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  1. 1. CENTRAL WISCONSIN EDITION | WWW.SCENENEWSPAPER.COM | DECEMBER 2015 SC NE EVOLUNTARY 75¢ GARDEN Dreams
  2. 2. L2  | SceneNewspaper.com | Central Wisconsin | December 2015 Open Wed-Monday 3pm - Close Open New Years Eve at 3PM serving at 4PM with many Specials and Full Menu Open New Years Day at 3PM serving Full Menu at 4PM. Make your RESERVATIONS FOR NEW YEARS EVE. OPEN CHRISTMAS EVE at 3PM serving at 4PM Limited Menu OPEN CHRISTMAS DAY at 3PM serving at 4PM Limited Menu including all of our Fish Frys 141 County KK, Amherst 715.824.3113 Gary and Darlene Anderson Now Serving Dinner Fri. & Sat. 5-10pm Sunday thru Thursday 8am-2pm Closed: Dec 25-27th and New Year’s Day Friday & Saturday 8am-10pm Breakfast Specials Every Sunday LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Open Mic is BACK! First Friday of Every Month EVERYONE WELCOME! Friday Dec. 4th hosted by Cray - 7pm Dec. 5th Christmas Carol Open House 7-9pm lower level BOOK YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY WITH US Call for Details/ Availability August Feature The Sun Shine Roll 10 pcs for $15.95 Crab Meat tempura, cream cheese, white onion, and oshinko (pickled radish) in the middle. Alternating on top is fresh salmon and red snapper. The roll gets finished with Q. P. mayo, eel sauce, chili garlic sauce, orange and yellow tobiko. The Rudolph Roll 12 pcs for $19.95 Shrimp tempura, cheddar cheese, kanpyo, and tamago in the middle. Deep fried on the outside and topped with broiled eel and albacore tuna, the top is seared and finished with eel sauce, Q.P. mayo, tempura flakes, coconut flakes, two types of tobiko and of course a red nose made with spicy tuna. December Special
  3. 3. December 2015 | Central Wisconsin | SceneNewspaper.com | L3 CENTRAL WISCONSIN EDITION Advertising deadline for January is December 20 at 5 p.m. Submit ads to ads@scenenewspaper.com.The SCENE is published monthly by Calumet Press, Inc.The SCENE provides news and commentary on politics, current events, arts and entertainment, and daily living.We retain sole ownership of all non-syndicated editorial work and staff-produced advertisements contained herein. No duplication is allowed without permission from Calumet Press,Inc.2015. PO Box 227 •Chilton,WI 53014 •920-849-4551 Calumet PRESSINC. L4 R18 R4 Steve Lonsway Kimberly Fisher Jean Detjen George Halas Larry Kay Dobie Maxwell Blaine Schultz Jane Spietz CONTENTS SCENE STAFF Publisher James Moran • 920.418.1777 jmoran@scenenewspaper.com Associate Publisher & Ad Sales Norma Jean Fochs • 715.254.6324 njfochs@scenenewspaper.com CONTRIBUTORS COVER STORY L4 Garden Dreams FINE ARTS R6 Foxy Finds FOOD & DRINK R2 Brewmaster R4 From the Wine Cave ENTERTAINMENT R8 Janet Planet R10 WiFEE & the HUZzBAND R12 Dobie Maxwell R16 Postcard from Milwaukee R18 Concert Watch EVENT CALENDARS R20 Live Music L5 The Big Events Centertainment Productions Presents: Leo Kottke With special guest Steve Forbert Thursday, January 28 7:30 p.m. Sentry Theater@1800 University Information and Tickets tickets.uwsp.edu 800-838-3378
  4. 4. L4  | SceneNewspaper.com | Central Wisconsin | December 2015 Whether you are an experienced gar- dener, a first-time gardener, or someone who is just “dreaming” about becoming a gardener, you will soon have an oppor- tunity to attend Garden Dreams, a Sat- urday with the Portage County Master Gardener Volunteers. January is a great month to learn from garden experts about how to attract pol- linators to your garden, how to care for houseplants, how to pick the best shrubs for your garden, and how to build and maintain a pond. The Portage County Master Gardener Volunteers are once again hosting Garden Dreams at the Lettie W. Jensen Com- munity Center in Amherst. This winter’s program will be held on January 9th from 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Cost is $30.00 and includes a hot catered lunch. The first session of the day is entitled Creating a Pollinator’s Paradise. The presenter, Mark Dwyer, is the Director of Horticulture at Rotary Gardens, an award winning, 20-acre non-profit botanic garden in Janesville which is home to many dramatic and themed gardens. Mark will provide you with a wide range of plants and techniques for creating your own pol- linator’s paradise. Domesticated honey bees, which are commonly used to pollinate crops, have declined dramatically in recent years. The hummingbird’s main threat is habitat loss and destruction. Mark will tell you how your garden can be transformed into a beautiful and safe haven for attracting a wide range of the beneficial pollinators such as butterflies, hummingbirds and bees. He’ll show you how to maximize the appeal of your garden by making appropri- ate plant selections, and combined with the incorporation of other elements, you will be more likely to attract these vital creatures into your garden. The second session is Indoor Garden- ing and Houseplants with Diana Alfuth, UW-Extension Horticulture Educator in Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Counties in western Wisconsin. Diana is a regular col- umnist for Wisconsin Gardening magazine and a guest on Larry Meillor’s Garden Talk on Wisconsin Public Radio. Diana will explain how we can still feed our plant addiction by growing plants indoors over the winter while our yards and outdoor garden plants are sleeping. Whether it’s traditional houseplants, edible options, or something unusual, she’ll talk about how to give indoor plants what they need to survive, revive, and thrive as they pro- vide us with much-needed plant therapy throughout our Wisconsin winters. Topics to be covered will be fertilizing, watering, light requirements and other cultural needs, as well as various growing methods and potential pests...everything you need to be successful. For the third session, Mark Dwyer will return to talk about Sensational Shrub- bery explaining how our landscapes benefit from the addition of appropriate shrubs that add scale, texture, form, and color. There is a wide range of durable shrubs that will thrive in a variety of growing con- ditions. However, durability should also coincide with high impact features such as colorful foliage, showy blooms, wildlife potential, fragrance, and other ornamental features of interest. Mark will help you examine a wide range of shrubbery for the entire landscape, and share examples of how to use these successfully in the land- scape. Pond Magic is the topic of the after- noon session presented by Ray Campbell of Campbell’s Signature Landscapes for- merly known as Lost Eden Ponds in Clear- water, MN. Ray is a nationally recognized and multiple award-winning water feature expert. Also known as Dr. Pond, Ray has had the opportunity to build a number of exceptional landscapes with water as the main focus. He will explain how ponds and water features can be created in a variety of shapes and sizes, and how plants, rocks, and bacteria are all necessary components. He will show many examples of ponds, while giving a designer’s perspective on the pros and cons of owning a water feature, including step-by-step installation and many helpful tips for the entire process. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. for registra- tion with the Welcome & Opening Remarks beginning at 8:25. Coffee and other hot beverages will be available between 7:30 and 8:25 a.m., along with light refresh- ments. Everyone is welcome. Registration deadline is Wednesday, January 6. The Lettie W. Jensen Community Center is located at 487 North Main Street in Amherst. Or go to www.portage.uwex. edu/garden-dreams-2/ For more informa- tion email mhrice@charter.net. Or, you can call or text (715) 340-8378. A Saturday with Portage County Master Gardener Volunteers Scan QR code for registration flyer. OUTDOORS // GARDEN DREAMS GARDEN Dreams
  5. 5. December 2015 | SceneNewspaper.com | R1 Appleton One Great Place! Saturdays, November – May 28, 2016 INDOOR FARM MARKET 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., City Center Plaza Saturdays, November 14 – December 19 VISITS WITH SANTA 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m., Gabriel Furniture Saturdays, November 21 – December 19 ONE STOP ELF SHOP KIDS MARKET 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., City Center Plaza (Next to Building for Kids) Saturday, December 19 HOLIDAY FUN FEST 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Houdini Plaza Featuring Thrivent Financial’s Avenue of Ice, plus ice carving, visits with Santa & more! #onegreatplaceappletondowntown.org One Great Place for the HOLIDAYS 70+ Pubs & Eateries for Holiday Parties
  6. 6. R2  |  SceneNewspaper.com  | December 2015 FOOD & DRINK  //  BREWMASTER BY STEVE LONSWAY The Stone Arch brew team pulled together once again to come up with a unique beer to sample and write this fine article. Often we go shopping at a nearby beer store to see what jumps into our cart. Other times we reach into our Tap Room cooler and write about a beer that we proudly offer to our guests. This month we chose the latter method and pulled out Dorothy’s New World Lager from Top- pling Goliath located in Decorah, Iowa. This is a relatively new offering for us and we are certainly glad we are able to inven- tory it. Right smack dab during another busy day in the brewery, Steve brought to the team a sample of Dorothy in tall, stemmed glassware. It may have not been a good choice considering we were bottling, filter- ing and brewing beer in our fast-paced brewery. Glass doesn’t pair too well with stainless steel and concrete but it sure worked well for the beer itself. You see, glassware plays a lot into the whole tast- ing experience and the glass in which you imbibe should not be overlooked. This particular vessel stands tall with a wider bottom portion just above the stem and it narrows as it reaches the top. The shape allows the aromatic features of the beer to “float” above the surface so when it is brought to your mouth, your nose is in the glass as well and can’t help but to be enveloped with the aromas. Feel free to practice this at home. The appearance was inviting with golden tones of brilliancy and a soft white head that wasn’t exceptionally stable. The foam quickly disappeared, but lacing appeared on the sides of the glass as you drank it. Very enticing appearance from the get-go. The nose was soft. What is meant by that you ask? Soft malt, soft hops, soft yeast, a gentle scent of lemon and other floral attributes. Grassy and acidic notes popped up with a clean hop note and almost a grassy scent. Overall very clean and just as enticing as the appearance. Our absolute favorite part of writing this article is compiling the tasting notes from the brew team. The flavors we all pick out are amazingly diverse but as we read through them it all comes full circle as we go back and sample the beer. Yes, we continue to taste the brew during the writing phase too. Here are some words directly from the tasting notes sheet we issue with the sample; Brian writes “I did not expect so much malt flavor to shine through. The hops are even tempered all the way through. The finish is my favorite as the hops continue to sing their song”. Andy notes “Slightly creamy mouth- feel, prickly, malty sweet, with notes of pear and biscuit”. Steve writes “Crisp and clean from the beginning with a malt and mineral middle”. Tom adds “Starts with a light but noticeable malt flavor that flows smoothly to a nice medium hop/bitter finish”. Dorothy’s finish was quite a bit more streamlined. Amazingly clean, crisp, sweet and floral. Other key words that appeared were yeasty, refreshing, gentle and pleasing. All four ingredients are showcased nicely in this beer. The malt is most evident in flavor and aroma. Yeast appears in the aroma and finish. Hops float all the way through and the water is a bit minerally and can be detected in the flavor. The interesting thing to note from Dorothy is that she is only 11 IBU’s (International Bitterness Units). That is quite low on the overall scale, but well in the perimeters of a California Common which this beer is classified. She weighs in with 5.5% alcohol by volume. Dorothy was named after the founder of Toppling Goliaths’ grandmother and is “Classic beauty” as their website claims. We are willing to back that claim as well! Let’s move on to Toppling Goliath. Many have not heard of these folks from Decorah, Iowa YET. But soon they will. The fine folks of Toppling Goliath are rapidly growing. From their modest start in 2009, brewing three times a day on their under-sized nano-brewery kicking out 15 gallons per batch to their 10 barrel (310 gallon) system that was relocated from Washington State to their current four vessel, 30 barrel (930 gallon) system with a new state-of-the-art filling line. It won’t be long for Toppling Goliath to appear throughout our great state. Currently they are self-distributed to select locations throughout Iowa, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota and Illinois. FINAL WORD: A super clean, refresh- ing brew and well worth the extra effort in finding them. Cheers! DOROTHY’S NEW WORLD LAGER Toppling Goliath Decorah, Iowa 17 Waugoo Ave. • 235.0023 • AtomicKatz.com “WHO” is on Your List???
