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.

Tickets can be purchased online at kusd.edu/finearts. The cost is $8 for fieldhouse seating and $3 for remote (live feed) auditorium seating.

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.

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.

Music Matters: From burlesque to Kal Bergendahl


Winter — for me at least — is at that point where it is starting to get long and you need something to break it up.

Sure, it’s been an incredibly mild winter, but I just need to throw the windows open and get a little heat in my life.

Quick Spins: Dropkick Murphys just keep kickin’ butt on new album


Dropkick Murphys, “11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory” (B&B)

www.dropkickmurphys.com, $14.99

Latitude 49 coming to Fine Arts at First


Latitude 49, a Chicago-based chamber ensemble, features the work of several popular female composers in its program “SHE” as part of the 12th annual Fine Arts at First Concert Series.

The free performance starts at 3 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 5) at First United Methodist Church, 919 60th St. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

Fine Arts on Campus: Free opera, concerts



Here is a look at some of the fine arts events on Kenosha’s college campuses this week:

Carthage Wind Orchestra performing ‘Mythological Japan’ concert


The Carthage Wind Orchestra will present “Mythological Japan,” a concert to celebrate the group’s return from its recent J-Term Japan Tour.

The free concert is 1 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 5) in A.F. Siebert Chapel on the Carthage College campus, 2001 Alford Park Drive.

Country Thunder announces lineup


Country Thunder has announced its artist lineup and online ticket sales for the four-day festival that will run July 20-23 in Randall.

“We consider four-day Country Thunder Wisconsin passes to be the best value in live music,” said Kim Blevins, general manager of Country Thunder Music Festivals. “But we also realize that not everyone can attend all four days.”

Quick Spins: New releases from Ronnie Brooks, Grammy nominees


Ronnie Baker Brooks, “Times Have Changed” (Provogue)

www.ronniebakerbrooks.com, $14.99

Music Matters: From Cactii to Rusty Horse


There are some people in the Kenosha punk scene, or Keno-core, that everyone knew. There was Bert. Then there was Big Frank. Recently, it was the “black sheep” of Keno-core, Daniel “D-Side” Ingram. Unfortunately, all three are gone now.

There will be a celebration of D-Side’s life Saturday at Hattrix. It is going to be an earlier start than usual at 5 p.m. because there are currently 11 acts on the bill. There are also raffles and “artsie stuff” for $5 at the door. All proceeds are slated to go to a savings account for Ingram’s children. (Keep in mind that the bands and cover charge and times are subject to change. Hey, it’s punk.)

On the Beat: Mike Suvaka


Mike Suvaka, 26, a Franklin native, is primarily a solo country artist who makes his way through Kenosha a few times per year. Suvaka says his grandmother, Sally, influenced his taste in country music from a very young age. He enjoys catering to the crowd as he creates an intimate atmosphere during his solo gigs.

You can catch Suvaka performing solo on March 25 during SRIM Fest XI at the Brat Stop. He will be playing from 6:15 to 7:15 in the Wisconsin Room.

Quick Spins: Dwight Yoakam is keeping country music honest


Dwight Yoakam, “Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars ...” (Sugar Hill)

www.dwightyoakam.com, $14.99

Music Matters: From Hattrix to Fusion to Dillweeds


You know how sometimes there’s a concert with a ton of bands at a venue for a special cause?

Five, six, seven or more bands get together and rock it out for the cause.

Band-O-Rama this weekend at Indian Trail

Kenosha Unified School District’s 60th annual Band-O-Rama will be Saturday and Sunday at Indian Trail High School and Academy, 6800 60th St.

Performances are 6:30 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 28) and 1:30 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 29)

Tickets on sale Friday for Zac Brown Band


Summerfest officials have announced that the Zac Brown Band is headlining the Marcus Amphitheater on July 1 during the summer music festival on Milwaukee’s lakefront.

Tickets go on sale starting at 10 a.m. Friday (Jan. 20) for the show featuring the Grammy Award winning group.

Winter Dance Party returns to Kenosha Friday


Friday night (Jan. 20), you have the chance to party like it’s 1959.

The Winter Dance Party — a re-creation of the last tour of rock stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson — comes to Madrigrano Marina Shores, much like it did 50 years ago.

GO Kenosha

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