UWW’s Free Summer Concert Series continues with the WhiskeyBelles – Today, July 20 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Join UW-Whitewater today, Friday, July 20, from 4:30 – 6:30 pm, as we celebrate 150 years in the community with our next free concert — the acoustic country-folk trio the WhiskeyBelles. Also featured:

  • Catering by the SweetSpot, including wraps, grain bowls, desserts, and wrap pinwheels for the kids
  • Beverage tent with soda, water, lemonade, beer, wine, Wisconsin Old Fashioned
  • Free balloon artist and Warhawk Alley will be open with free bowling, billiards, and ping pong!
  • Free 30-minute campus history walking tours starting at 5 and 6 p.m.
  • Tabling includes the University Bookstore, the Ice Age Trail, Roberta’s Art Gallery, and UW-Whitewater’s Summeround theatre season

Bring your own picnic or purchase a meal from our vendors — just no carry-ins of alcohol, please. Because rain is expected, all events will take place in the University Center. Free parking is available nearby in lots 1 and 12, and drop off is available at the center.

The Summer Concert Series is one of many ways UW-Whitewater is marking its Sesquicentennial. For details on other upcoming events, visit uww.edu/150.

Loving Vincent – Wednesday, July 18 at 12:30 PM, Seniors in the Park

From Wikipedia:

Loving Vincent is a 2017 experimental animated biographical drama film about the life of painter Vincent van Gogh, and in particular, the circumstances of his death. It is the first fully painted animated feature film. The film, written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, is a Polish production, funded by the Polish Film Institute, and partially through a Kickstarter campaign.

First conceived as a 7-minute short movie in 2008, Loving Vincent was idealized by Dorota Kobiela, a painter herself, after studying the techniques and the artist’s story through his letters.

Each of the film’s 65,000 frames is an oil painting on canvas, using the same technique as Van Gogh, created by a team of 125 painters. The film premiered at the 2017 Annecy International Animated Film Festival. It won Best Animated Feature Film Award at the 30th European Film Awards in Berlin and was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 90th Academy Awards.

The film received positive reviews with critics praising the performances and received three nominations at the 75th Golden Globe Awards, including Best Director and Best Actress – Drama for Williams.

When: WednesdayJuly 18 at 12:30 PM

Where: Seniors in the Park

Savory Sounds Summer Concert: Brass Knuckles, July 19 at 11:30 am

Brass Knuckles

July 19 at 11:30 am

 Birge Fountain in front of the Cultural Arts Center, 402 W. Main St.

Brass Knuckles Brass Quintet with Percussion is comprised of professional musicians who are also educators and have taught in public schools, universities, and colleges, as well as teaching in a private lesson studio. The musicians’ variety in performance background venues lends to a wide variety of styles in their repertoire. Their experiences include other brass ensembles, concert bands, touring bands, jazz ensembles, drum and bugle corps, percussion ensembles, and orchestras. All have been on numerous recordings with a variety of ensembles and will be recording their first Knuckles CD in 2019. They currently are available for concerts, weddings, wedding receptions, parties, memorials, special events, school events, and anything else you can imagine and Savory Sounds is excited to have them perform on the series.


The WAA is grateful to our partners-Fairhaven Senior Services, First Citizens State Bank, Fort Community Credit Union, Olm and Associates, and PremierBank–for helping to make these events possible.

Susan G. Schulte (Mrs. Max Taylor), age 68 of Whitewater and Franklin, WI left embodiment July 4, 2018 in her Whitewater home.

She was born on November 16, 1949 in Cedar Rapids, IA, a daughter of Harold and Marie (Bigge) Schulte.  Susan was the 8th of 13 children growing up on the family farm in Watkins, IA.  She married Max Taylor April 22, 2012.  They made their home in Whitewater.  Max left embodiment August 5, 2016.

Susan was an analytical thinker and teacher of many things.  Her passion was to share her insights with others.  She enjoyed nature, reading, taking walks and visiting with family and friends.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her dog Bliss as well as with her grand-dogs Wilson, Bentley and Smokey. She was a loving mother of three daughters, Leigh Anne (Steve) Kohls, Annalea Madison and Kendra (Tyler) Bittner.  She cared deeply for her family with her daughters always in the forefront of her thoughts.