  7. 7. December 2015 | SceneNewspaper.com | R3 SC NE ELIKE US ON FACEBOOK! Picture Yourself in Winnebago County Parks! ‘Tis the season... we hope yours is peaceful.
  8. 8. R4  |  SceneNewspaper.com  | December 2015 BY KIMBERLY FISHER Chefs today, whether those in a restau- rant or you at home, are experimenting with unique food and wine combinations to keep their lives interesting. The ever changing world of wine, along with an ever widening diversity of available ingredients in cooking helps make this exploration worth a try. There are rules one can live by, but I often like to refer to them as guide- lines to help you formulate your own idea. FLAVOR PAIRING – Congruent or Complement Congruent pairings have shared com- pounds that combine together to intensify flavors. Complementary pairings oppose and counteract each other to create bal- ance. Tips to keep in mind when pairing: Acidic Foods – Foods with high acid make lower acidic wine taste flat. Match high acid food with high acid wines for best combinations. Rich Foods – A high tannin red wine acts a palate cleanser to rich, fatty proteins. Pairing steak with a high elevation Caber- net Sauvignon works well as the fat of the meat is tamed by the tannins in the wine. Spicy Foods –There are two roads you can travel. If you like spice, heat it up with a spicy red zinfandel. If you want to feel refreshed a cold sweet wine with low alco- hol will counteract the burn of the spice. Sweet Foods – Sweet foods often make dry wines taste bitter if the level of sweet- ness doesn’t match the sweetness of the dish. It is always best to match sweet foods with sweet wines. TASTING WINE If you were to take a one hole punch snapshot of your tongue, how many taste buds would you find? Of course everyone’s palate is different, but there are three basic types of palates to discern from. Nonsensitive – 10-25%. If you are nonsensitive, you can handle spicy food and love the rich, bold flavors. Bitterness doesn’t bother you because you can’t taste it all. Average Taster – 50-75%. If you are an average taster, you can taste bitterness. You are able to love most wines and by simply savoring the flavors, you will be able to pay attention to nuances. Hypersensitive – 10-25%. If you are hypersensitive, everything tastes intense, salty, sweet, sour and bitter. When you hypersensitive, you are also a sensitive eater. TASTING IDEAS Blind Tasting - Practice blind tasting with your friends. Start with a single vari- etal and place it in a brown bag. By not pre-judging a wine, you are able to expand on your senses as well as to improve your vocabulary to describe wine. Regional Comparison - Try the same variety over several regions to see how geography influences flavor. Incorporate regional cuisine with this technique. Vintage Comparison - Find a series of vintages from a producer from a specific region and see how different years can compare. If you aren’t able to get multiple vintages from the same producer, work on finding wines from the same year, and different regions and work on those com- parisons. Quality Comparison - Put together a lineup of similar wines that vary in price to see how quality varies. Heading into the new year of 2016, put together a plan to try new wine, and cook with new ingredients. Try to use wine as an integral part of your cooking. Drink wines to educate your palate and to create your own pairings. Imagine you are a painter, and this is your canvas to create whatever you want. Use what you know and make a plan to learn more by allowing your palate to guide you. By the time you get through, you may make it to super taster! Kimberly Fisher is Director of Fine Wine Sales for Badger Liquor & Spirits From the Wine Cave FOOD & DRINK  //  FROM THE WINE CAVE Schedule a 1 on 1 Camera Class, or give one as a gift for the Holidays! 439 N. Main Street Oshkosh, WI CameraCasino.com Digital Prints WHILE YOU WAIT 4x6 5x7 8x10 11x14 Glossy or Matte SErvices Video Transfer - Slides to DVD Old Movies to DVD - Canvas Prints - Personalized Holiday Cards - Photo Restoration - Metal Prints 920.233.2424 Oshkosh’s Largest Selection of Cameras & Accessories From: Canon / Sony Promaster / Nikon GoPro / Fuji / Tamron Pentax / Sigma Visit us online to Take a Virtual Tour! Victorian Christmas Experience what it was like to celebrate Christmas in 1882. SEE the mansion in the glow of Edison light bulbs in the first home lighted with hydro- electricity. SMELL the balsam and pine. HEAR music from an Edison phonograph and the tinkling of sleigh- bells. TASTE the maple sugar, cinnamon, peppermint and ginger used in home-made Victorian treats. TOUCH the fur capes, the lace tablecloths and wool mittens of a day gone by. Come fill up your Senses! OpenThursdays-Sundays with special evening hours on Friday nights. See website for hours. HearthstoneMuseum.org Hearthstone Historic House Museum 625 W. Prospect Ave Appleton, WI Meet Snowflake Bentley in person Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. Learn the science & beauty of snowflakes from the first man to photograph them! Kids, bring your book and Snowflake Bentley will autograph it!
  9. 9. December 2015 | SceneNewspaper.com | R5 The Bridge Bar & Restaurant 101 W Main St. Fremont, Wisconsin 54940 (920) 446–3300 www.bridgebarfremont.com Find us on Facebook! The Bridge Bar & Restaurant is a popular four-season destination located in downtown Fremont on the famous Wolf River. Stop in by car, boat, motorcycle, or snowmobile and enjoy our laid back atmosphere here on the water. PACKER & BADGER GAME DAY SPECIALS $11 Bucket of 5 Dometic Beers UPCOMING EVENTS: December 5 - No Stone Soup Band December 18 - Buffalo Stomp Band December 19 - Third Wheel Band December 23 - DJ/Karaoke December 26 - Howling at the Moon December 31 - Buffalo Stomp Band Where GOOD TIMES & GOOD FOOD come together! live Music • Food • Great atmosphere Book Your Private Parties with Us! Chic Unique Affordable 216 Main Street Menasha WI 111 W. Fulton St., Waupaca, WI therevivalmail@gmail.com
  10. 10. R6  |  SceneNewspaper.com  | December 2015 FINE ARTS  //  FOXY FINDS Foxy FindsBY JEAN DETJEN,ARTFUL LIVING Cheers to living artFULLY in the heart of Wisconsin! Send your sugges- tions for Jean’s Foxy Finds to jdetjen@ scenenewspaper.com ‘Blumen Ast’ original acrylic painting by TanjaMona, a Fox Cities emerging artist who was born and raised in Germany. Says TanjaMona, “I have always had a passion for art from a young age on. I am now in a place in my life where I enjoy the freedom of expression and live my passion.” $150. Found at Avenue Art and Co., a unique shopping destination in Appleton, where you will find great home accessories, whimsical garden decor, origi- nal art work, posters, prints and art supplies along with custom picture framing for business and home. Additional one-of-a-kind pieces by this artist are on display at Beatnik Betty’s Resale Butik in downtown Appleton. R6  |  SceneNewspaper.com  | December 2015 Sip your favorite hot beverage or soup in ultra cozy style with these dramatic red and white “Sweater” themed pottery pieces. Available at The Fire - Pottery, Mosaic & Glass Fusing Studio in downtown Appleton. Cable-knit inspired texture helps you keep your grip even while wearing mittens! Round bowls and cups are $19.99 each, $23.99 for tall mugs. This effortlessly chic Vigorella nylon skivvy cape is such a versatile multi-season piece! Stretch nylon fabric with asymmetrical body, coverstitch hem, and right hand side arm hole. Wear over any outfit as a finishing layer. Easy fit for women’s sizes 8-16. $100. Available in a variety of wonderful colors. Found at Anu Lifestyle Studios and Boutique in downtown Neenah, which also offers Yoga, Group Fitness, Les Mills Group Fitness, Cycling, Anat Baniel Method of Neuromovement, The Feldenkrais Method, Medtitation, Nutrition, and Healing. “Please bathe responsibly” (and often!) with Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine handmade soap. All natural, infused with real cinnamon moonshine! $6.99 per bar. Found at The Shinery, a moonshine sampling house and retail gift shop in Neenah which was inspired by the moonshine tasting rooms of Tennessee. This rustic shop has more than 20 varieties of moonshine, plus craft beer and wine. The store also sells unique moonshine-infused gift items such as salsa, pickles, fudge, barbeque sauce, soaps, candles and more! Are you a dog person or a cat person? Either way, Klika Shoes in DePere has you covered with these warm and toasty slippers by Halflinger. These colorful canine and feline design foot cozies are sure to become your new best friend when the temperatures dip. Boiled wool upper is naturally soft, sturdy and machine washable. European sizes 36-42. $79-83. Klika Shoes is a full- service shoe shore for both men and women. Modern-industrial flair meets vintage elegance with this eye-catching spheri- cal Enge Chandelier. Eclectic style that gracefully illumi- nates all variety of decorating schemes. 36” x 36”. $1,595. Find this and other stunning re-purposed light fixtures, accessories, home décor and furniture items at Urban Evolutions, Inc. in Appleton. What host or hostess wouldn’t love this charming natural floral arrange- ment in a re-usable wood “no place like home” Wisco box? So cute, you will want one for yourself, too! $75. Other seasonal/themed arrangements can be custom created upon customer request. Found at Branching Out & Company in Appleton, a destination marketplace for flower design, events, home décor & gifts.
  11. 11. December 2015 | SceneNewspaper.com | R7 www.fvtc.edu • 1-800-735-FVTC (3882) Appleton • Chilton • Clintonville • Oshkosh • Waupaca • Wautoma Learn Something New! Register Now! Classes begin as early as Jan. 18. Add skills to your resumé or find a new hobby. The Take a Class booklet is available online at www.fvtc.edu/TakeAClass or at any FVTC location, as well as area restaurants, gas stations, convenience stores, libraries & job centers.
