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Monthly Archives: January 2016

The 2015 TONY Awards

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BY Tony Palmeri Every year the Media Rants column awards a “Tony” to media acts worthy of merit. Award criteria are simple: whatever I personally found to be provocative during the year. Don’t like my choices? Write up your own “Best of 2015,” and post them on a blog or on social media. You can even submit an old fashioned ... Read More »

Ho-Ho-Hoax

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BY Dobie Maxwell If I had to sum up the entirety of my life’s bombastic journey in a single word, that word would be disappointment. If I had to do it in two words, they would be major disappointment. If it were three, there’d be a swear word in the middle so we don’t need to go there. But you ... Read More »

January Rocks, Swings, Begins Anew

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BY George Halas While The Inquisition is known for hard-hitting, objective, fact-based – not to mention fair and balanced – news analysis, there have been one or two occasions where unabashed enthusiasm has somehow found its way into the mix. This is potentially one of those times…. One of the best things about January is the annual appearance at Waverly ... Read More »

Jeff Hamilton Talks about the New Violent Femmes Album

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BY Blaine Schultz This March Milwaukee multi-instrumentalist Jeff Hamilton marks 11 years playing with the Violent Femmes in venues all over the world.  His resume also includes playing with Beatallica, the Probers, True Heart Susie, and the US Band.  At his Hamtone Audio studio he has produced and engineered countless sessions in his 25 years of operation. In March, the ... Read More »

The Tactile Textile Art of Carole Frocillo

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BY Sherri Thomas For generations, textiles have been used to make utilitarian goods, but artists like Carole Frocillo use fabric to create fine art. Instead of choosing a tube of paint, she chooses fabric based on color and texture. These pieces are melded together to create an image, and for Frocillo, to tell a story. Basically self-taught, Frocillo started traditional ... Read More »

Bushwhacked by Humility

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It’s the little things that make life such a big deal. -Pat MacDonald BY John Price-Kabhir, The Buddhist Advisor Something highly unexpected happened to me recently: In the midst of trying to “assert myself,” I found my attitude in a shambles, my peace of mind smoldering, and my sense of purpose floating away with the ashes in the wind. While ... Read More »

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