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Hit Picks this week: New music releases

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New arrivals at Inner Sleeve Records and CDs that hit bins July 21: On CD: Bloodclot “Up In Arms” Lana Del Rey “Lust For Life” Goldfinger “Knife” In This Moment “Ritual” Mr Big “Defying Gravity” The Pond “Weather” Chris Robinson Band “Barefoot In The Head” Scotty K “Demons” Silverstein “Dead Reflection” Teenage Bottlerocket “Stealing The…

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Book of the week: October: The Story of the Russian Revolution

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China Miéville (The Last Days of New Paris) marks the centenary of Russia’s dual 1917 revolutions with this vivid and insightful study of the journey from the February Revolution, which “dispensed breakneck with a half-millennium of autocratic rule,” to Lenin’s October triumph. Situating these eight turbulent months within the city of St. Petersburg, the czarist…

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Guest Column: We can and must do better, together

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By Bernie Sherry, Ministry Market Executive, Ascension Wisconsin, and Senior Vice President, Ascension Healthcare. This year, Congress has worked hard to craft solutions to the real challenges being experienced in the healthcare marketplace. In many states, including Wisconsin, the individual insurance market needs to offer more health plan options at a lower cost. We need…

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Book of the week: Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan

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Drawing on exclusive interviews with Sarah Vaughan’s friends and former colleagues, jazz-historian Elaine Hayes (a former editor of Earshot Jazz magazine) has written a lively and moving portrait of the passionate and tenacious jazz singer. Hayes gracefully narrates Vaughan’s life, from her childhood-church-choir days in 1930s Newark, N.J., and her first major performance at age…

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Not your average craft fair: Wausau Makers Market set to launch in August

A new creative venture that aims to engage and inspire a community of artists, makers and shoppers will make its debut in August. Masterminded by a pair of local graphic designers, the Wausau Makers Market is set to launch Aug. 3, in conjunction with the Wausau River District’s First Thursday event. The Market will be…

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31st annual Culture & Agriculture exhibit opens July 5 at New Visions Gallery

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Opening reception planned Sunday July 9 New Visions Gallery is celebrating 31 years of the immensely popular annual Culture & Agriculture exhibit with an opening reception Sunday, July 9, from 3-5 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public; complimentary refreshments will be provided. The exhibit opens for regular gallery hours Wednesday, July…

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This week’s WOW at the Woodson

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Here’s what’s happening at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Monday, June 26- Sunday, July 2. June 28 Wed. OR June 29 Thurs. 9:30-10:30am OR 11am-Noon Art Time for Tots Move Mountains Toddlers, 18 months-4 years, and accompanying adults gather to discover the beauty and power of nature through Taijiro Ito’s photography. Share movement, stories,…

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Book of the week: Since We Fell

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Set in contemporary Boston, this expertly wrought character study masquerading as a thriller from Edgar-winner Dennis Lehane (World Gone By) features his first-ever female protagonist. Once a star journalist, until something snapped during her TV coverage of the devastation in Haiti following the 2009 earthquake, Rachel Childs now barely leaves her house. Lehane portrays the…

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