Category Archives: The Spanish Inquisition

Putting the WAMI on the Fox Valley


By George Halas Now that the trivial Oscars and Grammys have been put to bed, the real awards season starts, as The 34th Annual WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) Awards Show will be held Sunday, April 27, at the Fox Cities PAC in Appleton. The show, which The Inquisition understands turns into one of the year’s better parties, will provide the vehicle ... Read More »

Sly Joe and the Smooth Operators Are Operating Locally

Sly Joe and The Smooth Operators, left to right: Ross Catterton, Dave Jerabek, Joe Slyzelia, Robin Cardell, Mike Underwood. Photo by Sharon Cekada

By George Halas Perhaps you’ve caught Sly Joe and The Smooth Operators at a local venue, live on one of the morning TV shows or heard one of their songs played on Parenthood or Friday Night Lights. If so, you know that their “earthy soul with a funky stroll” is both unique and highly accessible, leaving one toe-tappin’ and feeling ... Read More »

Erin and Jeff (Krebs and Johnston)


By George Halas It is a blessing that the Fox Cities area has its fair share of nice restaurants and clubs where one can partake in fine wine and good food, and it’s often difficult to pick that one place to go. Knowledgeable FCI’s (Fox Cities Inquisitors) would say the choice is simple: go to the place that is featuring ... Read More »

Guitar for Hire: The Return of Scott Dercks


By George Halas One of the recurring themes of The Inquisition is that Fox Cities Inquisitors (FCI) have a myriad of entertainment choices in a rich and varied musical environment, particularly when it comes to jazz. The rich environment got a little richer recently when guitarist and Appleton native Scott Dercks returned home after a successful and productive 20-year stint ... Read More »

Local Music: A Jazzy Win-Win

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By George Halas The holiday season is upon us. The Inquisition wishes to extend glad tidings to all and peace on Earth to men of good will. This holiday sentiment is shared by almost all, but Bill O’Reilly’s message is: “Call it Christmas, or, well, let’s just say Santa knows where your children live.” The season has many traditions. While ... Read More »

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