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From Our Founder: Be part of the change in Kenosha journalism; sponsor the Observer

KENOSHA ⏤ You may have noticed video ads popping up on the Uptown Observer website recently seeking people to sponsor our work. Like the ones

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#LocalTalent: Young musician belts out Joplin tune (video)

KENOSHA ⏤ Sometimes you encounter younger artists or even a single young musician that not only seems to have respect for, but also matches some

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#AroundTheMics: Young musicians take over

KENOSHA ⏤ When one sees a young person at an open mic, they are likely to assume that lack of years means lack of talent.

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rustic road; musicians

#SaintsRadioSunday (Feb. 28, 2021): Kenosha musicians to spend some time listening to

KENOSHA ⏤ Good evening, Kenosha. It’s another Sunday, and therefore, it’s another night to listen to some local musicians. As a result, this week’s playlist

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#TBT: Ben Mulwana at Rustic Road Brewing Co.

KENOSHA ⏤ If you had given Sam Cooke a guitar and taught him how to play it well, you’d get a musician like Kenosha songwriter

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covid-19; uptown

Mid-Week Rewind: New communication hut for Uptown; new Fire Station No. 4 for KFD

KENOSHA ⏤ Initiatives to improve the Kenosha Fire Department and internet access in Uptown and throughout the city moved through committees this week. For the

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#AroundTheMics: Artists at Rustic Road and Fusion Feb. 22

KENOSHA ⏤ Many familiar faces, as well as faces that used to be more familiar, showed up in the crew of artists who stepped out

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#SaintsRadioSunday: Lines of Loyalty debuts ‘I’m Not The One’

KENOSHA ⏤ Good morning, fellow music lovers and supporters. Welcome to another round of #SaintsRadioSunday, this week featuring Lines of Loyalty. Admittedly, this week is

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#TBT: The Dead Lights at Union Park

KENOSHA ⏤ There are times you look at a singer and assume you know how they sound. Then, when they open their mouth, they blow

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#AroundTheMics: Improvising songs at Creative Space

KENOSHA ⏤ Each week Kenosha Creative Space opens its doors to musicians and artists for its weekly Create@TheSpace open jam and painting event. The jam

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lines of loyalty; artists; saints radio

#SaintsRadioSunday: Editor’s Pick Artists (Feb. 14, 2021)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Some of the songs this week do have swear words and adult language in them. If that is not your bag, it is

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#TBT: Brittany Lumley at Union Park Tavern

KENOSHA ⏤ Songwriter Brittany Lumley is well-known in the local music scene for her high range.  Lumley, a graduate of Tremper High School, both plays

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Saints Radio Sunday (Feb. 7, 2021): Brooding Prudes, Lunde, and Tammy Peacy and Chris Sipos

KENOSHA ⏤ Hello, and welcome back to another round of Saints Radio Sunday. This week we have three bands that we will be highlighting: Brooding

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Artists, venues struggle for survival during COVID-19 era

Musicians, owners open up about challenges in staying afloat KENOSHA ⏤ Imagine, if you will, the struggle of watching as 50% to 100% of your

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#TBT: ‘Tomorrow’ at Kenosha Creative Space

KENOSHA ⏤ I first met the artist now known as “Tomorrow” at Kenosha Creative Space on Oct. 3, 2019, when I simply knew him as

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lines of loyalty; artists; saints radio

SAINTS RADIO: The Observer wants YOU for #SaintsRadioSundays

Send us your music and be part of our weekly Saints Radio playlist The Observer will be kicking off Saints Radio with #SaintsRadioSundays, where we’ll

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Saints Radio: Snowed-In Sunday playlist

KENOSHA — With most Kenoshans’ cars buried in a layer of the white stuff and residents somewhat snowed-in, why not stay home and listen to

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#TBT: Spare Animals at Union Park Tavern

Spare Animals live The Uptown Observer’s founder, Daniel Thompson, has seen many local musicians perform throughout the years. Their talents have spanned genres, different instruments

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Around the Mics: Jan. 25, 2021

Scenes from the Monday night open mics … Despite cold weather and an impending snowstorm, the usual suspects showed up to play some tunes and

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singer

Old Friends: A Night at Union Park Tavern

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