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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

Stacks & Steeples

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Stacks & Steeples, a new original music series, is rooted in Green Bay’s history of blue collar work ethic and “drive to create something when we want it,” says Brian Simons, lead instigator of Stacks & Steeples and Brown County Library executive director. “If you look at Green Bay’s skyline, it’s smokestacks and church steeples,” READ MORE

Dance & Movement

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Be mesmerized by movement at these events. Spectrum Dance Theater February 10 Explore American tradition through ambitious, artistic movement. Founded in 1982, Spectrum Dance Theater is a modern dance company of the Pacific Northwest. 7:30pm. Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton. Shaolin Warriors: The Legend Continues March 9 In this theatrical production, Shaolin Warriors brings READ MORE

Art Bank

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Located in downtown Kaukauna on the Fox River, the Bank of Kaukauna is a bank first, with comfy chairs, teller stations and meeting rooms. But CEO John Brogan has turned the building into more than a place to deposit checks. Brogan has accomplished this by assembling an art collection inside the bank, in a distinct READ MORE

An Ode to the Arts: Let It Flow

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Art in the Fox Cities is something we take pride in here at FOX CITIES Magazine, and it has really evolved beyond just your average gallery or museum. From Mile of Music to The Artery, local creators are using their art to celebrate Midwestern culture in contemporary styles. I’m excited to be featuring recent art READ MORE

A Story in Egg Rolls: Eggrolls, Inc.

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“Food is a natural conduit of change, evolution, and innovation. Wishing for a foodstuff to remain static, uncorrupted by outside influence—especially in these United States—is as ludicrous an idea as barring new immigrants from entering the country.” — Gustavo Arellano Most of the time, the only chance to taste a Hmong egg roll is by READ MORE

Let It Flow Art Exhibit

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Visual art and original music will collide at Let It Flow, a limited-run art exhibit at Rock Garden Studio in Appleton’s historic Edison Center. From digital art and photography to painting and sculpture, the exhibit will feature works created by more than 25 local artists as well as several visiting pieces from artists in the READ MORE

Intern Intro: Hibah

Posted on Jan. 5, 2017 by Hibah Ansari
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Say hello to Hibah, the newest editorial intern to join the FCM squad. Name: Hibah Ansari Age: 20 Hometown: Appleton, WI School attending: I am currently a sophomore at UW Oshkosh. Tell us about your background: I’ve lived in Appleton ever since I was 4 years old, so it definitely is a place I can READ MORE