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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

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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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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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Wednesdays at Public Craft Brewing (Around The Mics)

KENOSHA - Every Wednesday starting at 8 p.m. comedians, poets and musicians take to the stage at Public Craft Brewing Co. Public's mic brings out a wide variety of talented artists that grace the stage with their talent every week. You'll also see some of your local favorites like Shane McNealy, Haven Wells of Miss … Continue reading Wednesdays at Public Craft Brewing (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: 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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Around The Mics: Thursdays at Kenosha Creative Space and Public

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 … Continue reading Around The Mics: Thursdays at Kenosha Creative Space and Public

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#tbt: Public Craft’s first open mic since COVID-19 hit

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, … Continue reading #tbt: Public Craft’s first open mic since COVID-19 hit

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

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

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Around the Open Mics: Music fills Seventh Avenue again on Thursday nights

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 … Continue reading Around the Open Mics: Music fills Seventh Avenue again on Thursday nights