Category Archives: Fond du Lac

Dead Horses Return As Trio Stronger Than Ever


<pBY George Halas In going to the ends of the earth to find the best music, The Mile of Music Festival has not overlooked the Fox Cities. One of the highlights of this year’s festival will be the appearance of Oshkosh-based Dead Horses, a young acoustic band with a cultivated folk sensibility well beyond their years whose sound is equally ... Read More »

From the Wine Cave


BY Kimberly Fisher Viva La France! France is a place of many wonders and has many unique grape growing areas. The Rhone Valley is the oldest established winemaking region in France dating back 600 years before the Romans. Although the Rhone is considered one wine region, it is divided into two distinct parts based on climate and grape variety. The ... Read More »

Burger Time!


By Trish Derge Anybody can squish a few patty’s out of a pound of burger, toss them on the grill and singe the dickens out of them until they’re flavorless and dry as a Saharan paleontologist’s sack lunch. But if you want your guests at your cookout to enjoy their meal, and not collectively roll their eyes in disgust at ... Read More »

Foxy Finds


By Jean Detjen, Artful Living Evoke hues of the sea and calming whimsy with these art glass fish from Wild Apple Gallery in downtown Menasha. $18-32 per piece. Other styles and color schemes available, along with a unique variety of cultural gifts, art and jewelry. Wild Apple also houses a glass studio and classroom which are open to the public ... Read More »

Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band at EAA AirVenture!


By Jane Spietz WHAT: Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band WHERE: EAA AirVenture, Oshkosh WI WHEN, COST & INFO: 7 PM Friday, July 24 Actor/humanitarian/musician Gary Sinise has enjoyed a multifaceted career. He started out playing in bands as a teenager, but became totally captivated by theater after performing in a high school production of West Side Story. Sinise went on ... Read More »

Short Branch Saloon Goes Long on Music


By George Halas If you have not been to The Short Branch Saloon in Neenah in the last couple of years or so, be prepared to be very nicely surprised at what they’ve done to the place. Walking in the front door, the bar still has the same rustic feel it has always had. Keep walking and the end of ... Read More »

Educating for the Public Sphere

Tony Palmeri

BY Tony Palmeri A majority of American adults avoid participation in public discussion of issues. Given that so much of what passes for public discourse is infected with the twin poisons of prepackaged partisan talking points and mindless put downs of opposing views, avoidance behavior should not be surprising. Unfortunately, citizen withdrawal from the public sphere has real consequences. When ... Read More »



BY George Halas Given that one of the songs on this CD has been nominated for an international award, this reviewer believes that he is not going out on a limb in stating that “My Desire of You” is a great album and arguably the best yet from Jamie Lynn Fletcher. She has an excellent voice and tastefully subdued vocal ... Read More »

Jamie Lynn Fletcher on the Rise


BY George Halas The Inquisition and those in-the-know in northeast Wisconsin have known for some time that Jamie Lynn Fletcher is one of the best and most creative singer-musician-composers. But it’s not just Wisco – the world is now taking notice. The Green Bay-based Fletcher was named by Music Resource Group (MRG) as one of five 14th Independent Music Awards ... Read More »

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