Monthly Archives: December 2014

Make It Localpalooza This Year

Lead signer of Eric Lives Here, Mike Thiel

BY George Halas In last December’s column, The Inquisition theorized that, in keeping with the sound economic policy of “buy local,” an Inquisitor could go out to a local venue, dine on local fare and buy a CD from a local musician or band, thereby fueling the local economy while having a good time. This year, a quick recap of ... Read More »

The Holiday Spirit in Low Brass


BY Karen O’Brien If you’re looking for a fun way to get the whole family into the holiday spirit, find a TubaChristmas concert near you and make plans to attend. So just what is TubaChristmas? It’s a unique live-music event that exclusively features tuba, baritone, and euphonium musicians playing Christmas carols and holiday tunes. In 1974, Harvey Phillips decided to ... Read More »

Symphony Plugs into Trans-Siberian Orchestra Talent


BY JOY WICK School residency program will culminate in community concert. Sometimes you need a big name to electrify a community. Or a generation of musicians. That’s what the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra is hoping will happen when recording artist and electric violinist Mark Wood visits the city for a weeklong school residency program that culminates with a community concert. Wood ... Read More »

December a Month UWO’s Music Hall was Made For

Series of student recitals, ensembles feature student, faculty talent

BY ALEX HUMMEL If it’s been a while since you’ve nabbed a ticket to enjoy a music performance in the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s Music Hall, December is your month to get Bach into the swing of things. (See what we did there…?). The finale month of the fall 2014 semester is always full of UW Oshkosh music recitals, ensemble ... Read More »

Pure Prairie League


“Amie, what you wanna do I think I could stay with you for a while, maybe longer if I do” Craig Fuller, “Amie,” Bustin’ Out, RCA, 1972 Country-rock band Pure Prairie League is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year. It is one of the most successful bands of that genre. Their classic hit song “Amie” is instantly recognizable by many, ... Read More »

Kids from Wisconsin 2015 Auditions


Think of it as “American Idol” or “America’s Got Talent” for Wisconsin youth. The Kids from Wisconsin showcase the most talented youth in a full musical revue for all ages, consisting of 20 singer/dancers and a 13 piece show band. The troupe performs inspiring, entertaining, musical productions to over 120,000 people each summer. Applications are available at and are ... Read More »

Horns A Plenty Christmas


BY Karen O’Brien Although you may know the horn by the common “French horn” moniker, most horn players know that the modern form of the instrument we see in bands and orchestras today originated in Germany, not France. Since 1971, the International Horn Society has recommended that we just call it a “horn.” Whatever you call it, the players of ... Read More »

Around the Bay


Curated by Erin Heiling Excerpts from Around the Bay by Gary C. Busha Large wet snowflakes fall upon neatly stacked cordwood and litter of mice. Days like confetti shredded papers calendars picked up by sweepers. The willow branches Like skeleton fingers Clack against themselves. Caught lying again The old may gets the paddle Another sore hinder. Peanut butter sandwich apple ... Read More »

Give the Gift of Local Art


BY Merry Dudley Cooler weather and shorter days are upon us. And at Q Gallery, that means the staff is thinking about their annual holiday show, A Gift of Art. The holiday show is always an opportunity to create a sparkling and welcoming space where people can surround themselves with wonderful art. The artists bring in a lot of new ... Read More »

Joan North Designs Jewelry Show


Scarabocchio Art Museum will feature the award winning jewelry of Stevens Point metalsmith, Joan North December 5th & 6th 2014 from 10am–6pm at Scarabocchio Art Museum, 800 Main St, Stevens Point. The public is invited to meet the artist and enjoy viewing or purchasing fine art items that explore a variety of jewelry making processes. North is a local artist ... Read More »

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