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Art Garfunkel

By Jane Spietz WHERE: Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WHEN: 8 PM Friday, January 20, 2017 COST: $59.50, $49.50 INFO: Singer poet Art Garfunkel rose to fame as one half of the Grammy-winning folk rock duo Simon and Garfunkel with childhood friend Paul Simon. The two were responsible for putting out classics such as “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Sound of ... Read More »

Billy Gardell is Back Where He Started…


By Michael Casper After a wildly successful sitcom run with Mike & Molly, and a short Monopoly Millionaires’ Club game show hosting stint, comedian Billy Gardell is back to doing what he was born to do...stand up. In part due of his TV notoriety, he’s not having to slug it out in clubs in front of drunk hecklers who think ... Read More »

Interactive Beatles at the Grand


  By Ben Rodgers  There are certain songs that stick with a person throughout life. These songs bring back memories, either good or bad, but the one constant is that the music stays the same. When Billy McGuigan and his brothers Ryan and Matthew wanted to put together a show, they decided to focus on the one band that brings ... Read More »

Big Band Reunion 25th Anniversary Concert


BY George Halas As the Beatles sang, “It was 25 years ago today Bob and Nate got the band to play.” On Tuesday, October 25th from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Frank’s Pizza Palace on College Avenue in Appleton, under the direction of current co-leaders Ken Skitch and Marty Robinson, The Big Band Reunion will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the group with ... Read More »

Great Concert for a Great Cause


BY George Halas On Saturday, October 29th, at 7:30 p.m. at The Lawrence University Chapel, Peridot and The Fox Valley Symphony will join forces to stage a benefit concert for The Trina Foundation in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Peridot is led by Appleton native and multi-instrumentalist-vocalist Hillary Reynolds and cellist-guitarist-vocalist Trevor Jarvis and includes guitarist Marton Bisits and ... Read More »

Something to Fear


BY Ben Rodgers Green Bay Fear is back this year at 1050 Bond St. in Green Bay scaring those brave enough to attend with a full-evening’s slate of attractions. Green Bay Fear is open from 7 to 10 p.m. every Thursday in October and from 7 to 11 p.m. Every Friday and Saturday in October. The event features four main ... Read More »

Gobblefest 2016 Celebrating While Giving


BY Jennie Holzmann Gobblefest marks eighteen years of Thanksgiving sharing, Wednesday, November 23rd at The Shack in Fond du Lac. “Eighteen years of rockin’ bands and giving back to Fond du Lac,” proclaims event organizer Terry Davis, “close to $80,000 has been raised and contributed to local causes including the Relay for Life Cancer benefit. Thanksgiving has always been about ... Read More »

The Appleton Boychoir Brings Back “The Golden Age of Radio.”


The Appleton Boychoir will kick off their 2016-17 Season with “The Golden Age of Radio” on Saturday, October 22, at 4 pm in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel. Join the Appleton Boychoir, along with special guest, Tony Palermo, as they transport you back to the 1930’s and 1940’s with THE GOLDEN AGE OF RADIO.  Model-A Ford’s were in the streets…the Great ... Read More »

Al’s Hamburger Lives!


By Ben Rodgers There’s a new owner at Al’s Hamburger in downtown Green Bay, but all it takes is one bite to find out the classic burger has stayed the same. Michael Wirz reopened Al’s Hamburger in August and already is churning out close to 200 of arguably the best burgers in Green Bay per day. And Al’s Hamburger still ... Read More »

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 »

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