Michigan History Center News – July Events Around The State

July 8
Walker Wheels “Base Ball” Tournament
Walker Tavern Historic Site, Brooklyn

July 8
Celebration of Imagination
Michigan History Museum. Lansing

July 9
Farmers Market
Walker Tavern Historic Site, Brooklyn

July 9
Puzzles on the Porch
Mann House, Concord

July 10
Friends of Michigan History Meeting
Michigan Library and Historical Center, Lansing

July 10-14
Dig Camp (pre-registration required)
Michigan History Museum, Lansing

July 11
Ghost Towns in the Upper Peninsula
Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee

July 12
Adult Tea
Walker Tavern Historic Site, Brooklyn

July 13
Picnic on the Lawn Concert
Walker Tavern Historic Site, Brooklyn

July 14
Iron Ore Heritage Trail Bike Tour
Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee

July 14
Tea and Conversations with the Mann Sisters
Mann House, Concord

July 15-16
Wood Shaving Days
Hartwick Pines Logging Museum, Grayling

July 15
Summer Saturday Reading Program
Mann House, Concord

July 16
Farmers Market
Walker Tavern Historic Site, Brooklyn

July 16
Puzzles on the Porch
Mann House, Concord

July 17-21
Curiosity Camp (pre-registration required)
Michigan History Museum, Lansing

July 18
Magnificent Mansions and Courtly Cottages in the Upper Peninsula
Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee

July 19
Making A Face
Walker Tavern Historic Site, Brooklyn

July 21-22
Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar
Archives of Michigan, Lansing

July 21
Iron Ore Heritage Trail Bike Tour
Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee

July 21
Tea and Conversations with the Mann Sisters
Mann House, Concord

July 22
Picnic on the Lawn Concert
Mann House, Concord

July 23
Farmers Market
Walker Tavern Historic Site, Brooklyn

July 23
Puzzles on the Porch
Mann House, Concord

July 24-28
Dig Camp (pre-registration required)
Michigan History Museum, Lansing

July 25
Wolf’s Mouth: Upper Peninsula P.O.W. Research Behind the Novel
Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee

July 28
Iron Ore Heritage Trail Bike Tour
Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee

July 28
Tea and Conversations with the Mann Sisters
Mann House, Concord

July 29
Summer Saturday Reading Program
Mann House, Concord

July 29
It’s Daylight in the Swamps!
Hartwick Pines Logging Museum, Grayling

July 30
Farmers Market
Walker Tavern Historic Site, Brooklyn

July 30
Puzzles on the Porch
Mann House, Concord

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers’ Native Heart Debuts at #14 on iTunes Chart

Roger Clyne and The Peacemaker’s eighth studio album, Native Heart, is now available through all digital retailers. The ten-track project was produced by Grammy winning legend Steve Berlin and mixed by Michael Brauer at the iconic Electric Lady Studios; they shine new light on a band that’s built a career on trekking their own path with their own sound style of twang and taller-than-life characters of the Southwest to a rock & roll soundtrack. The group will celebrate the release of Native Heart with a show tonight at Livewire in Scottsdale, AZ. Tickets are available on their website, www.rogerclyneandthepeacemakers.com.

About Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
Bridging the gap between rock & roll, roadhouse Americana, and the music sounds of the southwestern United States, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers have carved their own path over 15 years. They’ve traveled the world, sent eight albums to the top of the Billboard Internet Sales Chart, launched an annual music festival in Mexico, started their own line of ultra premium tequila and built a global community of music-lovers and peacemakers – all while remaining 100% independent.

The band’s roots run deep, sinking back to a time with The Refreshments – the hometown heroes of Phoenix during the mid-1990s, fueled by a major-label deal with Mercury Records, a popular song (”Banditos”) on American rock radio and MTV and the unique distinction of being both the composers and performers of the theme song for the cultural favorite “King of the Hill” TV show. All served to introduce Roger Clyne’s songwriting to a national audience. The Refreshments sang about Mexico, liquored-up bandits and troubadours, mixing the lore of the American Southwest with guitar muscle and pop/rock melody. Clyne deepened that sound with his next project, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, a roots rock sound relying not on a record label for support, but on near-constant touring and a rare, genuine connection with fans.

In April of 2017, the band’s founders, Roger Clyne & PH Naffah, appeared in a documentary, “Here’s To Life,” about The Refreshments. Which celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the debut album, Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy. Two decades after its release, the album continues to influence a wide range of rock and country musicians, 12 of who put their own stamp on the album’s music with an upcoming, all-star tribute album recreation of Fizzy Fuzzy Big and Buzzy.

