Arts & Entertainment Archives for 2018-01

"Curious George" appearance highlights Sturgeon Bay Library's Book Character Program Saturday







By Paul Schmitt















There will be some monkey business going on at the Sturgeon Bay Library this Saturday.  The Door County Library's Book Character Program will feature three children's book classics from the "Curious George" series by R. A. Rey.    Sturgeon Bay Library Youth Services Librarian Beth Lokken says the program is geared towards preschoolers but with the inspiration behind the book goes back to World War II and relates to every generation.

Curious George in costume will make an appearance with stories, crafts, games, and snacks being provided. The Book Character Program is free and will be held at the Jane Greene Room at the Sturgeon Bay Library starting at 12:30 p.m.






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Door County Reads explores Hmong culture








By Tim Kowols















Door County Reads will kick off another year Sunday as residents and visitors officially dive into this year's book, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir. The book, written by Kao Kalia Yang, tells the story of her escape from war-torn Laos to Thailand and eventually the United States. The Hmong culture will take center stage at several different events over the course of the county-wide reading celebration including dancing, music, and food at the Kick-off celebration Sunday and a discussion with military veterans February 3. Door County Library Director Tina Kakuske says the activities planned during Door County Reads will help open eyes to a relatively unknown culture despite its population growth in the area.

You can find copies of The Latehomecomer at branches of the Door County Library and on Hoopla, its digital reading partner. You can find details on all of the Door County Reads events, including Sunday's 2 p.m. kickoff celebration at the Door Community Auditorium, online with this story.







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Birch Creek to begin live streaming performances for parents







By Tim Kowols















Parents will not have to worry about missing their children's concerts at Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Egg Harbor thanks to new technology. A camera and fiber optic cables are being installed inside the performance barn so families can watch a live stream of their kids performing during their two-week sessions. Birch Creek Music Performance Center Executive Director Mona Christensen says with students arriving on campus from 15 states and a couple different countries, it will be great to connect parents with their students during their stay.

Christensen says the link will be provided to parents only and will stop working after the concerts conclude. The $6,000 project should be ready for when students come on campus this summer.






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"Curious George" appearance highlights Sturgeon Bay Library's Book Character Program Saturday


By Paul Schmitt


There will be some monkey business going on at the Sturgeon Bay Library this Saturday.  The Door County Library's Book Character Program will feature three children's book classics from the "Curious George" series by R. A. Rey.    Sturgeon Bay Library Youth Services Librarian Beth Lokken says the program is geared towards preschoolers but with the inspiration behind the book goes back to World War II and relates to every generation.

 

 

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Door County Reads explores Hmong culture


By Tim Kowols


Door County Reads will kick off another year Sunday as residents and visitors officially dive into this year's book, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir. The book, written by Kao Kalia Yang, tells the story of her escape from war-torn Laos to Thailand and eventually the United States. The Hmong culture will take center stage at several different events over the course of the county-wide reading celebration including dancing, music, and food at the Kick-off celebration Sunday and a discussion with military veterans February 3. Door County Library Director Tina Kakuske says the activities planned during Door County Reads will help open eyes to a relatively unknown culture despite its population growth in the area.

 

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Birch Creek to begin live streaming performances for parents


By Tim Kowols


Parents will not have to worry about missing their children's concerts at Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Egg Harbor thanks to new technology. A camera and fiber optic cables are being installed inside the performance barn so families can watch a live stream of their kids performing during their two-week sessions. Birch Creek Music Performance Center Executive Director Mona Christensen says with students arriving on campus from 15 states and a couple different countries, it will be great to connect parents with their students during their stay.

 

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Algoma High School's classic "Beauty and the Beast" show offers unique challenge to students


By Paul Schmitt


The Algoma High School's upcoming musical production will challenge the band and drama students to replicate a theatrical masterpiece.  "Beauty and the Beast" will be performed at the Algoma Performing Arts starting on January 26.  Band Director Jennifer Massey says the show is written for vocalists to sing at their lowest note and their highest meaning the musical pit crew must be up able to play at a near-professional level.

