Whyte Maloney

    Traverse City native Ryan Whyte Maloney had heads and chairs spinning after singing just fifteen words of Journey’s “Lights” on NBC’s The Voice during his first televised […]

  • Q&A with NMC’s Art Apostle, Paul Welch

    This month, Traverse City Art and Design Studio will launch “Three Decades of Art of NMC,” an exhibition showcasing the work of 30 artists who got their […]

  • The On Quartet: Tomlin is second from left Tribute Concert To Honor Late Musician, Charlie Tomlin

    There’s no better way to honor the life and artistry of a musician than to perform the music that he loved—and that’s exactly what a legion of […]

  • RUNA Celtic Band RUNA to Perform at Dennos Museum

    On Friday, March 15th, Celtic band RUNA will perform at the Milliken Auditorium in Traverse City’s Dennos Museum.  RUNA draws on the diverse musical backgrounds of its members […]

  • imgres Yep, American Idol Finalist Sam Woolf Vacations in Charlevoix

    Imagine this Northern Michigan girls: You might have stood in an ice cream cone line behind American Idol contestant and heartthrob Sam Woolf. Maybe you spread your […]

  • St-Pats-JJC-1 Fairs, Festivals and Holidays in March

    Ladies and gentlemen, get out your green: it’s a countdown to St. Patrick’s day!  Here’s a list of fairs, festivals, and holidays in March that all celebrate […]

  • edibleartunnamed Edible Art Show at Grand Traverse Commons

    On Saturday, March 8th, the Village at Grand Traverse Commons will host its 4th annual Edible Art Show.  Throughout the hallways of the Mercato, Village residents, local […]

  • Traverse City Will Host Two Piano Events

    The Grand Traverse area will host two piano events on Saturday, March 8th: the Student Achievement Testing—presented by the Grand Traverse Music Teachers Association—and an education piano […]

  • Toronto Inuit Art Showroom Purchase Inuit Art in Toronto with Dennos Museum Staff

    Dennos Museums is offering Inuit art enthusiasts the opportunity to tag along on their yearly acquisitions trip to Toronto to purchase Inuit fine art. Join Dennos Museum […]

  • Traverse Symphony Orchestra Conductor Kevin Rhodes

    Traverse Symphony Orchestra conductor Kevin Rhodes had led a life not unlike a sonata: a path full of twists and turns, yet one that has had structure […]

  • dawn thompson5227b2_2a7a339e98ede1a1186f26fc20e6832b.jpg_srz_p_800_627_85_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srz February and March Art Exhibitions in Northern Michigan

    Northern Michigan is a haven for both home-grown fine artists and exhibitions spaces hosting accomplished out-of-towners.  Here are five not-to-be-missed art exhibitions in Northern Michigan running through […]

  • editClaudiaSchmidtgallery18 Northern Michigan Songstress Claudia Schmidt’s ‘New Whirled Order’

    Despite a kaleidoscopic mix of Celtic-tinged guitars, dulcimers and mandolins, cooing woodwind ensembles and the occasional raucous accordion, Claudia Schmidt’s mellifluous, rock-steady vocals are the focus of […]

  • Corson audience ‘Winterlochen’ at Interlochen Arts Academy

    On Saturday, February 22nd, Interlochen Arts Academy will host the inaugural Winterlochen Festival. The festival which will feature a host of free, family-friendly concerts and programs, and […]

  • (Photo Credit must read: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race) The Straits Alums at Little River Casino in Manistee

    Some 30 years ago, Alan Clark and Chris White were the sultans of swing. Today the former members of Dire Straits are still doing the walk of […]

  • Chat2378-View_ChateauChantal Jazz D’Vine to Raise Funds for Grand Traverse Pavilions

    What can $25 buy you these days?  A few things may come to mind—notably “not much.”  But $25 is the purchase price for a ticket to Sunday, […]

  • DarleneYa Boyne City Valentine’s Day Concert

    If you like rock music you’re in luck. If folk is your bag, come on up. Blues? Jazz? Music with an edge? They’re all part of the […]

  • RS50655_DSC_05381 Brewer’s Dinner Kicks Off Microbrew & Music Festival

    The Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival will hold its Brewer’s Dinner at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa on Friday, Fe-brew-ary 7th.  The event precedes […]

  • Realtastepic1 Artists’ Exhibition Will Kick Off the ‘Taste the Passion’ Weekend

    For those would-be wine tourers looking to indulge their appetite for the fine arts, an artists’ exhibition will kick off the ‘Taste the Passion’ weekend. The Glen […]

  • BlueWinterBreaking Winter Painting in Northern Michigan Outdoors

    Winter painting in Northern Michigan outdoors takes on an entirely new look when the landscapes are vamped in a snowy, fresh blank canvas. Artist Brenda J. Clark […]

  • Porcupine Mountians Porcupine Mountains Artist Program in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

    Porcupine Mountains Artist Program in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula currently seeks applications for the 2014 spring, summer and fall and 2015 winter residencies. The Artist-in-Residence Program is open […]