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Arts & Culture

Listening Party

Must see music this season Jazz at the Trout: Katie Ernst January 17 Jazz at The Trout Season IX celebrates “Women do Jazz,” featuring the virtuosity and versatility of the women of jazz throughout the season. Opening performance, 6:30pm. Concert at 7:30pm. The Trout Museum of Art, Appleton. 733-4089. Kathy Mattea January 19 Grammy Award-winning READ MORE

Dance & Performance

Explore the art of movement at these events Nina Martin and Shelley Senter February 18 These two formidable and renowned dance artists who have collaborated together as part of Lower Left Performance Collective for over two decades will share their powerful presence. 7pm. Warch Campus Center at Lawrence University, Appleton. 832-6749. Ragamala Dance Company’s Sacred READ MORE

Exhibit Focus: Menominee Clans Story

A new longterm exhibit on the Menominee Clans Story is coming to the Oshkosh Public Museum’s Winnebago Room this spring. The exhibit features more than 30 meticulously hand-carved and painted wood figures created by Menominee elder and traditional craftsman James Frechette Jr. The figures, which stand between 12 and 20 inches high, and the setting READ MORE

De Pere Public Art

De Pere residents and visitors may have noticed that downtown got a little more colorful recently. Five murals were completed this summer as part of Definitely De Pere’s Downtown De Pere Mural Project. The project’s goal is to create public art that celebrates the city’s history, reflects its current culture or points to its future READ MORE

Five Must-See Exhibits 

Storytellers: Wisconsin First Nations Portraits Thru December 16 This exhibit features photographs of tribal leaders who were featured in Wisconsin Public Television’s Tribal Histories project. These leaders were recorded in the regions that native people have called home for centuries, the programs feature rich retellings of the challenges, triumphs and time-honored traditions that have shaped READ MORE

Sacred Sounds 

Posted on Dec. 4, 2018 by Kate Youdell

NewVoices, a mixed-voice adult choir comprised of 80 volunteer singers, will present its popular Christmas at the Cathedral and Christmas at the Chapel concerts this month. Artistic director and conductor Dr. Philip A. Swan will lead the choir in their presentation of sacred hymns, carols and sing-alongs.  “People don’t often have the opportunity to hear READ MORE

The Place We Call Home

“Getting up early to see the snow near the lighthouse without other people around is a magical experience,” says Bonnie Auxier of Neenah. Auxier captured this image of Neenah’s Kimberly Point Lighthouse just as a morning storm approached. “Living in the Fox Cities, we are fortunate enough to experience the beauty and artistry of all READ MORE

Fox Valley Roots Music Festival 

A new festival showcasing local musicians and businesses will debut in Appleton. The festival kicks off with a pre-party starting at 9 p.m. at The Cold Shot on November 8 and concludes on November 11 with an after-party brunch, hosted at Menasha’s The Source Public House. Musical performances will take place 11 a.m. until 2:30 READ MORE

The Place We Call Home

On a perfect fall day, photographer Cathy Donker took this photo of abandoned railroad tracks over the Fox River in Appleton. “I love how the sun brings out the colors of the foliage in the background, while the leaves in the foreground are a telling sign of what’s soon to come,” Donker says. “Fall is READ MORE