 

 



 

 

Algoma High School Drama Director Melissa Scheck says "Beauty and the Beast" requires a range of talent beyond the main characters.

 

 



 

 

Algoma High School's musical "Beauty and the Beast" will have showtimes on Friday, January, 26 at 7 pm with two performances on Saturday, January 27 including a 2 pm matinee.   Tickets are available at the Algoma High School or may be purchased at the door prior to each show.

 



 



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Secret Treasures of Door County: Why I Love Winter


By Tom Jordan


On January 1st of this year the temperatures across the Midwest dropped to levels so low that nearly every city in every state issued severe warnings and were forbidding residents from engaging in the traditional Polar Bear Plunge. About 200 people at Jacksonport shrugged off those dire predictions of thermal damage, ignored the wind chill cold of almost 30 below, and plunged headfirst into the nearly frozen waters. To say the residents of Door County are a hearty lot would be like saying that a Grizzly bear can be a tad aggressive. We play golf when it's a balmy 30 degrees and cross country ski, no mater how low the temperature because, c'mon, the trails are groomed.

 

The first winter my wife and I spent here as full-time residents was the year of the Polar Vortex. Remember that? Each night on the news the weather forecaster would show how all the unbelievable cold was swooping down from the north. That same forecast was given night after night after night. It lasted for months. We went well over a month with every day below zero.  I got photos of the famous ice shoves...in March.

 

It was the winter when I took my first photography class up here. The instructors, Dan Anderson and Suzanne Rose were complete pros, not just with the incredible quality of their work, but with how they handled the weather. They acted like it...was...no...big...deal. Over the course of several days we traveled from Bjorklunden to Cave Point, Sturgeon Bay to the lighthouse at the ship canal. On that Sunday morning at the lighthouse it was 15 below zero. But because the temperature was so cold, the mist coming off the lake as the sun was rising provided some amazing photo ops.

 

But that why I love it here in the winter. Because it is simply, and dramatically, beautiful. And every few minutes the vista will change. The sun might sneak behind a cloud over Lake Michigan and shoot golden-red rays skyward. Or the Steel Bridge will be the backdrop for a gigantic ship heading to Bay Ship Building for winter repairs. Every day at Cave Point is like being inside a crystal palace with the sun shining on the ice as it clings to the branches. Of the trees and bushes.  And on a rare day, when the circumstances are just right...you get hoar frost, one of the most dazzling tools in Mother Nature's paint box.

 

And on your way up the Peninsula to take in Gills Rock or the Anderson Dock, it's nice to know there are some places open year-round to accommodate your winter cravings.  Grab a cup of coffee and a sweet at Door County Coffee in Carlseville . They are open all year and the coffee is fresh, hot and amazing. Czarnuzca Soups in Ephraim can warm the coldest day with the hottest, most robust soups around. BaysideTavern in Fish Creek serves up one of the best burgers I've had...anywhere. The White Gull Inn has an unreal coffee cake and the BEST corned beef hash. And you can ever get Swedish Pancakes at Al Johnson's and...not...wait...in...line.

 

Years ago, when my wife and I decided to make Door County our year-round home, a lot of our friends questioned our sanity. They had settled in Arizona, California, Florida, New Mexico, Nevada...even Mexico.  To them, warmth was found in the temperature, not in the souls of friends and neighbors sharing a common bond and a common cause; collectively surviving the harshest of element in a Door County winter.

 

I post a lot of my winter photos on Facebook. And the comments I get from my friends who are spending their lives on a warm beach are almost always the same: "Okay, now I see why you live there. Thanks for sharing."

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Late Photographer featured in Door County Maritime Museum Exhibit


By Tim Kowols


The Door County Maritime Museum is honoring the work of the late photographer Steve Reinke with an exhibit in his honor opening this weekend. Reinke volunteered his time to capture the maritime happenings of the area, much of which takes place just outside the museum's doors. Door County Maritime Museum Executive Director Amy Paul says Reinke took pictures of lots of different topics but believes his best work was on Sturgeon Bay's working waterfront.

 

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