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WiFEE and The HUZzBAND: LOTTA FUN AND GREAT MUSIC

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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 »

Hot Music in a Cold Month

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By George Halas After New Years’ fireworks fade into memory, there will be musical fireworks in the Fox Cities throughout the month of January. It will be a big month for one of the hottest bands in the area, The Traveling Suitcase. Fresh off breakout performances at last summer’s Mile of Music, the trio led by singer/songwriter/drummer Nicole Rae, featuring ... Read More »

Make It Localpalooza This Year

Lead signer of Eric Lives Here, Mike Thiel

BY George Halas In last December’s column, The Inquisition theorized that, in keeping with the sound economic policy of “buy local,” an Inquisitor could go out to a local venue, dine on local fare and buy a CD from a local musician or band, thereby fueling the local economy while having a good time. This year, a quick recap of ... Read More »

JONAPALOOZA Rocks!

Sly Joe doing his thing

BY George Halas The Inquisition begins this month with an expression of gratitude to The Universe for allowing participation in something that greatly transcends the usual fabulousness of this column and is generating a significant amount of positive energy throughout the greater Fox cities area…and beyond. If metaphysics is not your thang….howzabout fun and good times in the service of ... Read More »

Jonapalooza Rocks!

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By George Halas The Inquisition begins this month with an expression of gratitude to The Universe for allowing participation in something that greatly transcends the usual fabulousness of this column and is generating a significant amount of positive energy throughout the greater Fox cities area and beyond. If metaphysics is not your thang, howzabout fun and good times in the ... Read More »

The Big Torch is Passed to Planet, Washatka, Dylan

Fred Sturm (Photo courtesy of Lawrence University)

By George Halas While the province of The Inquisition is typically mirth and intellectual stimulation, on this occasion we take a moment to bid adieu and Godspeed to Fred Sturm. While not as knowledgeable as some Inquisitors, it has been impossible not to notice that mirth and intellectual stimulation always seemed to be in the same room as Fred. He ... Read More »

The Ends of the Earth Include the Fox Cities

UW Oshkosh Jazz Ensemble

By George Halas In its continuing quest to provide multi-faceted public service, The Inquisition is issuing the following travel advisory for this upcoming Labor Day Weekend:  The best possible travel destination for August 30 and 31 is The Twenty-first Annual Fox Jazz Festival held in Jefferson Park in Menasha. It is the quintessential “staycation.” Great jazz in an idyllic lakeside ... Read More »

Have Fun and Be a Great Human Being on the Way to Gepstock

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By George Halas Undeterred by recent developments, The Inquisition is still predicting several days of 70-plus temperatures between now and September…2016. Faithful Inquisitors know that one of the primary missions of this column is to provide decision-support information that will enable readers to avail themselves of the finest music available in the greater Fox Cities area and maximize the value ... Read More »

Summer’s Here Time is Right For…The Mad Polecats

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By George Halas As we go to press (doesn’t that sound uber cool?), there is still a body of scientific evidence that suggests that there may be no summer whatsoever this year, but The Inquisition is going way out on the far limb and predicting several days of plus-70 temperatures between now and September, 2016. Washington, D.C., has its annual ... Read More »

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