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Danny Mitchell Brings Christmas Back Home Again


Something to keep in mind while you are busy prepping for Christmas: it’s important to take some time out and catch some great holiday music with some friends. Danny Mitchell, Nashville based pianist and singer-songwriter is playing 2 shows in Stevens Point this month, so it should be easy to make some time for an event like this one. Returning ... Read More »

Frank’s Top 10 Xmas TV/Movie moments


1. Rankin Bass Productions’ “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer” character Yukon Cornelius licking his pick axe after throwing it in the air to find gold and stating … “Nothing”! 2. Rankin Bass Bass Productions’ “Year Without a Santa Claus.” The classic song with Heat Miser and Snow Miser called “Too Much!” In the song the duo rhyme, touch, clutch and ... Read More »

That band’s all blues


By James Moran The Jimmy’s, Madison’s “Blues Performer of the Year,” and winner of Madison Magazine’s “Best Band in Madison,” will be blowing their horns in Fond du Lac at the Thelma on Friday, December 13th for a 8pm performance that is sure to knock your socks off. Kevin Miller, Executive Director at the Thelma is anticipating The Jimmy’s return. ... Read More »

On Velvet and Beyond

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By Blaine Schultz ’ll be your mirror, reflect what you are in case you don’t know.” Lou Reed, who died October 27, wrote those lyrics early in his career with the Velvet Underground.  For better or worse, in many ways he lived them. To many listeners the Velvets’ four studio and two live albums set the standard for intelligent rock ... Read More »

Michael Brandmeier lyrically paints “Your Christmas Scene”


By Michael Casper Michael Brandmeier writes songs. Many of them you’ve heard on TV, but probably didn’t know it. Think of any show, from “Dawson’s Creek,” to “Tosh O.” to “The Hills,” to “The Voice,” and oodles in between. Think of a scene, any scene...that needs its characters to move from one moment to another without words, and music swells ... Read More »

New Releases – Hot Books for Every Age!


By Candy Pearson APPLE BLOSSOM BOOKS LLC By age group or genre, I have selected what I think are sure to be some of the most requested books this holiday season by the readers on your shopping list. Children’s picture books: 1. Snowflakes Fall by Patricia MacLachlan - Newbery Medalist MacLachlan and acclaimed illustrator Steven Kellogg pay tribute to the ... Read More »

“108 Rock Star Guitars” will rock your coffee table


By Michael Casper Some time ago east coast photographer Lisa Johnson had an idea for a book that conveyed a new angle to appreciating the art that rock musicians create, by celebrating the art form on which, and from which their art emanates; their guitars. MC: 17 years in the making...when you took that first photograph with Les Paul, what ... Read More »

Willow Tree Pottery


Marie Sawall runs Willow Tree Pottery, where she specializes in wheel-thrown stoneware and one-of-a-kind coffee mugs. Her interest lies in surface imprint and design, referencing her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Arts with a major in printmaking and a minor in ceramics. Marie’s art is exhibited during Oshkosh Gallery Walks and at Avenue Art in Appleton. Marie is ... Read More »

Active and Entertained – What else is happening in the Arts and Events World


Of course, there are many great programs happening throughout winter that are neither outdoors nor physical. Again, far too many things happening than we have room for, so check out and to see what is all happening in the area. The arts world at UW Oshkosh continues to offer a tremendous volume of intriguing and skillful performances open ... Read More »

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