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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 »

Second City: A Great Place to Start

Top: John Sabine, Casey Whitaker, Blair Beeken
Bottom: Kelsey Kinney, Jamison Webb, Jasbir Singh

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 »

Steven Haas Crafts Metal into Suspended Sculptures


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 »

Ryan Steiskal


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 »

Great Memories: Waterfest Retrospective in Pictures


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 »

The Color Morale Good for What Ails Kids

A young man in a wheelchair is supported by the crowd as he ‘surfs’ during a Color Morale concert.  The act is symbolic of the band’s messages of hope and support.

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 »

The Long Haul


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 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 »

Concert Watch – Gregg Allman


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: 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 »

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