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NRBQ – High Noon (A 50-Year Retrospective)

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By Blaine Schultz NRBQ originally stood for New Rhythm and Blues Quintet. But most often Quartet. Except when the band backed up Carl Perkins, it briefly stood for New Rockabilly Quartet. They have been known to add the two piece Whole Wheat Horns.  Old bumper stickers for the band simply read Q. So what to make of this band that ... Read More »

Art Garfunkel

By Jane Spietz WHERE: Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WHEN: 8 PM Friday, January 20, 2017 COST: $59.50, $49.50 INFO: www.pabsttheater.org/events www.artgarfunkel.com/ Singer poet Art Garfunkel rose to fame as one half of the Grammy-winning folk rock duo Simon and Garfunkel with childhood friend Paul Simon. The two were responsible for putting out classics such as “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Sound of ... Read More »

Billy Gardell is Back Where He Started…

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By Michael Casper After a wildly successful sitcom run with Mike & Molly, and a short Monopoly Millionaires’ Club game show hosting stint, comedian Billy Gardell is back to doing what he was born to do...stand up. In part due of his TV notoriety, he’s not having to slug it out in clubs in front of drunk hecklers who think ... Read More »

Interactive Beatles at the Grand

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  By Ben Rodgers  There are certain songs that stick with a person throughout life. These songs bring back memories, either good or bad, but the one constant is that the music stays the same. When Billy McGuigan and his brothers Ryan and Matthew wanted to put together a show, they decided to focus on the one band that brings ... Read More »

Yomawari: Night Alone

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  By James Page     Game of the Month: Yomawari: Night Alone Developer: NIS America ESRB: Teen Release Date: 10/25/2016 System: PS Vita Player’s Page: Yomawari: Night Alone Video games can serve as a nice escape from the monotony of everyday life. Just like the avid reader, who lives one life for every story they pick up; the avid ... Read More »

Give Yourself a Gift and Buy Local

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By George Halas While The Inquisition is renowned for cutting-edge content, it is also respectful of the role tradition plays in our culture. Each December, this column delivers a message that expands on the now traditional “Buy Small Saturday” that follows Black Friday. “Buying Small” or “Buying Local,” focuses attention on the benefits of spending your holiday dollars at small, ... Read More »

Raquel Rodriguez’ 310

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  By Sam Brawner There are two things you can always count on at a Raquel Rodriguez performance: One is an undoubtedly impressive show, and the other, her signature 310 necklace, ever present around her neck. 310 just happens to be the area code for the Westside of Los Angeles, where this talented singer was born and raised. It also ... Read More »

Big Band Reunion 25th Anniversary Concert

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BY George Halas As the Beatles sang, “It was 25 years ago today Bob and Nate got the band to play.” On Tuesday, October 25th from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Frank’s Pizza Palace on College Avenue in Appleton, under the direction of current co-leaders Ken Skitch and Marty Robinson, The Big Band Reunion will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the group with ... Read More »

Mark Hillstrom – From the Mountain You can See the Hills

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BY Blaine Schultz Mark Hillstrom has worn many hats over the years. You may recognize him behind the counter at The Exclusive Company, as label boss of Erosion Records (whose roster includes Beekler and the Die Kreuzen Tribute Lean Into It) or as a musician in one of his bands over the years. In 2002, Hillstrom released the ep In ... Read More »

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