Monthly Archives: May 2016

Foxy Finds


By Jean Detjen, Artfully Living Half funky, half fancy! Do a soft n’ edgy double take with the Split Personality Dress from Globally Sound Fair Trade in downtown Appleton. Eco-friendly cotton in dusty navy twill and contrasting gray lace. Bateau neckline and empire waist with hidden back zip. Vintage inspired and handmade in India by a women’s artisan co-op. Fashion ... Read More »

Rising Star Mill Art Returns!


BY Marianne Walker Are you looking for a get-away destination on Memorial Day weekend? Do you love the pastoral countryside with rolling hills, meandering rustic roads, little out-of-the-way villages to explore? How about a picnic lunch on the banks of a trout stream where it’s shallow enough in some areas to see the fish swimming past? Interested in visiting a ... Read More »

Once a Brewer, Still a Brewer Jimmy Gantner


BY Michael Casper Jimmy Gantner grew up in Eden, Wisconsin, one of nine kids that Elmer and Edna raised. Elmer worked for Mammoth Springs Canning Company. “I grew up with a love of baseball,” Jim said “my dad and mom would always play catch with us, throw us grounders. And all of us in the neighborhood would play every day ... Read More »

Washatka Produces Stellar Sound, Results


BY George Halas Given that most loyal Inquisitors are highly intelligent and well-educated in addition to having great taste, it is a fair assumption that you are familiar with the Latin phrase, caveat emptor, “buyer beware.” The Inquisition hopes that you are also an accutus emptor, a “smart buyer.” The Inquisition is painfully aware of many instances where great musicians ... Read More »

Space Raft – Rubicon (Dusty Medical Records)


BY Blaine Schultz In two years Milwaukee’s Space Raft has released a pair of albums, a vinyl 45, and opened for Bernie Sanders. Bands release records to varying levels of success. Fewer can say they were asked to open for a candidate for President of the United States. So here we are in April and we may already have a ... Read More »

Songwriters Create & Perform at Steel Bridge 2016


By Patrick Mares The Steel Bridge Songfest in Sturgeon Bay the weekend of June 9, is a unique beast. Founder pat mAcdonald likens it to a modern Arcadia, a week of community and songwriting that explodes in a weekend of original music linked by the spirit of the bridge. If you think he's just saying that, try to explain why ... Read More »

River Roots: Dead Horses, Kyle Megna & Peridot to Rock the Meyer


BY George Halas Three of Wisconsin’s fastest-rising bands and best live acts – all of whom got their start in cities along the Fox River - will be showcasing new original music in a much-anticipated concert at The Meyer Theater this month. On Tuesday, May 24th, 91.1 The Avenue and sponsor, Tundraland will present River Roots 2016 at Green Bay’s Meyer ... Read More »

Fire & Ice Reunites to Celebrate Oshkosh Music and Media


BY George Halas It is one of the greatest collections of talent ever assembled in the Fox Cities. It includes two members of the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Hall of Fame. On May 26th at The Grand Opera House in Oshkosh, Fire & Ice will reunite to celebrate Oshkosh music, radio station WOCT and The Friends of Oshkosh Music. ... Read More »

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