Grand Opera House

Author: Michaela Branagan

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

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

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

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

Up Next: Menominee Nation Arena

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The Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh will be the practice area and home court for Milwaukee Bucks’ minor league affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd. This fall, the Menominee tribe purchased the naming rights for the arena located in a city named after the tribe’s chief. “That’s been really exciting to partner with [the Menominee tribe] and 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

Fox Cities Amplified: Kurt Gunn

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I rushed toward Tandem Wine and Beer on College Avenue in Appleton a few minutes late to my interview with acoustic singer/songwriter Kurt Gunn, where he would later be playing a show. I was greeted outside the door by Gunn himself. The first thing he said to me was “maroon and white stripes.” I messaged READ MORE

Fox Cities Amplified: FEATherWOLF

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As I sat and anxiously awaited the arrival of acoustic duo FEATherWOLF, I drank a hard cider at the bar of Cena on College Avenue. The two would be performing there after our interview. Singer/song writer Sam Luna arrived before his partner, singer/songwriter Shaun Marie Krueger, giving me a warm hug as he walked in READ MORE

Ray Fehrenbach

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Name: Ray Fehrenbach Residence: Oshkosh Medium: Etching & Drawing “My vision is really just to do a lot of work. In doing a lot of work, I feel like I learn a lot about what I’m doing, and it’s really kind of about the learning process for me. When I do something that I like, then READ MORE