Military Pride In Appleton

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These were taken a while back (I can tell from the camera used).  You see these types of military displays and tributes all around Wisconsin, as it should be. * * * * * *

Duel Cheesehead Connection To Shotgun Lovesongs Novel

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Interestingly, there is a duel Cheesehead connection to the recently published Nickolas Butler debut novel “Shotgun Lovesongs”, that being that the author lives in Northern Wisconsin (in a rural area next door to a buffalo farm), and that the books cover photo was taken by, well, me, also from Wisconsin and a proud Cheesehead.  The … Continue reading

Milwaukee born John Ridley Wins Academy Award

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Milwaukee born John Ridley (who grew up in Mequon) won the Oscar this year for Best Screenplay based on a previous work for the film “Twelve Years A Slave”.  While many Wisconsin born talents have won Oscars over the years (Spencer Tracey, Orson Welles, Fredrich March to name but a few), it was nice to … Continue reading

Stradivarius Stolen In Milwaukee

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Okay, not something to be proud of.  Hope they catch who did it.  But it is a bit humorous that the thief was decent enough to use a stun gun and not a hand gun with bullets. Theft of Stradivarius violin was for money, not possession, experts say. via Theft of Stradivarius violin was for … Continue reading

The Tripoli Shrine Center In Milwaukee

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I took these shots on a snowy, gloomy day, so they don’t even come close to the dazzling nature of the Tripoli Shrine Center in Milwaukee.  Didn’t get a chance to go inside, which I hear is even more astounding, but will get around to that next time in Milwaukee. From the Tripoli Shrine Center … Continue reading

Bobby Nelson Cheese Shop – The Little Shop That Could

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Kenosha has more than its share of cheese shops, and while the more well known is the Mar’s Cheese Castle, a lesser known but just as unique cheese shop is right up the street, the Bobby Nelson Cheese Shop.  What’s coolest about his place, besides the awesome meats and cheeses, are the paintings the run … Continue reading

If Frank Lloyd Wright Had Designed A Cheese Haus…

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If Frank Lloyd Wright had designed a Cheese Haus it would have been Foster Cheese Haus in Osseo (just south of Eau Claire off of I94).  They have some amazing cool Wisconsin Cheese as well, including bacon infused cheese curds like I’ve not seen anywhere else. Not only do they have great Wisconsin Cheese, but … Continue reading

Owning Fine Art Is Good For The Soul

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Our dear friend and fellow artist Christine Mount Kapp has entered the world of blogging and you should check it out.  Christine has interviewed for the documentary and will be involved in other aspects of it as we near completion in post-production. While her work is Americana, it speaks strongly of Wisconsin culture as well and … Continue reading

The Milwaukee Domes Art Festival 2011

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While a bit late in posting these, art is far more long lasting than travel so we’re sure having these up at any time is a good thing.  The pictures speak for themselves so we’ll leave it at that… * * * * * *

A Wisconsin Winter Wonderland In Pictures…

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Being that it’s Christmas Eve yet there may not be snow on the ground all over the state just yet this winter, enjoy these fantastic “Wisconsin Winter” photos submitted to us by a terrific photographer and artist out of Chippewa Falls who’s talent seems to know no bounds…  Here’s to the BADGERS winning the ROSE … Continue reading

Vintage Painter Christine Mount Kapp & Her Wisconsin Connection

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We first met Christine Mount Kapp, Professional Oil Painter of Vintage and Americana styles of painting, at the Mitchell Park Domes in Milwaukee last August during their summer arts festival.  Immediately drawn to her work as for its evident Wisconsin and Midwest depictions, we were able to secure an interview with her a couple of months … Continue reading

“Lombardi” Benifit Show Scheduled At The Milwaukee Rep

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“We are excited to announce this very special benefit performance to help support the fight against cancer.  While we are unable to exchange previously purchased Lombardi tickets for this event, as a loyal supporter of The Rep we wanted to provide you the first opportunity to purchase a ticket and add your support to the Vince Lombardi … Continue reading

Houdini At A Castle In Appleton: Fitting For Sure

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While we covered a number of things previously about how terrific the Museum At The Castle In Appleton was, we aslo promised to post some of the Harry Houdini related photos from the exhibit the we took.  Again, thanks to Matthew and everyone else there for giving us a terrific interview and a great day … Continue reading

Oneida Casino Tribute Statues Are Everywhere In Green Bay

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As we drove around Green Bay this past May, there seemed to be a new Oneida Casino Tribue Statue or granite plackard popping up every day.  Of course that’s an exageration considering how incredibly intricate and awesome these things are.  We don’t know if statue is the correct term, but they are memorials to the … Continue reading

Painted Cows At The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board

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We want to give a big shout out of thanks to the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board for their assistance in helping us move things along with the many artisan cheesemakers throughout Wisconsin.  When it comes to innovative internet marketing, these guys really have it down pat with sites like Eat Wisconsin Cheese, Cheese Cupid, The … Continue reading

Marcus Corporation In Milwaukee: Cinemas, Hotels & Midwest Values

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We have had a wonderful relationship with Milwaukee based Marcus Theatres thanks to Carlo Petrick, Director of Communications, who has been an ally since we began this project last fall.  We had a terrific interview with him about movies, Wisconsin and his long standing love of the Green Bay Packers.  With 25 movie theaters throughout … Continue reading

The Grilled Cheese Academy: The Art Of Grilling Cheese!

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This site put out by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board is just pure decadence when it comes to cheese sandwiches.  And since it is Grilled Cheese Month, you gotta check out these awesome recipes, if only for the sake of the pictures.  It’s like art and cheese grilled into one.  (Note: Above photos used for … Continue reading

Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibit At The Milwaukee Art Museum

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See scale models, furniture, newly discovered video footage, and more than thirty rare drawings never before seen by the public from nearly every project Frank Lloyd Wright designed. Because the celebrated architect allowed the latest available technologies, the building site, and the accessible local materials to drive each project, his designs could look radically different. … Continue reading

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