An Evening With

Randall Sullivan

“Sullivan writes with open-minded balance, rendering the Oak Island story into a weirdly fascinating mystery.”

~ Booklist

OCTOBER 9, 2019 – 7PM ● CITY OPERA HOUSE

Buy tickets online, or call or stop by the City Opera House Box Office, Mon-Fri, 10 am to 5 pm: 231-941-8082, ext. 201, 106 E. Front St.

Event Details

Wednesday ~ October 9, 2019
Traverse City Opera House
7PM // Doors at 6PM
Live Music, Cash Bar, and Morsels Sweet Treats
Stage conversation and Q&A with author
Post-event book signing

Tickets:

$5.00 Students

$18.00 General Admission

$28.00 Premium Reserved

Meet Randall Sullivan:

Journalist Randall Sullivan serves up a detailed account of the centuries-old history of the island and its treasure hunters who have driven themselves to financial ruin, psychotic breakdowns, and even death. The latest explorers, of course, are the Lagina brothers, Marty and Rick, along with engineer Craig Tester who star on the History Channel’s Curse of Oak Island reality TV series. Marty will take the stage with Randall!

For more than 20 years, Sullivan has been, a former contributing editor to Rolling Stone, which published his original report on Oak Island in 2004. Author of  five books, including The Price of Experience, LAbyrinth, The Miracle Detective and Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson, he is also a producer and writer, known for City of Lies, A Friend to Die For, and Reckless Indifference. His writing has been published in EsquireOutsideMen’s JournalWashington Post, and the Guardian, among many other places. 

Marty Lagina grew up in Kingsford in the Upper Peninsula and earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Tech University. He worked for decades as a petroleum engineer, establishing an oil and gas exploration company in 1982 before taking time out to earn a law degree at the University of Michigan. He sold the company in 1995 and founded Heritage Sustainable in 2004, a renewable energy company that produces enough power for 57,000 Michigan homes. He also owns Mari Vineyards, first planted in 1999. He came into the national spotlight after he and his brother, Rick, created The Curse of Oak Island, a TV show in which the Laginas’ technical ingenuity takes center stage. He lives with his family in Traverse City.

ABOUT OUR GUEST HOST

Guest host Troy Reimink writes a column for the Traverse City Record-Eagle, covering films, TV and music. He is a veteran writer and musician. He is a member of the Grand Rapids band Ghost Heart, a music/video librarian for AMI Jukeboxes and a counter duty guy at Vertigo Music. He has worked for the Detroit Free Press and the Grand Rapids Press as a music writer, web producer and editor, and is cofounder of the Pyne Lodge, a podcast devoted to local music history. He co-hosts a specialty music show, New Standards, on WYCE-FM.

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