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Paul Reiser Headlines the Meyer

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BY Michael Casper Comedian Paul Reiser has returned to where it all began for him, performing stand-up comedy. Between when he first began in the late-70’s, and now, by the standards of anyone in show business, he’s put together an enviable body of work. In 1982, by happy coincidence he landed a role in Barry Levinson’s film “Diner,” which led ... Read More »

Festival of the Arts, April 3rd at UWSP

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BY Marianne Walker “We participate in the arts — whether as consumers or as practitioners ourselves because of a basic human need for inspiration, delight, joy,” writes Ben Cameron, formerly of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and current president of two arts foundations based in Minnesota. “The arts allow us to relax, to ... Read More »

Foxy Finds

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By Jean Detjen, Artful Living Form and function come together with these “Kenya” wide headbands by Karma. Multiple stylish ways to wear, limited only by your imagination. 100% polyester microfiber, one size fits most. $10 each in a variety of fun patterns and colors. Find these at Items of Interest in downtown Appleton, “a very unusual gift store.” This utility ... Read More »

The Little Festival That Could (Run for Fifteen Years)

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BY Joshua Grover-David Patterson Part 1: From Humble Beginnings… In 1991, Robert Rodriguez scraped together seven thousand dollars, partially by submitting himself to medical testing, and made “El Mariachi,” his first feature.  It went to multiple major film festivals and was picked up by Columbia Pictures, launching a career that continues to this day. In 1993, author Joe Queenan heard ... Read More »

Iola’s Winter Carnival is Feb. 6-7

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For 55 years now, Iola has been celebrating the cold and snow! The Queen of the Snows will be named at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 6, during the Norwegian Lutefisk Supper and Craft Show at the Iola-Scandinavia High School. The 2016 court includes Emily Bauer, Hana Buttles, Courtney Moen, Megan Thulien, Karly Honken and Kali Finch. All six princesses are ... Read More »

Beverages from Around the World Highlight EAA’S HOPS & PROPS Fundraiser on March 5

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Proceeds support EAA AirVenture Museum’s year-round education programming Beverages from around the world accompanied by fine food and music highlight this year’s edition of EAA’s popular “Hops & Props” tasting fundraiser on Saturday, March 5, from 7-10 p.m. at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh. This is one of Wisconsin’s premier events for beer connoisseurs. Proceeds support EAA’s education programs. ... Read More »

Sturgeon Spectacular Hits the Ice!

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BY Michael Casper Only in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin will you find a celebration of a prehistoric fish that involves ice sailing and kiting competitions, fat tire bike racing, fireworks, ice bowling, music, food, and beverages...and a chili crawl! This is actually the 1st Annual Sturgeon Spectacular.  Last year the WISSA 2015, which was World Ice and Snow Sailing Competition ... Read More »

Postcard From Milwaukee

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BY Blaine Schultz Sure it would be possible to grab four equally diverse musical acts based in Milwaukee, but the fact they all have recently released albums demonstrates the ongoing vitality of folks who have been at it for decades. If the quote/unquote music biz has become as harsh and cold as this Wisconsin winter, check out these releases and ... Read More »

Oshkosh Public Museum Be the Dinosaur Exhibit Opening!

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The annual Deck the Halls holiday experience at the Oshkosh Public Museum has truly become a community event. In staying true to its mission, the Museum provided free admission to 526 children under age 18 during this exhibition and over 1,500 adults took advantage of the reduced admission rate. In addition, over 200 local students and caregivers visited as part ... Read More »

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