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Rising Star Mill Art Returns!

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BY Marianne Walker Are you looking for a get-away destination on Memorial Day weekend? Do you love the pastoral countryside with rolling hills, meandering rustic roads, little out-of-the-way villages to explore? How about a picnic lunch on the banks of a trout stream where it’s shallow enough in some areas to see the fish swimming past? Interested in visiting a ... Read More »

Once a Brewer, Still a Brewer Jimmy Gantner

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BY Michael Casper Jimmy Gantner grew up in Eden, Wisconsin, one of nine kids that Elmer and Edna raised. Elmer worked for Mammoth Springs Canning Company. “I grew up with a love of baseball,” Jim said “my dad and mom would always play catch with us, throw us grounders. And all of us in the neighborhood would play every day ... Read More »

Washatka Produces Stellar Sound, Results

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BY George Halas Given that most loyal Inquisitors are highly intelligent and well-educated in addition to having great taste, it is a fair assumption that you are familiar with the Latin phrase, caveat emptor, “buyer beware.” The Inquisition hopes that you are also an accutus emptor, a “smart buyer.” The Inquisition is painfully aware of many instances where great musicians ... Read More »

Space Raft – Rubicon (Dusty Medical Records)

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BY Blaine Schultz In two years Milwaukee’s Space Raft has released a pair of albums, a vinyl 45, and opened for Bernie Sanders. Bands release records to varying levels of success. Fewer can say they were asked to open for a candidate for President of the United States. So here we are in April and we may already have a ... Read More »

Songwriters Create & Perform at Steel Bridge 2016

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By Patrick Mares The Steel Bridge Songfest in Sturgeon Bay the weekend of June 9, is a unique beast. Founder pat mAcdonald likens it to a modern Arcadia, a week of community and songwriting that explodes in a weekend of original music linked by the spirit of the bridge. If you think he's just saying that, try to explain why ... Read More »

River Roots: Dead Horses, Kyle Megna & Peridot to Rock the Meyer

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BY George Halas Three of Wisconsin’s fastest-rising bands and best live acts – all of whom got their start in cities along the Fox River - will be showcasing new original music in a much-anticipated concert at The Meyer Theater this month. On Tuesday, May 24th, 91.1 The Avenue and sponsor, Tundraland will present River Roots 2016 at Green Bay’s Meyer ... Read More »

Fire & Ice Reunites to Celebrate Oshkosh Music and Media

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BY George Halas It is one of the greatest collections of talent ever assembled in the Fox Cities. It includes two members of the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Hall of Fame. On May 26th at The Grand Opera House in Oshkosh, Fire & Ice will reunite to celebrate Oshkosh music, radio station WOCT and The Friends of Oshkosh Music. ... Read More »

Lewis Black coming to the Pabst

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WHAT: Lewis Black WHERE: Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WHEN: 8 PM Fri., May 13 and Sat., May 14 COST: $55 INFO: www.lewisblack.com/www.pabsttheater.org By Jane Spietz Being funny is serious business for satirist/comedian/social critic/playwright/author/actor Lewis Black. He not only strives to make people laugh, but is also extremely passionate about expressing his opinions about subject matter that others might find too controversial. ... Read More »

RAMOS MISS MOLLY

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By George Halas WAMI NOMINEE RAMOS, MISS MOLLY TO RELEASE CD’S Adria Ramos, nominated for a WAMI as Best Strings Player, and critically-acclaimed duo Miss Molly will both release new, all-original albums this month. The official CD Release Party for Ramos’ “Apollo,” is scheduled for The Source in Menasha on Friday, April 22nd. Pianist Molly Conrad and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Michael Theroux ... Read More »

Pierre Henri Matisse Art Show Exhibit

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The Fox Cities’ recently unveiled “creative vortex” known as The Draw has opened its doors to the artwork of 88 year old French born artist Pierre H. Matisse, grandson of Modern Master Henri Matisse, one of the most iconic and influential artists of the 20th century. Matisse’s 2016 “Freedom & Love Tour” begins in Appleton, Wisconsin with its kick-off exhibit ... Read More »

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