Performers at Fusion (Around the Mics)

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

Around The Mics: Sundays at Kenosha Fusion

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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. [...]

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

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

#AroundTown: A walk along the Kenosha harbor

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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, [...]

#AroundTheMics: Warmer weather brings out new faces to mics

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

#AroundTheMics: Young musicians take over

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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 [...]