  12. 12. R8  |  SceneNewspaper.com  | December 2015 ENTERTAINMENT // JANET PLANET BY GEORGE HALAS At least one knowledgeable reviewer considers the 2010 release, “Janet Planet Sings The Bob Dylan Songbook, Vol. 1” to be an important and significant – as well as a very good – album, but it was largely overlooked by the critics. December will see the release of the fol- low-up, “Janet Planet: Just Like a Woman,” featuring big band arrangements of those Dylan songs. “A few years ago a dear friend of mine, Kyle Knoke, came to me with this idea of doing an album of “jazzy arrangements” of Bob Dylan tunes,” Planet said. “At first I was hesitant because, to be honest, I knew a few Bob Dylan tunes as a kid but never delved in to his poetry, his musicality, or even his historic significance like so many Dylan fans have.” The critics may have missed it, but musicians did not. “After we recorded “Janet Planet Sings The Bob Dylan Songbook Vol. 1” and put it out on the internet, the saga began,” Planet continued. “A big band director in Norway heard the CD online and coinci- dentally, called (the late) Fred Sturm, head of Jazz Studies at Lawrence University, with whom he had worked in the past.  The director from Norway had no idea that Fred was a dear friend of ours, much less that we lived in the same community.  The director said ‘have you ever heard of this singer, Janet Planet?’” Fred was blown away.  “Of course. I know her well!” “That was the beginning,” Planet said. “A plan emerged to arrange all 13 songs from the original release for big band.  The big band in Norway is made up of professionals and some part-timers, so the arrangements had to hit a mark of being on a certain level for this band.  In other words, it couldn’t be too difficult to play, yet still needed to be musical.  Tom Washatka, Fred Sturm and Matt Turner went to work taking these tunes and arranging them for a 17-piece band.” Planet began attracting other parts of the planet as well. “The other component of international connection is the fact that much of the post production was done via email,” she said.  “Darryl John Kennedy, a native of Wisconsin who now lives in Egypt, came to the Fox Jazz Fest when we headlined two years ago.  Long story short, he is very knowledgeable, and works on movie scores and produces pop singers in Egypt.  He not only became a good friend, but helped me through some difficult vocal times. He is also an expert on essential oils.  He gave me specific instructions with oil mixtures that helped me to sing and, take the best care of my instrument. He also introduced me to some vocal warm ups that I still use today.” Ultimately, great ideas need money. “An undertaking such as this has been, yet again, a learning experience for me and my husband, Tom Washatka,” Planet explained. “How do we get these arrange- ments recorded?  Where do we find a budget for this?  A former vocal student of mine told me to try Kickstarter, an online crowd funding website.  My student said, ‘people want to be involved in the process, they’ll want to help finance, it’s about the collective,’ getting more people involved, giving what they can.”  Tom and Janet have always done things themselves. “And we had a hard time with the con- cept,” Planet said “because we rarely ask anyone for any help, much less financially. We’ve had executive producers in the past and small groups of investors, but never crowds of people.  We finally put together a campaign and launched it online.  To be honest we were skeptical.  We thought, if it works, great, if not, we’ll start saving.”  It became a success. “We raised enough to pay musicians and studio time,” Planet said “and we recorded it at Lawrence University because of the technical capabilities. Tom put together a group of musicians from Wis- consin. Keeping it local.” In addition to their stellar playing, the Washatka’s are both music educators. “We’ve already performed many of the arrangements at the University of Min- nesota, a great start because Minnesota is Dylan’s home state,” she said.  “The educational aspects emerge on many levels.  At U of M, we were part of workshops that discussed the poetry of Dylan and the orchestration that accompanies the lyric.  We were also able to speak on what we do as career musicians who have and continue to own and operate our own recording studio and record label.  Then, we were on a panel that included students of composition and a Dylan expert.  That was igniting to say the least.  We spoke on the concepts of bringing America’s original art form, jazz, and America’s true original, Bob Dylan, together.  The arrangements are playable by good college bands and in some cases, high school-level big bands.” There is more education to come.  “I’ve yet to have a chance to mentor singers to sing the book,” she said. “It’s extremely challenging on many levels and takes quite a bit of knowledge of jazz, folk and blues, to do so.  The ranges of the arrangements, both texturally and dynami- cally, are very challenging.”  Planet is proud of bringing world focus to the Fox Cities. “Mostly, it’s about the fact that we are locally grown,” she said.  “The world is small, yet the appreciation of the arts in our community can often be over-looked.  Everyone is local, somewhere.  The fact that the world came to us, and that this project could make some noise is intrigu- ing, because to our knowledge, nothing like this has been done to this extent before, and that is also good for our com- munity.  Dylan and big band jazz? Only in Wisconsin!” There were highlights along the way. “One was working with our friends in the band,” Planet said. The project brought together some of the best players in the area, including trumpet play- ers John Shipper, Jim Doherty, Kevin Short and Marty Robinson, trombonists Ken Skitch, Claude Cailliet, Bill Dennee and Dave Sawall, saxophonists Woody Mankowski, Marc Jimos, John Greiner, and Steve Johnson as well as Washatka. Turner played piano, Tom Theabo and Kelvin Kaspar contributed their superb guitar playing while bassist Andy Sachen and drummer Danny Lueck rounded out the rhythm section. Planet also appreciates the bigger pic- ture. “I have to add, that everything we do in this community is with heart, hard work and the curiosity to continue to learn, take chances and share,” Planet said.  “Musi- cians do that. The science of music is about vibrations, the humanity of music is about connection and community.  What we contribute to our own community, and how we share our passions is what connects us and makes us whole.  Because it’s a small world, isn’t it?” For updates and the actual release date, follow Janet Planet on Facebook.
  13. 13. December 2015 | SceneNewspaper.com | R9 519 W. College Ave., Appleton www.dejavumartini.com 8TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS GALA Wed. Dec. 23rd - The Swinging Johnsons (9pm) and a chance to win free martinis for a year! NEW YEARS EVE Thursday Dec. 31st - Jazz Orgy (9pm) Tables and VIP booths available for reservation NYE Post Party - Vivid (2am) Happy Best Cocktail HOLIDAYS! Best Martini
  14. 14. R10  |  SceneNewspaper.com  | December 2015 ENTERTAINMENT // WIFEE AND THE HUZZBAND BY LARRY KAY If you’ve already had your fill of “Santa Claus is Coming To Town,” “White Christmas” and the never ending cavalcade of holiday music that becomes virtually inescapable this time of year, take heart - WiFEE and the HUZz BAND are poised to release a new Christmas song that’s sure to vault to the top of your personal holiday hit chart. “Everywhere It’s Christmas Time Again,” is an instant Xmas classic with a timeless Phil Spector-meets-Motown feel, but with an infectious, bouncing groove that keeps it firmly rooted in the present day. Longtime  WiFEE and the HUZz BAND  fan, Little Steven Van Zandt is considering adding the song for special holiday airplay on his “Underground Ga r a g e” r a d i o show, which airs on weekly the Sirius/ XM channel of the same name (Chan- nel 21 for those of you keeping score) and on nearly 200 radio stations worldwide. “Everywhere It’s Christmas Time Again,” will be backed with a cool and clever (but not kitschy) rendition of the forgotten holiday classic, “I Want a Hip- popotamus For Christmas,” and will be available on 45 rpm vinyl and CD, with cover art by  nationally known hot rod artist Doug P’gosh. Doug’s custom cover seamlessly melds aspects of traditional hot rod art, lowbrow art, ‘50s/’60s counterculture, and of course everything that is WiFEE and the HUZz BAND. From the love story of Ruby and Coopy to the band members piled on top of each other in a tall finned black Cadillac (and looking like extras from a Rat Fink comic) and Santa’s littlest chihuahua doing his best to pull the whole thing, it’s impos- sible to ignore. In conjunction with the release of the record and one-of-a-kind artwork, the band will be offering limited edition signed and numbered posters of the cover for sale, along with T-shirts, and stickers. They will also be launching a crowd funding pro- gram in the next few days to help make all of this possible, and would like to encour- age anyone who is a fan of live local music and WiFEE and the HUZz BAND to visit their website, wifeeandthehuzzband. com to find out more information!    And, if all that isn’t enough, the band’s song “She Won’t Go,” has been nominated to be crowned as “Coolest Song of The Year 2015,” on Little Steven’s Underground Garage!  “She Won’t Go,” debuted on the Underground Garage this past summer, as the “Coolest Song in the World,” the week of July 11th and remained in heavy rotation through the end of Sep- tember. To win the title of “Coolest Song of The Year 2015,” the band is enlisting the help of families, friends, fans and listeners. Now through Sunday, December 27th, you’ll be able to vote for “She Won’t Go,” once a day, so every fan, family member and casual acquaintance can vote. In addition to the voting, fans over 21 can also enter for the chance to win a trip to the The Hard Rock Hotel Cancun. First place prize will receive: round-trip air- fare for 2, a 4-night stay at the Hard Rock Hotel in Cancun, Mexico including food and beverage and $500 in resort credits. (You can only vote for the “Coolest Song of The Year” once every 24 hours, but you can enter the Hard Rock Hotel Cancun contest as many times as you like.) The “Coolest Song of 2015” winner will be announced on January 1st, during Kid Leo’s “Year End Review of 2015,” show on Sirius XM-21 where Kid Leo will play all 50 of the “Coolest Songs” of 2015. Merry Christmas from WiFEE & the HUZzBAND Hwy Q over looking the Chain O’Lakes 715-258-8289 www.wheelhouserestaurant.com THE WHEELHOUSE PRESENTS, LIVE MUSIC: “WEDNESDAY WITH WAGS” YOUR HOST AND DRUMMER EXTRAORDINAIRE, TONY “WAGS” WAGNER JOINS THESE FINE MUSICIANS FOR EACH PERFORMANCE 12/9 CAJUN & POP: Featured artist Danny Jarabeck & Drew Hicks of the band “Copper Box” performing their high energy, signature sound. 12/30 CHICAGO BLUES & ROCK: Featured artists “Rockin” Johnny Burgin on guitar & vocals along with Tony Menzer on bass. 1/13 ORIGINAL BLUES: Featured artist Lil’ Davey Max on vocals and blues harp. Gary Shaw on guitar & Chris Okkerse on bass and vocals. 1/27 ORIGINAL BLUES: Featured artist “Cadillac Pete” on blues harp and vocals. Donnie Pick on guitar and Jason Karnite on bass. 2/10 LATIN JASS: WAMI Award Winners: “VIVO” (Wisconsin Area Music Industry). Voted best Jazz Group of 2015. Warren Wiegratz on Sax & Keys. Pam Duronio, Vocalist. WIth Tim Stemper on guitar and Charlie Sauter on bass. 2/24 ORIGINAL BLUES: Featured artist “Otis & The Alligators” The reunion tour; featuring Otis McLennon on blues harp and vocals. Joe Fittante on keyboards and vocals and Jim Prideaux on guitar and Kenny Stevenson on bass. 3/9 ORIGINAL BLUES: Featuring Artist Perry Weber of “The Jimmy’s” on guitar and vocals Larry “3rd Degree” Byrne on keyboards. Tom McCarty on base. 3/23 RHYTHM & BLUES: Featuring “MoJoe & Flipside” with Joe Fittante on keyboards and vocals, Jim Prideaux on guitar and Bill Jordan on vocals and sax. With Charlie Sauter on bass. 4/6 ORIGINAL BLUES: Featuring “Reverend Raven” on guitar and vocals Westside Andy on blues harp and & “P.T.” bass player for The Chain Smoking Alter Boys. 4/20 R&B, JAZZ, FUNK: Featured artists Warren Wiegratz on Sax, and keyboards, Joe Jordan on vocals and Eric Hervey on bass. (all from Streetlife). Special guest Jim Prideaux on guitar.
