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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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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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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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Kenosha Pride holds ‘most successful benefit ever’ (photos)

KENOSHA ⏤ Saturday, Kenosha Pride and supporters filled the Rhode Center for the Arts to benefit the group's August festival. The event ⏤ Pride's first since COVID-19 hit ⏤ turned out a success, according to the group's social media. In fact, in a post on its Facebook page, the group called the event its "MOST … Continue reading Kenosha Pride holds ‘most successful benefit ever’ (photos)

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Around The Mics: Sundays at Kenosha Fusion

KENOSHA — With a dearth of open mics over the weekend, Kenosha Fusion is offering musicians a place to play and collaborate on Sundays. Uptown Observer stringer Jordan Pauley witnessed some of this during Fusion's Sunday night open mic. The Fusion mic is hosted at the business, 5014 Seventh Ave., at 6 p.m. each week. … Continue reading Around The Mics: Sundays at Kenosha Fusion

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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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A Look Back: The Observer spends time along the Kenosha harbor

KENOSHA ⏤ Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, the Uptown Observer crew has spent a lot of time walking, taking photos and enjoying the Kenosha harbor. https://www.facebook.com/olfashionednews/videos/10159662275253013 Over time, we've seen many views along Lake Michigan, also capturing and sharing them periodically with our readers. You can also find the entirety of what we've posted from … Continue reading A Look Back: The Observer spends time along the Kenosha harbor

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#AroundTown: A walk along the Kenosha harbor

KENOSHA ⏤ The Kenosha harbor, located at the end of 52nd Street in the downtown area, is a resource to both the city's residents and visitors. In the warmer months, the harbor offers an easy, aesthetically-pleasing walk along Lake Michigan. During the winter months, snow and ice add a unique beauty to the harbor. Please, … Continue reading #AroundTown: A walk along the Kenosha harbor

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#AroundTheMics: Warmer weather brings out new faces to mics

KENOSHA ⏤ For the first time since COVID-19 hit the city, the Monday night open mics felt the same as they did before we all knew what it was like to lose them for nearly a year. https://videopress.com/v/ta74sm1v?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata Warmer temperatures even brought out new faces ⏤ including one performer who played for the first time … Continue reading #AroundTheMics: Warmer weather brings out new faces to mics

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Today’s tidbits: A beautiful morning and a mask mandate extension proposal

KENOSHA ⏤ Waking up Monday morning, the sun's light hit Kenoshans with warmer temperatures and, overall, a beautiful beginning to the work week. As a result, the Uptown Observer's stringer Jordan Pauley rose up early today to capture the sun rising on the city. Please, take a look at his photos below. Alderman proposing mask … Continue reading Today’s tidbits: A beautiful morning and a mask mandate extension proposal

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‘Wisconsin 7’ kick off 22-day fast in Kenosha to support climate initiatives

KENOSHA ⏤ The group now known as the "Wisconsin 7" took their last bites before starting a 22-day fast on Thursday, March 4, to support green energy initiatives. https://www.facebook.com/104994688045055/videos/177779017254443 The group ⏤ led by Grace Lutheran Church Pastor Jonathan Barker ⏤ is fasting to pressure the state Legislature to pass Gov. Tony Evers’ climate justice … Continue reading ‘Wisconsin 7’ kick off 22-day fast in Kenosha to support climate initiatives

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#AroundTheMics: Young musicians take over

https://videopress.com/v/GObqrnpv?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata https://videopress.com/v/Wpdx2tXi?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata KENOSHA ⏤ When one sees a young person at an open mic, they are likely to assume that lack of years means lack of talent. However, younger artists proved that is not the case Monday night. Young students of musician Haven Wells opened up the Rustic open mic Monday night, blowing away many … Continue reading #AroundTheMics: Young musicians take over

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Good Morning, Kenosha (Feb. 26, 2021)

Good Morning, Kenosha! The Uptown Observer's stringer Jordan Pauley, of Pauley's Pro Pics, got up early to capture some local beauty this morning. Enjoy a few photos of the sun rising on Kenosha this morning below. Support the Observer family Make a one-time donationYour contribution is appreciated.DonateMake a monthly donationYour contribution is appreciated.Donate monthlyMake a … Continue reading Good Morning, Kenosha (Feb. 26, 2021)

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#ICYMI: Beauty in a frosty morning before a warm-up

https://videopress.com/v/XsYinsQm?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata KENOSHA ⏤ After a period of bitter cold, the sun has finally come to shine on the city again, highlighting remnants of winter beauty. Local residents certainly appreciate the warmth it has brought back to the area. However, many perhaps often overlook the benefits of the scenes of beauty left behind, melting in the … Continue reading #ICYMI: Beauty in a frosty morning before a warm-up

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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 for this week's Monday night open mics. At Rustic Road Brewing Co., Brian Lockwood, a local singer/songwriter, performed a short acoustic set. His unique energy is something worth rediscovering, even … Continue reading #AroundTheMics: Artists at Rustic Road and Fusion Feb. 22

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Good Morning, Kenosha! (Feb. 11, 2021)

Good Morning! The Uptown Observer's stringer Jordan Pauley, of Pauley's Pro Pics, took photos this chilly morning in Kenosha.    See his work below.  Latest Observances ...

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#ICYMI: Good Morning, Kenosha (Jan. 29, 2021)

From the Viewfinder of Pauley's Pro Pics: KENOSHA — Jordan Pauley, Observer photographer and stringer, took these shots along the Kenosha harbor this morning, Jan. 29. Please take time to enjoy just a few moments of Kenosha along Lake Michigan in the morning.