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Brent Mitchell sings the blues

When I sat down a few days ago to chat with Brent Mitchell, I knew a few things about him already. He is a poet, visual artist, theologian and activist. Brent Mitchell lounges in his home while discussing music and the arts with the Observer's Tammy Peacy. Photo property of Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. His … Continue reading Brent Mitchell sings the blues

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Take time to stop by one of Kenosha’s Monday night open mics

KENOSHA ⏤ With a lack of city government meetings tonight, how about checking out local musicians at Kenosha's Monday night open mics at Fusion and Rustic Road? For months now, local musician Haven Wells has run her open mic at Rustic Road Brewing Co., 5706 Sixth Ave. The Rustic mic offers somewhat of an intimate … Continue reading Take time to stop by one of Kenosha’s Monday night open mics

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Saints Radio: Two songwriters to pass the night with

KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, two local songwriters answered the Observer's call to fill up this week's edition of Saints Radio: Megan Jay and Dan Nielsen. Megan Jay Megan Jay is a self-described "musical hermit" based in Kenosha. However, this hermit has much to offer the local music scene. The opening track, "Kentucky", of her album featured … Continue reading Saints Radio: Two songwriters to pass the night with

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Hot Mess Studios #OfInterest to Observer readers

KENOSHA ⏤ This past week our supporters proved that they truly want to be a hot mess ⏤ taking particular interest in Katy Wallner's Hot Mess Studios, LLC. Of course, this kind of mess is pertaining to the pop-up art studio owned by Katy Wallner. Last week, we covered Wallner's soft opening of her new … Continue reading Hot Mess Studios #OfInterest to Observer readers

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

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. … Continue reading Art Scene: A walk through Kenosha Creative Space’s ‘Art + Protest’ exhibit