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  16. 16. R12  |  SceneNewspaper.com  | December 2015 ENTERTAINMENT // DOBIE MAXWELL BY DOBIE MAXWELL One of the last remaining celebrities of my childhood has died, and it hurts. I am in mourning. Growing up in Milwaukee in the 1970’s, “All Star Wrestling,” was a weekly local TV institution that had ratings higher than any other program with the possible exception of anything related to bowling and/or polka music. It was part of the local culture and the wrestlers were iconic figures. In Milwaukee there was a hometown hero known as “The Crusher.” Legend had it he “trained” for his matches by running up and down Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee’s main drag) carrying a beer keg on his shoul- der and smoking cigars. He’d dance a few polkas to work on his cardio too. Everybody loved The Crusher in Mil- waukee. No wait, that’s not correct. They ADORED him to the point of bordering on flat out worship. Crusher’s legendary interviews on TV were what I lived for as a kid, as he promised to rid Milwaukee and the world of “bums,” and “turkey necks.” The Crusher was revered as highly, and probably higher than any other “athlete,” and nobody doubted he was able to beat anyone up who crossed his path, including Muhammad Ali himself. Had he chosen to play for the Green Bay Packers, we had no doubt he would stomp on all those nasty Bears, Vikings and Lions and lay them out with his infamous “Crusher Bolo” super punch. He was always announced as having “100 Megaton Biceps,” even though nobody ever had any idea what exactly that meant. How many megatons are needed in a bicep? Was there a standard requirement from the government on how many were needed to constitute wrestling toughness? One of The Crusher’s most bitter rivals in the ring was the underhanded dastardly and conniving super villain, the universally despised “Wicked” Nick Bockwinkel. Billed as being from Beverly Hills, California along with his oily manager and perpetual shadow Bobby “The Brain” (but constantly referred to by fans as “The Weasel”) Heenan, Bockwinkel held the AWA world’s championship belt for what seemed like forever – much to the cha- grin of everyone possessing moral values. Bockwinkel’s arrogant swagger, perpetual sneer and slicked back golden locks infuriated fans to the boiling point. In his condescendingly articulate pre-match interviews he would rarely raise his voice yet thoroughly insult Milwaukee’s blue collar working class population by referring to them as “humanoids,” then boast smugly of what terror he would inflict on his next opponent in the upcoming matches at the Milwaukee Auditorium. His disre- spect was borderline blasphemy. Tickets always just happened to be available, and I frequently spent the last of my paper route money as did my childhood best friend Timbo, with the specific mission to boo him loudly and see our hero The Crusher leave the ring wearing that championship gold around his thick waist. Once inside the actual ring, Bockwin- kel’s rooster like cocky bravado immediately shrunk into blatant cowardice and he and his partner in crime Heenan had all they could handle to keep from getting their heads ripped off their shoulders and handed to them by The Crusher or Verne Gagne or any one of a number of virtuous crusading good guys who fought by the rules and played fair. But somehow, someway just when the referee happened to turn his head for only a few seconds Bockwinkel or Heenan would pull some deviously sinister stunt to turn the tide of the match and the evil reptile would slither from the ring beaten to within an inch of his life - but still champ. This process consistently happened over and over, but I always knew the next time he’d finally get his comeuppance and have to forfeit his ill-gotten championship belt to an upstanding citizen who deserved it - maybe even my hero The Crusher. I was bound and determined to witness it if it was the last vision my eyes ever saw. The price of a ticket was but a tiny obstacle to overcome. Eventually, like when the hammer drops about Santa, I found out the ugly truth... that the matches were all prearranged, and the wrestlers didn’t really hate each other. It rocked my world, but only for a short while. I loved it all the more when I found out it was all a show and I learned to really appre- ciate a terrific performance when I saw one. Those guys were able to make a crowd POP. Years later as I started in standup comedy I also found part time work as a ring announcer for a local Milwaukee wres- tling promotion that featured wrestlers who had worked as human chum to get beaten by the AWA wrestlers in Minneapolis. They were the stars of their own organization. I eventually bought the business from the guy who owned it and wrestled in the AWA as Tom “Rocky” Stone. His real name is Steve Hall and his father Redd Hall was a local radio announcer, and just happened to be the ring announcer for the live matches I attended as a kid. Small world. I eventually promoted my own live events in the area and got to understand how the wrestling business worked. With- out the bad guys or “heels,” there could be no good guys or “baby faces.” Amazingly, I also saw that the bad guys in the ring always seemed to be the nicest people outside of it and vice versa. I’d trust my wallet with most of villains, but very few of the fan favorites. I have no idea why this is true, but it absolutely is. Maybe it’s the fun of being able to play the role opposite of what one is in everyday life, but I see this as the rule rather than the exception. It works in real “Nick of Time” Continue on Page R14
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  18. 18. R14  |  SceneNewspaper.com  | December 2015 ENTERTAINMENT // DOBIE MAXWELL life too. “Good guys” like Bill Cosby often portray a wholesome image to the pubic when in fact a whole lot of “heel” is going on behind the scenes. It’s a trait in the human animal. After my wrestling promoter adventure days, I eventually got into morning radio and ended up working at a local Milwaukee rock station and we had Nick on for an interview because a cousin of his who lived in town happened to own a car dealership ,and was having a grand opening event and put on matches featuring live appearances by many of the AWA wrestlers of my child- hood. Nick was just as smooth and articulate in his interview on the air as he always was, and he was a huge hit with our listeners. When we were finished I asked him if he would mind coming on weekly to do “Nick’s Picks” where he would do football predictions for the weekend of games. I told him he could do or say whatever he wanted within reason but the one rule was he had to perpetuate his heel role and pick against the beloved Green Bay Packers each week. The Packers were brutal that year and he riled up the masses beautifully just as he did when he was wrestling. Years later as luck would have it I hap- pened to be passing through Las Vegas at the same time Steve Hall happened to be in town, and he was pretty good friends with Nick. He asked if I’d like to have lunch with Nick, and he certainly did not have to ask twice. I couldn’t wait to meet him. Nick showed up right on time, tan and in a sport coat looking like he could still get into the ring that night. He was in his 70’s but his handshake was firm and he smiled like a movie star. He just “had it,” and I was completely in awe before we sat at our table. This was what a star looks like. He said he fondly remembered the radio bit and how much fun he had because I knew how to lead him. He couldn’t have been nicer, and then proceeded to regale us with an ample supply of super stories about his matches everywhere including some in Milwaukee I’d attended as a kid. It was like Christmas and an audience with The Pope combined to have the chance to hang out with such an enormous personal icon, and it didn’t hurt that the food was ter- rific too. But I’d have gladly eaten three giant cans of liver flavored Alpo to have a chance to bask in all that charisma. I didn’t talk much at first, but as we got going I asked some questions and even made him laugh a couple of times. What a thrill that was! I think I was floating about ten feet above my chair, and the whole time I couldn’t help thinking how surreal it was to be at the same table enjoying a meal with someone who at one time I was sure was the epitome of all things evil. It made me chuckle. Somewhere well into the conversation after the three of us were very much at ease and having fun I vividly remember blurting out ,”You have NO clue as to how many times I scraped up my last little bit of paper route money to come down to that arena to boo the living hell out of you.” The great Nick Bockwinkel looked up from his meal staring me straight in the eye and with the exact same understated arrogant sneer he used so effectively on TV all those years, and proudly uttered without a bit of hesitation, “THAT’S the whole idea, son!” And he went back to his meal. I shall not ever forget that magnificent lunch, nor will I forget the fantastic enter- tainment Nick gave me, whether I realized it at the time or not. He was playing a role, and I was suckered in just like everybody else who watched All Star Wrestling back in those days - and I love him for it. Nick Bockwinkel was one of the all- time greats of professional wrestling both in the ring and out. A classier gentleman I have never met, and our lunch will always be a highlight of my life. I’m sure he and The Crusher have already had a few laughs knowing they pulled one over on all of us for all those years. They were true masters of their craft, and they enriched my childhood. Thanks champ! This particular human- oid will always fondly remember your true greatness. Dobie Maxwell is a stand up comedian from Milwaukee. To read more of his musings, visit dobiemaxwell.com Crescent Moon Architectural Salvage since 1987 Antiques & Salvage 537 N. Main St. Oshkosh (920) 232-MOON (6666) www.crescentmoonantiquesandsalvage.com Continued form Page R12
