Category Archives: Appleton – Fox Cities

Hot Plants for 2016


BY Rob Zimmer It may be the middle of winter, but for gardeners, this is the most exciting time of year. New garden and seed catalogs are arriving, and the dreams and fantasies of gardeners everywhere begin to take flower. Gardening conferences, along with home and garden trade shows are in full swing, all preparing us for a year of ... Read More »

“Monkey in the Middle”


Unique Autobiography of Comedian/Radio Personality Features Bad Luck, Bikers and a Childhood Best Friend Who Committed TWO Bank Robberies. No Joke! Whatever “normal” is, long time nationally touring comedian Dobie Maxwell isn’t it. His life is an amazing story of constant turmoil. Dobie has an incredible talent for being in the proverbial “wrong place at the wrong time”…ALL the time ... Read More »

The 18th Senate District and the Fight for Control of the Senate


BY ROHN W. BISHOP Late in 2015 State Senator Rick Gudex announced he would not be seeking another term as a state senator. This was disappointing news because Rick Gudex is a unique politician. Coming from a blue collar private sector manufacturing background, Gudex understood the plight of regular middle class Wisconsites, unlike much of the political class who float ... Read More »

Right-Wing Nut


BY Robert E. Meyer Donald Trump is far from my ideal of the perfect, or even the prototype of a strongly endorsable candidate. Yet one cannot help but marvel at Trump’s staying power since last summer, particularly when we consider that just less than a year ago Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was a presidential front runner. We will know after ... Read More »



BY Dobie Maxwell There comes a point when I think it’s acceptable to ask just how much technology do we really need? I think that point is now. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I’ve been deeply over my head with all of it for several years now. Five year old kids can run circles around me, and I ... Read More »

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes


WHAT: Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes WHERE: Turner Hall Ballroom WHEN: 8 PM Sun, March 6, 2016 COST: $29.50 INFO: BY Jane Spietz Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes have been rockin’ the Jersey Shore music scene since the mid-‘70s. Although band members have come and gone, their horn-backed brand of soul-stirring rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and ... Read More »

Salsa Manzana coming to Lawrence University


BY George Halas As previously reported by The Inquisition, Salsa Manzana is one of the most fun bands in the Fox Cities and plays music to which one simply must dance. On February 21st at The Lawrence University Memorial Chapel at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), there will be a unique opportunity to have fun, dance and support ... Read More »

Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra Presents All That’s Grand


The Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Patrick Miles, presents its third concert of the season program on Saturday, February 20th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 21st at 4:00 p.m. Continuing the celebration of the CWSO’s new grand piano, Dr. Molly Roseman, professor of piano at UW-Stevens Point will perform Maurice Ravel’s “Concerto for Piano in ... Read More »

Dracula – Brought Back to Life!


BY Patrick Mares On a Tuesday night, February 2nd L.A. Theaterworks will be bringing a radio play rendition of Brahm Stoker’s Dracula to the Weidner Center. Much like the old-is-new growth in podcast audio fiction, L.A. Theaterworks brings literary audio to millions of listeners. Their productions are broadcast across the English speaking world, and even play daily on the radio ... Read More »

Bravissimo to A’Bravo


By Patrick Mares I blew into A' Bravo on a cold and blustery winter night. The atmosphere in the establishment was a nice counterpart to the wind outside. While the weather may have kept some folks home, there were a few of we hearty souls providing a nice background buzz. As a dangerously smooth spiced hot buttered rum warmed me ... Read More »

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