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7th Annual “Mary Finley and Marcie Eanes Memorial Black History Month Read-In” is Feb. 24

RACINE – The 7th Annual “Mary Finley and Marcie Eanes Memorial Black History Month Read-In” will be held Thursday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. This year’s read-in will be held virtually, thanks to the collaboration of BONK! Arts and Culture Series, Find the Light LLC and the Racine Public Library. The event will be live-streamed […]

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Ice Storms Coincide 100 Years Apart on 2/22/22

The National Weather Service reports that one of Wisconsin’s worst ice storms occurred on Feb. 22, 1922. Now, 100 years later, Wisconsin is facing another ice storm. Coincidentally, it’s occurring today, on Feb. 22, 2022. The Ice Storm that spanned Feb. 21-23, 1922, caused damage across the state of Wisconsin. During that time period, ice […]

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“No-no-no way!” ‘SIX’ Broadway tour welcomes KUSD grad

Tour casting was announced Feb. 14 on Broadway World for the popular new musical “SIX.” Among the names appeared Khaila Wilcoxon’s, a graduate of Indian Trail High School and Academy. She will be portraying Catherine of Aragon. Wilcoxon graduated from ITHSA in 2014 before starting her college journey at UW-Stevens Point, where she graduated in […]

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“Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family” Debuts at MPM Feb. 18

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) is opening a new exhibit starting tomorrow, Feb. 18. T. rex and its ancestors are back from extinction beginning Friday with the opening of the special exhibit, Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family. Preconceptions will be overturned when exploring the latest tyrannosaur’s family tree discoveries in this highly engaging […]

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BONK! Features Dasha Kelly Hamilton and Charles Payne on Feb. 19

This February’s BONK! event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (Central time). The event will be held on Zoom webinar and streamed on Facebook Live at the BONK! Facebook page. Curated and hosted by Dasha Kelly Hamilton, BONK! will feature spoken word artists Charles Payne and Dasha Kelly Hamilton […]

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Racine Theatre Guild: Auditions for “Akeelah and the Bee” are March 6 & 7

RACINE – The Racine Theatre Guild (RTG) will host auditions for one of the shows previously claimed by the 2020 COVID-19 shutdown. “Akeelah and the Bee,” a harrowing story of a determined young speller, is back on the production schedule for April 2022. Director Kara Ernst-Schalk will hold auditions for “Akeelah and the Bee”on Sunday, […]

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Racine Theatre Guild Welcomes Back Jean’s Jazz

RACINE, WI – Jean’s Jazz, a live music concert series, is back at the Racine Theatre Guild (RTG). After a pandemic-induced hiatus, talented musicians are once again ready to grace the RTG stage once more in two concerts. The first concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, at RTG, 2519 Northwestern […]

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“Mamma Mia!” Auditions with Racine Theatre Guild are Feb. 13

RACINE – The Racine Theatre Guild (RTG) is holding auditions for “Mamma Mia!” on Sunday, Feb. 13 at Holy Communion Lutheran Church in Racine. Originally scheduled to be produced at RTG in 2020, “Mamma Mia!” had been cast and in rehearsal when productions were halted in March 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of […]

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Black History Month 2022: Inaugural Black Art & Culture Expo Hosted by UW-Parkside

SOMERS, Wis. – February is Black History Month. The University of Wisconsin-Parkside will debut its first annual Wisconsin Black Art & Culture Expo in partnership with Mahogany Gallery, 142 Washington Ave., in Racine. Scott Terry, owner of Mahogany Gallery, came up with the concept of the expo. He began collaborating with Colette Bell, who is […]

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Downtown Racine Corporation Seeks Artists for 21st Public Art Project

For more than 20 years, the people of Racine have participated in a tradition that very few communities get to experience. Downtown Racine Corporation’s Public Art Project, now in its 21st year, has been a favorite element for many during the warm weather months in Downtown Racine. This year’s project is functional art; the decorated […]

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BONK! Features Lennée Reid, Sandra Marchetti, and MG Bailey on Jan. 22

This January’s BONK! event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (Central time). The event will be held on Zoom webinar and streamed on Facebook Live at the BONK! Facebook page. Curated and hosted by Esteban Colon, BONK! will feature spoken word artists Lennée Reid and Sandra Marchetti, and musician […]

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“Nunsense” Opening Postponed at Racine Theatre Guild

RACINE – With opening night a mere two days away, the Racine Theatre Guild announced today that this weekend’s performances of “Nunsense” have been canceled citing COVID-19 breakthrough cases among cast and crew as the reason. “The show must go on” is synonymous with live theatre across the globe, until now. The COVID-19 pandemic meant […]

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Sinfully Hilarious: RTG’s “Nunsense” Opens Friday, Jan. 7

The Racine Theatre Guild brings a classic back to its stage this January. “Nunsense” is an uproarious musical comedy featuring some of our local area’s most vibrant talent. (Left to right) Juliana Garcia-Malacara, Robbyn Wilks, Betty Petersen, Ellie Hammond and Kara Ernst-Schalk strike their holy poses in “Nunsense.” – Photo Last performed at RTG in […]