Native Heart

  1. Flowerin’
  2. Every Kind of Lucky
  3. Sunday Drivin’
  4. Arizona Night
  5. Barons to Break
  6. Shadyside
  7. ¡Viva Love!
  8. Hello Tiger
  9. Fun
  10. So May You

Benji Harris’ Debut, Self-Titled, Solo Project Premieres At Online Retailers Today

Benji Harris Debut Self-Titled Solo Project

Benji Harris Debut Self-Titled Solo Project

The first solo release from Benji Harris hits iTunes and other online retailers today, etching a career benchmark for the celebrated vocalist and guitarist that has toured with headliners and scored a top hit on CMT and Music Row with his previous trio, Scarletta. Kick starting his summer with the announcement of the project on Cumulus’ NASH FM morning show Ty, Kelly and Chuck, Benji performed at the Wildhorse Saloon and greeted fans at the RFD-TV booth in the Exhibit Hall during the 2017 CMA Fest and was most recently on the Hard Rock Café Stage at WSMV NBC’s show “Today in Nashville.”

“I played this new record for the first time with a full band at the album release show in Nashville on Tuesday,” says Benji. “Man did it feel good to see the crowd enjoying the new songs and to get all the positive responses from the live stream that Center Stage Magazine hosted. I’ve watched some of the best in the business perform and grow while I was out on the road with them and I finally feel ready to share my own music with country fans.”

Fans can download the project on iTunes by clicking here. Benji premiered the record to his Nashville area fans and industry professionals before a packed house at The Country on Tuesday. Among those in attendance was Cassadee Pope, the 2012 winner of NBC’s The Voice that would go on to chart a #1 Billboard Country album (Frame by Frame) and #1 Billboard Country Airplay single Think of You with Chris Young. Benji, who also serves as a guitarist and vocalist on Cassadee’s tour, joins her on the stage each night performing the Chris Young portion of the #1 hit.Benji cooking up stir fry for Battered and Brewed’s “Music In The Kitchen”
Ty, Kelly and Chuck’s Ty Bentli, Benji Harris and Ty, Kelly and Chuck’s Chuck Wicks

Benji will be making a return appearance on Ty, Kelly and Chuck on July 17 and will be sharing his latest music with the patients at The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt via Seacrest Studios on July 21.

To stay updated on Benji, visit the following:

Website: www.benjiharris.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thebenjiharris/
Twitter: @thebenjiharris
Instagram: www.instagram.com/thebenjiharris/

About Benji Harris

Since moving to Nashville in 2009, this Dallas native has found a welcomed home on Music Row. His country/rock trio Scarletta (2009-2014) had a Top 30 radio hit in 2012, and a popular music video in high rotation on CMT. They gained critical acclaim from Billboard and the Country Music Association as a top act to watch. He even found viral success and salutes from country headliner Jake Owen with a trio of parodies celebrating his daughter’s birth. Since leaving the band in 2014, Benji has lent his instrumental and vocal talents to projects and tours for stars like Sam Hunt, Jana Kramer, Cassadee Pope, and Carly Pearce. Pope’s fans see Benji in the spotlight every night on tour when they perform the Chris Young duet Think of You. This father of two beautiful daughters is excited for the opportunity to finally share a project of his own. Benji co-wrote five of the six songs on the EP that is available now via iTunes and all major online retailers.

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NRC members to field questions live on ‘Ask the DNR’ Thursday on WNMU-TV13 – 4/20/17

Marquette, MIApril 19, 2017 – The Upper Peninsula’s two representatives serving on the Michigan Natural Resources Commission will answer viewer questions live Thursday night on “Ask the DNR,” broadcast on WNMU-TV13.

NRC Chairman John Matonich of Bessemer and Commissioner J.R. Richardson of Ontonagon will be available for the full hour-long program, which will air live at 8 p.m. EDT, Thursday April 20.

The program will be repeated at noon April 21 and available later online.

The NRC is a 7-member panel appointed by the governor as the rule-making body for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

“This is a fantastic opportunity,” said John Pepin, DNR deputy public information officer. “Viewers will be able to find out what they want to know directly from the region’s representatives making decisions on all types of important natural resource issues in Michigan.”

The NRC has the exclusive authority to regulate the taking of game and sportfish, and is authorized to designate game species and the establishment of the first open season for animals.

George Madison, DNR fisheries manager for the Western Lake Superior Management Unit, and Sgt. Marc Pomroy, who supervises conservation officers in Dickinson, Iron and Gogebic counties, will round out the panel participants.

