February 23, 2017
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On the Beat: From classics to classic rock, young violinist does it allBY SEAN KRAJACIC

Sean Steinbach, 16, first picked up the violin at 4 years old, and by middle school was one of the founding members of the Young Strings, a trio that plays modern genres of music on classical instruments.

You can catch the Young Strings perfoming next from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday (Feb. 18) at Piggly Wiggly, 5201 Washington Ave., Racine.

‘Rock Dog’ won’t have you howling for moreBy Katie Walsh

The second Chinese-American co-production to hit U.S. theaters in as many weeks, animated feature “Rock Dog” arrives one week after the release of another prominent co-production, the fantasy adventure “The Great Wall.” Director Ash Brannon brings Pixar and Sony bona fides (he co-directed “Toy Story 2” and directed “Surf’s Up”) to this adaptation of rocker Zheng Jun’s graphic novel “Tibetan Rock Dog,” which mixes Tibetan culture with contemporary Brit-rock, and adds a splash of mob movies for kicks.

We start in a village on Snow Mountain, where a young mastiff, Bodi (Luke Wilson), and his dad, Khampa (J.K. Simmons), are tasked with guarding a bunch of ditzy, addled sheep from a pack of hungry wolves. An opening sequence, rendered in a hand-drawn style, nods to traditional Chinese art and music, and is folksily narrated by a mustachioed Yak, known as Fleetwood Yak, voiced by Sam Elliott.

Snyder: Beauty is in the ‘pie’ of the beholderCOMMENTARY BY LIZ SNYDER

While the rest of the country gets ready for the Academy Awards Sunday night and awaits the next presidential tweet storm, we in Kenosha County keep our priorities in order.

That means pizza.

On the Beat: From classics to classic rock, young violinist does it allBY SEAN KRAJACIC

Sean Steinbach, 16, first picked up the violin at 4 years old, and by middle school was one of the founding members of the Young Strings, a trio that plays modern genres of music on classical instruments.

You can catch the Young Strings perfoming next from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday (Feb. 18) at Piggly Wiggly, 5201 Washington Ave., Racine.

GO Kenosha

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Theater
Get Out: Lakeside Players stage ‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’BY JEFFREY ZAMPANTI

If a piece of clothing, a purse or accessory has ever brought back memories, Lakeside Players Inc. might have something for you.

The Stage Noir series returns to the Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St., for an all-female production of “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” opening for a three-weekend run on Friday (Feb. 17).

Visual Arts
Your mid-winter guide to the visual artsBY JEFFREY ZAMPANTI

Retired local educator Carlotta Miller is the artist of the month at Re:Vision Gallery, 4625 Sheridan Road.

Miller, a longtime Bradford High School art teacher and girls’ golf coach, traveled to her home state of North Dakota and brought back visions of her youth in the exhibit “Skyscrapers of the Prairie,” according to Re:Vision owner Marjorie Meyer.

Travel
Take Ten: Fox Valley breweriesBy JESSICA ZEMLICKA

Midwest Features Syndicate is partnering with the Department of Journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh to help students gain work experience and build a writing portfolio. This week’s author is Jessica Zemlicka of Ripon, a senior majoring in journalism with a public relations emphasis.

She chose to spotlight breweries “to celebrate the experiences they each offer to their visitors. Beer is a big part of Wisconsin’s history and it’s nice to see how Wisconsinites are marking their own path in that history.”

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