Saints Radio: Recent performances by local songwriters

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KENOSHA ⏤ Saints Radio may have taken a break for a week or two; however, we've still been watching and listening to the performances of local songwriters. Yesterday, songwriter Ben Mulwana took to the enclosure inside the glass storefront of Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St., for a three-hour set. Mulwana is one of several [...]

Night Out in Kenosha: Would You Kindly? at Kenosha Fusion

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KENOSHA ⏤ In the past month, a lot of the old players and bands that were making headway in the music scene nights prior to COVID-19 have come out of hiatus, including Would You Kindly?. The band stopped by Kenosha Fusion last Saturday night, during which they performed a new song, "Tear Stained Glass." Check [...]

#SaintsRadioSunday: Who are the Saints?

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KENOSHA ⏤ For months now, I’ve made Saints Radio playlists without explaining the name's meaning. Therefore, this week’s installation focuses on the band that it is inspired by. Full disclosure, it’s me. And this is the one and only time I’ll be featuring myself as a musician. That part of my life and this part [...]

#tbt: Public Craft’s first open mic since COVID-19 hit

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KENOSHA ⏤ Before the coronavirus pandemic, Public Craft Brewing Co. regularly housed the tunes and comedy of local performers each week. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=210592364151953&id=104994688045055 The business hosted a comedy open mic on Mondays, an all-original music mic the third Thursdays and regular weekend shows. In short, it served as home to some of the local creatives. However, [...]

#SaintsRadioSunday: The eclectic mix on the road so far

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KENOSHA ⏤ This week, the Uptown Observer wants our supporters to take a look back on the eclectic mix of performances and submissions of Saints Radio up to this point. https://videopress.com/v/BauuaDot?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=auto In its first few months, Saints Radio has featured an eclectic mix of local artists, as well as poets. Therefore, please take time to [...]

Around the Open Mics: Music fills Seventh Avenue again on Thursday nights

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KENOSHA ⸺ With two open mics now off and running, music again fills Seventh Avenue in Downtown Kenosha on Thursday nights.  https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCNbFqC_6ub3VsSH5WRr8S5Xt8Xfxu-uQ A playlist of two songs and one poetic performance. Note: The poetic performance contains strong language. However, the Observer is a platform for Black voices, and thus, we are happy to share it [...]

Art Scene: A walk through Kenosha Creative Space’s ‘Art + Protest’ exhibit

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KENOSHA ⸺ Black lives are still an important topic in conversation and in art in the city of Kenosha ⏤ regardless of who believes they matter or not.  Observer founder Daniel Thompson takes a walk through 'Art + Protest' at Kenosha Creative Space. The free exhibit will be open to the public until May 9. [...]

#OfInterest: Observer readers delve into KPD detective’s experience, Thompson’s Take

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KENOSHA ⏤ This past week, Observer supporters' eyes fell mostly on the story of Kenosha Police Department Detective Tommar Franklin. https://www.facebook.com/104994688045055/photos/pb.100045469393154.-2207520000../210588397485683/?type=3 The community also took interest in Uptown Observer founder Daniel Thompson's recounting of his COVID-19 vaccination experience. In fact, many of the stories visitors to our site paid most attention to focused on the [...]

#SaintsRadioSunday: A look back at the ‘Kenosha Creates’ series

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KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, I'd like to reflect on some of the creative solutions venues used during the COVID-19 pandemic; one such solution being "Kenosha Creates." I just so happened to be part of this effort that took place at Kenosha Creative Space. At that time, Kenosha Creative Space, Backyard Dream Studios and V2 productions converted [...]

#TBT: Kori Davis’ poetry at Kenosha Fusion

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KENOSHA ⏤ While music is often the focus of entertainment locally, poetry and prose still add heart and soul to the Kenosha scene. https://videopress.com/v/ta74sm1v?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata Most often, a mix of different genres and styles of music rule the local open mics. However, Kenosha is just as much a city of poets as it is a city [...]