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Songwriters Create & Perform at Steel Bridge 2016


By Patrick Mares The Steel Bridge Songfest in Sturgeon Bay the weekend of June 9, is a unique beast. Founder pat mAcdonald likens it to a modern Arcadia, a week of community and songwriting that explodes in a weekend of original music linked by the spirit of the bridge. If you think he's just saying that, try to explain why ... Read More »

River Roots: Dead Horses, Kyle Megna & Peridot to Rock the Meyer


BY George Halas Three of Wisconsin’s fastest-rising bands and best live acts – all of whom got their start in cities along the Fox River - will be showcasing new original music in a much-anticipated concert at The Meyer Theater this month. On Tuesday, May 24th, 91.1 The Avenue and sponsor, Tundraland will present River Roots 2016 at Green Bay’s Meyer ... Read More »

Fire & Ice Reunites to Celebrate Oshkosh Music and Media


BY George Halas It is one of the greatest collections of talent ever assembled in the Fox Cities. It includes two members of the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Hall of Fame. On May 26th at The Grand Opera House in Oshkosh, Fire & Ice will reunite to celebrate Oshkosh music, radio station WOCT and The Friends of Oshkosh Music. ... Read More »

Lewis Black coming to the Pabst


WHAT: Lewis Black WHERE: Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WHEN: 8 PM Fri., May 13 and Sat., May 14 COST: $55 INFO: By Jane Spietz Being funny is serious business for satirist/comedian/social critic/playwright/author/actor Lewis Black. He not only strives to make people laugh, but is also extremely passionate about expressing his opinions about subject matter that others might find too controversial. ... Read More »



By George Halas WAMI NOMINEE RAMOS, MISS MOLLY TO RELEASE CD’S Adria Ramos, nominated for a WAMI as Best Strings Player, and critically-acclaimed duo Miss Molly will both release new, all-original albums this month. The official CD Release Party for Ramos’ “Apollo,” is scheduled for The Source in Menasha on Friday, April 22nd. Pianist Molly Conrad and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Michael Theroux ... Read More »

Pierre Henri Matisse Art Show Exhibit


The Fox Cities’ recently unveiled “creative vortex” known as The Draw has opened its doors to the artwork of 88 year old French born artist Pierre H. Matisse, grandson of Modern Master Henri Matisse, one of the most iconic and influential artists of the 20th century. Matisse’s 2016 “Freedom & Love Tour” begins in Appleton, Wisconsin with its kick-off exhibit ... Read More »

John Brandel’s De-Fermented Mind


By Michael Casper In college John Brandel majored in microbiology, so maybe that’s where his interest in all things fermented was borne. Maybe. More likely it began in the early 80’s when he and his four best buddies began visiting craft breweries which, at the time, were something very few even knew existed. He’s written and self-published a chronicle of ... Read More »

Eric Ambel: The Swiss Army Knife of Roots Rock


By Blaine Schultz If Eric Ambel’s name does not ring a bell, consider that since 1981 he has toured and made records with the likes of Joan Jett and Steve Earle. Yes, Ambel has been a Blackheart and a Duke. He has been a member of the Del-Lords and the Yayhoos (with Georgia Satellite Dan Baird). His mentors as a ... Read More »

A Taste of Something for Everyone


Ever wanted to take a sneak peak into some of the most unique homes in your neighborhood? The 2016 Neenah-Menasha Emergency Society Kitchen Tour, sponsored by FNB Fox Valley, gives you a chance to tour five amazing homes in the Neenah area, plus enjoy tastings, demonstrations, prizes and raffles. And it’s all for a good cause – helping those in ... Read More »

Dave Steffen is called to the WAMI Hall


By Michael Casper Growing up in Plymouth, Wisconsin in 1951, there wasn’t a lot a 6 year old could do to occupy his time. When Dave Steffen and his family moved to the Crystal Lake area, he says he was a loner who liked to run away from school at recess. “I was pretty much out of the main stream,” ... Read More »

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