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. 

Tom Brokaw spoke in Traverse City last month as part of the National Writers Series. The television anchor and journalist talked about his best-selling books including, "The Greatest Generation" and "Boom! Voice of the Sixties." The speech airs on IPR News Radio Tuesday night at 9pm and Wednesday afternoon at 1pm.

Veteran journalist, and author, Tom Brokaw was in Traverse City earlier this month for the National Writers Series at the City Opera House. He also stopped by Traverse City West Senior High school to talk with students from all over the region. The talk he gave for students: Tweet is a verb, writing is forever.

Tom Brokaw At The National Writers Series

May 12, 2010

Long-time television news anchor and author Tom Brokaw will be speaking tonight at the City Opera House in Traverse City.

It's part of the National Writers Series.

Before addressing the sold out crowd, he'll talk to students at Traverse City West Senior High School about the role social media can play in how we record our lives.

Barrons Returns To TV -- Amateur Style

Apr 27, 2010

Aaron Stander will continue the broadcasts of the National Writers Series in Traverse City, this week featuring Mary Karr, author of The Liars Club.

Hall of Famer Memoir

Apr 20, 2010

Books For Walls

Apr 14, 2010

Jayme Stone Brings African Banjo To TC

Apr 9, 2010

Artforms: April 2010

Apr 1, 2010

<p>Can a company from Lansing successfully run a Traverse City performing arts venue and stay true to the unique character of the city? We'll take your calls.<br /><em><br />Live</em> Thursday, April 1 at 9:00 a.m. News Radio 91.5fm</p> <p><em>Rebroadcasts: </em><br />Thursday, April 1 at 6 p.m. Music Radio <br />Saturday, April 3 at 7 p.m. News Radio <br />Sunday, April 4 at 1 p.m. News Radio</p>

Traverse City's National Writers Series continues this evening with author Rhoda Janzen. Listen in to her chat with IPR about her memoir, Mennonite in a Little Black Dress.

Cheboygan Chess Team Brings Home Trophy. Again.

Mar 11, 2010

Building Abenaki Canoes

Mar 9, 2010

<p>IPR recently visited a Suttons Bay woodshop where, for the past four years, volunteers and students have been working side-by-side to build Abenaki canoes. This winter the shop has also started building sailing prams. </p> <p>In this audio postcard, hear why volunteer Chuck Dickerson puts so much time and energy into teaching woodshop at the Inland Seas Education Center.</p>

Artforms: March 2010 - Claudia Schmidt

Mar 4, 2010

Art Program Encourages Disabled Adults To Speak Up

Mar 3, 2010

Aaron Stander hosts our premiere broadcast of the National Writers Series in Traverse City, featuring the advice goddess, Amy Alkon, author of I See Rude People

Archive Highlight: John T. Unger's Firebowls

Feb 19, 2010

<p>Making a living as an artist. Millions want to do it but few succeed. One Mancelona artist earns his living making sculpture. But, as IPR’s Brad Aspey tells it, his success was extremely hard won.</p>

The first full year of Traverse City's National Writers Series begins this week at the City Opera House.

Nationally syndicated advice columnist Amy Alkon is the first author in a season that will include best-sellers Tom Brokaw, James Bradley, Peter Matthiessen and others.

Traverse City resident Doug Stanton is one of the founders of the National Writers Series.

He says the series won't simply be another author reading.

The first full year of Traverse City's National Writers Series begins this week at the City Opera House.

Nationally syndicated advice columnist Amy Alkon is the first author in a season that will include best-sellers Tom Brokaw, James Bradley, Peter Matthiessen and others.

Traverse City resident Doug Stanton is one of the founders of the National Writers Series.

He says the series won't simply be another author reading.

Painting Poetry in Petoskey

Jan 29, 2010

<p>How do you paint a poem? That question is being answered by a group of  artists in a new exhibit at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey. Mary Ellen Geist stopped by the show to speak with some of the artists. </p>

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