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It’s a warm August Thursday at Farmstead. Pizzas are rolling from the wood-fired oven, the parking lot is crowded, and the hat full of prompts has been circulated for the three-word poetry challenge. Pens whisper on lined paper, and folks take a moment to step onto the pergola-covered stage to read their creations. Read more

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An art workshop for adults, Plein Air: Pastel Painting, will take place Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at CHARAC Art Center, 42790 Highway 63 South, one mile south of Cable. Professional artist Diana Randolph of Drummond will be the class instructor.

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It’s a shame that The Mavericks often are thrown into the catch-all bin of country music with such disparate artists as Willie Nelson and Reba McEntire

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The final presentation in the Cornucopia Library & Art Gallery's Meet Your Local Authors series will be a double feature! Wife and husband poets Nancy Takacs and Jan Minich will present their works “The Worrier” and “Wild Roses,” respectively,

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Spoken word on Thursdays, Fiber Arts classes on Wednesdays, Locally Grown Summer Music Series on Saturdays, Creativity Workshops on Tuesdays, 2nd Sunday Writers Circles each month… Just when I thought our summer schedule on the farm was booked as solid as possible, I’m adding one more thing.

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Marking the opening night of Washburn’s Brownstone Block Party for the 15th straight year, the Washburn Emergency Service 500 Dance will take place on Friday, July 27th from 6:00pm-11:00pm at the Washburn Ambulance and Fire Halls. This free community gathering is a favorite for locals and vi…

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LA POINTE — Madeline Island Chamber Music will present the world premiere performance of a new work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw at The Clubhouse on Madeline Island at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 29.

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Crystal Spring Gibbins' poetry collection NOW/HERE (Holy Cow! Press) received Honorable Mention for the Edna Meudt Poetry Book Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers, judged by Sean Thomas Dougherty.

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The public is invited to view a solo exhibit of landscape paintings by Diana Randolph of Drummond, titled Color and Contrasts – A Journey Through the Seasons currently at Sherman & Ruth Weiss Community Library in Hayward through June 23. The library is located at 10788 Wisconsin State Hi…

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This year marks the third season for Sessions from the Martin Hanson – a unique concert series held at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, hosted by Chance founders Cheryl Leah and Ed Willett.

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WASHBURN – From children's theater to hand-crafting a violin, the arts are thriving in the Chequamegon Bay area. That was a clear message at the recent annual meeting of the Chequamegon Bay Arts Council, an organization dedicated to promoting the arts and artists in the bay area.

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WASHBURN – The co-founder of Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua is continuing a new concert series started in 2017 with a Jan. 20 performance at the Harbor View Event Center in Washburn. Warren Nelson will be jointed by Bruce Bowers, Ric Gilman, Jack Gunderson and Ed Willett for a show titled …

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CABLE – The Drummond Public Library will present Chasing Light, Chasing Color, an exhibition of pastel paintings by 10 of the members of the Washburn Pastel Group cooperative. This winter/spring show features the work of area artists currently working together in their rented studio facility…

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The spirit of Christmas conjures up different feelings for different people. Some find it a joyous and mystical time of year. Others experience sadness, missing loved ones who’ve passed, or cynicism because of an over emphasis on materialism versus peace on earth, etc.

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WASHBURN – Seth Vasser, 39, and Alex Strachota, 30, play in a band together. They also co-lead the School of Rock, a new afterschool activity they drummed up together a few months ago.

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BAYFIELD – Rumors have been flying around town like witches on broomsticks. One of those rumors is that Wild Rice Restaurant, which closed on Oct. 14, is going to be developed by Artspace as artist live/work spaces. Wrong. Though Artspace is indeed considering a development of this nature in…

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ASHLAND – A garden, when placed in the hands of an artist, becomes a living sculpture with undulating pathways, tiered beds, and nesting birds and butterflies. But what happens when you invite a group of certified Master Gardeners to create art in response to their gardens?

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CORNUCOPIA – When she’s not on the set, Kara Hakanson scales rocks. However, in the next month this actor/writer/director/producer will be climbing a different kind of mountain. Her newly released 27-minute short, “fifteen,” filmed in Cornucopia in August 2016, will be shown at multiple loca…

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WASHBURN – Saturday, Steve Cotherman, director for the Washburn Cultural Center, completed his mission: hanging 17 pieces of poetry-inspired art by 10 different local artists for an exhibit currently on display at WCC through Sept. 29.

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WASHBURN – After a wildly successful Washburn Summer Art Camp for children, parents have been asking artists/instructors Betty Sitbon and Hillary Falconer when they’re going to have one for adults. Maybe next summer, but meanwhile, they’re hosting Moulin Rouge Paint & Wine Soiree for adu…