Category Archives: Appleton – Fox Cities

Advocacy Journalism at its Finest


BY Robert Meyer Several years ago while waiting in a doctor’s office, a man asked if I wanted to read the newspaper he had. I told him I was only interested in the editorial section. At that point he said, “Well in that case you’ll be wanting the whole paper.” He had made a point that I had difficulty disagreeing ... Read More »

What if Trump wins GOP Nomination?


BY ROHN W. BISHOP In 1860 the Democrat Party split over the issue of slavery, and the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Dred Scott Decision. At their convention, looking to unite behind a candidate, Democrats looked to Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois, who was seen as a moderate on the issue of slavery, as a consensus candidate. This didn’t sit ... Read More »

VIC, STEVIE: Together Again for the First Time


BY George Halas They have two of the most recognizable names in Fox Cities’ music. In addition to his many concert appearances and his recorded work, singer Stevie March-Torme is well-known for his afternoon radio show on 91.1 The Avenue. According to their legion of fans, Vic Ferrari is the best rock band in Wisconsin. Drawing from the title of ... Read More »



BY George Halas While The Inquisition reports regularly on good music at good venues, often with no cover, there are occasions when the music is not only good, it’s good for ya! For example, on Wednesday, March 2nd, one of the Fox Cities’ best vocalists, Gwen Carr, will perform her one-woman show, “Relentless,” for the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Women’s ... Read More »

Oshkosh will go Green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Party Returns on March 19


The Schedule: 1:00 Tent Party (547 N Main) opens 2:00 PARADE (Main Street, Ceape to Irving) 3:00 Richard’s School of Irish Dance 3:45 Children’s Reddest Hair and Freckled Face Contests 4:00 Irish Band The Roving Scallywags 7:00 Irish Band Whiskey of the Damned BY Michael Casper The St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Tent Party will return to downtown Oshkosh on ... Read More »

ROCKONSIN Youth Garage Bands Rocking Wisconsin


In the past 11 years, over 600 statewide garage bands, of all musical genres, have competed in the statewide garage band competition presented by Dennis Graham Associates and the Wisconsin School Music Association. Graham’s 12th season of offering a stage to young statewide garage bands in 7th – 12th grades will take on a new name, ROCKONSIN, in association with ... Read More »



WHAT: 80’s Night with The Smithereens and Martha Davis & the Motels In support of the music and the mission of 91.1 The Avenue Presented by 91.1 The Avenue WHERE: Meyer Theater, Green Bay WI WHEN: 7 PM Sunday, April 10, 2016 COST: $50 General Admission, $100 Front Five Rows and Grand Tier INFO: BY Jane Spietz ... Read More »

Paul Reiser Headlines the Meyer


BY Michael Casper Comedian Paul Reiser has returned to where it all began for him, performing stand-up comedy. Between when he first began in the late-70’s, and now, by the standards of anyone in show business, he’s put together an enviable body of work. In 1982, by happy coincidence he landed a role in Barry Levinson’s film “Diner,” which led ... Read More »

Festival of the Arts, April 3rd at UWSP


BY Marianne Walker “We participate in the arts — whether as consumers or as practitioners ourselves because of a basic human need for inspiration, delight, joy,” writes Ben Cameron, formerly of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and current president of two arts foundations based in Minnesota. “The arts allow us to relax, to ... Read More »

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