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Rock camps give young musicians their chance to gig on the big stage
Rock camps give young musicians their chance to gig on the big stage
Knapton Musik Knotes guitar instructor Brad Lutton remembers his first big rock ’n’ roll moment. It was 1987, and it was in his bedroom at his childhood home.
Quick kicks for April 28-May 4, 2016
A fast look at some of the events going on in the area this week.
Restaurant review: Food, drinks, '50s-'60s vibe make Octane special
Restaurant review: Food, drinks, '50s-'60s vibe make Octane special
Octane Interlounge in downtown Rockford playfully celebrates that '50s-'60s vibe with a bar/restaurant that is billed as “fun, casual dining,” says Gazette restaurant reviewer Joan Neeno.
Questionable behavior: Trivia nights keep area bargoers guessing
Questionable behavior: Trivia nights keep area bargoers guessing
Area bars such as The Rock Bar & Grill in Beloit continue to see good returns from dedicated trivia nights.
Both Sides Story: Craig, Parker team up for first time on spring musical
Craig and Parker high schools have joined forces to produce a musical, apparently a feat never attempted in the schools' near half-century of existence. The show is a classic tale of star-crossed lovers and two Manhattan gangs. “West Side Story” opens Thursday, April 28.
Quick kicks for April 21-27, 2016
A fast look at some of the events going on in the area this week.
Music roundup: Frightened Rabbit bounces into Milwaukee on April 28
Music roundup: Frightened Rabbit bounces into Milwaukee on April 28
The indie rock band Frightened Rabbit is a five-piece group from Scotland led by Scott Hutchinson on guitar and vocals and his brother Grant on drums.
Night Music for April 21-27, 2016
This is a listing of local night spots featuring live entertainment. Call the Gazette at 608-755-8258, or fax your listing to 608-755-8349 by 5 p.m. Tuesday. There is no charge. Scheduling changes do occur, so when in doubt, contact the venue before you head out to see a band.
Restaurant review: Madison's Osteria Papavero provides top-shelf Italian
Restaurant review: Madison's Osteria Papavero provides top-shelf Italian
Since 2005, Osteria Papavero has been quietly operating on East Wilson Street in downtown Madison, turning out some of the best Italian food in the city, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
20Q: Catching up with Janesville-based artist Tony DiNicola
20Q: Catching up with Janesville-based artist Tony DiNicola
DiNicola talks about what inspires his art, whether left-handed people are more creative than right-handed people and what he prefers to watch on television.