Your Spring Break Adventure Guide


Let’s play a little game.

We’ll pretend that we’re spending Spring Break right here in Kenosha County — and we’re happy about it!

Who wants to dodge crowds at Disney World or risk sunburn at Myrtle Beach?

Side by side for 40 years: The McKeever Piano Duo celebrates anniversary with a concert


It’s difficult to do anything for 40 years.

Like stay married to your first spouse. Or play piano with your partner.

Local fans give rock star welcome to YA author


Nothing warms my heart more than talking about books with fellow readers.

And if those enthusiastic readers happen to be kids? Nirvana.

Your Spring Break Adventure Guide


Let’s play a little game.

We’ll pretend that we’re spending Spring Break right here in Kenosha County — and we’re happy about it!

Shakespeare to appear in Racine

As the world celebrates William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday on Wednesday (April 23), so too will the Racine Literacy Council.

Beginning at 6:45 p.m., Shakespeare, portrayed by actor Ron Scott Fry of Milwaukee, will give insight into his life in Elizabethan England. It will take place at Preservation Hall, 740 Lake Ave., adjacent to the Racine Literacy Council.

Just Peeping around


Is there anything Peeps CAN’T do?

We asked Kenosha News readers to get creative with the iconic pastel marshmallow candies.

Local music includes Thunders show, Suburban Cowboys

Have you ever wondered how difficult it must be to be an icon in a city scene?

Dale “Dr. Destruction” Wamboldt has been a near institution unto himself as a macabre rocker/old, old school punk rocker for longer than some club goers have been alive.

Dr. Destruction hosting Johnny Thunders tribute


The 23rd annual Johnny Thunders Tribute Show is tonight (April 18) at Motor Alley, 1402 52nd St.

The tribute is organized by Dr. Destruction, who was a fan of “the late, great Johnny Thunders, who led the New York Dolls in the early 1970s — paving the way for punk and new wave as well as serving as the inspiration for KISS.”

Burlington theater group bringing ‘Fools’ to stage

The Haylofters begin the 2014 theater season with the Neil Simon comedy “Fools” starting Thursday (April 24) and running through May 11 at the Malt House Theater, 109 N. Main St. in Burlington. Shows taking place Thursdays through Saturdays begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m.

“Fools” is a fable about a small town cursed with stupidity for the last 200 years. Their only hope seems to be the new schoolteacher who is hired to teach the doctor’s daughter, a lovely but intellectually impoverished young lady. Will the schoolteacher be able to break the curse? Will the doctor’s daughter learn how to add 1 + 2 correctly?

Comedy of Oswalt, songs of Vega both worth tracking down

Patton Oswalt

Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time (CC)

Kaeppeler/Fleiss wedding has us wondering ...


Now we know “Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?”

Our own Laura Kaeppeler!

You’ll laugh; you’ll cry; you’ll love ‘Call the Midwife’


Being “Call the Midwife” is rather like being Tom Brady’s non-athletic brother, Aretha Franklin’s tone-deaf cousin or Paul Newman’s brown-eyed sibling.

While its “sister” show on PBS — the massive hit “Downton Abbey” — gets showered with attention and adulation, this show, about London midwives working among the city’s poorest residents, toils in relative obscurity.

‘Becky’s New Car’ appealing thanks to originality of laughs


Over Our Head Players is bringing a warm, romantic comedy to Sixth Street Theatre in “Becky’s New Car,” opening tonight.

Director Rich Smith said the sharp, hilarious play takes a woman on a devious, delightful ride down the road not taken. Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage.

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