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  20. 20. R16  |  SceneNewspaper.com  | December 2015 ENTERTAINMENT // POSTCARD FROM MILWAUKEE BY BLAINE SCHULTZ Back in September, when word leaked out that Loaded, the Velvet Underground’s fourth and final studio album was getting the deluxe reissue treatment. I emailed a record company contact to get the lowdown. But I forgot that Loaded was released on a different label than the previ- ous three albums. My contact Todd reminded me of this but suggested we keep in touch because Polydor/Universal was going to release something I might find interesting. This was a late Friday afternoon, I wasn’t sure what coast Todd was working from but thought I’d give him a call. He said that they would be doing a project on the Matrix tapes, but couldn’t offer many details at that point. But like his email said, “Keep in touch.” Hmm -- Matrix? -- the jazz-fusion group from Appleton, with ties to Law- rence University? Maybe Todd thought the Wisconsin connection would make sense. Then a bomb went off in my head. The Matrix was a San Francisco club where the Velvet Underground played in 1969. After the band had called it a day, Paul Nelson at Mercury Records released a live transcendent, face-melting two LP set comprised of material recorded at the Matrix and also a club in Dallas called the End of Cole Avenue. For years rumors cir- culated the Matrix tapes had been recorded on multi track and were even better than what had been released in 1969. The Complete Matrix Tapes captures the Velvets’ performances on November 26 and 27, 1969. The 26th was the day President Nixon signed a bill authorizing the Vietnam draft lottery and the 27th was Thanksgiving. By this point the band had become road dogs and long since shed the novelty tag of “Andy Warhol’s group,” that initially saddled them. It is 1984 and my roommate Norm just bought used copies of Loaded and Live 1969 at a store that specializes in comic books. The owner has a small rack of his own LP’s he is unloading. The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is half a continent away from San Francisco, but the Velvets live album was our main soundtrack. It sustained us then. Today it still works wonders. The previously unreleased Matrix mate- rial is a near-revelation. Like a jazz band that reinterprets its repertoire each night of a residency, the Velvet Underground are playful, experimenting with the resilience of their material. “Sister Ray” clocks in at just under 37 minutes. Bassist Doug Yule recalls Lou Reed adding new verses to songs or shifting perspective. “New Age,” Reed said, “had three different iterations – the same song looked at in a different way.” In the early 1980’s the late Robert Quine played guitar with Reed, but in 1969 he was at the November 27th Matrix show, recording it on cassette for his own reference. “People have asked me. ‘Were you aware that you were preserving some- thing historic?’ I definitely was.” It is March 13, 1996 and my buddy Mickey and I are in Austin, Texas where Lou Reed is playing his first concert in Texas since perhaps 1974. The day after the show we chat with David Fricke who wrote the liner notes for the Velvet Underground reissues. On the drive down we had located the building that once housed The End of Cole niteclub. We had it bad. Like any great works of art, the live Velvet Underground continues to reveal itself. On the The Complete Matrix Tapes “White Light/White Heat” sounds like Chuck Berry in the Twilight Zone, it simply levitates. Modern music still has not caught up. We hear the soul of the band, Sterling Morrison’s jagged riffing on “Venus in Furs,” the power of drum- mer Maureen Tucker’s tribal thump on “Ocean,” and vocal innocence on “After Hours.” We feel the taut R&B punch of “There She Goes,” (with an intro riff swiped from Marvin Gaye) and throughout the performances Doug Yule’s bass runs and organ parts now find a better place in the mix. The manic energy of Reed and Mor- rison’s amphetamine guitar strumming is contrasted with the small club intimacy of the band’s all but overlooked lyricism. It’s one hundred years from today, and everyone who is reading this is dead. I’m dead. You’re dead. And some kid is taking a music course in junior high and maybe he’s listening to the Velvet Underground because he’s got a to write a report on classical rock & roll, and I wonder what that kid is thinking. Elliott Murphy – 1969. The Velvet Underground The Complete Matrix Tapes February 1 – May 16, 2016 at the Oshkosh Public Museum Deckthe Halls November 22, 2015 – January 3, 2016 The third annual Deck the Halls experience will open on Sunday, November 22, with a public reception from 1-3pm. This extravaganza will feature the Sawyer home decorated in holiday splendor reminiscent of the times. Children under age 18 will receive free admission, and adult admission will be $3.50 from November 22 to January 3. 1331 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh WI 54901 920.236.5799 • oshkoshmuseum.org OSHKOSH PublicMuseum By_Doug Yule_Courtesy of Sal Mercuri YAMAHAPIANO TRUCKLOADSALEGrand & Upright Pianos, Clavinova Digital Pianos, Keyboards & AvantGrand Pianos... 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  22. 22. R18  |  SceneNewspaper.com  | December 2015 ENTERTAINMENT // CONCERT WATCH BY JANE SPIETZ Sisters, Ann and Nancy Wilson led the iconic rock ‘n roll group Heart to success in the ‘70s, during a time when female artists were not readily welcomed into the music scene. Heart flew up the charts with major hits like “Crazy on You,” “Barracuda,” “Magic Man,” and “Straight On.” It was a winning combination from the start with Ann’s incredibly powerful lead vocals and Nancy’s virtuoso guitar stylings. Heart’s accomplishments continued on with clas- sics like “These Dreams,” ‘What About Love,” “Never,” and “Alone.” Recent album chart successes include Red Velvet Car and Fanatic, released in 2010 and 2012 respec- tively. Heart was inducted into the rock ‘n roll Hall of Fame in 2013 and continues to tour widely to the delight of its fans. The Wilson sisters are accomplished musicians, singers, and song writers. They have achieved individual success as well. Ann performed on “Almost Paradise,” from the film Footloose, “Surrender to Me,” from Tequila Sunrise and other motion picture themes. Nancy wrote and performed the scores to numerous motion pictures includ- ing “Almost Famous,” and “Jerry Maguire.” Together, Ann and Nancy put out their memoir, “Kicking and Dreaming: a Story of Heart, Soul and Rock and Roll,” which was on the New York Times Best Sellers list for several weeks in 2012. In May 2015, they put out a children’s book, “Dog & But- terfly,” based on their hit song of the same name. I spoke to Ann Wilson recently as the members of Heart were in Las Vegas enjoy- ing a day off during their current tour. Jane Spietz: What influences steered you and Nancy toward your careers in music? I know that your family played a large part in this. Ann Wilson: Yeah, our family was always really musical. Our mother always played Judy Garland, Harry Belafonte, the Limelighters, the Kingston Trio, opera, operetta, classical music. I played in the school band. I think I really lit up to music when the English invasion occurred - the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Although before that, I had been a pretty big fan of R&B. Ann Peebles, Aretha, Fontana Bass, and some of those types of ladies. When we started trying to write our own music, it took a while before we found our own voice. JS: Early on you and Nancy encountered sexist attitudes from those who felt that a female rock ‘n’ roll band couldn’t make it in the music business. AW: The way it was set up back then, there was allowed to be one female artist played on the radio per hour. If it was Joan Baez, that was her hour. Or if it was Susie Quatro or Melanie, etc., then you are out of luck. That’s how it started. There was a disco craze going on then so most of the time there were disco divas on the air. There were no real rock women. That was something that had to take root and build and grow over time. And with some pushing. It took a few years for women to be accepted as even legitimate, let alone artists. JS: At the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors tribute to Led Zeppelin, you and Nancy were asked to perform “Stairway to Heaven,” as the finale. Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones were visibly moved, and you brought the entire audience to its feet. AW: That was quite an experience, never to be forgotten. JS: President Obama and First Lady Michelle were in attendance at that event. I know that you are big fans of theirs. We have another election coming up. I’m not going to ask you tell us which candidate you like, but do you feel that you and Nancy might plan to throw your support behind the eventual nominee in the 2016 presiden- tial election? AW: Absolutely. We can’t go around blaming politicians for being at fault for everything that’s wrong if we elect the wrong people. And, if people don’t get out and vote, that’s an issue. JS: You and Nancy released your memoir, “Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul and Rock & Roll,” in 2012. What was the inspiration for that? AW: We wanted to tell our story and have it not be a whitewash. We wanted to tell the real story, tell a woman’s story, and our family’s story, and not have it be just another trashy rock book. Lots and lots of people have wanted to write Heart books, but I waited until we could w o r k w i t h Charles Cross. I had read his book about Nirvana and Kurt Cobain, and his book a b o u t Ji m i He n d r i x . I thought that t h o s e t w o stories were told really in a classy way, and in a way that was dramatic a n d h o n e s t without being sleazy. Charlie is from Seattle and both of those artists were from Seattle, as we are. So, Charlie had a good sense of place. I think it worked out really well. JS: Along the same literary lines, I’d like to hear about the children’s book that you and Nancy penned. AW: Yes. We’ve both been parents, and we’ve both spent a lot of time reading books to our children. We saw the value in writing a book that not only kids would like, but also one that the parents could read over and over and over again, and enjoy as well. We thought, which one of our songs is the most childlike, and it was “Dog & Butterfly.” So we chose that for our book. JS: You have been taking a different path with The Ann Wilson Thing. That has to be so exciting. AW: Yeah, it is. The Ann Wilson Thing is totally different from Heart. We play no Heart music. It has a different mindset to it. We try to play songs that say something, and that are relevant. We do a lot covers. Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, Tim Buckley. It’s just really a whole different way for me to stretch out and use my voice and my emotions. It’s really a great thing for me. So refreshing. We’re very stripped-down with this. We’re not making Heart money or anything. We’re doing it for love, really. It’s a whole lot of fun to go do whatever we want with no expectations. JS: You are involved with numerous causes and philanthropic efforts. Please touch on one that is near and dear to your heart. AW: I think that Planned Parenthood is one of the most important ones we have. To get people to understand the purpose of Planned Parenthood is first and foremost. It’s not just an abortion clinic. It helps people in that regard, but there’s so much more that’s available from them. Breast exams, physicals, all kinds of childcare, pediatrics, obstetrics. So much more than what the opposition would paint it as. I think it’s very important to get the truth out about Planned Parenthood. It affords the best of care. JS: What do you and Nancy wish for the future of Heart? AW: I wish for Heart that it can keep moving forward in an evolving way. That it can maintain relevance in the world. If not, I hope that it can bow out gracefully. We’re not thinking of doing that at the moment. I want to be involved in something that is real, and really has something to say. Some- thing that doesn’t chase radio hits or pop image. I just want to make great music with Heart, and feel good about it. JS: We are very much looking forward to Heart performing at the Riverside The- ater in Milwaukee on Monday, December 7. AW: There will be rock ‘n roll, ballads, a lot of singing. It’s a big rock show. It’s going to be new stuff, old stuff, some surprising covers. It’s going to be very uplifting, and fans are going to be very glad they went. Straight to the HEART at the Riverside WHAT: Heart WHERE: Riverside Theater, Milwaukee WHEN: Monday, December 7, 2015 COST: Tickets: $85, $70, $60, $50 INFO: pabsttheater.org/show/ heart2015 www.heart-music.com/welcome Photo by Norman Seeff
