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Three Not-to-Miss Musical Happenings

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Mark your calendar for these three not-to-miss shows. Check our events calendar for more events throughout the season.  Mile of Music Rocks The Plaza September 23 This free concert series brings some of the top bands from previous Mile of Music Festivals back to the heart of Appleton. All ages. 6–10pm. Houdini Plaza, Appleton. 750-5020. READ MORE

New Fest Alert: Homeland Experience

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Homeland Experience presented by Fox Communities Credit Union is a free, two-day music and visual arts festival and the newest addition to Cory Chisel’s festival series. The festival will take place in Green Bay on September 15 and 16 and will center on music and visual art pairings of nearly 40 national artists. Chisel, a READ MORE

September Artist Spotlight (cont.)

Posted on Sep. 1, 2017 by Dan Meyer
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This is a continuation of September’s Artist Spotlight on Kathy Boettcher. The first section of the spotlight can be found in our printed issue.   When some artists set out to create their next masterpiece, they stick to one idea with unshakeable determination, chiseling away at each aspect of the piece like the old masters READ MORE

New sculpture brings healing, hope to cancer patients

Posted on Aug. 14, 2017 by Kate Morton
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A new sculpture, titled “Blossom,” by artist Kent Hutchison was installed at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay on August 8. The piece is a 16-foot blossoming flower made of welded corten (AKA weathering steel) and is located in the Vince Lombardi Cancer Care Center Garden. “Blossom” features a blown glass stamen equipped with LED READ MORE

Mile of Music: Final Frames

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The sun has set on the fifth year of Mile of Music and it’s all kind of a blur. Here’s a gallery of some favorite moments of the weekend. Happy reminiscing and we will be counting the days until Mile 6. All images by Mary Catherine Baird of Two Otters Photography.

August Artist Spotlight (cont.)

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017 by Dan Meyer
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This is the second part of August’s Artist Spotlight with Len Borruso. The first part is printed in our August issue. Len Borruso is no stranger to the world of filmmaking, but that doesn’t mean he’s never surprised by anything he encounters. Since moving to Appleton, Borruso has had to change his style of collaboration READ MORE

A Breath of Fresh Air: Butterfly Gardens of Wisconsin

Posted on Jun. 30, 2017 by Kate Morton
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My interest in butterflies, specifically monarch butterflies, began when I was in middle school and one of the staff members was nice enough to gift me a couple of monarch caterpillars to raise (she also offered some baby painted turtles, but that was a “no” from mom.) It’s practically a universal fact that middle school is the worst, READ MORE

What does the Fox say? Country USA

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Images courtesy of David Jackson. One airplane touched down on a runway. One bus pulled into a high school parking lot. One exhausted girl rolled through thick mud into the festival grounds. As soon as she returned to Oshkosh, Wisconsin after a jam-packed, two week school trip to Germany, Jenna Weber headed straight over to READ MORE