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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

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

A Local Development: Jack Richeson & Co.

Posted on Jan. 5, 2018 by Cody Wiesner
Via the Richeson School of Art & Gallery Facebook page.

Art supplies manufacturer Jack Richeson & Co. is now a nationwide name among art retailers, but when it started as a small-scale downtown Appleton paintbrush seller in 1982, it was much like any other local store in the Fox Cities, selling high-quality products to the community. Three decades later, now based in Kimberly, the company READ MORE

Fox Cities Amplified: Scarlet

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A few weeks back, I stopped into Triple P’s in Grand Chute, making a pact with my friend to only stay for one drink. Upon entering the bar, we noticed a band setting up, waiting to start their set until the end of the Badger football game. Still sticking to our guns, we ordered our READ MORE

10 Most-Viewed Stories of 2017

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Images of faith, odd jobs and A-Z pantry staples dominated in 2017. Here are 10 of the most viewed stories of the year on foxcitiesmagazine.com. 23rd Annual Golden Fork Awards No surprises here – our annual readers’ choice restaurant awards was one of the year’s top stories. Splash City For our annual Swimsuit Issue, we asked prominent local READ MORE

Rock On: I Love Rock ’n Roll exhibit

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Marty Granius’ love for music has manifested into a new exhibit on view at The Hang Up Gallery of Fine Art in Neenah. “I really like early rockers,” says Granius, who curated the exhibit and serves as gallery associate at The Hang Up Gallery. “The ‘American Graffiti’ soundtrack is the best of all time.” “I READ MORE