The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center proudly announces the Upper Peninsula Folklife Awardees for 2019. Each year since 2009, the Beaumier Center has presented this award to individuals or groups who have made a difference in the creating or preserving the folk traditions of the Upper Peninsula.
Arts and Culture
Northern Michigan University junior environmental science major Ryann Rich was recently named the Helen and William Milliken Scholar by the Michigan Environmental Council for her proposed undergraduate research idea “Wetting Your Wheat: Is Sustainable Agriculture in the Marshes?” Established in 2018, the Belding, MI native is the first recipient of the scholarship.
The Marquette Choral Society's upcoming spring concert is titled Russian Nights: Rachmaninoff and Chesnokov. Under the direction of Music Director and NMU Professor Erin Colwitz, the group will perform without instrumental accompaniment. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in Reynolds Recital Hall.
The annual Northern Michigan University Jazz Festival will be held Wednesday, April 10-Friday, April 12. Thanks to a unique collaboration with the Marquette Symphony Orchestra, this year's Jazz Festival will feature trumpeter Allen Vizzutti. He will participate in an educational clinic and perform with the NMU Jazz Band and Combo in the closing concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Kaufman Auditorium.
Apr. 4, 2019 —
The nomination process for the 2019 Upper Peninsula Folklife Awards is now open and the general public is invites to be part of the process. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, April 12.
Actress Angela Kinsey, best known for her role on the NBC television series The Office, will give a presentation at Northern Michigan University. The event is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in Jamrich 1100. The presentation is free for students with a valid NMU ID and $2 for general public.
The Beaumier Heritage Concert Series will present Hungarian folk group Söndörgő at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Kaufman Auditorium. The performance in Marquette is the first stop on the North American leg of the group's international tour, which began on March 20 in Budapest, Hungary, and is expected to conclude May 11 in Zürich, Switzerland.