Muskegon Museum of Art to debut new exhibition highlighting Ojibwe traditions
MUSKEGON, MI - A new exhibition surrounding Ojibwe artist and filmmaker Jonathan Thunder is coming to Muskegon Museum of Art on September 29. The exhibition, “Jonathan Thunder: Maamawi,” speaks to popular culture, modern society and Thunder’s Ojibwe heritage. As a member of the Red Lake Ojibwe Nation, Thunder works to emulate a merging of contemporary culture and traditional heritage with boldly colored, comedic and insightful works. “The paintings and films in the exhibition surround ideas of connectedness to the land, life and people,” Muskegon Museum of Art leaders said, in a news release. His paintings and films were included in the 2020-2021 exhibition The Art of People: Contemporary Anishinaabe Artists, organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art and Grand Valley State University Art Gallery and guest curator Jason Quigno.mlive.com
Thunder Over Michigan makes explosive return to Willow Run Airport
ANN ARBOR — Thunder Over Michigan’s second year with a two-day format marked an explosive return to Willow Run Airport. “Our event brings in tens of thousands of people and hundreds of performers across the country to this area,” said Thunder Over Michigan Marketing Manager Scott Buie. “It has become a staple in the community.”Before the show’s start, visitors wandered around Willow Run Airport, which had become transformed with interactive World War II planes, food vendors, and children’s bouncy houses and slides. Rows of cars filled lots as people tailgated to watch the restored World War II planes, such as the Supermarine Spitfire, before the Blue Angels took to the sky. Wendy Zielen, a Yankee Air Museum volunteer, explained the significance of the location, referring to the factory across from the Willow Run Airport that produced the B-24 bombers used to turn the tide of World War II.mlive.com
July’s full supermoon will be biggest, brightest moon of 2022
RELATED: Thunder Supermoon, 2 meteor showers coming in JulyWhat day will the July moon be full? The full moon on July 13, 2022, will be a "supermoon" because of its close proximity to Earth. Experts say this week's supermoon will be the biggest and brightest moon of the year. Regardless of the number, based on its distance from the Earth at the time it turns full, the July 13 moon will be the closest one of the year — 222,089 miles away — making it the biggest and brightest full moon of 2022. The July full moon, commonly known as the "buck moon," will be glowing in the night sky this week.mlive.com
See the Blue Angels soar at Thunder Over Michigan in Ypsilanti
ANN ARBOR, MI -- An annual Ypsilanti airshow will keep its drive-up format after resounding approval from attendees. Thunder Over Michigan, an annual airshow hosted by the Yankee Air Museum, is set for July 16-17 at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti. “The rest of the event was wide open because there were no pandemic restrictions at all,” said Kevin Walsh, Thunder Over Michigan executive director. “It’s an opportunity to just kind of lose yourself in something very exciting, something very visceral and something that is really, really different,” Walsh said. To see a full list of available aircraft or to purchase tickets, visit the Thunder Over Michigan website.mlive.com
Muskegon Lumberjacks set to open USHL playoffs Monday night
Follow Josh VanDyke on TwitterMuskegon Lumberjacks players walk out to the arena in the beginning of third period during the USHL regular season game at L.C. The Lumberjacks punched their ticket to the Clark Cup Playoffs with a 5-2 victory over the Thunder. Game 2 will be Tuesday night at 7 p.m. followed by a Game 3 on Wednesday night if necessary. The Lumberjacks added a 5-4 overtime win during a road game in March but lost the rematch a night later 5-2. For more information on the upcoming USHL playoffs or to purchase tickets for this week’s games at Mercy Health Arena, click here.mlive.com
Last-second defensive stop helps West Michigan Ironmen top Charlotte in season opener
Kayla Renie | MLive.comArena league football might be known for its video-game-like offensive statistics and fast-paced action but it was a defensive stop that proved to be the difference for the West Michigan Ironmen in their season-opening tilt Saturday night. The Ironmen were clinging to a 55-51 lead after a 15-yard touchdown pass from Thunder quarterback Jalen McClendon to Scooby Bryant with 43 seconds remaining in the contest. The Ironmen offense was led by wideout Sterling Alexander, who hauled in four touchdown receptions in his first arena league football game. West Michigan held a 13-6 advantage after the first quarter and took a 28-21 lead into halftime. The two teams exchanged scoring drives to start the second half, as the Ironmen took a narrow 41-38 lead into the final quarter of play.mlive.com
Hope advances to NCAA title game after two years of frustration, miraculous Trine rally
The Flying Dutch defeated the Thunder 57-52 in the NCAA Division III National Tournament semifinal game at Duquesne University’s Cooper Fieldhouse in Pittsburgh, Pa. Morehouse guided the Flying Dutch to the 2006 title and a runner-up finish in 2010. The Flying Dutch won it all in 1990. “If there would have been a national tournament, maybe they wouldn’t have had a 61-game winning streak.’ We heard the whispers. The Flying Dutch struggled from 3-point range, making 3-of-18 shots.mlive.com
Wolves and Thunder provide heavy load of hockey hoopla with unique twinbill
BAY CITY, MI – Call it Hockey Night in Bay City. Bay County’s two high school hockey teams took to the ice at the same time, on the same night, in the same arena – and they weren’t playing each other. The Bay City Wolves and the Bay Area Thunder each hosted a game Wednesday at the Bay County Civic Arena they both call home. “It’s definitely a cool night whenever that happens,” Wolves coach Zach Schalk said. If you would like your local high school sports news delivered free to your inbox daily, click here and sign up for one of our local high school sports newsletters.mlive.com
