Warren Miller's "Line of Descent"
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017
Line of Descent The lineage of mountain lifestyle continues in Warren Miller Entertainment's 68th full-length feature film, Line of Descent. In this year’s film, WME travels the globe, by land, air, and sea, exploring the ties that bind ski culture.
In Squaw Valley and Jackson Hole, WME visits skiing icons who have made the mountains their home and raised mini Moes and Moseleys of their own. Traveling to Norway, a Canadian ski patroller enjoys the company of his Norwegian brethren, and in the French Alps, native son Jean-Claude Killy’s legacy fills Val-D’Isere hearts with pride. From BC to France, Glacier Country to Steamboat, new generations of skiers and riders are pushing their sport to new extremes, making their parents proud—and often downright nervous.
WME crews chase winter along the Beartooth Highway where a road trip via motorcycles takes athletes Kalen Thorien and Mike “Bird” Shaffer from Montana to Wyoming. And still to come, snowboarders Seth Wescott and Rob Kingwill will head to New Zealand to descend Mount Cook.
For 68 years, ski families have cheered the official kickoff of winter with the ski film company that started it all. This year is no different. The family grows, and the traditions grow richer, in Warren Miller’s Line of Descent. Bigger, deeper, fresher than ever.
For teasers, athletes and locations go to warrenmiller.com. For behind the scenes photos and filming updates, follow along with Warren Miller Entertainment on Facebook and @warrenmillerent on Instagram.
This stop on the 2017 Warren Miller tour is promoted by the Snow Country Ski Club, formerly the Ironwood Ski Devils, our local High School Ski Racing Team. The club is no longer funded by the school system. Parents of racers, racers and volunteers fundraise to help keep local youth skiers active, engaged, and competitive on the racing circuit that covers Upper and Lower Michigan and Northern Wisconsin. The club is very proud of its long track record and deep history. The local skiing community is strong and many of these long time skiers are Ski Devil Alumni. There are many fond memories of the ski devil travelling team, its successes and championships and its former long term Michigan Hall of Fame coach, Theron Peterson.
The Snow Country Ski Club partnered with us at the Theatre and with Warren Miller to bring this premier movie to our ski town. This is one of the very important fund raisers that help cover travel expenses, lift tickets, equipment maintenance, coaching, and more. So buy some tickets and bring a few friends to the movie and get your Stoke for Winter! Winter is coming!
Doors and Kelly's Bar open at 6:30 pm (CST). Line of Descent screens at 7:30 (CST), but come early, hang out with your ski crowd and dig into the latest gear on display by our local sponsors.
NOTE TO THOSE TRAVELING FROM OUTSIDE OUR IMMEDIATE AREA: Even though we are in the UP, Ironwood is in the Central Time zone!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
Big Snow Resorts
Wolverine Ski Trails
Sisu Dirt Crew
I Am Pro Snow
Cold Iron Brewing
Aspirus Grand View
Forslund’s Building Supply
Mt. Zion - GCC
Stengl Marine - Surf Wisconsin
Brite Spot 2
Van Natta Plumbing
Steiger's Home Center
Big Sno Outfitters
Mattson Family Chiropractic
Gogebic Country Club
Wakefield First National Bank
holiday Gas Station - Wakefield
Don & GG’s
Black River Valley Pub
Arlene Schneller - Art Studio
Northern Mind Yoga
Foley’s Tree Service
E-Z Tent Rental
Main Street Fitness
Hitt’s Fine Furniture
Northwinds Natural Food Co-op
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017
Broadly acknowledged as “the premier interpreter of songs and tales about the Great Lakes,” Lee Murdock’s work is an anthem to the people who live, work, and play along the freshwater highways of North America. Murdock has uncovered a boundless body of music and stories in the Great Lakes. There is an amazing timelessness in this music. Great Lakes songs are made of hard word, hard living, ships that go down and ships that come in. Noted as a fluent instrumentalist, Murdock's musical influences span fifteen generations, combining ragtime, Irish, blues and folk styles with his flair for storytelling in songs.
