ICYMI: Organizers hold first-ever Kenosha Orgullo Hispano (Hispanic Heritage) Festival

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KENOSHA ⏤ For the first time, organizers hosted Kenosha’s Hispanic Heritage (Orgullo Hispano) Festival, which packed the area around Kenosha Creative Space on Sept. 17. Midwest DJ Productions, Lomeli Butcher Shop and also Kenosha Creative Space joined together to put the festival on. As a result, the inaugural Festival Orgullo Hispano filled downtown with dancing [...]

Around The Mics: Performers at Creative Space, Public

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KENOSHA ⏤ Downtown has been where you want to be to catch some amazing local talent at two venues’ open mics: Kenosha Creative Space and Public Craft Brewing Co.However, starting this month, these mics will be split over two days. You can first catch "Open Mic for the People" over at Public Craft Brewing Co. [...]

Around The Mics: Thursdays at Creative Space and Public

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KENOSHA – Downtown is where you want to be on a Thursday night to catch some amazing local talent at two venues' open mics: Kenosha Creative Space and Public Craft Brewing Co. You can first catch the start of Kenosha Creative Space‘s event Create@thespace ⏤ their paint/open jam night. Painting begins at 7 p.m., and the [...]

Around The Mics: Thursdays at Kenosha Creative Space and Public

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KENOSHA ⏤ Thursdays are a great night if you're looking for some live entertainment. You can attend two different open mics at two amazing places: Kenosha Creative Space and Public Craft Brewing. You can first catch the start of Kenosha Creative Space's event Create @thespace ⏤ their paint/open jam night. The painting begins at 7 [...]

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 [...]

#HumanityCenteredSaturday: ‘Let’s Be Better Humans’ with Jon Linton in Kenosha

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KENOSHA ⏤ I first met and talked to Jon Linton, founder of “Let’s Be Better Humans”, shortly after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in August 2020.  At that time, he had recently spent days in Minneapolis, documenting the aftermath after the killing of George Floyd.  I had been doing the same work with the [...]

Do your best Pollock impression with Wallner, Hot Mess Studios

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KENOSHA ⸺ Local artist Katy Wallner may be a hot mess. But it's OK. She likes it that way.  https://www.facebook.com/HotMessstudiosllc/posts/119290066906161 While regularly that description has negative connotations, like with many things, Wallner has turned it into a positive with her new creation: Hot Mess Studios, LLC.  The brainchild of the Creatives for Community founder, the [...]

#OfInterest: An application, Pride news and an art walkthrough

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KENOSHA ⏤ This past week's news touched on various groups within the overall city, bringing news of the return of the Kenosha Pride festival. https://videopress.com/v/ta74sm1v?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata Uptown Observer readers also paid attention to the story of two applications the city's Licenses and Permits Committee arguably gave different treatment. Our supporters also went on a walkthrough of [...]

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. [...]

#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 [...]

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

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https://videopress.com/v/GObqrnpv?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata 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 features Mykal Baas, Haley Klinkhammer, Liam Maxwell, Haven Wells and Maxwell Melendrez. Each of these featured musicians pumps an incredible amount of life into the local music scene. Please [...]

#AroundTheMics: Improvising songs at Creative Space

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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 is led by local artist and musician Haven Wells. It also regularly draws well-trained musicians who will often riff on a song they make up on the spot. However, all [...]