Monthly Archives: July 2015

Foxy Finds


By Jean Detjen, Artful Living Evoke hues of the sea and calming whimsy with these art glass fish from Wild Apple Gallery in downtown Menasha. $18-32 per piece. Other styles and color schemes available, along with a unique variety of cultural gifts, art and jewelry. Wild Apple also houses a glass studio and classroom which are open to the public ... Read More »

Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band at EAA AirVenture!


By Jane Spietz WHAT: Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band WHERE: EAA AirVenture, Oshkosh WI WHEN, COST & INFO: 7 PM Friday, July 24 Actor/humanitarian/musician Gary Sinise has enjoyed a multifaceted career. He started out playing in bands as a teenager, but became totally captivated by theater after performing in a high school production of West Side Story. Sinise went on ... Read More »

Short Branch Saloon Goes Long on Music


By George Halas If you have not been to The Short Branch Saloon in Neenah in the last couple of years or so, be prepared to be very nicely surprised at what they’ve done to the place. Walking in the front door, the bar still has the same rustic feel it has always had. Keep walking and the end of ... Read More »

Educating for the Public Sphere

Tony Palmeri

BY Tony Palmeri A majority of American adults avoid participation in public discussion of issues. Given that so much of what passes for public discourse is infected with the twin poisons of prepackaged partisan talking points and mindless put downs of opposing views, avoidance behavior should not be surprising. Unfortunately, citizen withdrawal from the public sphere has real consequences. When ... Read More »



BY George Halas Given that one of the songs on this CD has been nominated for an international award, this reviewer believes that he is not going out on a limb in stating that “My Desire of You” is a great album and arguably the best yet from Jamie Lynn Fletcher. She has an excellent voice and tastefully subdued vocal ... Read More »

Jamie Lynn Fletcher on the Rise


BY George Halas The Inquisition and those in-the-know in northeast Wisconsin have known for some time that Jamie Lynn Fletcher is one of the best and most creative singer-musician-composers. But it’s not just Wisco – the world is now taking notice. The Green Bay-based Fletcher was named by Music Resource Group (MRG) as one of five 14th Independent Music Awards ... Read More »

Rock USA’s 5th Anniversary!


by Jane Spietz WHAT: Rock USA 2015 WHERE: Ford Festival Park, Oshkosh WI WHEN, COST & INFO: July 15 – 18, 2015 $69 through 7/3/15, $79 at the gate All 4 days for $129 through 7/3/15, $159 at the gate It’s hard to believe that the world class Rock USA festival is about to recognize its 5th anniversary! Its ... Read More »

Saved by the Blue Ribbon


BY NICK OLIG When Joel was asked to pick the most interesting thing that happened to him on December 28th, 2013, he felt the answer was obvious. “I got shot. By a bullet.” He paused, grinned, and added, “From a gun.” That marked the first and only time he has been shot by a bullet from a gun, but compared ... Read More »

To Beater…Or Not To Beater


By Dobie Maxwell There aren’t many areas of life in which I am clearly above average, so when “one” does happen to come along I need to pump it with a trumpet. I read an article recently that said on average the typical American will own a total of 12 cars in their lifetime, and the typical Brit will own ... Read More »

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