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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

Holiday Magic 

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On Saturday, December 16, downtown Appleton will come alive with holiday hustle and bustle at Holiday Fun Fest, hosted by Appleton Downtown, Inc. Enjoy games, children’s activities, visits with Santa, cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus, the One Stop Elf Shop and Holiday Handcrafted Gift Market inside the City Center Plaza as a special feature of 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

December Not-to-be-Missed Music

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Schedule a break from gift wrapping to take in some tunes Rhythms & Brews at Riverview Gardens December 13, 20 & 27 This free mid-week concert series features popular artists from past Mile of Music Festivals, sprinkled in with a few acts you may not know, but should! This limited-capacity, “listening room” concert experience features READ MORE

Snowflakes & Sugar Plums

Posted on Dec. 9, 2017 by Cody Wiesner
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The Makaroff Youth Ballet, Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Appleton Boychoir will combine their talents at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton on December 16 and 17 for their interpretation of “The Nutcracker” ballet. Makaroff Youth Ballet dancers will take performing roles in Tchaikovsky’s iconic ballet, following the adventures of protagonist Clara, READ MORE

Festive Fun

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Celebrate the season at these events Grignon Mansion Christmas Tours December 8-10 Learn about Christmas traditions and the Grignon family. Tours will feature candlelight tours after dark, live music, crafts, cookie decorating and wassail (hot spiced cider) and milk punch (eggnog) samples. There will be trolley rides on Saturday and horse-drawn carriage rides on Sunday. READ MORE

Exhibit Focus: The Art of Collage & Assemblage 

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The Art of Collage & Assemblage, previously displayed at The Arts Mill co-op in Grafton, Wisconsin, is making its Fox Valley debut at The Draw in Appleton now through December 15. The exhibition explores traditional, digital and innovative applications to collage and assemblage works produced using various resources. This includes materials such as magazine and READ MORE

Aluminized Holiday

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In 1959, Aluminum Specialty Company of Manitowoc developed the Evergleam aluminum Christmas tree, a “space-aged” design that became an instant classic. This holiday, more than 40 different sizes, styles and colors of vintage Evergleam aluminum trees will return to the city where they were originally manufactured over 50 years ago. “Evergleams On Eighth,” a community event that runs from November 17 READ MORE

Sounds of the Season

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Music to evoke that holiday spirit Jim Brickman: A Joyful Christmas  November 16 Jim Brickman delivers the sound and spirit of the season with carols, classics and original songs on his 21st holiday tour.  Holiday music brings yuletide memories to life as Brickman helps you escape from the holiday hustle-bustle and keeps your days merry READ MORE

WWI and The Fox Valley 

Posted on Nov. 9, 2017 by Cody Wiesner
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World War I remains a “Forgotten War” in comparison with other major U.S. conflicts, but on its centennial anniversary, the Elisha D. Smith Public Library in Menasha hopes to change that by chronicling the history and significance of the Great War through five thought-provoking presentations and a memorable exhibit. The event will partially depict local READ MORE