Monthly Archives: February 2015

Should Scott Walker run for President?

Rohn W Bishop

BY ROHN BISHOP Ah, February, the month of love. February is obviously best known for Valentine’s Day, a date all of us married guys best not forget. February is also known for the Super Bowl and the beginning of Spring Training. In fact, several years ago spring training for the Chicago Cubs started on Valentine’s Day. I got my very ... Read More »

Blood On His Hands?


By Dennis Riley At a late December 2014 press conference called shortly after the murders of two New York City police officers, Patrick Lynch, the President of the city’s Policemen’s Benevolent Association, insisted that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio had “blood on his hands.” The implication, of course, was that the blood on the mayor’s hands was the blood ... Read More »

How We Kill Editorial Cartoonists


BY Tony Palmeri The late George Bernard Shaw mused that “assassination is the extreme form of censorship.” A chilling illustration of that sentiment occurred on January 7th, when masked gunmen stormed the Paris office of the irreverent newspaper Charlie Hebdo and killed 12 staffers including prominent editorial cartoonists. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility for the killings, calling ... Read More »

The Ledge

Petrified snails estimated to be 3.5 million years old

By Michael Mentzer We have a photo from atop the Ledge nearly 40 years ago tucked away among hundreds of family snapshots that we’ve taken over the years. There were only three of us then – my wife Kathy, our newborn daughter Maureen and me, the designated photographer that day. For some reason — probably for the sheer beauty of ... Read More »

Near Water Concert Series Presents Nikki Lane Special Guest Johnny Fritz


Tuesday, February 17, 7pm Green Bay (Jan. 22, 2015) – For her highly successful sophomore album All or Nothin’, Nashville songstress Nikki Lane teamed up with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys for a record that turns the vulnerable singer-songwriter stereotype on its ears. With songs that crucify ex-boyfriends, celebrate one-night stands (as long as she can bolt town right ... Read More »

Gordon Lightfoot 50 Years On The Carefree Highway Tour


Wednesday, March 18, 8pm After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it’s safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could ... Read More »

Disney on Ice Presents Treasure Trove


TICKETS FOR DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS TREASURE TROVE PRESENTED BY STONYFIELD YOKIDS ORGANIC YOGURT ON SALE NOW IN GREEN BAY Green Bay (Jan. 13, 2015) — Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt sets the gold standard with a magical medley of Disney tales in one jam-packed ice show that commemorates the legacy of Disney ... Read More »

February 2015 Concert Watch


By Jane Spietz The SCENE regrets to report that a previously scheduled Dave Mason concert at the Grand Theater in Wausau on February 3, 2015, has been cancelled due to a tour conflict. Please enjoy the following interview with this rock ‘n’ roll legend. Guitarist/singer-songwriter Dave Mason has been active in a number of projects. The co-founder of Traffic is ... Read More »

American Antique Storage Pawn Picker


BY Dobie Maxwell Collectibles, anyone? Television programs like “Pawn Stars,” “Storage Wars,” “American Pickers,” and “Antiques Roadshow,” are red hot at the moment...but there is nothing new about any of it. Wheeling, dealing and treasure hunting have been going on since caveman days, and always will. It’s in our DNA. That glimmering hope in the back of our brain of ... Read More »

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