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The University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s Voices of Parkside choir is hosting a cultural exchange this week, welcoming a choir from Jianghan University, located in Wuhan, China.

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To close out this high school theater season, Holly Stanfield, an Educational Theatre Association Hall of Fame member, is bringing “The Scottsboro Boys” to the Bradford High School stage.

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ChocolateFest organizers are betting there are a few chocolate lovers – or tens of thousands – who will make their way to Burlington, a.k.a. Chocolate City U.S.A, to celebrate the holiday weekend “Viva Choco Vegas” style.

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Memorial Day will be observed at various events across Kenosha County over the holiday weekend. Here is a list of programs, compiled by the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services:

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It wasn’t all that long ago that three of the Crucianelli brothers (of Brother6 fame) were tearing up Kenosha ears with a great rockabilly band called Old Junk. It does seem like way too long, though.

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It’s Goth Day, so pile on the heavy eyeliner and black T-shirts. To go along with Goth Day, Judas Priest — a heavy metal band celebrating more than 40 years of head banging — is performing tonight (and Thursday night) at Milwaukee’s Riverside Theater. For tickets ($60-$100), go to pabsttheater.org.

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Though it can feel sometimes like winter will never end ... say, on a cold, rainy day in May ... trust us.

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Thinking of a short road trip? There are plenty of celebrations along the I-94 corridor from Milwaukee to Chicago:

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It’s Waitstaff Day ... but isn’t that EVERY day? If you go out to eat, remember to always tip your waitstaff, who work hard to make your experience a good one.

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The Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Ave., is again hosting an exhibit featuring works by members of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. This is the group’s 43rd annual national juried exhibition and showcases 80 paintings from the top transparent watercolor artists in the countr…

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The Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave., is hosting ”Trains, Tracks, Whistles, & Wheels” today. Visitors are welcome to see a detailed and interactive model railroad display. The event is open noon to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free. Presented by the Lionel Train Club of Southeastern Wisconsin.

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Kenosha’s Craft Beer Week wraps up today with Public Craft Brewery’s “Giant Beer Week Block Party.” Organizers are promising an even bigger party than the 2018 event, with more food and more beer from all the Kenosha breweries, plus live music and games. The outdoor event starts at 11 a.m. i…

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The Voices of Parkside members are perfecting their Mandarin as they prepare to sing “The Moon Represents My Heart,” one of the best-known Chinese pop songs of all time, for two concerts next week.

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It’s another Friday Fun Day at the Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave., with crafts, Legos and more! 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are welcome.

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Kenosha’s Craft Beer Week continues all week with special events at our local breweries. Today’s events include the Kenosha Breweries Cask Fest, starting at 5 p.m. at Rustic Road, 5706 Sixth Ave. For more details, go to www.kenoshacraftbeerweek.com.

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The Racine Concert Band and the J.I. Case High School Symphonic Band will perform a joint concert Tuesday night (May 21) in the high school’s theater, 7345 Washington Ave. in Racine.

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Junie B. Jones — the star of a best-selling children’s book series by author Barbara Park — has proven to be a popular local theater character, too.

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John Hambrock is flying out today to attend the National Cartoonist Society’s convention in Huntington Beach, Calif., where he is one of the finalists for the prestigious Reuben Award for best newspaper comic strip.

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The Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Ave., is hosting a “Museum Munchkins” program from 9:30 to 10 this morning. Today’s program focuses on raccoons.This is a free program. For more information, call 262-653-4140.

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It’s Chicken Dance Day ... so get to it! You remember the steps from your cousin’s wedding.

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It’s World Cocktail Day, which seems like the perfect way to start the work week... but wait until AFTER you’ve punched out, OK?

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First off, call your mother! It’s Mother’s Day, and you’ll be in big trouble if she doesn’t see you today or at least hear your voice.

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Kenosha Tourism Week wraps up today with free rides on the electric streetcar, operating from 10:35 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. You can ride the streetcar to the Kenosha HarborMarket, which starts its outdoor season (open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) along Second Avenue and 56th Street.

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Who loves FREE stuff? We love free stuff! To celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week, local attractions have been offering free admission or other freebies each day this week. The celebration wraps up today and Saturday with these offers: The Civil War Museum offers free admission today…

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The award-winning WGTD Radio Theater will broadcast two well-known detective series — “The Thin Man,” with Nick and Nora Charles, and “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar” — on Saturday (May 11) in the Southwest Library.

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Paul Little, who operates the Steampunk General Store, is hosting a Steampunk Minicon from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (May 11).

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To celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week, local attractions are offering free admission or other freebies each day. Today’s offer: Everyone age 8 or older can climb the historic Southport Lighthouse for free. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)