Monthly Archives: January 2014

Mark Joseph- A tour with The Big Wu and Down Lo


By Henry Robinson I had the opportunity to sit down with one of the big names in Midwest Music, Mark Joseph for a chat before he took the stage with band Down Lo at the UWSP Encore. Based in the Twin Cities, you can see Mark Joseph on stages across the country playing with the renowned band The Big Wu ... Read More »

Cheer and doting with Martina


By Lemmy Thru December 19, 2013, on assignment for Scene, I went to my first pop-country concert: Martina McBride’s “The Joy of Christmas.” I checked, and Martina is not related to actor Danny McBride. In fact, McBride is not her real last name; I’m guessing she chose it for the alliteration, and maybe to plant a marriage fantasy in the ... Read More »

Walk Across Lake Winnebago 2014: The Big ‘Bago Theory


By Stacy Frakes When: February 1, 2014 Are you kidding me? How deep is the water? Can you see the other shore? Just a few of the questions that come out of mouths of virgin “Walk Across Lake Winnebago” participants. No, we are not kidding. Yes, the water is deep. Only some of the time can you see the other ... Read More »

Fond du Lac as a regional arts destination? Outrageous!


By Kevin Miller Since THELMA’S grand re-opening celebration last September, Fond du Lac’s downtown arts center has never been busier. Thousands of people have enjoyed the concerts, art exhibits, gatherings and special events, and the free tours. I have enjoyed the wide-eyed stares and exclamations of “I can’t believe this is in Fond du Lac!” We’ve only been open a ... Read More »

Frank Caliendo returns to the Weidner Center


Bill Blumenreich Presents is pleased to announce Frank Caliendo, who will visit Green Bay at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay campus on January 24, 2014 at 8pm. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale Friday, September 27 at 11 am, and can be purchased at all Ticket Star locations, by ... Read More »

Christie Charbonneau Wells


I am currently working on a series of images in both oil and encaustic that relate to my response, as artist, to the world around me. I am interested in color and the power of color. My “Abstraction II Series” is based on the use of simple geometric colored shapes -- mainly squares, rectangles, triangles, etc -- placed in non-illusionistic ... Read More »



By Scherryl Antoniadis Like most people, I employ many of the communication methods that technology has now put at our fingertips; E-mail, Facebook and texting, to name just a few. But while I certainly appreciate the convenience these tools provide, I am beginning to worry that our increasing reliance on the shorthand that they have spawned (i.e., OMG, LOL, BTW) ... Read More »

The Pope, the President, and the Progressives


By Dennis Riley I don’t know if America’s Superrich, Almost Superrich, Regular Run of the Mill Rich, or Merely Aspire to be Rich have been feeling extra nervous the past few weeks, but the two men who hold the arguably most powerful megaphones in the world – the Pope and the President of the United States – have forcefully questioned ... Read More »

Cardinal Skippers Jumped in New York City


By Michael Casper Cecilia Krolczyk teaches at Parkside Grade School and is one of the coaches for the Cardinal Skippers rope jumping team. Two of the 27 team members were lucky enough to be singled out to travel to New York City, and jump with the other 200 skippers from around the nation in the Thanksgiving Day Macy Parade. “The ... Read More »

Arts Bash 2014 supports students in the arts


An over-the-top evening of visual art, design, dance and theatre experiences will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Saturday, February 1st. This year’s Arts Bash is proud to introduce a very special UWSP Theatre and Dance alum, Andrea Boehkle, as the emcee. You may remember Andrea from CBS’s Survivor or The Better Show. A Wisconsin native, Andrea ... Read More »

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