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Kenosha-based Apollo Affair brings sanguine and sizzle to Whitewater stage

Kenosha-based Apollo Affair brings sanguine and sizzle to Whitewater stage

By on March 22, 2015 in Music with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Kenosha singers/songwriters and engaged couple Megan Mehl and Chris Shanafelt bring banter and personality to the stage, and then they sing. (The duo recently performed in Whitewater.) She’s a sublime vision and vocal powerhouse; he’s percolated energy, metered, but intense, strumming his guitar with effervescent perpetual motion. Their collaboration showcases creative independence while blurring the lines […]

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Pancake Riot: musicians beat a tune and strike a chord, and they don’t make breakfast

Pancake Riot: musicians beat a tune and strike a chord, and they don’t make breakfast

By on March 22, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note:Recently, two-thirds of a Janesville trio, an acoustic indy/folk rock group known as Pancake Riot, performed in Whitewater. Two women, Kat Farnsworth and Candace Griffin, strummed guitars and harmonized with soul and sass. Three videos of original works are presented below (many of which can also be found on the group’s EP.)  Band member, Robbie Haas, was unable […]

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Perspective and happiness: The house that Ken and Joy built

Perspective and happiness: The house that Ken and Joy built

By on March 21, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: If perspective – ken – influences everything then Joy and Ken Anderson serve as true visionaries. Ken, aptly named, is an artist. Joy is another embodiment of her name: she brings warmth, happiness and charm to a solid, but fluid place. Ken (meaning perspective) creates the architecture where Joy (happiness) can flourish. Among the […]

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Tropical greenery and trees: A visit to Milwaukee’s Mitchell Park Domes

Tropical greenery and trees: A visit to Milwaukee’s Mitchell Park Domes

By on March 18, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Most Wisconsinites board a plane to find the tropics, and of that group, many never see a jungle, but even with traces of snow still clinging to the frozen ground, such an experience can be had and all one need do is drive to Milwaukee. It’s a small oasis within an otherwise concrete […]

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Koi and pond: A visit to Milwaukee’s Mitchell Park Domes

Koi and pond: A visit to Milwaukee’s Mitchell Park Domes

By on March 18, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: While Milwaukee’s Mitchell Park’s Tropical Dome, a glass, seven-story high and 140-foot in diameter edifice, delivers a riveting experience in flora, nestled beneath the leaves, within a quiet basin, one finds aquatic fauna. Large koi, a form of carp, glide between the layers of surface sun and a glimmering array of coins, tokens of wishfulness, […]

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Tropical fruits and flowers: A visit to Milwaukee’s Mitchell Park Domes

Tropical fruits and flowers: A visit to Milwaukee’s Mitchell Park Domes

By on March 18, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: It’s true, the snow is melting and the air is warming, but if you are just a tad impatient for the oh-so-near commencement of the greening of the land, consider a trip to the Mitchell Park Domes in Milwaukee. The park includes three domes, however this post will only focus upon one: the Tropical […]

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Adventure bound: 1800s maritime models find port nestled amid the reads

Adventure bound: 1800s maritime models find port nestled amid the reads

By on February 11, 2015 in Pictorial essay with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Quietly situated in Price County, the Ogema Public Library (Website here) is a brick-and-mortor timepiece where clutter and noise are suspended and imaginations float. Here we find models of a fictitious, but historically-representative fleet sailing across a landlocked if not continental shelf.  The detailed wooden crafts were made tangible by Larry (deceased) and […]

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Recent performance given by local artist Peter Sebastian

Recent performance given by local artist Peter Sebastian

By on February 10, 2015 in Music with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: New to the area, singer-songwriter Peter Sebastian performed recently before a small audience in Lake Geneva. He introduced his original song, “Four Horse Shoes,” telling listeners that he wrote the piece after overcoming, and then being inspired by, a difficult time in his life. He hoped, he said, his song would inspire others. […]

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Yippee a tax cut! Or, 12 things you can do with five dollars

Yippee a tax cut! Or, 12 things you can do with five dollars

By on February 10, 2015 in Politics with 0 Comments

12 things you can buy/do with five dollars: 1. One laying hen (live) 2. Eight-pack of chewing gum at your local discount store 3. Five items from any number of local “dollar” retail stores 4. A Tall Cafe Mocha from Starbucks ($3.27 with tax in central Wisconsin) with change! 5. Tip your lunch server (become a job […]

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Singer, songwriter, Adriane Bedrosian, Delavan, performs in Lake Geneva

Singer, songwriter, Adriane Bedrosian, Delavan, performs in Lake Geneva

By on February 9, 2015 in Music with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: I’ve become a great fan of open mic nights. I especially enjoy listening to local talent perform original songs. Following are two such pieces performed by Adriane Bedrosian, Delavan, at a recent event held in Lake Geneva.    Singer/songwriter Adriane Bedrosian performs an original piece called “Wake Up.”   Adriane Bedrosian performs an […]

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