Monthly Archives: November 2015

Christmas (Shopping) Comes Early


Gallerie of Shoppes offers a way to buy gifts while helping a good cause BY Patrick Mares November 7, the 41st Gallerie of Shoppes arrives at the Lambeau Field Atrium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thirty vendors from locations outside the Brown County area will offer clothing, home décor, gifts and specialty foods, among many other products. The event ... Read More »

Under the Spell of Nathaniel Frank & the Wisconsin Magic


BY Jean Detjen Complex, funky, edgy, and cerebral, the jazz-rock-fusion vibrations emanating from Nathaniel Frank & The Wisconsin Magic need no words to tunnel through your skin. A self-aware composer brimming with passion, sincerity and purpose, Frank shared some of the thought processes related to his artistic journey in this recent interview: JD: WHAT IS THE COOLEST THING ABOUT “THE ... Read More »

RedHawks Soar with Collective Artistry


BY Jean Detjen According to Native American animal spirit legend, the hawk carries the symbolism that comes with the ability to fly, and reach the skies. Rarity aside, gregarious red-tails are unique and striking creatures with an important story to tell. Fox Cities psych-folk band RedHawks’ soaring optimism and approachable energy channel similar mojo. In a recent interview with “chief ... Read More »

Where Art Resides

Photos courtesy of Kyle Behnke.

BY Jillian Dawson It’s a perfect October day as I pull up to The Refuge. The early signs of fall tip the green leaves in hues of gold and orange, the sky a clear blue backdrop to the former Monte Alverno Monastery. Sitting atop eleven acres of land, it’s hard to believe this is hidden within the Appleton city limits. ... Read More »

A Taste For It


BY Jamie Lee Rake There are fancier East Indian restaurants in Milwaukee. Hey, there are ritzier ones in the Fox River Valley. But any homier than, or singular as Bombay Sweets? Doubtful. Lest you insist on omnivorous dining, that the menu is strictly vegetarian proves to be incidental at best. At least it has for me. ‘Hearty and flavorful,’ as ... Read More »

Gobblefest 2015 Celebrating While Sharing


BY Jennifer Holzmann Gobblefest marks seventeen years of Thanksgiving sharing, Wednesday, November 25th at The Shack in Fond du Lac. “Seventeen years of rockin’ bands and giving back to Fond du Lac,” says event organizer and 96-1 WTCX general manager, Terry Davis, “close to $70,000 has been raised and contributed to local causes including the Relay for Life Cancer benefit. ... Read More »

Right Wing Nut


By Robert E. Meyer Several editorial works have appeared recently, once again addressing the give and take of global warming/climate change concerns. Few of us have the specialized knowledge necessary to make absolute pronouncements on this topic, yet all of us have a right, or even an obligation, to philosophically cross-examine the arguments presented for rational consistency. The most arresting ... Read More »

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