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Take a Walk on the Creative Side

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BY ERIN HEILING There is excitement in the air, people strolling the sidewalks, and merchants welcoming visitors to shop and view unique displays of artwork. After touring galleries, participants can enjoy dinner and live music at local eatery and nightspot Becket’s, or visit the Grand Opera House for more tunes and tasty beverages. This is not the bright lights and ... Read More »

Warmth of Community Art Project

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BY KRIS LARSON Ahh, community. Ours is a great one to be sure. This Event City of ours plays host to many incredible events and supports many amazing causes over the course of every year. Every so often, however, something happens that merges a few things into one. In the business world people call this a win win scenario, but ... Read More »

Event City Getting Ready For A Busy Month

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BY JEFF POTTS Event City is back! We’ve waited long enough and finally it’s time to get back to the business of fun as Oshkosh rolls out the red carpet this month for many of the top events that make us a great tourist destination. Let’s start with our museums. First, a giant Event City welcome to the Military Veterans ... Read More »

Waterfest 29

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By Jane Spietz The 29th season of Waterfest is upon us at the beautiful Leach Amphitheater.  The Scene recently sat down with Waterfest President Mike Dempsey to talk about the bands, the venue, and all things Waterfest. Jane Spietz: Waterfest 29 will bring another summer packed with great music and we are ready to rock ‘n’ roll! Give us the ... Read More »

We Will Give This World Away

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By Justin Mitchell We Will Give This World Away, the second album from Holly & Plastic, will be released on June 20, 2014  at the Oshkosh Masonic Lodge as part of a full line-up of music including Christopher Gold, Mark Steven Hillstrom, Holly&Plastic, Sunday Flood and Self-Evident. Holly & Plastic is the solo project of Oshkosh rock n roll staple ... Read More »

Have Fun and Be a Great Human Being on the Way to Gepstock

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By George Halas Undeterred by recent developments, The Inquisition is still predicting several days of 70-plus temperatures between now and September…2016. Faithful Inquisitors know that one of the primary missions of this column is to provide decision-support information that will enable readers to avail themselves of the finest music available in the greater Fox Cities area and maximize the value ... Read More »

Nathan J. Reid

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CURATED BY ERIN HEILING   Downpour Flash-frozen puddles ripple into existence like glass oracles floating above snow chance bends at their mercy weaving whirlwinds into wrinkles when streetlights illuminate they burn like pools of gold. The Way of Nature Remember the simple taste of fruit, apples rolling leisurely down Haystack Hill, the grass finely brushed by the wind, carrying the ... Read More »

Kirby at the Crossroads

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By Lee Reiherzer You know it’s going to get interesting when Kirby Nelson starts channeling Frank Zappa. “There’s this great Zappa quote,” Nelson says. “‘Without deviation from the norm, progress is impossible.’” Lately, it seems, he’s been living by those words. After more than 25 years as brewmaster at Capital Brewery, Nelson left the company in 2012 to help launch ... Read More »

THE BACKLOT COMEDY HOUSE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

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BY ASHLEY GRUENSTERN July 12th marks The Backlot Comedy House’s one year anniversary since they have been in business and they are expanding to now offer classes and workshops for all ages in addition to their open mic, stand-up showcases and improv and comedy shows. Kyla Morris, owner of The Backlot Comedy House, said that they are now expanding with ... Read More »

Confronting Sex Addiction

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By Lauri Ann Lumby In a culture where sex sells, sexual addiction and its related behaviors (compulsive: fantasizing, masturbation, use of pornography, sex sites, multiple partners or even prostitution,) becomes normalized.  In the mental health field, however, these compulsive behaviors are not considered healthy and have been characterized as behaviors consistent with sexual addiction, or hypersexuality.  Currently 3-5% of the ... Read More »

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