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The cast sings in a scene from "Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr." at the Children's Theatre Academy. ( SEAN KRAJACIC )

Get Out: ‘Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.’ arrives downtown

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Back when Cartoon Network, YouTube and Netflix didn’t exist, Saturday mornings were reserved for cartoons.

A popular children’s series that taught academics through catchy tunes returns as Children’s Theatre Academy delivers “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.” for a two-weekend run opening Friday (Feb. 24) at Armitage Academy, 6032 Eighth Ave.

The show is an abbreviated version of the former Broadway hit. It features 86 area students in grades K-9.

Get Out: The play takes over in ‘That Darn Plot’

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A play is often described as a living creature that constantly evolves by the night, act or even scene.

Accomplished playwright Mark W. Transom (played by Paul Weir) has 11 hours to create a play or lose everything in the heartfelt comedy “That Darn Plot,” opening Friday (Feb. 24) at the Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave.

Fine Arts on Campus: Conrad Chamber Orchestra performing at UW-Parkside

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Calling all chamber music fans!

Family activities include physics, hockey and ‘Alice’

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Carthage College’s Society of Physics Students is hosting a “Blast off!” event for Family Fun Night from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday (Feb. 24) in Carthage’s Hedberg Library.

Family Fun Night is free and open to the public. Themed activities take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Families can also use the library’s computers and browse the Center for Children’s Literature.

Get Out: ‘Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.’ arrives downtown

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Back when Cartoon Network, YouTube and Netflix didn’t exist, Saturday mornings were reserved for cartoons.

A popular children’s series that taught academics through catchy tunes returns as Children’s Theatre Academy delivers “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.” for a two-weekend run opening Friday (Feb. 24) at Armitage Academy, 6032 Eighth Ave.

Carthage planning Arts and Creativity Festival

Six days of events and performances are planned throughout the campus of Carthage College, 2001 Alford Park Drive, as part of the annual Arts and Creativity Festival.

The events are March 7-12. Admission to most activities is free. Highlights of the festival include:

Kenosha Symphony set for an evening of romance

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The Kenosha Symphony Orchestra presents an evening of romance with “Noche de Pasion: 100 years of Spanish Guitar” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 25) at Reuther High School, 913 57th St.

The concert features Grammy nominated flamenco guitarist David Maldonado and internationally renowned flamenco dancer Ania La Candela. The Kenosha Symphony is directed by conductor Dr. Robert G. Hasty.

Extended runs: Pair of productions continue this weekend

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An all-female play of monologues and a popular, 10-minute comedy festival continue this week. Here is a closer look at each production:

What: Lakeside Players’ production of “Love, Loss and What I Wore”

Quick Spins: Alison Krauss, Ryan Adams shine on new recordings

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Alison Krauss, “Windy City” (Capitol)

www.allisonkraus.com, $14.99

Music Matters: Spanish guitar master performing with Kenosha Symphony

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It’s Kenosha Symphony Orchestra time again, and this time they have a guest the likes of which I’ve never seen or heard at a symphony performance.

The program — Noche de Pasión: 100 Years of Spanish Guitar featuring David Maldonado — is 7:30 Saturday night in the Reuther Central High School Auditorium.

Brahms Project continues with piano recital

Carthage College Professor Wael Farouk will perform a solo piano recital Friday in the college’s A.F. Siebert Chapel.

The concert is part of the two-year Brahms Project, an ongoing concert series that includes the complete piano solo and chamber works of both Johannes Brahms and Ludwig van Beethoven.

Carthage bringing ‘The Regina Taylor Project’ to stage next week

A classic, Pulitzer Prize winning drama and a much-anticipated premiere open next week on college stages. Here is a look at each show:

What: Carthage College’s “The Regina Taylor Project: A Seat at the Table”

Lance staging ‘You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown’

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Lance Middle School is staging a full version of “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” with shows Friday and Saturday.

Here’s a capsule look at the production:

Tickets are still available for KUSD’s Orchestra Festival

Tickets are still available for Kenosha Unified School District’s 55th annual Orchestra Festival.

Performances are 6:30 p.m. March 4 and 1:30 p.m. March 5 at Indian Trail High School and Academy, 6800 60th St.

On the Beat: From classics to classic rock, young violinist does it all

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Sean Steinbach, 16, first picked up the violin at 4 years old, and by middle school was one of the founding members of the Young Strings, a trio that plays modern genres of music on classical instruments.

You can catch the Young Strings perfoming next from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday (Feb. 18) at Piggly Wiggly, 5201 Washington Ave., Racine.

Get Out: Lakeside Players stage ‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’

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If a piece of clothing, a purse or accessory has ever brought back memories, Lakeside Players Inc. might have something for you.

The Stage Noir series returns to the Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St., for an all-female production of “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” opening for a three-weekend run on Friday (Feb. 17).

Get Out: The sky is falling ! (Maybe ...)

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Chicken Little isn’t the only one afraid the sky is falling.

Two young adults diagnosed with keraunothnetophobia, the fear of things falling from the sky, meet in an online chat room and discover they live minutes away from each other in “A History of Falling Things” at the Carthage College Studio Theatre.

Fine Arts on Campus: Disney film could open doors for Parkside children’s series

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Two free screenings of “Queen of Katwe” could lay the foundation for a new children’s film series at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

Wisconsin Singers perform Friday

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The Wisconsin Singers — made up of 29 University of Wisconsin-Madison singers, dancers and instrumentalists — are performing Friday night at Central High School.

The group’s members include Central High School graduate Hunter Hermes.

For the Kids: ‘Snow Daze’ lands in Library Park on Saturday

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Sidewalks throughout downtown Kenosha will be decorated with ice sculptures for the fourth annual Snow Daze Festival from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 18) at Library Park, 711 59th Place.

Sculptors from Art Below Zero of Franksville will perform a demonstration during the event.

Quick Spins: Reba soars on gospel set

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Reba McEntire, “Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope” (Capitol)

www.rebamcentire.com, $17.99

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