Born: In Wahoo, Neb., which she proudly says is also the hometown of the founder of the Eastman School of Music
Education: She received her bachelor’s degree in music education from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., a master’s degree in conducting from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and a doctorate in music from Indiana University.
Who says the scariest creature out there right now is an opinion poll taker?
While we’ve been busy being bombarded by political talking points, the undead were gearing up for another Halloween season.
With the temperatures dropping, it’s the perfect time for the 10th Annual Kenosha History Center Chili Cook-Off.
“Once the seasons shift and it starts to get a little cold in the air, people are looking for something to warm them up,” said Chris Allen, the History Center’s marketing and events coordinator.
-- Tim McGraw, “Sundown Heaven Town” (Big Machine)
This week’s column is going to be sort of a hodgepodge, seeing as how I was playing dead half of the weekend, rather than writing.
How many of you went out and participated Saturday in the Ride of the Living Dead? Man, Chicago’s Velcro Lewis Group was stunning, awesome. I also caught Milwaukee’s Tigernite but couldn’t stay long enough for the locals performing later in the day.
Kenosha Unified Theatre Arts is bringing an understanding and awareness of the lives of female pilots during World War II in their production this weekend.
“Censored on Final Approach” focuses on an elite group of female pilots, championed by pioneer American aviator Jacqueline Cochran, who were selected to serve as Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs.
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is hosting three jazz concerts in the school’s new Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities:
-- Noon today (Oct. 17): the UW-Parkside Jazz Combo performs in Bedford Concert Hall. Admission is free.
The town of Salem’s third annual Pumpkin Daze Festival is 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 18) in the Salem Highway/Fire Building located at 11252 254th Court (Highway C) in Trevor.
An artisan/craft/vendor fair is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the “Salem Has Talent” show will start at 2 p.m. All children age 3 to 14 are welcome to come and perform. Prizes will be awarded.
Some might be familiar with playing around with it as a kid, but it’s time to take polymer seriously as an art form.
“A Re-visioning: New Works in Polymer” at the H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art at Carthage College is an exhibit that illustrates the medium’s potential through the work of 25 artists, including a few international artists.
To kick off its 75th anniversary season, the Kenosha Symphony went big.
The Over Our Head Players troupe is stretching the minds and souls of its performers in its new children’s show in hopes of endearing young people to the arts.
“OOHPIE’s Fables” consists of three of the famous Aesop’s Fables with musical accompaniment, and each fable will be followed by a quick chat with the audience, highlighting an actor and a musician. Audiences will learn what it takes to act in a play, how long it takes to learn a musical instrument, and how music and acting can make the audience feel a certain way in theater.
The Racine Theatre Guild’s “Comedy Tonight” series, featuring professional comedians, starts its 10th season Saturday night (Oct. 18) with Tim Clue and Bill Bunker.
Performances are all at the guild’s theater, 2519 Northwestern Ave. in Racine.