Watch warbirds old and new soar during Thunder over Michigan
WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI – Thunder over Michigan returned in 2021 with a sold-out drive-in weekend, hosting the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and a host of other warbirds old and new. The air show rocked the skies over Willow Run Airport just outside Ypsilanti on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-8, bringing together both military demonstration teams for the first time in Michigan history. Check out the video highlights above from Saturday’s afternoon show, featuring the Thunderbirds, the Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II Demo Team, a Navy EA-18G Growler, Luftwaffe Airbus A-400M and the largest collection of B-25 Mitchell bombers flown anywhere. Read more: Thunder over Michigan returns with sold-out drive-in airshow featuring Blue Angels, Thunderbirdsmlive.com
Blue Angels, Thunderbirds flying together at Thunder Over Michigan
YPSILANTI, MI -- After Ypsilanti’s annual airshow cropped up as an opportunity for the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, Event Coordinator Katlin Forster called the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds to ask if the angels could join. The Blue Angels and Thunderbirds are appearing together for the first time in Michigan at the event, but they won’t fly together. The Blue Angels and F35 Demo Team will perform during the morning shows and the Thunderbirds and A-10 Demo Team will perform in the afternoon shows. However, this isn’t the first time the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels have performed together in general, as they took on a show together in Kansas City, Missouri earlier this year, said Maj. Jason Markzon. The Blue Angels start training in November of each year to get ready for each season of shows, said Lt. Julius Bratton.mlive.com
Thunder Over Michigan returns as drive-in event in August
YPSILANTI, MI -- Thunder Over Michigan will return as a drive-in event after being canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each morning show will feature the world’s largest gathering of Mitchell B 25 Bombers and the U.S. Air Force F35 Demo Team. Grounds open at 7:30 a.m. and the show begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m. Spectators can choose to view the show outside their vehicle on the passenger side only, or from inside the vehicle. Towering bluffs, crystal clear water make Sleeping Bear Dunes a Michigan Best Vacation Spot winnermlive.com
SE Michigan weather: Tracking radar, alerts, power outages June 10, 2020
DETROIT – We are expecting severe weather Wednesday afternoon between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. in southeastern Michigan. Potential hazards include damaging wind gusts (up to 70 mph), tornadoes and large hail. The probability for damaging wind gusts, possibly approaching 70 mph, is a 45% chance within 25 miles of any location in southeastern Michigan. All of southeastern Michigan is now under a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. Wednesday. We’ll be tracking:Watch live radar and coverage here:Check back for updates throughout the day.
Metro Detroit weather: Showers and possible thunderstorms, 5/29/2020 noon update
Metro Detroit weather: Showers and possible thunderstorms, 5/29/2020 noon updatePublished: May 29, 2020, 12:16 pmWe'll start our Friday dry, and even with some breaks of sun possible. Then showers and possible thunderstorms increase by mid-to-late morning, and should end from west to east by mid-afternoon. A narrow line of showers and thunderstorms could develop late afternoon / evening ahead of the second cold front. The better chance is north of M-59, but just keep in mind that we are not completely out of the woods for another shower or storm until after 9:00 or 10:00 p.m.
Metro Detroit weather: Showers and possible thunderstorms
Then showers and possible thunderstorms increase by mid-to-late morning, and should end from west to east by mid-afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s (20 degrees Celsius) will sure feel a lot different than what we've experienced this week. Sunday will be a "sun day," with a ton of sun and highs in the mid 60s (19 degrees Celsius). Partly cloudy with a possible thunderstorm on Wednesday, and highs in the low 80s (28 degrees Celsius). Then mostly sunny on Thursday and Friday, with highs near 80 degrees (27 degrees Celsius).
Alpacas brighten day for Riverview nursing home residents
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – While nursing home residents can’t have guests during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some surprise visitors dropped by to brighten their day Thursday. Three alpacas paid a visit to the Rivergate Terrace Nursing Home in Riverview. Fin, Thunder and Lego spent time outside the windows of residents. They are currently stuck in their rooms because of COVID-19. The animals will return to the nursing home when the pandemic ends so the seniors can meet them up close.
Metro Detroit weather: Wet, muggy conditions return
DETROIT - The countdown to the holiday weekend is on, and it starts with wet weather in Metro Detroit. Winds will be gusty Monday night through Tuesday, and the humidity will be back to muggy Monday night. Winds will stay gusty with muggy, mild highs in the upper 70s. That will drop humidity, and it will stay that way through the upcoming Labor Day weekend. Humidity still won't be a problem, so the morning lows will be cool and crisp.
Electropop trio Shaed to perform at Sonic Lunch in Ann Arbor
click to enlarge Shervin LainezChelsea Lee is having some dark and twisty dreams. Following the trios viral hit, 2016s Thunder, Shaed went on to release a pair of EPs, including last years, which landed its lead single on an Apple commercial and scored the trio a tour with chart-topping Renegades X Ambassadors. Detroits own disco-tinged singer-songwriter Ladysse will also perform. Get our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning. Sign up for our events newsletter.metrotimes.com