BY Blaine Schultz In 1979 music was changing. In the Fox Valley, fans of underground music had few choices where to find the goods. WAPL featured a few hours of new music each week. Music that was not released on corporate-run major labels. Record stores like The Mad Hatteur in Oshkosh, and Fond du Lac, or Pipe Dreams in Appleton ... Read More »
Category Archives: Central Wisconsin
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (October 19, 2016) – The Osthoff Resort, on the pristine shores of Elkhart Lake, ...
BY George Halas As the Beatles sang, “It was 25 years ago today Bob and Nate got the band to play.” ...
BY Blaine Schultz Mark Hillstrom has worn many hats over the years. You may recognize him behind the...
BY George Halas On Saturday, October 29th, at 7:30 p.m. at The Lawrence University Chapel, Peridot a...
BY Ben Rodgers Green Bay Fear is back this year at 1050 Bond St. in Green Bay scaring those brave en...
BY George Halas Inquisitors want to know…and need to know….summer is happening in Neenah. Neenah StreetBall 3 on 3 turns 25 this year and Future Neenah, the non-profit that organizes the annual event, has planned some special activities to celebrate the occasion. The 25th Annual StreetBall 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament will be held on June 11th in the streets ... Read More »
BY Jane Spietz WHAT: Waterfest WHERE: Leach Amphitheater, Oshkosh WI WHEN: Thursday nights 6/16/16 – 9/1/16 INFO, SCHEDULE, & COST: www.waterfest.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 920-303-2265, x22 Follow Waterfest on Facebook & Twitter Summer is almost here and so is Waterfest! Recently I connected with Waterfest president Mike Dempsey to get the scoop on the 31st season of the popular Oshkosh ... Read More »
BY Michael Casper In 1979, the choral director and voice teacher at Ripon College, David Morris, had a dream of creating a music festival. He and community members from Green Lake, Ripon and the Fox Valley got together and made it a reality. By the summer of 1982 Morris had invited the renowned choral conductor, Sir David Willcocks, to lead ... Read More »
BY Michael Casper Dates and hours of the Energy Fair Friday, June 17 9 am - 10 pm Saturday, June 18 9 am - 10 pm Sunday, June 19 9 am - 4 pm Location: Midwest Renewable Energy Association 7558 Deer Road Custer, WI 54423 Visit theenergyfair.org Each year, The Energy Fair brings over 15,000 attendees together to learn about clean ... Read More »
BY George Halas Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Appleton Downtown Inc. (ADI) is inviting everyone to enjoy the summer with the return of two free summer music series. The 11th annual Heid Music Summer Concert series, and the 5th annual Lunchtime Live! series. “Every year, we try to make each series the best we can,” said ADI Marketing Director ... Read More »
BY George Halas It is often said that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. On Saturday, June 11th and Sunday, June 12th, there is an opportunity to make it a two-fer as The 8th Annual Oshkosh Irish Fest returns to The Leach Amphitheater. The festival has grown in popularity and has been voted “Best Local Festival” five times in ... Read More »
BY Michael Casper Door County’s most beloved music venue isn’t a bar, an auditorium, or a classic theater, but a 100-year-old dairy barn nestled among fields in the middle of the peninsula. Dr. Steve Ellmann is the jack-of-all liason. He’s been in bands since he was eleven, played trumpet for the Norfolk Symphony while attending the Virginia School of Music, ... Read More »
BY Steve Lonsway From the thunderous beat of a drum to the slide of the electric guitar that sends chills down your spine. Or maybe it’s flashing colors from the choreographed stage lighting. Maybe the twang of a five string banjo paired with the magical bow of a fiddle, all played under a star-lit sky near a crackling campfire. Possibly ... Read More »
By Jean Detjen, Artfully Living Half funky, half fancy! Do a soft n’ edgy double take with the Split Personality Dress from Globally Sound Fair Trade in downtown Appleton. Eco-friendly cotton in dusty navy twill and contrasting gray lace. Bateau neckline and empire waist with hidden back zip. Vintage inspired and handmade in India by a women’s artisan co-op. Fashion ... Read More »