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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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: www.officialsmithereens.com/ www.meyertheatre.org/ www.avenueradio.ticketspice.com/80s-night BY Jane Spietz ... Read More »
BY Michael Casper The THELMA is hosting another incredible artist this month when Albert Cummings paints the night air blue with his electric guitar and vocals. When he bends his first note Friday night, March 11th, you won’t believe he’s made his living most his life as a carpenter. Search YouTube for his version of Gertrude “Ma” Rainey’s “Barrel House ... Read More »
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 »
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 »