Northern Michigan Arts & Culture

Northern Michigan is a place with incredible natural beauty and varied landscapes. It is also home to Interlochen Center for the Arts and several other longstanding cultural institutions. Little wonder the region has been so attractive to artists and musicians of all types. Here we bring you those stories. 

<p>Last night, Grand Rapids celebrated the opening day of the first annual ArtPrize. </p>

Inventor Of "The Stick" In Interlochen

Aug 19, 2009

<p>The Interlochen Guitar Festival gets underway this year with a performance featuring a musical instrument you may never have heard of. The inventor of the Chapman Stick and and one of its greatest players will perform. </p> <p> See <a href="

Howard play</a> the Stick.</p> <p> </p>

New York Times bestseller Elmore Leonard ("Road Dogs" 2009) and his son, novelist Peter Leonard ("Trust Me" 2009) speak as part of the Traverse City National Writers Series. This series features lively conversations with prominent writers, from novelists and short story authors to journalists and television writers. This presentation was recorded in the City Opera House in Traverse City.

Mumblecore Comes To Traverse City

Jul 21, 2009

Mumblecore Comes To Traverse City

Jul 21, 2009

Taming of the Shrew

Jul 1, 2009

<p>The Interlochen Shakespeare Festival is staging "The Taming of the Shrew" this summer. </p> <p> In this lighthearted production, Shakespeare's battle of the sexes is set in an early 19th-century circus. </p> <p> IPR's Brad Aspey visited a rehearsal. </p>