Category Archives: Entertainment

New Focus on N.E.W. Music


BY George Halas From its humble beginnings, The Inquisition strives to discover and reveal the hidden gems in the music and art of The Fox Cities. One of the most important revelations was simply the enormous quantity and quality of original music of all types emanating from artists and bands based from Fond du Lac to Green Bay. The Inquisition ... Read More »

Jon Kanis is equal parts inspired and inspiring


BY Blaine Schultz His resume includes Encyclopedia Walking – Pop Culture & the Alchemy of Rock ‘n’ Roll, a book that collects his writings from the weekly San Diego Reader, Ugly Things magazine, The San Diego Troubadour, and his own blog site. Kanis is or has been a recording artist (All American Mongrel Boy – a collection that veers from ... Read More »

Riders in the Sky & “The Cowboy Way”


BY Jamie Lee Rake “It’s just doing the right thing...not taking the easy way.” That’s a succinct description of The Cowboy Way delivered by Doug Green, better known as Ranger Doug, “the idol of American youth” whose serene baritone and acoustic guitar lead family-friendly, comedic Western music band Riders In The Sky, who are set to play Waupun’s historic City ... Read More »

Just Another Band Out of Boston


BY Michael Casper Boston is coming to the State Fair. Other than a gyro and a cream puff, is there any other reason why not to make a trip to West Allis? Their debut album, Boston, was released nearly 39 years ago to the day they will storm the stage on the 6th. That record still ranks as one of ... Read More »

The Guess Who is Coming to the Dodge County Fair

Left to Right:: Jim Kale, Derek Sharp, Laurie MacKenzie, Garry Peterson, Leonard Shaw

BY Michael Casper It seems like The Guess Who have been around forever, and for fans of classic rock and roll, we couldn’t be happier. I was lucky enough to talk to one of their founding members, drummer Garry Peterson about the band’s longevity, life on the road, and Wisconsin. Michael: You not only drum, but keep the books for ... Read More »

Passing of Raconteur: Stan Erickson


BY Blaine Schultz On June 17th Stan Erickson passed away at his home in Appleton at age 61. Among his titles (Raconteur, Record Maven, Trivia Baron, Fellow Traveller, Crossword King, Clip Art Genius, Compiler of Obscure Songs, Drinking Buddy, Recorder of Bootlegs, Bowling Shirt Aficionado), Erickson is best known as co-owner of New Frontier Record Exchange.  From the outside it ... Read More »

Delicious Ambiguity: Questions and Curiosity Make Life Tasty

Featured art: ‘Uncertainty Principle’ by Regina Valluzzi,

BY Jean Detjen “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.” —Gilda Radner How often ... Read More »

Theresa Langenfeld’s Yellow Bean Soup


By Trish Derge I’s August. Who wants to even think about making or eating hot soup? But the yellow beans are in! And what better way to enjoy them than in a soup? I found a generation’s old recipe from a long since passed dear woman from the Holyland who raised and fed seven kids, and a few farm ... Read More »

Foxy Finds


By Jean Detjen, Artful Living Art glass spheres of light to brighten your home and delight special people in your life. Choose from Friendship Balls, Fairy Balls and Witches Balls. No two are alike. Most are of European origin, made in small communities, or family crafted.  Each one is unique with small variances in design, color, weight, and size. Prices ... Read More »

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