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Tin Sandwich to the Rescue

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By George Halas By day, they are ordinary citizens, blending seamlessly into the Wisco-Americana landscape of the Fox Cities. They have jobs, families and they might even be your neighbors. However, when night falls and the call from Commissioner Gordon – or a booking agent – comes in, they immediately don superhero identities and lead the on-going fight against the ... Read More »

Todd Rundgren at the Pabst

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By Jane Spietz WHAT: Todd Rundgren WHERE: Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WHEN: 8 PM April 21, 2015 COST: $36.50 INFO: www.pabsttheater.org/show/toddrundgren2015 www.tr-i.com/flash.html Songwriter and recording artist Todd Rundgren not only put out such classics as “Can We Still Be Friends?,” “I Saw the Light,” “Hello It’s Me,” “Love is the Answer,” “We Gotta Get You a Woman,” and “Bang the Drum ... Read More »

Dreams, Redux

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BY John Price-Kabhir, the Buddhist Adviser (This column follows from last month’s piece about dreams and dreaming.) But dreams have a lightness about them. As a brick or stone carries weight, dreams carry no weight. Although the images in dreams are ethereal, the “things” of dreams do not have weighty substance. We float through our dreams. Even nightmares keep us ... Read More »

An Ending to Vending

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BY Dobie Maxwell As painful and disappointing as it may be to accept, I have finally forced myself to live with the harsh reality that at this point in my life the only way I will ever appear on SportsCenter is if I take a foul ball to the face at a baseball game. And even then, they won’t mention ... Read More »

Game of Thrones Stimulus Package

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BY NICK OLIG The new year brought with it subzero temperatures and a temptation to binge-watch popular shows I’d never seen. A friend’s recommendation guided me to Game of Thrones. By the end of the first episode, with so much potential for episodic drama rife with good, evil, sex, and violence, I gazed out the window, saw two polar bears ... Read More »

Mortal Phases

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BY Richard Ostrom This month I am going to devote some quality time toward a surprisingly good modern day take on one of the oldest school fractions of the monster movie sub-genre. Said film, calling itself ‘Late Phases’ (with the subtitle, ‘Night of the Lone Wolf’ on the cover art but nowhere in the film) and hailing from the good ... Read More »

Artful Living

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By Jean Detjen Fox Cities/Central Wisconsin independent business owners: A side-feature of my new ‘Artful Living’ column in Scene Newspaper will be all about fashion and objects d’art. My personally selected ‘Foxy Finds’ will be featured monthly, starting with the April issue. I’m on the hunt for unique, artful creations for body and work/living spaces that excite the senses. Clothing, ... Read More »

From the Wine Cave

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BY KIMBERLY FISHER Ahh, finally we are starting to see signs of spring. The snow has melted, the grass is starting to green, and the warmer weather brings out the best in us. Shake that cabin fever and get ready for your next leg of wine exploration. Let’s talk about the three basic white grapes, but this time with a ... Read More »

The Beat of a Different Drummer

Percussion instruments can be arranged in a variety of ways to maximize their efficiency for the performer. A timbale, a snare drum, and a floor tom are all mounted on stands to bring their heads to a uniform playing height.

BY Karen O’Brien Under the direction of Dr. Adam Rappel, the UWSP Percussion Ensemble will present its spring concert on April 14 at 7:30 pm in Michelsen Hall of the Noel Fine Arts Center in Stevens Point. This year the ensemble will offer a very challenging program that includes “Sacrificial Rite” by David Gillingham, “Divertimento” by Takayoshi Yoshioka, “The Song ... Read More »

Decorative Arch will Accent Ground of Oshkosh Public Museum

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When Edgar Sawyer donated his magnificent home on Algoma Boulevard to the people of Oshkosh in 1922, he stated that he was giving it “for the benefit of the public.” Mr. Sawyer’s generosity was the foundation for the creation of the Oshkosh Public Museum, which until that time had been housed in a cramped second floor space in the Library. ... Read More »

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