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Archives: 2015

Fall intern has whirlwind adventure abroad

Hello! My name is Amanda Bourbonais, I’m a senior English major at Lawrence University. I’ve been working as an editorial intern at FOX CITIES Magazine for about a month now. We’ve been so busy that I haven’t properly had time to introduce myself! So, what should you know about me? Let’s see. I’m originally from READ MORE

Appleton preserves Houdini’s magic through acts of its own

Posted on Sep. 11, 2015 by Danny Davis

To visitors, Appleton’s fascination with Harry Houdini seems like a typical small town quirk. Those coming from big cities are accustomed to monuments dedicated to famous soldiers, artists, politicians and scientists. Yet, there are few monuments around the country that are dedicated to magicians. Magic is what David Blaine does on television or what Penn READ MORE

Yoga in the Park offers health benefits, relaxation

On Wednesday nights, one can find several hundred yogis of all ages moving their bodies through a series of graceful poses in Appleton’s City Park. They’re participating in Yoga in the Park, a program of the City of Appleton in conjunction with Empower Yoga, a yoga studio located downtown Appleton. Suzy Weyenberg, co-owner of Empower Yoga began READ MORE

Tech savvy marketing helps draw thousands to Mile 3

Posted on Aug. 7, 2015 by Danny Davis

Big name music festivals have grown into a massive cultural institution with major cities around the country scrambling to bring premier artists and massive crowds to their cities each summer. However, for a smaller city like Appleton, a music festival with more than 750 individual sets seems daunting. “At first, we didn’t know if it READ MORE

Houdini in Art ‘pops up’ at Mile of Music

Mile of Music features not only art for the ears, but the eyes, too. John Adams, coordinator at local galleries The Draw and Feather and Bone, has brought together local artists, as well as artists from Chicago and LA to display their tributes to Appleton native Harry Houdini. The gallery is located at 233 East READ MORE