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Charity Club Ball Benefits Local Organizations

Bottom left to right:  Molly Moore (Co-Chair of the 2016 Charity Ball), Kim Chatterton (Milk Fund President), Donna King (Co-Chair of the 2016 Charity Ball) Top left to right: Kendra Stone (Charity Club President), Alexandra Smith (Corporate Tables/Decorations Chairperson), Katie Mathos (Publicity Chairperson), Holly Luehring (Silent Auction/Prize Raffle Chairperson) Not photographed: Lori Agnew (Corporate Letters Chairperson) and Jennie Holzmann (Cash Raffle Chairperson)

BY Maggie Sales For a number of children in the community, the end of the school week or year might also bring the end of regular, healthy meals, especially fresh milk. Unfortunately, it happens more often than one might think – but the collaborative efforts of local organizations and many volunteers help to bring relief and support for thousands of ... Read More »

Bomber Sound Makes the Jazz Fest Sound the Best

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BY George Halas One of the most interesting ironies in life is that, as a member of the audience, the better the sound, the less you notice it. Musicians, on the other hand, are hyper-aware of sound quality and place the highest value on a quality “sound guy” because they are very rare. For the last several years, perhaps unbeknownst ... Read More »

ERIN KREBS CD REVIEW “Love Always Wins” is a Winner

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BY George Halas The long awaited debut album from vocalist and songwriter Erin Krebs has finally been released, and it’s easy to understand why her fans are glad about it. “Love Always Wins” features 11 original Krebs tunes with some of the best musicians in northeast Wisconsin. “I had wanted to do an album for a while, but it was ... Read More »

FOX JAZZ FESTIVAL at Jefferson Park Labor Day Weekend

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BY George Halas It has become a Fox Cities summer tradition…and a fine one at that. The 23rd annual Fox Jazz Festival returns to Menasha’s idyllic lakeside Jefferson Park on Saturday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 4th. One of the unique and most enjoyable features of the festival, the Fox Jazz Fest Jam, which often includes players from the festival ... Read More »

Riverfront Jazz Festival: Labor Day Weekend in Stevens Point

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BY Taylor Hale The undulating timbres of jazz will be flowing through the streets of Stevens Point this Labor Day weekend at the Riverfront Jazz Festival, held at Pfiffner Pioneer Park. The festival has been running for over a decade and brings in some of the biggest names in modern jazz. This year’s featured artist will be Benny Golson and ... Read More »

Celebrate Fair Trade Month in October 1-31, 2016

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By Carol Smith Fond du Lac Fair Trade Town is planning a “round about” way to celebrate Fair Trade Month in Fond du Lac. A short and affordable Fair Trade Journey is offered as you are out and about this October, to ten locally owned shops and cafés who carry some Fair Trade products. They each are highlighting a featured ... Read More »

KYLE MEGNA, Mile of Music have Grown Together

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BY George Halas Appleton native Kyle Megna is in a unique position to reflect on the growth of Mile of Music. The singer-songwriter-guitarist and leader of Kyle Megna and The Monsoons played at the first MOM. Since then, the band has grown in size and stature, and has released several CD’s of original music that have earned critical acclaim and ... Read More »

The Vulgar Boatmen and Walter Salas-Humara

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BY Blaine Schultz In the 1980s, a Florida college professor (Robert Ray) and some of his students formed a band. One of the students (Dale Lawrence) moved back to his home state of Indiana where he formed a working version of the band. The pair continued to collaborate, exchanging cassettes via the mail. In 1985 co-founder Walter Salas-Humara left the ... Read More »

Toto Headlines Waterfest 2016 Finale!

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BY Jane Spietz WHAT: Toto WHERE: Waterfest Concert Series, Oshkosh WI WHEN: Thursday, September 1, 2016 Gates open at 5:30 PM COST: Reserved VIP $40, General Admission $20, Admission before 6 PM $15 INFO: www.waterfest.org/ www.totoofficial.com/ The music of Grammy award-winning rock band Toto blends touches of rock, progressive rock, jazz, pop, R & B, and funk. Having grown up ... Read More »

Molly Ringwald Sings Jazz at the Gerold

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Molly Ringwald is getting back to her roots. Ringwald started performing with her pianist father’s jazz band when she was three. Molly Ringwald, star of Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club and other eighties movies, some of them deservedly cult favorites, is back to singing again and touring the country with her world class jazz trio. On October 8th, Molly ... Read More »

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