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R20  |  SceneNewspaper.com  | December 2015 CALENDAR // LIVE MUSIC DECEMBER 3 HAPPY ENDING DEJA VU APPLETON 9:00 PM KITTY CORONA MENOMINEE CASINO KESHENA 8-12:00 PM STAGE HOGGS ACOUSTIC WORLD OF BEER MIDDLETON 9:00 PM DECEMBER 4 BIG MOUTH ANDUZZIS HOWARD 9:00 PM STEVE & MARK BECKETS OSHKOSH 8:00 PM HEATBOX CRANKY PATS NEENAH 10:00 PM “ANASTASIA LEE, MARK RINGWELSKI & THE PEGUERO SISTERS” CUP O JOY GREEN BAY 7:30 PM THE 151’S DEJA VU APPLETON 9:00 PM JANET PLANET LAWRENCE MEMORIAL CHAPEL APPLETON HITS LCO CASINO HAYWARD 9-1:00 KITTY CORONA MENOMINEE CASINO KESHENA 8-12:00 DAPHNI & DOOZEY WITH DAPHNI MILL CREEK APPLETON 10:00 PM DANA ERLANDSON MONA ROSE WINERY GREEN BAY 7-10 PM BAD HABITZ MS BAR LITTLE CHUTE 9:30 PM DRIFTWOOD REVS BOWL BAR AND GRILL OSHKOSH 8:00 PM UNITY SARDINE CAN GREEN BAY 9:00 PM CONSULT THE BRIEFCASE SLIPPERY NOODLE INDIANAPOLIS 8:30 PM DAN TULSA BAND STONE HARBOR STURGEON BAY 8:30-12:00 MILES OVER MOUNTAINS THE COLD SHOT APPLETON 10:00 PM “THE QUEENS W/ REV. NORB & THE ONIONS, HOLY SHIT!, JETTY BOYS” THE LYRIC ROOM GREEN BAY 9:30 PM AARON VORASS THE SHINERY NEENAH 7:00 PM BOOMBOXX THE SHORT BRANCH NEENAH 10:00 PM UNWRITTEN CONSENT WISEGUYS GREENVILLE 9:30 PM BOBBY EVANS DUO WORLD OF BEER MIDDLETON 9:00 PM BIG AND TALL WORLD OF BEER APPLETON 9:00 PM DECEMBER 5 ROOFTOP JUMPERS ANDUZZIS EAST GREEN BAY 9:00 PM SPITFIRE RODEO ANDUZZIS SPORTS CLUB GREEN BAY 9:30 PM “THE POLAR PROJECT, COLLIN & CHRIS UNPLUGGED” APPLETON ST. SPORTS BAR &GRILL APPLETON 7:00PM ANDY’S AUTOMATICS BECKETS OSHKOSH 8:00 PM NO STONE SOUP BAND BRIDGE BAR FREMONT 8:00PM “HOLIDAY IN GRAND STYLE FEATURING HOLLY SAUNDERS, SOPRANO” CENTRAL WI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA STEVENS POINT 7:30PM CLOVERTON CHRISTMAS CUP O JOY GREEN BAY 7:30 PM CHARLES WALKER BAND DEJA VU APPLETON 9:00 PM CRANKIN YANKEES FAT JOES FOND DU LAC 9:30 PM RABID AARDVARKS HEADLINERS NEENAH 9:30 PM BRUCE KOESTNER HEIDEL HOUSE GREEN LAKE 7-10:00 CHASIN MASON HITCHING POST KOHLSVILLE 9-1:00 HYDE JACKSON POINT SPORTS GRILL SEYMOUR 9:00 PM THE PRESIDENTS JIMMY SEAS GREEN BAY 9:00 PM THE COUGARS KOUNTRY BAR APPLETON 9:30 PM HITS LCO CASINO HAYWARD 9-1:00 DIAMOND AND STEEL LEAP INN FREEDOM 9:30 PM KITTY CORONA MENOMINEE CASINO KESHENA 8-12:00 6 FIGURES PLANK ROAD PUB DE PERE 8:30 PM REPLICA REVS BOWL BAR AND GRILL OSHKOSH 9:00 PM FINE LINE SAND BOX GREEN BAY 9:00 PM BAD HABITZ SARDINE CAN GREEN BAY 9:00 PM CONSULT THE BRIEFCASE SLIPPERY NOODLE INDIANAPOLIS 8:30 PM POUNDING FATHERS SLUGGERS APPLETON 9:30 PM STAR SIX NINE STONE TOAD MENASHA 9:00 PM BAZOOKA JOE STURGEON BAY YACHT CLUB STURGEON BAY 8:00 PM THE LOOSE SCREWS THE COLD SHOT APPLETON 10:00PM THE 4THONTHEFLOOR W/ LIVER KILLERS THE LYRIC ROOM GREEN BAY 9:30 PM RED LIGHT SAINTS THE SHORT BRANCH NEENAH 11:00 PM BRIAN JAMES WORLD OF BEER MIDDLETON 9:00 PM DECEMBER 6 “HOLIDAY IN GRAND STYLE FEATURING HOLLY SAUNDERS, SOPRANO” CENTRAL WI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA STEVENS POINT 4:00PM HITS LCO CASINO HAYWARD 2-6:00 DECEMBER 8 THE HAIR BAND THE COLD SHOT APPLETON 9:30 PM DECEMBER 9 “TONY WAGNER, DANNY JARABECK & DREW HICKS - WED. WITH WAGS” WHEELHOUSE WAUPACA 8:00PM DECEMBER 10 CRAIG HAWKINSON AND SPECIAL GUESTS DÈJA VU APPLETON 9:00 PM LONESOME RED & THE BLUE STRINGS THE COLD SHOT APPLETON 9:30 PM STAGE HOGGS ACOUSTIC WORLD OF BEER MIDDLETON 9:00 PM DECEMBER 11 GRAND UNION ANDUZZIS EAST GREEN BAY 9:00 PM THE POCKET KINGS BECKETS OSHKOSH 8:00 PM HITS CIMARRON MENASHA 9-1:00 MARK SMEBY CUP O JOY GREEN BAY 7:30 PM BOBBY EVANS BAND DEJA VU APPLETON 9:00 PM THE POLAR PROJECT EMMETT’S APPLETON 9:30PM ROSETTI & WIGLEY ISLE CASINO WATERLOO IA 9-1:00 CONSULT THE BRIEFCASE MILWAUKEE ALE HOUSE MILWAUKEE 9:30 PM THE PRESIDENTS REVS BOWL BAR AND GRILL OSHKOSH 8:00 PM R2 SARDINE CAN GREEN BAY 9:30 PM THE HOOK UP THE COLD SHOT APPLETON 10:00 PM BRUISER QUEEN THE LYRIC ROOM GREEN BAY 9:00 PM BOXKAR THE SHORT BRANCH NEENAH 10:00 PM BIG AND TALL WORLD OF BEER MIDDLETON 9:00 PM DECEMBER 12 JOHNNY WAD ANDUZZIS - HOWARD HOWARD 9:30 PM WILDSIDE BACKSTAGE BAR FOND DU LAC 9:00 PM RINGS BECKETS OSHKOSH 8:00 PM NASHVILLE PIPELINE CAPITOL CENTRE APPLETON 9:30 PM BURBILLIES CRANKY PATS NEENAH 10:00 PM THE NEVERCLAIM CUP O JOY GREEN BAY 7:30 PM TWEED FUNK DEJA VU APPLETON 9:00 PM RABID AARDVARKS FAT JOES FOND DU LAC 9:30 PM HAZ/SOUTHERN GYPSY HEADLINERS NEENAH 9:30 PM BILL STEINERT HEIDEL HOUSE GREEN LAKE 7-10:00 HURRY UP WAIT HORTONVILLE LANES HORTONVILLE 9:30 PM ROSETTI & WIGLEY ISLE CASINO WATERLOO IA 9-1:00 FOLLOW SUIT KOUNTRY BAR APPLETON 9:30 PM BIG AND TALL LADDERHOUSE LITTLE CHUTE 9:00 PM ADAMS WAY LEAP INN FREEDOM 10:00 PM DANA ERLANDSON MACKINAWS GREEN BAY 7:30-11:00 PM THE BOMB PLANK ROAD PUB DE PERE 8:30 PM DIAMOND AND STEEL REVS BOWL BAR AND GRILL OSHKOSH 9:00 PM HORSESHOES & HAND GRENADES SENTRY THEATER @1800 STEVENS POINT 7:30PM BOXKAR SLUGGERS APPLETON 9:30 PM DAVE OLSEN BAND STONE HARBOR STURGEON BAY 8:30-12:00 R P M STONE TOAD MENASHA 9:00 PM JAM FUNK ALL STARS THE COLD SHOT APPLETON 10:00 PM BAD HABITZ THE SHACK FOND DU LAC 9:00 PM GRAND UNION THE SHORT BRANCH NEENAH 10:00 PM STAGE HOGGS ACOUSTIC WORLD OF BEER APPLETON 9:00 PM REDFISH REMIX WORLD OF BEER APPLETON 9-12:00 DOUBLE DOWN WORLD OF BEER MIDDLETON 9:00 PM CONSULT THE BRIEFCASE WOUTERS SPORTS BAR LITTLE SUAMICO 9:00 PM DECEMBER 13 THE COUGARS ANDUZZIS SPORTS CLUB GREEN BAY 11:00 AM JOHNNY WAD ANDUZZIS SPORTS CLUB GREEN BAY 6:30 PM R P M KROLLS WEST GREEN BAY 11:30 AM ROAD TRIP STADIUM VIEW GREEN BAY 7:00 PM CONSULT THE BRIEFCASE THE BAR HOLMGREN WAY GREEN BAY 6:30 PM DECEMBER 16 PAT MCCURDY ANDUZZIS SPORTS CLUB GREEN BAY 8:00 PM DECEMBER 17 REVEREND RAVEN 1001 CLUB GREEN BAY 8:00 PM ROB ANTHONY DÈJA VU APPLETON 9:00 PM DIG DEEP DECEMBER 2015 Wisconsin’s Arts & Entertainment Paper SC NE E Live Music C A L E N D A R
  25. 25. December 2015 | SceneNewspaper.com | R21 CALENDAR // LIVE MUSIC THE COLD SHOT APPLETON 9:30 PM JIM COUNTER WORLD OF BEER MIDDLETON 9:00 PM DECEMBER 18 REVEREND RAVEN & THE CHAIN SMOKING ALTER BOYS BECKETS OSHKOSH 8:00 PM BUFFALO STOMP BAND BRIDGE BAR FREMONT 8:00PM ADAMS WAY CASH AND SWILLIES KAUKAUNA 9:30 PM BIG CEDAR BLUEGRASS - CHRISTMAS CUP O JOY GREEN BAY 7:30-10:00 PM DAVE OLSEN BAND DÈJA VU APPLETON 9:00 PM CONSULT THE BRIEFCASE MILL CREEK APPLETON 9:30 PM BOXKAR MILWAUKEE ALE HOUSE MILWAUKEE 9:30 PM BAZOOKA JOE NORTHSTAR CASINO BOWLER 8:00 PM THE DEL RAYS REVS BOWL BAR AND GRILL OSHKOSH 8:00 PM THE JIMMYS SADOFF PAC FOND DU LAC 8:00 PM DAPHNI SARDINE CAN GREEN BAY 9:00 PM THE COUGARS SHOOTS BAR SUAMICO 9:00 PM HITS SILVER CRYST WAUTOMA 8-12:00 THE BLUES DISCIPLES SLIPPERY NOODLE INDIANAPOLIS 8:30 PM GREEN SCREEN KID SLUGGERS APPLETON 9:30 PM GREAT BLUE NORTHERN THE COLD SHOT APPLETON 10:00 PM CRANKIN YANKEES WISEGUYS GREENVILLE 9:30 PM ZAKK ABITZ WORLD OF BEER MIDDLETON 9:00 PM DECEMBER 19 BAD HABITZ 10TH FRAME APPLETON 9:00 PM DIAMOND AND STEEL ANDUZZIS - HOWARD HOWARD 9:00 PM THE PRESIDENTS ANDUZZIS EAST GREEN BAY 9:00 PM JANET PLANET BECKETS OSHKOSH 8:00 PM THIRD WHEEL BAND BRIDGE BAR FREMONT 8:00PM NATTY NATION CRANKY PATS NEENAH 10:00 PM RANDY STONEHILL CUP O JOY GREEN BAY 7:30 PM A-TOWN UNPLUGGED DÈJA VU APPLETON 9:00 PM CHASIN MASON FAT JOES FOND DU LAC STAR SIX NINE FOX HARBOR PUB & GRILL GREEN BAY 9:00 PM CONSULT THE BRIEFCASE GRAVEL PIT SPORTS BAR AND GRILL KIEL 9:00 PM NASHVILLE PIPELINE HEADLINERS NEENAH 9:30 PM FRAN STEENO HEIDEL HOUSE GREEN LAKE 7-10:00 BIG MOUTH & THE POWER TOOL HORNS JIMMY SEAS GREEN BAY 9:00 PM GRAND UNION LEAP INN FREEDOM 9:30 PM BAZOOKA JOE NORTHSTAR CASINO BOWLER 8:00 PM R2 PLANK ROAD PUB DE PERE 8:30 PM EMINENCE REVS BOWL BAR AND GRILL OSHKOSH 9:00 PM THE COUGARS SAND BOX GREEN BAY 9:00 PM FOLLOW SUIT SARDINE CAN GREEN BAY 9:00 PM HITS SILVER CRYST WAUTOMA 8-12:00 THE BLUES DISCIPLES SLIPPERY NOODLE INDIANAPOLIS 8:30 PM HYDE SLUGGERS APPLETON 9:30 PM BOXKAR STONE TOAD MENASHA 9:00 PM CEMETERY GATEZ TANNERS KIMBERLY 7:00 PM VESPA WOMEN / SONS OF KONG / BACKER THE COLD SHOT APPLETON 10:00 PM “KURT GUNN, THE RAGLANDERS, FEED THE DOG AND THE CHOCOLATEERS” THE LYRIC ROOM GREEN BAY 8:00 PM REVEREND RAVEN THE SHORT BRANCH NEENAH 10:00 PM SWITCHBACK THRASHER OPERA HOUSE GREEN LAKE 7:30 PM CONSULT THE BRIEFCASE WAVERLY BEACH MENASHA 6:30 PM BIG AND TALL WORLD OF BEER MIDDLETON 9:00 PM DECEMBER 20 REVEREND RAVEN SMILING MOOSE NEW HOLSTEIN 6:15 PM DECEMBER 22 THE HAIR BAND THE COLD SHOT APPLETON 9:30 PM DECEMBER 23 THE SWINGING JOHNSONS DÈJA VU APPLETON 8:00 PM ALS SHOW THE LYRIC ROOM GREEN BAY 9:00 PM “MAMA, PLATINUM BOYS, HOLLY AND THE NICE LIONS, REV. NORB AND THE ONIONS” THE LYRIC ROOM GREEN BAY 9:30 PM DECEMBER 25 HITS MENOMINEE CASINO KESHENA 8-12:00 BOBBY EVANS THE COLD SHOT APPLETON 10:00 PM DECEMBER 26 NASHVILLE PIPELINE 21 GUN ROADHOUSE LEDGEVIEW 9:30 PM ANNEX ANDUZZIS - EAST GREEN BAY 9:30 PM TIN SANDWICH BECKETS OSHKOSH 8:00 PM HOWLING AT THE MOON BRIDGE BAR FREMONT 7:00PM SLY JOE AND THE SMOOTH OPERATORS DÈJA VU APPLETON 9:00 PM THE PRESIDENTS FAT JOES FOND DU LAC
  26. 26. R22  |  SceneNewspaper.com  | December 2015 CALENDAR   //  LIVE MUSIC ADAMS WAY HEADLINERS NEENAH 9:30 PM FRAN STEENO HEIDEL HOUSE GREEN LAKE 7-10:00 DIAMOND AND STEEL HORTONVILLE LANES HORTONVILLE 9:30 PM HYDE JJ MALONEYS KAUKAUNA 9:30 PM HITS MENOMINEE CASINO KESHENA 8-12:00 SONIC CIRCUS REVS BOWL BAR AND GRILL OSHKOSH 9:00 PM CRANKIN YANKEES SARDINE CAN GREEN BAY 9:00 PM STAR SIX NINE SLUGGERS APPLETON 9:30 PM KITTY CORONA STONE HARBOR STURGEON BAY 8:30-12:00 HURRY UP WAIT STONE TOAD MENASHA 9:00 PM THE HOTT SAXXX ENSEMBLE THE COLD SHOT APPLETON 10:00 PM CONSULT THE BRIEFCASE THE SHORT BRANCH NEENAH 10:00 PM THE COUGARS WATERING HOLE GREEN BAY 9:00 PM DECEMBER 30 DIAMOND AND STEEL POTAWATOMI CASINO CARTER 8:00 PM “TONY WAGNER, JOHNNY BURGIN & TONY MENZER - WED. WITH WAGS” WHEELHOUSE WAUACA 8:00PM DECEMBER 31 STONE CROW BACKSTAGE BAR & GRILL FOND DU LAC 8:00 PM SLY JOE & THE SMOOTH OPERATORS BECKETS OSHKOSH 8:00 PM BUFFALO STOMP BAND BRIDGE BAR FREMONT 8:00PM DANA ERLANDSON CHEFUSION† GREEN BAY 7:00-10:00 PM MILES NIELSEN & THE RUSTED HEARTS CRANKY PATS NEENAH 10:00 PM JAZZ ORGY DÈJA VU APPLETON 9:00 PM POUNDING FATHERS EDGE OF DELLS RESORT WISCONSIN DELLS 10:00 PM STAR SIX NINE FAT JOES FOND DU LAC 10:00 PM DIAMOND AND STEEL FOX HILLS - BENCHWARMERS SPORTS BAR MISHICOT 9:30 PM HURRY UP WAIT FRATELLOS OSHKOSH 9:00 PM ASK YOUR MOTHER HEADLINERS NEENAH 9:30 PM SONIC CIRCUS HEIDEL HOUSE GREEN LAKE 9:00 PM FRAN STEENO HEIDEL HOUSE GREEN LAKE 7-10:00 6 FIGURES JACKSON POINT SPORTS GRILL SEYMOUR 9:00 PM UNITY JIMMY SEAS GREEN BAY 9:00 PM WILDSIDE KOUNTRY BAR APPLETON 10:00 PM CRANKIN YANKEES LEAP INN FREEDOM 9:30 PM GRAND UNION NORTHSTAR CASINO BOWLER 9:00 PM QUIET STORM OSTHOFF RESORT ELKHART LAKE 9-1:00 CONSULT THE BRIEFCASE OUTPOST SHERWOOD 6:00 PM DAPHNI PLANK ROAD PUB DE PERE 9:00 PM THE COUGARS POTAWATOMI CASINO CARTER 9:00 PM FOLLOW SUIT REVS BOWL BAR AND GRILL OSHKOSH 10:00 PM 2 HOURS NOTICE SAND BOX GREEN BAY 9:00 PM EMINENCE SARDINE CAN GREEN BAY 10:00 PM R P M SLUGGERS APPLETON 10:00 PM CAT 5 ST BRENDANS IRISH INN GREEN BAY 9:00 PM BOOMBOXX STONEYARD GREENVILLE GREENVILLE 10:00 PM BAD HABITZ THE BAR LYNNDALE APPLETON 9:00 PM BOOGIE AND THE YO YO-Z WAVERLY BEACH MENASHA BOURBON COWBOYS WHISTLE INN NICHOLS 9:00 PM VIC FERRARI WILD ROSE CASINO EMMETSBURG IA BIG AND TALL WORLD OF BEER APPLETON 9:00 PM JANUARY 1 THE BOMB SARDINE CAN GREEN BAY 9:00 PM JANUARY 2 THE COUGARS ANDUZZIS - EAST GREEN BAY 9:00 PM THE POCKET KINGS CRANKY PATS NEENAH 10:00 PM APRIL STROM JOHNSON CUP O JOY GREEN BAY 7:30 PM ERIC DIAMOND FAT JOES FOND DU LAC 9:00 PM R P M HEADLINERS NEENAH 9:30 PM POUNDING FATHERS LEAP INN FREEDOM 9:30 PM COOKEE...TIMELESS MUSIC MACKINAWS GREEN BAY 7:30-11:00 THE BOMB REVS BOWL BAR AND GRILL OSHKOSH 9:00 PM CONSULT THE BRIEFCASE SARDINE CAN GREEN BAY 9:00 PM DOOZEY SLUGGERS APPLETON 9:30 PM JANUARY 3 JOHNNY WAD BAR HOLMGREN WAY GREEN BAY 3:30 PM THE COUGARS KROLLS WEST GREEN BAY 8:30 AM BAD HABITZ STADIUM VIEW GREEN BAY 3:15 PM NASHVILLE PIPELINE TUNDRA TAILGATE ZONE - LAMBEAU FIELD GREEN BAY 8:15 AM FOR YOUR USED GEAR top dollar paid creamcitymusic.comTues-Fri 10-7, Sat10-5, NOW OPEN Sundays 10-5, Closed Monday. 12505 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield WI, 53005 262.860.1800 -OR- 800.800.0087 COME & EXPERIENCE A MUSICIAN'S PARADISE
