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Introvert’s Guide to the Fox Cities: Introduction

Posted on May. 22, 2017 by Dan Meyer
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Bubbles can be downright exhausting. Throw a rock in any direction during the summer months and you’re bound to hit 28 bubbly, overflowing descriptions of local landmarks and events. Trees, taken for granted after they’ve shed their leaves, become “awe-inspiring.” Community members attending the opening of a neighborhood’s fourth hair salon become “ecstatic.” The list READ MORE

Bike Week 2017

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A sampling of events celebrating Bike Week 2017. Poetry Ride May 13 Get a head start on Bike Week by joining Fox Cities Cycling Association to hear about the Public Works Poetry program and then a ride to see poetry locations around town. Casual pace ride for all ages and abilities. 1–2:30 p.m. Appleton Public READ MORE

An Ode to the Arts: Tintypes with Justus Poehls

Posted on May. 4, 2017 by Hibah Ansari
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Film remains alive even in the year 2017. Despite living in this digital age, there is a definite yearn for something raw, exposed, even maddening. Something fashioned from scratch possesses a certain bewitchery that lurks within the walls of the dark, giant, brick box in Appleton that is the studio of Justus Poehls. Poehls, a photographer, teacher, husband and READ MORE

Bazaar After Dark: Round Two

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Back by popular demand, Bazaar After Dark will be returning for a second time on April 29 for a night of offbeat art, intriguing performances and delicious food. The spring festival will be held on Second and Third Streets in downtown Kaukauna and will run from 5 to 10 p.m. Bazaar After Dark is a READ MORE

Mile of Music: The First 50

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Photography by Graham of Graham Images & Photography Mile of Music organizers announced “the First 50″ artists who will perform at this year’s festival, occurring August 3-6. The announcement took place April 20 during a special event at OuterEdge Stage in downtown Appleton. The original music festival showcases hundreds of artists with musical backgrounds from READ MORE

An Ode to the Arts: Celebrating Picasso

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“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” – Pablo Picasso We know Pablo Picasso as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. From his Blue Period to the development of the art style, Cubism, Picasso’s influence created a seismic shift in how society perceived fine art. Thanks READ MORE

Intern Intro: Dan

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Meet Dan, our newest editorial intern who would risk his life for two things – a spectacular view and soul food.   Name: Dan Meyer Age: 20 Hometown: Appleton School attending: Sophomore at Lawrence University   Tell us about your background: I grew up in Appleton and attended Appleton West High School. My parents aren’t READ MORE

Film Festivals

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Who needs Hollywood when we have these locally-grown film festivals right here in Northeast Wisconsin? Wildwood Film Festival March 10-11 Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton The 16th Annual Wildwood Film Festival will showcase more than two dozen Wisconsin-connected films. Whether it’s the producer, director, writer, actors or even the locations, all projects featured have READ MORE

A Story in Egg Rolls: Mai’s Deli

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“It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.” – Henry James College Avenue in Appleton is one of the most vibrant downtown districts in Wisconsin I’ve seen. Throughout the day, and well into the night, the place is alive with activity; downtown events regularly draw crowds and fill the streets READ MORE

An Ode to the Arts: The WAKE

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As I take a stroll through social media on a cold, winter day, I’m drowned in election commentary from friends, family and strangers. While D.C. seems light years away, I wonder if all this chaos and confusion could result in new art movements from so-called “Middle America,” as I hope for the best. An invitation lights up on READ MORE