Hot Mess Studios #OfInterest to Observer readers

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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 [...]

#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, [...]

#WhatYouMissed: The return of good news

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KENOSHA ⏤ Between the resurrection of the Public Craft Brewing open mic, an art exhibit opening and the return of Kenosha Pride, good news has been plentiful for Kenoshans the past week. Take a look back on all of the news the events of last week produced below. #WhatYouMissed news of last week...

#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 [...]

#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 [...]

#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 [...]

Observer Recap: A vaccine, a police chief and a detective (March 21-27, 2021)

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KENOSHA ⸺ Over the past week, Uptown Observer coverage has focused mainly on the COVID-19 vaccine and the Kenosha Police Department. https://videopress.com/v/ta74sm1v?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata Last week, stories included: Founder Daniel Thompson receiving a COVID-19 vaccination; Police Chief Daniel Miskinis updating the community on arrests during civil unrest; And a detective working to also change things in law [...]

#AroundTheMics: An eclectic night of sets throughout the city

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KENOSHA ⏤ Anyone who came out to either the Fusion or Rustic Road open mics Monday night heard an even more varied round of sets than usual. At Rustic Road Brewing Co., Shane McNealy brought his usual energetic acoustic rock set. However, Alex Cooper ⏤ a newcomer on the scene ⏤ next switched the vibe [...]