Susan is further survived by three grandchildren, Anna and Isaac Kohls and Madison Grindall; step-son Mark (Jill) Williams of Flagstaff, AZ; three step-grandchildren Ian, Mallery and Lindsay; eleven siblings, Arnold Schulte of Cedar Rapids, IA, Cecilia (Wayne) Becker of Marshalltown, IA, Janice Tranberry of Plymouth, MN, Vincent (Karen) Schulte of Norway, IA, Annabel (Walt) Oakley of Libertyville, IL, Francis Schulte of Amana, IA, Harold Jr. (Renate) Schulte of Amana, IA, Christine Volz of Cedar Rapids, IA, Jolene (Frank) Randall of Ames, IA, Brenda (Tim) Kapucian of Keystone, IA and Valerie Schulte of Phoenix, AZ; sister-in-law SueAnn Schulte of Phoenix, AZ; many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents and one brother, Alan Schulte.

A celebration of her life is being planned for a later date in Iowa.

The Nitardy Funeral Home assisted the family, www.nitardyfuneralhome.com

“Schoolhouse Rock, Live!” set to run through July 14

The Whitewater Summer School Playhouse presents: “Schoolhouse Rock, Live!”  Performances are July 12 – 13 at 7 pm and July 14 at 2 pm at the WHS auditorium.  The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon is one of the most popular musicals ever to hit the stage. A generation of American kids grew up singing the catchy tunes that were an integral part of “Schoolhouse Rock.” These animated shorts incorporate songs that illustrate educational subjects such as history, science, multiplication tables and basic grammar. Memorable songs as “Just a Bill,” “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly,” and “Conjunction Junction”.

Directed by Jim McCulloch and Liz Elliott, and choreographed by Lynn Lema,  the talented talented cast and crew include:  Denver Isbell, Azurliz Rodriguez, Audrey Mayer, Morgan Zingsheim, Ella Spear, Willow Vogelzang, Josh Kirley, Lauren Harkness, Nicole Sedmak, Afton Clapper, Caleb Clapper, Stephanie Wence, Ella Willman, Anderson Waelchli, Calvin Baker, Jillian Harkness, Angie McKelvey, Jarvis Porcaro, Myles Morse, Emma Clarksen, Alex Martin, Colin Dugan, Alec Holt, Madison Strickler, Keith Cameron, Aldo Rodriguez, Maggie Jay, Chloe Prince, Ghati Binagi, Gio Anello, Henry Bresser, Lucus Scherer, Weston Lema, Marco Wence, Chris Porcaro, Olive Coburn, Ben McCulloch, Skylar Staebler, Brooke Bazeley, Sophie Mayer, Colin Chenoweth, Betzy Palomec, Nick Kuzoff, Carter Waelchli. Cally Julson, Josie Hintz, Dakota Isbell, Payton Bungen, Sophie Walton, Emma VanDaele, Maddie Elworthy, Lydia-Wiley-Deal, Andra Matthews, Becky Hoesly, and Marren McCulloch.

Tickets are available by calling the Whitewater High School Box office at 262-472-8178 or can be purchased at the door.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and all seats are reserved.

Reminder: the deadline to enter the Whitewater Arts Alliance’s Mixed Media Show is July 18th

Info: http://whitewaterarts.org/mixed-media-exhibit.html
Form: http://whitewaterarts.org/PDFs/WAAMixedMediaEntryForm.Final.pdf

Entries must be received by July 18th. There is no entry fee for this show.

There will also be three demonstrations using different materials and techniques in mixed media. All will be held at the Cultural Arts Center (402 W Main Street) in Whitewater, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. They include:

“Alcohol Ink and Pen” by Kathy Gibbs, Thursday, August 9
“Watercolor and Mixed Media” by Karolyn Alexander, Friday, August 17
“From Pop Can to Pop Art” by Dawn Hunter, Thursday, August 23

These demos are free, and no reservation is required. However, for planning purposes, the instructors would appreciate your letting us know if you plan to attend. Please email Linda Long (Lcubed12@gmail.com) or call 262-473-5538 with the demo(s) of interest to you.