Category Archives: Oshkosh

Wisconsin Symphonic Winds at UWO, August 24


The Wisconsin Symphonic Winds presents 2014 summer concert on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 3 p.m.  The group's conductor and artistic director, Dr. Rob McWilliams, describes his eleven seasons with the wind ensemble a true privilege to work with some of the best wind and percussion players from the Fox Valley and wider region. “WSW gives these fine musicians an ... Read More »

Downtown to Host Chalk Walk

Jack Sparrow

BY LISA VOSS Chalk will be the talk of the town on Saturday, Sept., 6, when artists and community members converge on the downtown area for the first-ever Downtown Oshkosh Chalk Walk. The creative and colorful new event is being organized by the Downtown Oshkosh BID Marketing Consortium and was inspired by similar events held in Wausau and other cities ... Read More »

BASEBALL IN OSHKOSH – Billy Hoeft (Part 1)

Hoeft Card

By Ron La Point This is the fifth installment of baseball in Oshkosh. Images of that warm April afternoon keep coming back: the scattering of baseball fans lining the foul lines, some with lawn chairs, others standing, anticipating the opening of the 1950 High School baseball season; a few Major League scouts on hand waiting to evaluate this tall, slender ... Read More »

Miles and Miles to Go – Sly Joe and The Smooth Operators


By George Halas First, a couple of disclaimers/spoiler alerts… If you are fully committed to being in and staying in a bad mood, do not listen to this album. If you are looking for some music to help put you to sleep, this is probably not your disc either. If your toes work, they will almost assuredly be tapping. Having ... Read More »

America in Oshkosh


By Jane Spietz WHAT: America WHERE: Waterfest, Leach Amphitheater, Oshkosh WI WHEN: Friday, August 22, Gates Open 5 PM COST: $10 before 6 PM • $15 before 7 PM • $20 after 7 PM Reserved special patio access available in advance $30 INFO: American folk-rock group America has been a staple of the music scene for over four ... Read More »

Get Ready to Get Up and Get Out


BY JOSEPH FERLO Seems like a lot is happening this first week of August, so as you get your issue of SCENE hot off the press, get ready to get up and get out! Three different and fun shows have their closing weekends, during the opening days of August. Working my way down the valley, we start with Appleton’s Attic ... Read More »

Community Forum: August 2014


City of Oshkosh Seeks Input on Riverfront Development The City of Oshkosh’s Community Development Department is seeking input from riverfront users including residents, neighbors, businesses, recreation enthusiasts, and the realty/development community through a new visioning initiative called “Let’s be Pioneers!”  This effort is meant to assist in the initial stages of preparing a cohesive riverfront master plan and development strategy.  ... Read More »

The 42 Gospels


By Tony Palmeri The New York Yankees’ Mariano Rivera, the greatest relief pitcher in the history of American major league baseball, retired at the end of the 2013 season. When major league baseball retired Jackie Robinson’s #42 in 1997, players wearing the number at that time were given the option of keeping it until they left the game. Rivera retired ... Read More »

Moving for Monarchs – “Dance n’ Plant”

Gwynedd in Costume

By DONNA VANBUECKEN Have you ever wanted to dance like a butterfly? Well here’s your chance. Producer Gwynedd Vetter-Drusch and her crew are coming to the Fox Valley this summer to film their second segment of Moving for Monarchs (M4M). Using dance to promote social and environmental activism has been highly successful throughout the world. What could be better than ... Read More »

54th Assembly District Interviews

54th Assembly District Interview: (left to right) Rep. Gordon Hintz, Eye on Oshkosh Host Cheryl Hentz, Oshkosh Scene contributors Tony Palmeri and Emilie Heidemann.  Photo by Justin Mitchell for the Scene.

On July 17th, Eye on Oshkosh host Cheryl Hentz and guest co-hosts Tony Palmeri and Emilie Heidemann interviewed incumbent Rep. Gordon Hintz from Wisconsin’s 54th Assembly District on his position on an array of political, economic, and social issues. This interview, done as a collaborative project of The Oshkosh Scene, Eye on Oshkosh, and the UW Oshkosh Journalism Internship Program, ... Read More »

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