  27. 27. December 2015 | SceneNewspaper.com | R23 MASTERWORKS THROUGH THE CENTURIES FEATURING THE WORK OF DÜRER - REMBRANDT - CHAGALLTHE THRIVENT FINANCIAL COLLECTION OF RELIGIOUS ART NOVEMBER 28 – MARCH 10 Dr. Monroe & Sandra Trout SPONSORED BY: 111 W. College Ave. | Appleton, WI 54911 | (920) 733-4089 | troutmuseum.org ALBRECHT DÜRER Adam and Eve, 1504 WEDNESDAY - Pizza Night: Choice of Pepperoni, House Sausage and Mushroom or one of the chef’s creations THURSDAY - NY Strip: Horseradish and Herb crusted smoke roasted NY Strip loin FRIDAY - Fish Fry: 10 oz. baked or lightly breaded Alaskan Pollock, served with cole slaw, lemon, marble rye, tartar and your choice of potato. SATURDAY - Chef’s Choice: Something new every week SUNDAY - Smoked Ribs: Hickory and pecan smoked extra meaty pork ribs, served with choice of BBQ sauce and potato at Glacier Wood Golf Club DINING HOURS: M & Tu - Closed | Wed & Th – 3pm-9pm Fri & Sat – 11am-10pm | Su - 11am – 9pm (Bar Open Later) NEW YEAR’S Call for reservations & Details Also Join Us For PACKER GAME DAY SPECIALS (715) 445-0044 | 604 Water St., Iola, WI The Iron Grille located at the Glacier Wood Golf Club for: Great Meals Great Views Great Times Never Settle for Second Best DAILY SPECIALS
  28. 28. R24  |  SceneNewspaper.com  | December 2015 Copies of Fond du Lac Scene available at these Waupun locations AmericInn Hotel and Suites, City Hall, Kwik Trip, The Other Bar, Bishop’s Car Wash & Polishing, Thirsty Marlins, The Goose Shot, Judson Bowling Alley, Our Bar, Mikes Wild Boar Liquor Store 900 Kelly Ave. Waupun, WI 1601 North Spring St. Beaver Dam, WI culvers.com December 19, 2015 Waupun Community Players presents It’s A Wonderful Life A Live Radio Play Featuring local community leaders Doors Open at 6:00pm Show starts at 7:00pm All Seats General Admission $10.00 Historic City Hall Auditorium 201 E. Main Street, Waupun, WI 53963 AmericInn 204 Shaler Drive Waupun WI 53963 Waupun City Hall 201 E. Main Street Waupun, WI 53963 Waupun Community Players presents this beloved American holiday classic. It comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. For more information www.CityHallStage.com or Call (920) 268-8005 Tickets available at No Gimmicky Sales Just Sweet Glass At Sweet Prices Featuring Glass pipes directly from the artists, Vaporizers, Hookahs, E-Cigs and E-Juice & much more! Marley’sSmoke Shop Family Owned & Run Now Open in Oshkosh 545 High Avenue (Across from Molly’s) • 920-267-8454 614 W College Ave • Appleton • 920-733-5700 The Celtic Tenors Christmas The Annie Moses Band: American RhapsodyAlpin Hong: Chasing Chopin ABBA Mania Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra: Discovery Artist concert at UW Oshkosh Music Hall Thursday, December 10 at 7:30 PM Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 7 PMSaturday, January 9, 2016 at 7:30 PM Friday, January 29, 2016 at 7:30 PM Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 7:30 PM The Grand Opera House Box Office | 100 High Ave. | Oshkosh, WI 54901 | Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30 am-5pm | Saturday 11 am-2 pm TicketsOn Sale Now! Call (920) 424-2350 or 1 (866) 96GRAND | Order online: GrandOperaHouse.org Oshkosh Corporation Foundation Series Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 2 PM Oshkosh Corporation Foundation Series Co-sponsor: BMO Harris Bank Alberta S. Kimball Foundation Series Presenting Sponsor: Boldt Residency Activity Sponsored By: Oshkosh Area Community Foundation
  29. 29. December 2015 | Central Wisconsin | SceneNewspaper.com | L5 December 1 Sip and Paint Class - Angel Winemakers Daughter, Manawa Sip, Socialize, and Create! Spend an evening at the winery while you create your own piece of art. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a Picasso to have fun! With the guidance of two local artists, you’ll create artwork to keep for yourself or give as a gift. Visit our website for more details. www.winemakersdaughter.com/ Events.html December 1 - Jan 8 A Gift of Art Gallery Q/Q Artists Cooperative 1108 Main Street, Stevens Point Hours:10-6 Tuesday-Saturday, Sunday 11-3 but 10-6 from Thanksgiving through Christmas, closed Mondays No admission Q Gallery is at its festive best for the annual holiday show, with a wide array of gift options for yourself or others! Paintings, ceramics, glass, drawings, printmaking, jewelry, fiber, furniture, baskets, photography, lamps...all original work by area artists. www.qartists.com December 2 Being a Bee program Schmeeckle Reserve, Stevens Point 6:30-7:30 pm Free Everyone knows what a bee is, but not all bees are the same. Find out how diverse they can be, what we can do to help them out, and take home a simple handmade bee house. www.uwsp.edu Nov. 8 - Dec. 3 The Carlsten Art Galley Presents: A Look Back UWSP - Carlsten Art Gallery Monday-Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Thursday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday/Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Free The Carlsten Art Galley Presents: A Look Back reception Monday Nov. 9, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. December 3 First Thursday Film in honor of Veterans Waupaca Area Public Library 1:30 pm Free program and refreshments. Appropriate for all ages. Director John Ford’s western retelling of the Biblical Three Wise Men tale remains a scenic and thematic masterpiece. Directed by Richard Boleslawski. From the Novel by Peter B. Kyne. Starring: Chester Morris, Walter Brennan, Lewis Stone, Irene Hervey & Sidney Toler waupacalibrary.org Family Night Story Time Waupaca Area Public Library Held the first Thursday of each month (October through May), Family Night Storytime is for kids, parents, even grandparents. Enjoy stories, games, songs, crafts and other activities guaranteed to delight the whole family. Dec. 3, 10, 17 & 31 Crafting Bee Scandinavia Public Library 10:00 am - 12:00 pm This informal group is designed for hand crafters of all types to work in an atmosphere of creativity and mutual support. So whether you knit, crochet, cross stitch, quilt, bead, or scrap, and whether you are a novice or an experienced pro, these sessions are open to everyone! All ages are welcome. Come and enjoy! scandinavialibrary.org December 4 Amazing Art Central Wisconsin Childrens Museum, Stevens Point 10:00 am Free with membership or daily admission. Build on your child’s confidence and creativity in the Art Room! www.cwchildrensmuseum.org Comedian Bob Smiley Woodlands Church, Plover 7-8 pm $10.00 Clean Comedian Bob Smiley is proof that Ritalin doesn’t always work. www.itickets.com/events/352024 Open Mic Night at the Landmark The Landmark, Amherst 7 pm FREE ADMISSION Free open mic first Friday of every month www.thelandmarkcoffeehouse.com Story Time at the Natural History Museum UWSP - Museum of Natural History 10:30 am - 11:30 am Free admission Rainbow Crow, American legend tells of a crow who tries to save other woodland animals. Community Sing and Potluck Lettie Jensen Community Center Amherst 6 pm Free Tomorrow River Chautauqua is sponsoring a Christmas Community Sing and Potluck Holiday Vintage Trail Manawa, New London, Hortonville, Poy Sippi, Fremont, Winneconne, Weyauwega 9 am - 7 pm Follow the Holiday Vintage Trail to participating shops and wineries. Each business will be doing their own specials, snacks, and/or door prizes. They will be rolling out the red carpet for your holiday shopping! www.winemakersdaughter.com/ Events.html December 4 & 5 Joan North Designs Jewelry Show Scarabocchio Art Museum, Stevens Point 10 am to 6 pm Free and open to the public Scarabocchio Art Museum will feature the award winning jewelry of Stevens Point metalsmith, Joan North. The public is invited to meet the artist and enjoy unrivaled creations that explore a variety of jewelry making processes. www.joannorth.com December 5 40th Annual Frostbite Road Race Stevens Point YMCA Checkin Friday: 4-7 pm Saturday: 9-11 am Rules Breifing: 11:45 am Presented by Community First Bank .5 mile Walk (non- competitive) 5 and 10 mile Races - Races Chip Timed. Visit www. spymca.org for more information. Santa Paws - Open House Humane Society of Portage County, Plover 11 am - 2 pm Calling all furry, fuzzy, scaly, feathered and fluffy friends. Come get your picture with Santa. www.hspcwi.org/open- house-2014.html Raw Food Chef Central Rivers Farmshed 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Cost: Members $30 Non-Members $35 Lois Anderson was inspired to begin her journey to health and abundant life when her father recovered from paralysis of two strokes. He discovered information on how having a diet consisting of 85% living foods and 15% cooked foods, excluding meat, dairy, and processed foods, would aid him further in his recovery. She will be sharing her passion with us in the form of food preparation of vegan Caesar salad, raw cranberry relish, savory vegan meat balls, and carob fudge. www.farmshed.org Book to Art Club Waupaca Area Public Library 10:00 am Project: Glass Charm Pendant While the SCENE does everything to ensure the accuracy of its Events calendar, we also understand that some dates and times change. Please call ahead to confirm before traveling any distance. DECEMBER 2015 For inclusion in our calendar of events, please contact us
  30. 30. L6  | SceneNewspaper.com | Central Wisconsin | December 2015 CALENDAR // THE BIG EVENTS Free Join us for a book discussion and art project. All supplies provided by the Library. www.waupacalibrary.org Joy to the World Card Make & Take Lighthouse Books & Gifts, 4330 8th St. S., #200, Wisconsin Rapids 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Free 715-423-7773 lighthousebooksandgifts.com Free Rummage Spencer Lake Christian Center Waupaca The free rummage will be held Sat. Dec. 5th from 9:30 to 4 pm and Monday Dec. 7th from 8 am - 3 pm. Lots and lots of great items. Also Saturday, people can register to win a free artificial tree. 18th Annual Iola Lioness Christmas Parade Location: Main viewing area is on Main Street, downtown Iola Time: 10:00 am Visit with Santa after the parade at the Iola Historical Society Machine Shed and Concert with David Dall after the parade at the Iola Historical Society Museum/office 210 Depot Street. Help children less fortunate than you by donating an unwrapped toy for “Toys for Tots”. The day of the parade items can be dropped off at the Iola Historical Society Machine Shed. Bring a toy and your name will be entered for $25 in Chamber bucks. Treats and refreshments will be served at the Iola Historical Society Machine Shed. Taste of Christmas Spencer Lake Christian Center, Waupaca Kick off the Christmas season with all of the traditional sights, sounds and tastes of the holidays. Everyone is welcome to come and go throughout the day to take in the festive atmosphere. There’s lots of fun things to do for all ages. Art Park Open Studio Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm All ages drop in to work with clay to create a plaster-cast tile with Ann