The group will likely field questions about spring-related recreation activities, including the April 29 trout season opener and boating and off-road vehicle rules, though the discussion is typically wide-ranging, based on viewer questions.

Prior to the program, questions for “Ask the DNR” can be emailed to John Pepin at pepinj@michigan.gov. Emailed questions should be received by 2 p.m. April 20 to be included on the show.

To phone questions in during the live telecast, call 1-800-227-9668.

The telecast is being sponsored by the South Shore Fishing Association.

Find out more about the Michigan Natural Resources Commission at www.michigan.gov/nrc.

“Ask the DNR” is produced five times each year in October, November, December, April and May. Previous episodes may be viewed online at: http://wnmuvideo.nmu.edu/program/ask-dnr/episodes/.

Usain Bolt Appointed Chief Entertainment Officer of Maison Mumm

November 28, 2016 – Maison Mumm announced today the special appointment of Usain Bolt, one of the world’s most daring and decorated athletes, as its newest CEO. After months of speculation regarding his next move after his victories in Rio, Mr. Bolt gave a special statement  that he will take on one of the biggest challenges of his career as CEO of the number one champagne house in France, Maison Mumm.

In the video, entitled “Usain Bolt, New Mumm CEO,” the Mumm bottle is dramatically lit atop a pedestal. Mr. Bolt comes into the screen and takes the bottle. He then does the unexpected: he sabers it with one of his gold medals.

In his new role, Mr. Bolt will take the lead in ideating unique and daring ways to bring celebrations to consumers everywhere through the energy, intensity and enticing freshness of Mumm. His long-term goal for Mumm will include spearheading initiatives to excite the world and ultimately aid in efforts to make Maison Mumm the top champagne house in the U.S.

Cornhusk Doll Exhibit Opens at NMU’s DeVos Museum

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum will present an exhibit that explores the ancient art form of cornhusk dolls to preserve traditional culture and history. “Elizabeth Doxtater: Art of Peace” will be on display Sept. 26-Dec. 9. An opening reception and artist talk is scheduled at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26. Admission is free.

Doxtater is a Six Nations (Mohawk) artist. She was inspired to create this work after viewing iconic western paintings such as Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper and Mona Lisa. She began to wonder how she could visually represent and celebrate her own cultural history, which has been based on oral traditions. Doxtater invites viewers to consider their role in creating peace in the world.

The exhibit features more than 100 corn husk dolls in two displays: Peacemaker’s Journey and the First Council Fire (Encircles Everything). It is presented in collaboration with the Center for Native American Studies.

Museum hours are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Thursday; and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Kally O’Mally

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Kally O’Mally

Genre
Country, Bluegrass

Location
United States

Label
Musik and Film

Website
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Songwriter/Publisher
O’Mally , Wrench

Music, dancing and fireflies floating in the sawgrass.   You’ve got a caller and a band and folks having fun under the moonlight.  With lyrics rooted in scenes of the deep south, think lights strung up around an outdoor patio in the heart of a town where they still love to square dance, it’s what ties them together.  You’ll find yourself wanting to take a turn into A Love Like This!

Few powerhouse talents are capable of taking a vision from inception all the way through to product and Kally O’Mally is one of them.    O’Mally hails from a Kentucky lineage that has generations of musical roots,  “I was enthralled by the music of my youth and far more interested in the stereo than the television.  My parents had a classic country and Southern Rock record collection that consisted of Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Anne Murray, Barbara Mandrell and others.”  That love of music laid the foundation of what’s clearly a longtime pursuit towards mastery and a willingness to push her own limits to bring her music to fruition.

O’Mally grew up in South Florida which helped cultivate her deep love of world musics and Latin rhythms. “South Florida is steeped in an incredible variety of world sounds, rich horn sections and energetic percussive beats; congas, bongos, steel drums, you name it.   Anything to get people grooving and dancing and having a good time.  When I’ve accomplished that, I’m happy.”  O’Mally has a particular knack for combining styles and can move from writing a classic traditional sounding song like, Bourbon on my Deathbed to the more raucous and tongue in cheek, Wild West Medicine Show.  An admitted computer geek with a competitive side, she was inspired to jump into sound engineering so she could fully execute her musical vision.  Being a multi-instrumentalist makes it even easier for her.  O’Mally is at home and comfortable playing guitar, keyboard, bass, ukulele and a whole host of percussion instruments.

O’Mally currently resides in Northern, California (Sacramento), where she performs live throughout the region.