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Archives: January 2018

Wildwood Film Festival

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The 17th Annual Wildwood Film Festival will take place at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton on February 16 and 17. The festival features Wisconsin films only; all projects have direct ties to the state, whether it’s the primary creative personnel (producer/director/writer), the actors or the locations. After their original film submission was READ MORE

History in the Making 

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For the Appleton Historical Society, establishing a museum to encapsulate and preserve the city’s history has been a dream since before they first formed in 2011. After years of planning, that dream came true on July 20, 2017. “In 2010, a group of us said the Outagamie County Society is fine, but that’s the whole READ MORE

Milestone Season: newVoices Choir 

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The newVoices Choir continues celebrating its 40th anniversary season in 2018. On April 28, a collaboration with the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra, called U.S. Venture Masterworks: Gift of Life & Rutter Requiem, will honor the organization’s past, present and future with two works by renowned choral music composer and conductor John Rutter. U.S. Venture and READ MORE

Top Outdoor Winter Activities in the Fox Cities

Posted on Jan. 19, 2018 by 199Ride
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Make the most out of the Wisconsin winter by embracing the cooler temperatures and enjoying some outdoor fun. Jump in your car, turn on your seat warmers, and head to one of 199ride’s top locations for outdoor snow activities in the Fox Cities. Whether you choose to make it a family adventure, an aerobic activity, READ MORE

Intern Intro: Tali

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Name: Tali Bekrowitz Age: 19 Hometown: Deerfield, Il School attending: Lawrence University, 2020 Tell us about your background: I am one of three daughters from a family in the North Shore of Chicago. I have been in band and played the Oboe since I was 10 and played tennis through high school. I have an READ MORE

FOX CITIES EATS: Draft Gastropub 

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“You eat with your eyes first” is an old adage I have appreciated throughout my life. Perhaps it is why I have been taking pictures of food for so long — to capture that first feeling when a plate comes to the table. It is truly when you make your first judgment of a dish. READ MORE

New Face: Kelli Strickland

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The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay welcomed its newest executive and artistic director, Kelli Strickland, on October 31. Strickland’s goal is to attract more interest to the center among students and the community. Strickland, who replaced former director Kate Green, now the manager at the Ashwaubenon Performing Arts READ MORE

Dance & Performance Events

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Celebrate the art of movement at these events Kamikaze Fireflies January 27 You won’t believe your eyes as you watch this captivating duo perform amazing acrobatics and circus feats. The Kamikaze Fireflies unchained performance includes juggling, hula hoops, German wheel, whips and other circus tricks – with a big side of comedy. 2pm. The Grand READ MORE

We Are Here

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Artist Rob Neilson has been commissioned to create two permanent public art pieces inside the new Fox Cities Exhibition Center, which will debut January 11. The first piece, titled “We Are Here,” is an installation made from 10,000 photographs of Fox Cities residents. From a distance, the 7- by 10-foot installation will appear as the faces READ MORE

Fox Cities Amplified: RJ Nordlund

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I met acoustic singer/songwriter RJ Nordlund at Ambassador, downtown Appleton, at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, January 4. He would be playing a show later that night there. Once he and his girlfriend arrived with his equipment, they ordered drinks and the three of us sat down on some cushy chairs and couches near the back READ MORE