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About The Uptown Observer

Quite succinctly, Kenosha, Wisconsin-based journalist Daniel Thompson, formerly of Kenosha News, created The Uptown Observer, a news media site, in the fall of 2020.

The Observer’s focus is on community news, the Kenosha music scene, photography and what we call “Humanity-Centered Stories” ⏤ pieces focusing on the feelings, thoughts and experiences that we all share as human beings.

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Brent Mitchell sings the blues

When I sat down a few days ago to chat with Brent Mitchell, I knew…

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Earthmother. Photo property of Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer.

Observer Captures Kenosha (photos): Spirit Shakers, Lunar Lizard and Earthmother at Fusion

KENOSHA ⏤ Fusion hosted one of the best music lineups possible in the city last…

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In the Kenosha Crowd: Photos in the city June – August, part 1

If you’ve noticed a green hat bobbing through a crowd at a local music, government…

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Performers at Public Craft (Around The Mics)

KENOSHA – Every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Public Craft Brewing Co. is the place to be in downtown…

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Wednesdays at Public Craft Brewing (Around The Mics)

KENOSHA – Every Wednesday starting at 8 p.m. comedians, poets and musicians take to the…

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City meetings and open mics on tonight’s docket

KENOSHA ⏤ Another Monday, another evening of city leaders meeting to make decisions for the…

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A YAR grant, a KAC donation, and a reminder from Kenosha County

KENOSHA ⏤ This past week’s news in the Kenosha community you may have missed includes a Youth as Resources grant reminder, a donation to Kenosha Achievement Center and also a warning on depositing snow on roadways. Youth as Resources applications open until Jan. 14 Currently, youth groups in the Kenosha community can apply for a…

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‘Framing and Sobriety’: An observation on how one affects another (podcast)

KENOSHA ⏤ As of Jan. 1, 2022, I am officially five years sober from alcohol, after roughly also a decade of alcoholism/binge drinking. However, while that is a cause for celebration in my life, the milestone leaves me thinking about why it’s so hard for many to reach that goal. Therefore, I’ve identified some things…

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Jordan Pauley: A Real Stand Up Guy

  “After a year and a half, I just wanted to knock the rust off before producing and hosting again. You’d think it’s just like riding a bike. But there was definitely some social anxiety after that long break.”   Jordan Pauley is a stand-up comedian and the man behind Crimson Jester Productions.  “I always…

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