Monthly Archives: March 2014

Going Native with the Wild Ones


By Will Stahl In the beginning here was prairie, or technically “savannah,” a prairie dotted with tough burr oak trees, evolved to survive the fires that swept across the land. When the white settlers arrived from the East, that’s what they found across most of southern Wisconsin. It’s almost all gone now, replaced by housing surrounded by turf grass, roofs ... Read More »

Sly Joe and the Smooth Operators Are Operating Locally

Sly Joe and The Smooth Operators, left to right: Ross Catterton, Dave Jerabek, Joe Slyzelia, Robin Cardell, Mike Underwood. Photo by Sharon Cekada

By George Halas Perhaps you’ve caught Sly Joe and The Smooth Operators at a local venue, live on one of the morning TV shows or heard one of their songs played on Parenthood or Friday Night Lights. If so, you know that their “earthy soul with a funky stroll” is both unique and highly accessible, leaving one toe-tappin’ and feeling ... Read More »

Oshkosh Chamber Singers, High School Choirs Join Forces to Perform Masterworks


By Jaye Alderson The hall lights fade out, the stage lights come up and, as they have for the past 28 years, lovers of great music will settle back to experience musical masterworks with the Oshkosh Chamber Singers. The ensemble will present its spring concert on Saturday, April 5. Mozart’s “Vespers” and Bach’s  “Magnificat” will be performed starting at 7:30 ... Read More »

Welcome to March!


By Rohn W. Bishop The month that the sun stays up later, daylight savings time begins and we’ll celebrate the first day of spring!  Soon we’ll have an evening with the temperature near 50 degrees and neighbors will come out of hibernation and say “Hello” to neighbors they haven’t seen since Halloween. Speaking of people we haven’t seen in a ... Read More »

Get in the Spirit for a Little Irish Celebration


By Cassondra Temmer St. Patrick’s Day comes around once a year and for many people it’s their favorite thing to celebrate. For those living in the New London area, The Grand Parade is something they look forward to yearly. It’s a perfect end to the St. Patrick’s Day spirit week, and it is one of the largest parades that you ... Read More »

The Fox Cities Reads – Wonder


By Brian Kopetsky Back in January our committee and organizations involved in Fox Cities Reads announced  that we had selected R.J. Palacio’s Wonder for the 2014 Fox Cities Reads. We are now a month  and a half into the Read and we have been blown away by the response to the book. Here at the  Appleton Public Library we have ... Read More »

Clancey’s Stone Lion: Where Irish Eyes are Always Smilin’


By Jim Moran A little less than 10 miles from Stevens Point lies downtown Custer, a place that would never be mistaken for a bustling urban center. However, there are advantages that a quaint location like this can offer, such as a charming and unique Irish pub and restaurant. Clancey’s Stone Lion has been a fixture on Custer Drive for ... Read More »

Chicago Singer-Songwriter Brings Irish Tunes to Amherst


Chicago singer-songwriter Lee Murdock will  bring his special Irish flare to Amherst in March. Best known for his interpretations of local and Great Lakes songs, Murdock will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Lettie Jensen Community Center. Murdock has spent many years researching and performing songs from Ireland. His musical influences span over five centuries, from ancient ... Read More »

Celtic Woman brings Emerald tour to Green Bay


By Morgan Bongard & A.C. Kruse-Ross Five time World Artists of the Year, the Irish musical ensemble, Celtic Woman, is making a stop at Green Bay’s Weidner Center on March 15, 2014.  We at SCENE were fortunate enough to speak with vocalist Lisa Lambe at her home in Dublin, Ireland to discuss the tour, her career and the new album/dvd, ... Read More »

…I’m Just Sayin’


It’s March…finally…otherwise known as “hey Boss, I’m going to be on the road and out of the office next Thursday and Friday. And the week after that too. Lots of people to see.” Translated? It’s Hoops Mania, and you have to keep an eye on your 12 Office Pools. To which I say “good luck with that”! Before we hit ... Read More »

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