April 28, 2017
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‘George Washington’ comedy opens at Central High School


A comedy about all of the “joys” of home ownership arrives this weekend at Central High School. Here is a closer look at the show:

What: Central High School’s “George Washington Slept Here”

For the Kids: Family Fun Night has global feel

An international celebration will take place at Carthage College’s Family Fun Night on Friday (April 21) at the Hedberg Library, 2001 Alford Park Drive.

The “Around the World” event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nearly a dozen Carthage student organizations will be there to lead a variety of crafts and activities for the kids. Families may browse the collection in the Center for Children’s Literature, work on the computers or use the N.E. Tarble Athletic & Recreation Center.

OOHP present ‘Bob: A Life in Five Acts’


First-time play director Brandy Harrell hopes the audience loves her show as much as the cast and crew enjoy producing it.

Racine’s Sixth Street Theatre, 318 Sixth St., wraps up its 25th season with the laugh out loud, heart-warming story of “Bob: A Life in Five Acts,” which opens for a three-weekend run on Friday (April 21). Born and abandoned in a White Castle restroom, Bob (played by Cody Ernest) energetically embarks on an epic journey in his beige Malibu.

Music Matters: From Cooler’s last stand to a cheese fest


All right, you rockers with more than a handful of concert-going years under your belts: Do you remember a Kenosha rock band called The Danger? How about Reckless Hearts?

A common factor shared between those bands was bass guitarist Ian Lund. Lund left the Midwest and relocated to Austin, Texas, where he is now in the band Honeyrude.

Quick Spins: Celebrating Record Store Day Saturday


Record Store Day began when a group of like-minded friends decided to celebrate the existence of some 700 independently owned record stores across the country.

Held on a Saturday every April, Record Store Day officially kicked off on April 19, 2008, with an in-store appearance by Metallica at Rasputin Music in San Francisco.

Coming soon: Unified to deliver ‘Hunchback’

Kenosha Unified delivers its final main stage production of the school year with a piloted, high school version of a Walt Disney animated feature. Here is a closer look at the musical:

What: Kenosha Unified’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”

Carthage Concert Band, Jazz Band perform Saturday

The Carthage College Concert Band and Jazz Band — both directed by James Ripley — will perform 7:30 Saturday night (April 22) in the college’s A.F. Siebert Chapel, 2001 Alford Park Drive.

The Concert Band will perform a variety of works ranging in genre.

Infusion Baroque group playing free concert


The University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s Noon Concert Series continues Friday (April 21) with a performance by Infusion Baroque.

The free performance starts at noon in Bedford Concert Hall.

Fine Arts on Campus: Simply Three concert tonight


Simply Three is not your average cover band.

From “Shake it Off” and “Take Me to Church” to “Bad Romance” and “I Wanna Hold Your Hand,” the classically-trained cello, violin and bass trio has amassed tens of millions of views on YouTube with their string-centric versions of pop songs. (Their version of Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” has nearly 16.5 million views alone.)

The Rolling Stones make it cool to embrace the clutter


Thanks to the Rolling Stones, we all now have a snappy comeback if someone (usually a spouse, parent or well-meaning best friend) accuses us of creating excess clutter.

Just say, “I’m archiving.”

Snyder: Mixing it up


When it comes to music, you can’t get more traditional than Johann Sebastian Bach — who was born in 1685 and whose music is still played all around the world.

And you can’t get more modern than the Gaudete Brass Quintet.

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