Monthly Archives: December 2014

Rosholt Shows Its Holiday Spirit


BY Merry Dudley If you’re looking for the heart of the holidays, it just might reside in Rosholt, Wisconsin. Located about 17 miles east of Stevens Point, Rosholt is a town of roughly 500 to 600 people. But the little town knows how to bring holiday cheer to young and old alike. Each year, the community members and various organizations ... Read More »

Danny Mitchell Returns For Special Concert


Nashville-based pianist and singer-songwriter Danny Mitchell will return to his hometown of Stevens Point for his fifth annual Music on a Mission concert. The concerts will be held on Friday, December 12, and Saturday, December 13. Each concert starts at 7:30 pm and will be held at Frame Memorial Church, 1300 Main St., Stevens Point. The program will include classic ... Read More »

A Performance Worthy of Princes


BY Lynette Lobban This fall a group of OU singers and dancers delivered a Haydn masterpiece in the Austrian hall where the Maestro lives on. In 1761, Joseph Haydn was hired as music director in the Palace Esterhazy in Eisenstadt, Austria. Over the next 40 years, he would create some of his most important music for the pleasure of the ... Read More »

Idiot Writes a Letter to Santa


BY NICK OLIG Dear Santa, I turn to you in your infinite realness because you represent the true meaning of Christmas: the presents. I’ve got a hankering for some cool stuff and I’ve been nice all year long, so you gotta hold up your end of the deal, fatso. As for any potential red tape regarding my claim of niceness, ... Read More »

Needful Things

Werner Herzog, the German filmmaker

BY Richard Ostrum ‘Tis the season, time for gift giving, blah! blah! blah!  Y’all know the drill. If you happen to count among your so-called loved ones a jaded movie nerd or several, I may have just the handy article for you. This fine Christmas month I will spotlight a four pack of quality home video jewels that should suit the high ... Read More »

Game of the Month: Harvest Moon 3D: The Lost Valley


By James Page Harvest Moon 3D: The Lost Valley Developer: Natsume ESRB: Everyone Release Date: 11/04/2014 System: Nintendo 3DS Rating: Graphics: 3.0 out of 4.0 Game Play: 3.0 out of 4.0 Personal: 2.0 out of 2.0 Total Score: 8.0 out of 10.0Player’s Page: Harvest Moon 3D: The Lost Valley Welcome to the Lost Valley, a fertile land located high ... Read More »

December 2014 Postcard From Milwaukee


Paul K Checks the Weather and Sends His Prayers Mr. P. Kopasz of Lexington, Kentucky (or thereabouts) sits on a bench outside The Hideout on a cold November evening, greets an old friend and finishes his cigarette. I have not seen Paul in about a decade, though we keep in touch, as he continues to release some of the best ... Read More »

LeAnn Rimes Wishes You a Merry Christmas


BY MICHAEL CASPER She was 16 years old when she won two Grammy’s. Her debut album “Blue” went platinum. She’s won three Academy of Country Music awards, and the CMA Horizon award. Her thirteenth album “Spitfire” is a hip-hop version of her country hits, and her latest release is the first of three in a series of her favorite Christmas ... Read More »

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