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Just a face in the Kenosha crowd: Local music heard in recent months

It's been quite some time since I've shared glimpses of the music created, produced and performed here locally in Kenosha. Whether it's Union Park Tavern, Public Brewing Co., Rustic Road, Kenosha Creative Space or any of our local venues, there is never a shortage of opportunities to support Kenosha bands. And while I've taken some … Continue reading Just a face in the Kenosha crowd: Local music heard in recent months

ICYMI: Recent performances around Kenosha

KENOSHA ⏤ Recently, I had the pleasure of catching the performances of my friends Would You Kindly?, Violet Wilder and Spirit Shakers, as well as stopping by Rustic Road Brewing's weekly mic. Would You Kindly? and Violet Wilder at Kenosha Creative Space On Feb. 18, the talented local musicians in Would You Kindly? and Violet … Continue reading ICYMI: Recent performances around Kenosha

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Around the Scene: Get out to Public Craft and Kenosha Creative Space (playlist)

KENOSHA – While musicians have a chance to start off their week at Rustic Road and Kenosha Fusion on Monday nights, Public Craft Brewing and Kenosha Creative Space have the rest of the week covered. Today, and every Wednesday, local musicians can hang out and also share their talents with two Spirit Shakers at Public … Continue reading Around the Scene: Get out to Public Craft and Kenosha Creative Space (playlist)

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Cold Nights, Warm Lights: Photos from recent open mics 

KENOSHA ⏤ Over the winter months, it sometimes seems as though musicians, like certain other types of life on Earth, hibernate.  However, while cold weather has never been a friend of musicians, there are still plenty of local talented bands and songwriters hitting your local venues and open mics. The stage at Public Craft Brewing … Continue reading Cold Nights, Warm Lights: Photos from recent open mics 

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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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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 Saturday, Oct. 30: Spirit Shakers, Lunar Lizard and Earthmother. The show, well attended during the Halloween weekend, not only provided entertainment, but a welcome sense of community in the local scene. Below, please find a gallery of photos from Saturday's … Continue reading Observer Captures Kenosha (photos): Spirit Shakers, Lunar Lizard and Earthmother at Fusion

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Observer Captures Kenosha: Sept. 24 through Oct. 3, 2021

Kenosha never leaves me wanting for scenes to capture with my camera. In fact, I can regularly photograph music, art or comedy events, as well as simply beautiful views along the harbor. Over the last week, I caught some writing I hadn't noticed before on the rocks along the lakefront. I've always found the different … Continue reading Observer Captures Kenosha: Sept. 24 through Oct. 3, 2021

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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 or creative arts event, you've seen me take photos of our city life. And, in the past few months, I've found myself all over our home. I found myself at the Juneteenth celebration near Regimen Barber Collective. I spent a … Continue reading In the Kenosha Crowd: Photos in the city June – August, part 1

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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 Kenosha if you’re looking for some stage time or to see live performers. Public is one of the few places in town that also offers a true open mic experience and entertainment. Welcoming art forms from all genres, musicians, poets … Continue reading Performers at Public Craft (Around The Mics)

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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 people and music pervading the downtown area.  Licenses and Permits Committee meeting Starting at 4:30 p.m., the city’s Licenses and Permits Committee will meet on the second floor of the Kenosha Municipal Building, 625 52nd St.  Tonight’s agenda includes the … Continue reading City meetings and open mics on tonight’s docket

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Native American drum demo, Creative Space mic are tonight’s events

KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight (July 22), you can attend an event that will teach you about Native American culture and drumming, and also Creative Space's open mic. Up first, the Native American drum demonstration event will take place at the marina square near Southport Marina starting at 6:30 p.m. Al Orion RestingHawk will lead the demo. … Continue reading Native American drum demo, Creative Space mic are tonight’s events

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Tonight in Kenosha: City Council meets; Fusion and Rustic host open mics

KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, local residents can attend an in-person Kenosha Common Council meeting, then head just a few blocks away in either direction for open mics at Fusion and Rustic Road. Common Council meeting tonight Tonight, the Kenosha Common Council will meet at 7 p.m. As of its last meeting, the council has returned to … Continue reading Tonight in Kenosha: City Council meets; Fusion and Rustic host open mics

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Performers at Fusion (Around the Mics)

KENOSHA ⏤ Every Monday night the sounds of music drift along Seventh Avenue through the night as various performers take the stage at Kenosha Fusion. Starting at 8 p.m., Kenosha Fusion's open mic night brings in some powerhouse music performances.  Eli Eastridge, Oscar Mercadillo, Malcom Wright and also Maxwell Melendrez from Spirit Shakers regularly take … Continue reading Performers at Fusion (Around the Mics)

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Wednesdays at Public Craft Brewing (Around the Mics)

KENOSHA - Every Wednesday at 8 p.m., Public Craft Brewing Co. is the place to be in downtown Kenosha if you're looking for some stage time or live entertainment. Public is one of the few places in town that also offers a true open mic experience and entertainment. Welcoming art forms from all genres, musicians, … Continue reading Wednesdays at Public Craft Brewing (Around the Mics)

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Around The Mics: Mondays at Kenosha Fusion

KENOSHA -  Mondays starting at 9 p.m. you can catch the full excitement of Kenosha Fusion's open mic night. Fusion offers a unique experience for those who walk into its doors. It is also one of the few venues in Kenosha that has a proper stage for artists to perform on. Likewise, every week a … Continue reading Around The Mics: Mondays at Kenosha Fusion

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City government, music and Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood June’s top subjects

Observer readers focused on our "Around the Mics" galleries, local government coverage and the Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood discussion last month. Therefore, below, take a moment to look at the stories that your community spent time with from the Observer in June. You may even catch bits of information you previously missed. If you also like … Continue reading City government, music and Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood June’s top subjects

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Around The Mics: Performers at Creative Space, Public

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. … Continue reading Around The Mics: Performers at Creative Space, Public

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Observer on the Scene: Brent Penny at Creative Space; poetry at Lincoln Park; gentrification discussion

KENOSHA ⏤ From time to time, the Uptown Observer finds itself with a cache of videos of live music, poetry and other events that we take on the scene of happenings each week. N However, due to time, they do not routinely see the light of day. Therefore, this is the first installment in what … Continue reading Observer on the Scene: Brent Penny at Creative Space; poetry at Lincoln Park; gentrification discussion

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ICYMI: Juneteenth Festival, Make Music Day welcome celebrations of shared joys

KENOSHA ⏤ Recently, local organizers and musicians have brought a sense of community to the city. Residents may have witnessed this particularly with the Juneteenth and Make Music Day events. Juneteenth Festival On Saturday, upwards of 60 vendors took to the field across from the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha. The smell of barbecue … Continue reading ICYMI: Juneteenth Festival, Make Music Day welcome celebrations of shared joys

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Make Music Day begins at Kenosha Creative Space

KENOSHA— Today, June 21, is the first-ever Make Music Day in Kenosha at Kenosha Creative Space. The day will be filled with music from workshops to live band performances starting at 2:30 p.m. In fact, for convenience, you can see the lineup in the image below. Provided by Kenosha Creative Space. You can also watch … Continue reading Make Music Day begins at Kenosha Creative Space