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  • Kendziorski Interview
    AudioImageText       'Way Out Wayne' Kendziorski has been entertaining audiences and influencing other musicians for decades. Wayne started forming bands in high school- the likes of Pendulum and The Rutt. He later moving to Detroit where he performed for many years with the Rick Hall Band and The RH Factor- highlighted by ...
    AudioImageText     'Way Out Wayne' Kendziorski has been entertaining audiences and influencing other musicians for decades. Wayne started forming bands in high school- the likes of Pendulum and The Rutt. He later ...
  • Kaltrider Interview
    AudioImageText       Trinity Episcopal Church organist Bill Kaltrider's story begins as a lad in Owosso, Michigan who was fascinated with organs. In this interview, Bill and his wife Pat recount his career in music- from sneaking into churches for some playtime on the organ, to touring with the Blue Jacket Navy Choir, ...
    AudioImageText     Trinity Episcopal Church organist Bill Kaltrider's story begins as a lad in Owosso, Michigan who was fascinated with organs. In this interview, Bill and his wife Pat recount his career ...
  • Marvis McNeil Interview
    AudioImage       St. Paul Lutheran Church organist Marvis McNeil recounts her life in music from her roots in Alpena to playing the violin in regional orchestras,and piano in supper clubs and private parties. Marvis talks about her musical family as well as her musical achievements in the Alpena Public School system.
    AudioImage     St. Paul Lutheran Church organist Marvis McNeil recounts her life in music from her roots in Alpena to playing the violin in regional orchestras,and piano in supper clubs and private ...
  • Bill Lawrence  Interview
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  • Lois Centala on her father, musician Bill Centala
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  • Randy Ladkau Interview
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  • Ernest (Ernie) Walker Interview
    AudioImage       The music and words of local country music artist, Ernest Walker.
    AudioImage     The music and words of local country music artist, Ernest Walker.
  • Clint Kirchoff Interview
    AudioImageText       At age 10, Clint Kirchoff received his first accordion from a Norwegian family in Leer, MI. He studied piano with Mrs. Douville while he was in high school. Clint played local dances and weddings in the area before he began sailing on the cement boats in 1949. He was often ...
    AudioImageText     At age 10, Clint Kirchoff received his first accordion from a Norwegian family in Leer, MI. He studied piano with Mrs. Douville while he was in high school. Clint played ...
  • James Rasche Interview
    Audiocomment       August 2016 James Rasche began playing guitar at the age of 14 and performed in the local Alcona music scene. In this interview, James talks about some of his early years playing at the Mountain Inn, Slanty Shanty, and Rainbow Lounge, as well as many local festivals, dances, and parties ...
    Audiocomment     August 2016 James Rasche began playing guitar at the age of 14 and performed in the local Alcona music scene. In this interview, James talks about some of his early ...
  • Cal Howard Interview
    Audio       Coming from a musical family, Cal's love for music began at the early age of five and was influenced by his travels growing up in a military family. While his father was stationed in Hawaii, Cal learned traditional Hawaiian music and torch dancing which contributed in developing a passion for ...
    Audio     Coming from a musical family, Cal's love for music began at the early age of five and was influenced by his travels growing up in a military family. While his ...
  • Hanover Harness Shop
    Image       "Waiting for Election Returns, Chisholm Street, April 17, 1887"
    Image     "Waiting for Election Returns, Chisholm Street, April 17, 1887"
  • Alpena City Hall
    Image       "City Hall, Steeple removed, May 10, 1908"
    Image     "City Hall, Steeple removed, May 10, 1908"
  • Raven's Craig or Pest House
    Image       "Dr. Dunlop's Raven Craig, 1900. J.T. Bostwick Farm, 1880, later City Detention Hospital"
    Image     "Dr. Dunlop's Raven Craig, 1900. J.T. Bostwick Farm, 1880, later City Detention Hospital"
  • Viall Home on Washington Avenue, Alpena, Michigan
    Image       "Home of J.C. Viall, 511 Washington Ave., 1880"
    Image     "Home of J.C. Viall, 511 Washington Ave., 1880"
  • Fletcher, Johnson, and William Homes on First Avenue, Alpena, Michigan
    Image       "Homes of Frank W. Fletcher, William H. Johnson and William B. Comstock, First Street, 1886"
    Image     "Homes of Frank W. Fletcher, William H. Johnson and William B. Comstock, First Street, 1886"
  • Potter Home on Washington Avenue, Alpena, Michigan
    Image       "Home of William E. Potter, 306 Washington Ave., 1886. Built 1883, Dismantled 1965."
    Image     "Home of William E. Potter, 306 Washington Ave., 1886. Built 1883, Dismantled 1965."
  • Harshaw Home on First Avenue, Alpena, Michigan
    Image       "First Street, South from Chisholm Street, with home of Andrew Harshaw, 1884, - H.C. Beach - Wm. E. Hazell - Tom McDade - J.B. Hubbard, 1959.
    Image     "First Street, South from Chisholm Street, with home of Andrew Harshaw, 1884, - H.C. Beach - Wm. E. Hazell - Tom McDade - J.B. Hubbard, 1959.
  • Sherman House
    Image       "Sherman House, 217 W. Fletcher, 1908"
    Image     "Sherman House, 217 W. Fletcher, 1908"
  • Harrington and Jenny Lumber Mill on Thunder Bay River
    Image       "Believed to be a picture of the Harrington & Jenny Mill on River Street between Third & Fourth Streets. Sold to the Comstocks and Re-errected [sic] at the Corner of River & Sixth Street. Apr. 28, 1880. Photo by L.T. Kline"
    Image     "Believed to be a picture of the Harrington & Jenny Mill on River Street between Third & Fourth Streets. Sold to the Comstocks and Re-errected [sic] at the Corner of ...
  • Downtown Alpena
    Image       "East Side of Second from Chisholm, North, 1897"
    Image     "East Side of Second from Chisholm, North, 1897"
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