Saturday, Nov. 04, 2017
Lee DeWyze first garnered a national audience when he auditioned for, and then went on to win, American Idol season nine, but his passion for writing and making music began years before that. “I was writing music, and performing for years before making an appearance on the show. American Idol was just my way of getting myself out there, because I wanted to write and make music for a living. It is my passion.”
Says DeWyze: "My new music definitely reflects where I’m at creatively right now. Songwriting is at the core of what I do and who I am. Telling stories and sharing experiences whether it be mine, someone else’s, or just a thought in my head has always been the constant. I love drawing a listener into the song."
See Lee DeWyze perform "Fight" live in the recording studio
Here is just a sample of reviews for Lee's 2016 release "Oil & Water"
"Honesty, self-realization, and emotions demonstrated through lyrics and harmony" - Billboard
"Songwriting that reveals a deeper soul" - Huffington Post
"Nothing short of phenominal.. " EP Scene
"Troubadour, Poet, Storyteller..." Elmore Magazine
"Shows life as an artist.. " People Magazine
"Fantastic material on this record.." Keys Reviews
"Lovely, folk-driven atmosphere" - Star Pulse
HIT Idol - Season 7!
Friday, Nov. 03, 2017
Auditions for Season 7 of the popular HIT Idol youth vocal contest are all done and we now have a wonderfuil group of HIT Idol finalists working together to put on another great show.
HIT Idol Season 7 will be presented on Friday, November 3, 2017 with the winners announced on Saturday November 4, 2017 just prior to the concert by American Idol Season 9 winner, Lee DeWyze. All the singers who made it through the auditions into the show will get to perform a couple of numbers on stage with DeWyze on Saturday night.
HIT Idol may be billed as a vocal competition but it is as much about participation, suporting one another, working together as a group, and personal growth, as it is about winning. We are so proud of the way our young performers embrace that attitude and truly look out for one another. So get your tickets and come on out to support the youth of the area. We know you will be thoroughly entertained!
Pictured above are Season 6 winners with American Idol, Jessica Meuse, and at right, Lee DeWyze.
HIT Idol Season 7: Friday 11/3/2017
Winners annouced & Lee DeWyze show: Sat 11/4/2017
All of us associated with HIT Idol are excited to work with our new local "Idols". We know it will be another wonderfully successful program - and a lot of fun. As HIT Idol co-director Janie Williams has been heard to say on more than one occasion: "It's going to be awesome!"
Presentation of HIT Idol is funded in part by a grant from the Gogebic Range Health Foundation (GRHF) “The GRHF is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, public charity. Our primary purpose is to partner with local entities, organizations and agencies to advance health, increase health services, support community development with a health focus and care for the people in our region.” We strive to make the Gogebic Range an easy and fun place to be healthy.
HIT Idol Season 7 is also supported by the Ironwood Area Business and Professional Women.
The Cat & the Canary
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017
The Cat and the Canary is a 1927 American silent horror film adaptation of John Willard's 1922 black comedy play of the same name. The plot revolves around the estate of Cyrus West, uncle to Annabelle, Charlie, and Paul. As death approaches, West’s greedy family descends upon him like "cats around a canary". In retaliation, Cyrus places a condition on his will – it shall not be read until 20 years after his death. Eventually, Annabelle inherits her uncle's fortune, but when she and her family spend the night in his mansion they are stalked by a mysterious figure. Meanwhile, a lunatic known as "the Cat" escapes from an asylum near the mansion.
The film is part of a genre of comedy horror films inspired by 1920s Broadway stage plays. Paul Leni's adaptation of Willard's play blended expressionism with humor, a style for which Leni was noted and critics recognized as unique. Leni's style of directing made The Cat and the Canary influential in the "old dark house" genre of films popular from the 1930s through the 1950s. The film was one of Universal's early horror productions and is considered "the cornerstone of Universal's school of horror." The play has been filmed five other times, with the most notable in 1939 starring Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard. If you are a true horror movie aficionado you need to see the 1927 original!
The film will be masterfully accompanied on the Ironwood Theatre’s Barton organ by organist supremo Andrew Rogers from Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theatre. Not to be missed, and a great way to get into the spirit of Halloween – mark your calendar now.
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