Cunningham. www.lywam.org December 5 & 6 The Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra Theater @1800 $25 Adults, $20 Seniors, $10 Students The Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Patrick Miles, brings yuletide greetings in its annual holiday concerts. The concerts are generously sponsored by Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Health Care. Tickets, available through the UWSP Box Office. Please contact the box office at 800-838-3378 or via the internet: cwso.org/tickets. Tomorrow River Christmas Craft Show Lettie Jensen Community Center, Amherst Sat - 9 am - 5 pm and Sun 10 am - 3 pm December 6 Season of Light Planetarium program Allen F. Blocher Planetarium Programs Science Building - UWSP 3:15 pm Free This program traces the development of many of the world’s most endearing holiday customs, from the burning Yule log, sparkling Christmas lights, to the lighting of the Menorah and luminarias. We conclude by looking at some of the possible astronomical explanations for the Christmas star. www.uwsp.edu Winter Wonders Planetarium program Allen F. Blocher Planetarium Programs Science Building - UWSP 2 pm Free This program looks at the time of the winter solstice, when the noontime sun is lowest in the sky. This program includes a look at some of the solstice customs of some of the peoples of central Africa, China, Native Americans, the Inuit, and the Incas to name a few. We conclude by looking at some of the monuments that have been built by prehistoric peoples to the winter solstice. www.uwsp.edu Shepherd’s Quarter Concert Trinity Lutheran Church Waupaca No cost for Admission. Shepherd’s Quarter invites you to join them to celebrate the Reason for the Season.Free-will donations and non-perishable food items will be collected for the Waupaca Area Food Pantry. December 7 Garden Face- Lift: Using Native Plants to Revamp Landscaping Schmeeckle Reserve, Stevens Point 6-7 pm Free It’s not too early to start planning for spring! Explore how you can create a landscape that requires less maintenance and will bring more wildlife to your yard. www.uwsp.edu Teaching with Tactile Art: Educator Workshop Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Regional educators and museum colleagues join sculptor and accessibility advocate Ann Cunningham for demonstrations, lessons, and conversations about sensory learning’s power to serve a wide range of audiences, including individuals with visual impairments, cognitive challenges, memory loss, and other specific needs in practical and creative environments. www.lywam.org December 7 & 9 Mixology: Batching Holiday Cocktails Central Rivers Farmshed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Cost: Members: $25 Non-member: $30 Brian Cummings and Zach Stenger return to show you how to create a series of delicious seasonal libations that will be sure to please and warm yourself, your family, and your friends. Learn how to batch these drinks for any size group to make your holiday prep a breeze. Must be 21 or older and please enjoy responsibly! www.farmshed.org December 8 Community Potluck Series Central Rivers Farmshed, Stevens Point 6:30-8:00 pm FREE and open to the public Bring a dish to pass. This month’s theme is Eggs and Bacon! UWSP Community Lecture Series Portage County Public Library 6:30 pm Free The Roots of the Real Christmas Tree, Neil Prendergast, Department of History Lunch & Learn for “Heroes” - Author Mike Hoeft – Bingo Queens of Oneida Waupaca Area Public Library 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm “Before Indian casinos sprouted up around the country, a few enterprising tribes got their start in gambling by opening bingo parlors. A group of women on the Oneida Indian Reservation just outside Green Bay, Wisconsin, introduced bingo in 1976 simply to pay a few bills. Bingo not only paid the light bill at the struggling civic center but was soon financing vital health and housing services for tribal elderly and poor.”-From publisher’s description. Free program and light lunch will be catered by local restaurant. Make reservations online or call 715-258-4414. www.waupacalibrary.org December 9 Wednesdays With WAGS Wheel House, Waupaca The Wheel House presents, live music: Wednesday with WAGS 12/9 Cajun & Pop: Featured artist: Danny Jarabeck & Drew Hicks of the band “Copper Box” performing their high energy, signature sound. December 9-13 Afterimages 2015 UW-Stevens Point Studio Theatre 12/9/15 - 12/12/15 at 7:30 pm 12/13/15 2:00 pm Adult $21.00 Senior $20.00 Youth $16.00 Experience the talent and exceptional artistic range of our student choreographers, performers and designers! December 9-10 Metallic Christmas Cards Lighthouse Books & Gifts, 4330 8th St. S., #200, Wisconsin Rapids 5:30 - 7:30 pm $10.00 plus tax
  31. 31. December 2015 | Central Wisconsin | SceneNewspaper.com | L7 CALENDAR // THE BIG EVENTS 715-423-7773 lighthousebooksandgifts.com December 10 Healthy Family Night Central Wisconsin Childrens Museum 5 pm - 8 pm Free Join us the second Thursday of each month for a healthy meal at 5:30 pm. Then at 6 pm, enjoy an activity and program for the whole family. Sponsored by Ministry Health Care (museum admission included) and no pre-registration is required. www.cwchildrensmuseum.org Tonic Sol Fa: Christmas Performing Arts Center of Wisconsin Rapids 7:30 pm Celebrate the wonderful music of Christmas with this nationally renowned Tonic Sol-fa, a cappella vocal group! www.savorthearts.org December 11 Amazing Art Central Wisconsin Childrens Museum 10:00 am Free with membership or daily admission. Build on your child’s confidence and creativity in the Art Room! www.cwchildrensmuseum.org Timbuktu Lettie Jensen Community Center, Amherst 7:30 pm Free Timbuktu - narrative film by Abderra Sissako. Visually beautiful and poetic film exploring cultural impact of the imposition of Sharia law in Mali and its moral ambiguities. www.tomorrow-river- chautauqua.com Dec.11-12,17-19 & 20 The Trip to Bountiful WRCT Auditorium, Rapids Mall 220 3rd Ave. S., Wisconsin Rapids December 11 – 12 and 17 – 19 at 7:30 pm December 20 at 2:00 pm THE STORY: This is the poignant story of Mrs. Watts, an aging widow. Fearing that her presence may be an imposition on others, and chafing under the watchful eye of her daughter-in- law, Mrs. Watts imagines that if she can get away and return to her old home in the town of Bountiful, she is sure to regain her strength, dignity and peace of mind. Things do not go as she planned, but she ends up secure in the knowledge that the remainder of her existence will be enriched as a result of her last contact with Bountiful. www.wrctheatre.org December 12 A Horseshoes Holiday with Family and Friends @1800 Theater, Stevens Point Doors open: 7 pm Show: 7:30 pm Reserved seating: $20 A special evening of holiday music! A Horseshoes Holiday will be a unique sit-down concert featuring surprise special guests from around the Central Wisconsin area. www.hhgmusic.com Magical Morning with Santa Faith Community Church, Waupaca Join us for a fun, FREE, family event! Magical morning with Santa! Pictures with Santa, cookie decorating, crafts and more! Art Beyond Sight Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Individuals with blindness or low vision explore Forest Folklore with tactile artist Ann Cunningham and Museum educators and engage in hands-on artmaking. www.lywam.org Please Touch the Artwork: Tactile Art Demonstration Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Ann Cunningham shares her methods and motivations for creating tactile artwork for museums, universities, and classrooms across the country. www.lywam.org December 12 & 13 Monteverdi Chorale presents: Lessons and Carols St. Stanislaus-Newman Catholic Church, Stevens Point 3 pm TICKETS VAILABLE FROM: Monteverdi Master Chorale, Inc. 715-342-5636 www.monteverdichorale.org Email: monteverdi@ monteverdichorale.org Dec. 13 - Jan. 24 The Carlsten Art Galley Presents: Juried Student Exhibition UWSP - Carlsten Art Gallery Monday-Friday 10 am - 4 pm Thursday 7 pm - 9 pm Saturday/Sunday 1 pm - 4 pm Free The Carlsten Art Galley Presents: Juried Student Exhibition Reception will be held Sunday December 13, from 2-4pm December 17 Monteverdi Master Chorale in concert McMillan Memorial Library Wisconsin Rapids 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm The Chorale presents a three- concert series each season: their annual Christmas concert in December, ‘Cabaret’ – a fund-raising dinner concert in February, and a spring concert in April. In addition to their scheduled concerts, the Chorale regularly participates in regional events by invitations and has toured internationally. www.mcmillanlibrary.org December 18 Amazing Art Central Wisconsin Childrens Museum 10:00 am Free with membership or daily admission. Build on your child’s confidence and creativity in the Art Room! www.cwchildrensmuseum.org December 19 CWN Singles Holiday Dance Bernards Super Club, Stevens Point 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm $8 members/$12 Non members Dress Code - no t-shirts, tank tops or shorts December 20 Winter Wonders Planetarium program Allen F. Blocher Planetarium Programs Science Building - UWSP 2 pm Free This program looks at the time of the winter solstice, when the noontime sun is lowest in the sky. This program includes a look at some of the solstice customs of some of the peoples of central Africa, China, Native Americans, the Inuit, and the Incas to name a few. We conclude by looking at some of the monuments that have been built by prehistoric peoples to the winter solstice. www.uwsp.edu December 19 Scrapbooking Workshop 108 S Main Street - under library Iola WI ATTENTION: Scrapbookers and Card Makers! We start at 4pm and so until ? Dinner, pizza for $1 a slice, is served at 6:30 pm - Bring a snack to pass - Soda machine available. Close to my Heart catalogs and order forms will be available at the Crop or check out my website www. thesassyscrapper.ctmh.com for ordering 24/7. December 31 CWN Singles New Years Eve Dance Moose Family Center, Stevens Point 8 pm - 1 am $12 members/$18 Non members Dress Code - Dressy Attire This special evening includes 5 hours of music and dancing, hors d’oerves and party favors. www.cwn-singles.com January 1 Polar Bear Plunge Lime Kiln Lake at Becker Marine Take a plunge in the icy cold water of the Chain O’Lakes at Becker Marine. Then warm up with a beverage at the Wheel House to celebrate your accomplishment. This year’s Polar Plunge will benefit the Waupaca Fire Department. Support the Fire Department and help upgrade their equipment needs. Donate to your Favorite Firefighter and the top two, will have to PLUNGE or “buy their way out” with their own personal donation. Sign-up Board at the Wheel House. (Available now!) Polar Plunge headquarters open 10:00 a.m. before the Plunge. $5 registration fee. Commemorative long sleeve t-shirts available with all proceeds to be donated to The WFD!
  32. 32. Featuring the Commemorative Air Force WWII Nose Art Collection November 11, 2015-December 2016 30+ pieces of nose art from actual World War II combat aircraft. Featuring the artistic expressions and stories of the young men and units that flew these aircraft in combat during the war. Parental Notice: This gallery contains historical images of aviation nose art that parents may find unsuitable for younger children. World’s Largest Nose Art Collection Comes to the EAA AirVenture Museum EAA AirVenture Museum 3000 Poberezny Rd. Oshkosh, WI 54903 920.426.6108

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