Monthly Archives: June 2014

Going Back to the 1960s for Some Good Clean Fun


By Donna Fischer It’s time for a little 1960s throwback in the way of an exuberant musical called, “Suds.” This comical soap opera will light up the Jane Bergstrom Fine Arts Educational Center at St. Mary Central in Neenah June 19th through the 21st.   The musical comes your way thanks to the talent and hard work of American Soapbox ... Read More »

I Was in There Once


By D. Bob Sauer Any self-respecting arts and entertainment publication worth its salt and pepper has, within its pages, a meaningful, objective, and unbiased food critic. The SCENE is truly blessed to have the lovely and talented Alysa assume that important role with her Restaurants and Pubs column in the Food and Drink section. For those three or four readers ... Read More »

Street Music Week


By Audrey Hendrickson June 9-13 will mark Appleton’s second annual Street Music Week, an event that fills College Avenue with music and entertainment to benefit Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin (FAEW). Each day of the week, performers of all types and stripes will busk and collect donations between noon-1 PM. Event organizer Audrey Hendrickson believes the variety of entertainment is one ... Read More »

In (Not so) Plain Sight


By Richard Ostrum Being a fellow who likes to pass himself off as a purveyor of the critical breaking down of most things cinematic, I figured it was about time to swing some attention over to a fine collection of a wide variety of kindred souls. We’re talking text here, a book named Hidden Horror (Kitley’s Krypt) is a right ... Read More »

Voter Identification


By Robert E. Meyer Only a few years ago, I never imagined anyone would be opposed to verifying the identity of voters, or that the issue could be so heavily politicized. I would think that any reasonable person should be interested in upholding and improving the integrity of the voting process. So much for being naive. Typically, the politicization of ... Read More »

Déjà Vu Martini Lounge: Fit For 007 Himself


By Alysa Levi-D’Ancona If you’re seeing double, it’s not because you’ve had one too many martinis! You might’ve passed Déjà Vu Martini Lounge on your way down the Ave, but while the lounge has all the Great Gatsby pizzazz of an earlier era, the entertainment is way ahead of its time. Déjà Vu thrives entirely by revisiting the old with ... Read More »

The Climate of Perception


By Will Stahl Lately––once again––climate research has been the news. New facts have emerged about what is going on beneath the ice fringing Greenland and Antarctica. The notices about West Antarctica were particularly grim; its glaciers are set on a course leading to inevitable collapse. Meaning apparently, all remaining ice, water, slush, whatever would begin to slide more or less ... Read More »

Greening the Fox Valley: Greenways promotes the trails


By Will Stahl Along the roads you see them, ribbons of asphalt that in the afternoons and on weekends stream with self-powered people walking, running, biking, skateboarding and rollerblading. Some are in wheelchairs or pushing strollers. These trails, as they are called, are becoming so common, it’s easy to forget they are a new feature of our urban landscapes. Twenty ... Read More »

“Forgotten History”: Giving Voice to the Struggles of African-American Students and Alumni of Lawrence


By Alysa Levi-D’Ancona Lights, camera…intolerance! Well, that doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, but two talented individuals are working to bring to light the racial intolerance that still exists in the Appleton area, more specifically at Lawrence University. Current student Zach Ben-Amots, ’16, as well as alumnus and artist-in-residence Catherine Tatge, ’72, have been working on a Lawrence-based ... Read More »

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