Which came first, the journalist or the deadline?
In my own variation of the “chicken or the egg” question, I’ve never known whether I started working for newspapers because I need the tyranny of an absolute deadline to accomplish anything or if I need the tyranny of an absolute deadline to accomplish anything because I work for a newspaper!
A magnificent exhibit of watercolor paintings by the nation’s top artists in that medium is on display at the Kenosha Public Museum through Aug. 4.
The Transparent Watercolor Society of America is holding its annual national exhibit for the fifth straight year at the museum, which its leaders “discovered” on a visit here several years ago.
Ah, that Jeff Moody. He sure knows what buttons of mine to push. The lead singer of local original rock and dirty blues band Fowl Mouth let it be known that another band on the bill with Fowl Mouth “are legends in Champaign/Urbana” in Illinois.
To top that off, I’m being led to believe that Lonely Trailer “has been together for about as long as Ash Can School.”
An ancient Greek tragedy has been modernized — and moved — for a Kenosha Unified Theatre Arts production at Tremper High School.
“Medea,” written by Euripides and based on the myth of Jason and Medea, was originally produced in 431 B.C.
Rachel Young has, quite literally, a close affiliation with Lemon Street Gallery.
She grew up two blocks away from the building, once occupied by a liquor store.
The Lakeshore Youth Philharmonic orchestras, under the direction of Alexander Mandl and Diana Marie Iorio, will perform their spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday (May 19).
Participating student musicians are middle and high school students from southeastern Wisconsin, with the majority coming from the Kenosha and Racine areas.
“The Jack and the Beanstalk Family Fun Program” will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturdays starting May 18 through June 29 and will include Apple Holler’s original puppet show production of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” a freshly-baked chocolate chip cookie, apple cider, Beanstalk Express Train Ride, Jack and the Beanstalk Bowling and pony rides.
Also at Apple Holler is a Jack and the Beanstalk Storybook Trail, Giant Beanstalk Slide, a Crazy Corn Maze, the Golden Goat Bridge as well as other farm animals, the wooden Amish-built play train, the Cool Cow Maze and the Rainbow Play System.
“I Carry Your Heart With Me,” a dance concert benefit for Children’s Hospital of Milwaukee, will be at 7 tonight at the Reuther Auditorium, 913 57th St.
Seven dance academies will showcase spectacular performances for the event. Participating academies are: Harborside Academy Dancers, Kenosha Academy of Dance, Music & Drama, Dance Academy of Libertyville, Step by Step Dance Academy, Bradford High School Dancers, Tremper Dance Team and Dance Factory of Delavan.
Six musical groups from southeastern Wisconsin will come together on Sunday, May 19, to perform a free concert celebrating Gregory Berg’s 25 years as minister of music at Holy Communion Lutheran Church. The concert, “Streams of Mercy Never Ceasing,” will begin at 2 p.m. at the church, 2000 W. Sixth St., Racine. A reception will follow.
“There are so many things to say about Greg’s marvelous ministry,” says the Rev. Jeff Barrow of the Greater Milwaukee Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Barrow served as head pastor at Holy Communion for 18 years. “No one can take an everyday, average Sunday after Pentecost and turn it into a ‘happening’ the way Greg Berg can.”
The Kenosha Art Association has organized this month’s Be Exposed! to the Arts event that will be from 6 to 9 tonight at Celebre Place, 1870 27th Ave.
Visual artist Palmer Martino, a lifetime member of the Kenosha Art Assocation, will diplay pieces of his work while music will be provided by Susan Larkin and Friends.
The Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave., will have auditions at 6:30 p.m. on May 20 and 21 for “The Rocky Horror Show,” an outrageously funny rock musical that has become a cult classic.
“Rocky Horror” will be the first production of the group’s 76th season, with performances July 19-27.