Noise Floor Interactive Art Exhibit

Noise Floor Upper Michigans SourceNew interactive art exhibit highlights sounds of the 20th century

HOUGHTON — One artist is showing how art is not limited to what we see, but rather what we hear. A new art exhibition is on display at Michigan Tech’s Rozsa Center.

The interactive exhibit, called “Noise Floor,” is showcasing the art of sound. Community members can explore sounds from iconic inventions during the 20th century.

Read more at Upper Michigan’s Source, by Aleah Hordges.

Jazz Night on the Town February 4, 2016

Jazz Night on the TownThe Mikes: both Irish & Christianson (Northern Standard Time) will be swinging it at the Orpheum as a fundraiser for Mu Beta Psi, the national music support fraternity!

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016
Orpheum, Hancock, MI
8-11PM

Jazz Night on the Town

Join the brothers of Mu Beta Psi for a benefit concert from 8 to 11 pm Thursday, February 4th in the Orpheum Theater in downtown Hancock.

The concert features jazz from Northern Standard Time and AstroSax and benefits the John Macinnes Student Scholarship. This scholarship honors applicants that have shown interest and participated in the musical organizations at Michigan Technological University.

Help support a great cause and listen to phenomenal jazz. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $7 for Students and Seniors.

From Tech Today, by Brothers of Mu Beta Psi.

World Champion Comedian Judah Friedlander Coming to Carnival

FriedlanderThis Winter Carnival, comedian Judah Friedlander is more than just funny—he’s the World Champion.

Join the Student Entertainment Board, MUB Board and Blue Key as they present winter carnival comedian Judah Friedlander.

Friedlander will headline the Winter Carnival festivities at 9 p.m. Friday, February 5, 2016, at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.

On the comedy stage, Friedlander is The World Champion. He is the best athlete in the world, greatest martial artist, the desire of every woman and a role model to children. Let’s face it, Judah is the greatest comedian in the world.

You can watch him as “Frank Rossitano” on the Emmy-winning “30 Rock” every night in syndication & on Comedy Central.

Friedlander has made multiple appearances on many late night talk shows including: “Letterman,” “Conan,” “Fallon” and “The Daily Show.”

Student tickets are $5 and available for purchase at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex with a valid HuskyCard. Non-student tickets are $15 and can be purchased online, by phone at 7-2073 or at the Central Ticketing Office in the SDC..

Note this show may not be suitable for young audiences, the show will include adult humor and strong language. Parental discretion is advised.

From Tech Today.

Rozsa to present “Pete Seeger: The Storm King” Jan. 22, 2016

The Storm KingHOUGHTON — The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts presents “Pete Seeger: The Storm King” — an evening of live music, poetry and video with a look back at the great hero of 60s, his music, peace activism and the counterculture movement. This beautiful collection of recorded stories, narratives, and poems spoken by the late Pete Seeger and longtime protege, producer and drummer Jeff Haynes, is set to live, multi-genre music that enhances Seeger’s marvelous reminiscences. “Pete Seeger: The Storm King,” comes to the Rozsa at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.

Read more at Keweenaw Now.

Opening Reception For Noise Floor Tomorrow

Noise FloorNoise surrounds us. In the industrial world we are constantly bombarded with sounds, most of which we no longer even notice (the hum of compressor motors, the whine of routers, the whirr of hard drives, the roar of lawnmowers).

Noise Floor is an interactive exhibit by artist Josh Loar (VPA), focused on the pervasive noise around us, mechanical and cultural–bringing into focus sounds that we normally shut out of our conscious minds.

Join us for a reception with the artist at 5:30 p.m. Friday, January 22, 2016, in the Rozsa Gallery A-Space. This exhibit is free and open to the public, and will be in the Rozsa Gallery A-Space through jan. 30.

Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. M-F and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays. Loar, Professor of Practice in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, is a multimedia artist and designer whose works have been featured in galleries and salons from NYC to Los Angeles, and his design and music composition has been featured in countless stage shows, films, TV programs, theme parks, concerts, and so on. He is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, director, writer, painter, filmmaker, and all-around general artist type.

From Tech Today, by Bethany Jones.

Momentum Jazz Band Helps Celebrate Martin Luther King Day

MomentumMichigan Tech’s 27th Annual MLK Banquet was held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, January 18, 2016, in the Memorial Union Ball Room. The event, open to the public with free reservations, featured a buffet dinner, musical performances from Tech’s Momentum Jazz band, spoken word poetry and a keynote address from William P. Jones, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of the books The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights and The Tribe of Black Ulysses: African American Lumber Workers in the Jim Crow South.

Read more at Keweenaw Now.

A Jazz Presecription for Your Winter Blues: Jazz Cabaret at the Rozsa

Jazz Cabaret 2016Time for a jazz check-up? Creative, fresh, interactive, soothing food for the soul and nourishment for the ears. Join Jazz Studies Program Director Mike Irish and the Michigan Tech Jazz ensembles for two nights of Jazz Cabaret: Backstage at the Rozsa, starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, January 15-16, 2016.

Let our in-house musicians make your evening memorable, enjoyable and enriching. The Rozsa stage becomes a pop-up jazz club, and the intimate club atmosphere is a perfect setting for the “jazz-med staff,” including Jaztec: A mainstream quintet that will stimulate all of your vital signs; Momentum: A 9-piece horn band providing the latest in soul treatments; and the Dan Fuhrmann Trio.

From Tech Today.

Concert Choir Entertains Seniors

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, Upper Michigan Chapter, hosted holiday meals served by community volunteers for senior citizens on Christmas Day in several Upper Peninsula locations.

The seniors who attended the Christmas 2015 dinner at the Church of the Resurrection in Hancock enjoyed a special treat of holiday music provided by members of the Michigan Tech Concert Choir, led by Jared Anderson, and a flute quintet.

Read more at Keweenaw Now.