If you missed the three, day three screen extravaganza that was the 2015 Green Bay Film Festival, we’d like to apologize. It was a heck of a show, and it’s not always easy to track down these indie films if you aren’t around for their comet-like first pass. For those who missed out, or simply didn’t have the time to ... Read More »
Category Archives: Entertainment
April 19 – Resch Center “Animal” live video from new concert DVD and There Will Be A ...
By George Halas Vic Ferrari Symphony on The Rocks is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a new CD,...
By Michael Casper Jim Liban has had the blues for a very long time. Raised in Milwaukee, he first t...
By Mary Schmidt Just about the time down-staters are thumbing through garden magazines, spring means...
State Finals to be conducted at Summerfest Dennis Graham Associates, in association with the not for...
Second City is well known as the starting place for a startling number of TV personalities and comedic legends. So when they bring The Best of Second City to the Weidner Center on April 16, you can be assured that isn’t an empty boast. Casey Whitaker was available to tell us just what we can expect from the upcoming showing. ... Read More »
By Donna Fischer Art first learned to float, pivot, and spin around under the innovative hands of American sculptor, Alexander Calder. Since then, mobiles have moved into shopping malls, classrooms, and even above baby beds throughout the world. Graceful at any size, they dance around midair and draw attention to an area next to an entryway or stairwell that might ... Read More »
BY Amber McCord As a successful independent artist I always have appreciated my teachers and mentors from elementary school through college. They have always produced motivation and induced inspiration and creativity. I owe a lot of my success to these wonderful people in my life. Apparently most artists do. One in particular Ryan Steiskal. Steiskal is an emerging artist who ... Read More »
By George Halas Over the past 30 years, Waterfest has grown from a good idea into a full-blown summer music series that is one of the highlights of the season in Oshkosh every year. In addition to bringing some outstanding national acts and showcasing the best local talent, Waterfest has generated other positive outcomes as well. “I’m convinced Waterfest is ... Read More »
By Renee DuFore Russell Devin King’s first big “Pinch me, I must be dreaming” moment struck as his band, The Color Morale, walked on stage and was greeted by 1,500 cheering fans. “It was in Maryland, my second tour with The Color Morale,” King remembers. “I was used to seeing maybe 300 people,” he said, reminiscing about the days before ... Read More »
BY Blaine Schultz Gurf Morlix, Kevin Gordon, Phil Lee and Johnny Dowd may not be household names but all of these singer/songwriter/musicianss have found creative ways to make a career work well into the age when most folks are planning to retire. Don’t be surprised if none of these guys ever hang it up. Their careers have drifted from Buffalo, ... Read More »
By George Halas The great multi-instrumentalist and thought leader Dennis Jones once opined that Wham’s Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go would have been a hit in any decade of the Twentieth Century. Likewise, Songs of Eternal Love and Immediate Satisfaction is a record that combines and ultimately transcends genres; one can’t help liking it for a bunch of reasons. ... Read More »
BY George Halas The Inquisition is constantly mesmerized by the fact that The Universe will go to the ends of the earth to create great music. Halfway across the country anyway…. Our story starts in sunny southern California, the birthplace of Ruby James. No one knew back then she would one day be Kitty CoopDeVille. Meanwhile, back in the Fox ... Read More »
BY Jane Spietz WHAT: Gregg Allman WHERE: Potawatomi Casino/ Northern Lights Casino, Milwaukee WI WHEN: 8 PM March 24 – 25, 2015 COST: $75/$70/$65 INFO: www.greggallman.com www.paysbig.com/shows/headliners/ Since their formation in 1969, the Allman Brothers Band was responsible for such classics as “Ramblin’ Man,” “Jessica,” “Midnight Rider,” “Melissa,” “Blue Sky,” “Whipping Post,” “Statesboro Blues,” “Dreams” and many others. The band ... Read More »