February 23, 2017
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Tickets are still available for KUSD’s Orchestra Festival

Tickets are still available for Kenosha Unified School District’s 55th annual Orchestra Festival.

Performances are 6:30 p.m. March 4 and 1:30 p.m. March 5 at Indian Trail High School and Academy, 6800 60th St.

On the Beat: From classics to classic rock, young violinist does it all


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.

Get Out: Lakeside Players stage ‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’


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).

Get Out: The sky is falling ! (Maybe ...)


Chicken Little isn’t the only one afraid the sky is falling.

Two young adults diagnosed with keraunothnetophobia, the fear of things falling from the sky, meet in an online chat room and discover they live minutes away from each other in “A History of Falling Things” at the Carthage College Studio Theatre.

Fine Arts on Campus: Disney film could open doors for Parkside children’s series



Two free screenings of “Queen of Katwe” could lay the foundation for a new children’s film series at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

Wisconsin Singers perform Friday


The Wisconsin Singers — made up of 29 University of Wisconsin-Madison singers, dancers and instrumentalists — are performing Friday night at Central High School.

The group’s members include Central High School graduate Hunter Hermes.

For the Kids: ‘Snow Daze’ lands in Library Park on Saturday


Sidewalks throughout downtown Kenosha will be decorated with ice sculptures for the fourth annual Snow Daze Festival from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 18) at Library Park, 711 59th Place.

Sculptors from Art Below Zero of Franksville will perform a demonstration during the event.

Quick Spins: Reba soars on gospel set


Reba McEntire, “Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope” (Capitol)

www.rebamcentire.com, $17.99

Paris la Nuit playing Jean’s Jazz on Saturday

The 16th season of Jean’s Jazz concert series continues with Paris la Nuit on Saturday (Feb. 18) at the Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave.

Tickets are $18 ($16 for senior citizens, $5 for students).

Carthage Faculty Trio performing Brahms

The Carthage Faculty Trio is performing Saturday night in the college’s A.F. Siebert Chapel.

The concert is part of the two-year Brahms Project, an ongoing concert series that includes the complete piano solo and chamber works of both Johannes Brahms and Ludwig van Beethoven.

Kenosha Unified’s Choral Festival set for Saturday

Limited tickets are still available for Kenosha Unified School District’s 51st annual Choral Festival.

The event will take place 6:30 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 18) in the Indian Trail High School and Academy fieldhouse, 6800 60th St.

Racine Concert Band performing at Horlick

RACINE — The Horlick High School bands and the Racine Concert Band will present a joint concert Tuesday night at Horlick High School.

Conducted by Joshua Sherman, the Horlick High School Wind Ensemble will perform “Children’s March” by Percy Grainger, Gustav Holst’s ever-popular “First Suite in E flat” and “Lexicon” by Ed Huckeby.

Extended runs: ‘Snowdance’ festival continues this week


A popular, 10-minute comedy festival continues this week. Here is a closer look at the production:

What: The Over Our Head Players’ Snowdance 10-Minute Comedy Festival

Coming soon: ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ and ‘That Darn Plot’ coming to the area

A comedy about playwriting and a children’s musical arrive next week. Here is a look at both shows:

What: Children’s Theatre Academy’s production of “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.”

GO Briefs: Salvation Army hosting Soup and Chili Cook-Off Saturday

The Salvation Army, 3116 75th St., is hosting a Soup and Chili Cook-Off from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 18).

For $5, visitors can sample the soups and chili — plus enjoy a bowl of their favorite one, plus a soda — and “vote” for their favorites by putting donations into their kettle. There will also be silent auction items.

Former Kenoshan to compete on Food Network


Anthony Reddick has met several challenges in his 32 years — not the least of which has been combat in Iraq.

Now a professional chef, the former Kenoshan’s most recent challenge is in the kitchen as part of the Food Network show “Cooks vs. Cons.”

Get Out: Your guide to Valentine’s Day


This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday, which means you either celebrate early this weekend or try to add a splash of romance to the workweek.

Or, you can just grab a card while you’re picking up nail fungus cream at the drug store ... but if you do want to make an effort, we’re here to help.

Spotlight delivers ‘Shrek: The Musical’


Let your freak flag fly.

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Spotlight Youth Theater’s “Shrek: The Musical” arriving this weekend at the Wilmot High School Auditorium. The show, based on the 2001 Oscar-winning film “Shrek,” opens at 7 p.m. Friday (Feb. 10).

Get Out: Nash School’s dance program is Saturday


Nash Elementary students and staff members are presenting a dance production titled “We Are the World” Saturday night at the Reuther Central High School Auditorium.

Here’s a capsule look at the show:

Your mid-winter guide to the visual arts


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.

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