The Shooting Ranch: Hollywood of the Northwoods

By  K. Woodzick, Editor Northern Wisconsin is not only a hub of outdoor recreation but it also holds the distinction of being the backdrop for films featuring alien invasions, ghosts, haunted pianos and monster trucks equipped with artificial intelligence. Yes, you read that correctly! Bill Rebane is the master of Northwoods cinema, having filmed 10…

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Copper Box: Celebrating Music All Over Wisconsin

By K. Woodzick, Editor Copper Box describes themselves as a Roots/Americana quartet loaded with energy and a mountain of instruments, influenced by blues and jazz. Their fans, lovingly called “Boxers” are enjoying their summer shows throughout Wisconsin. Northwoods audiences can soon enjoy the magic of Copper Box overlooking the Wisconsin River. Music on the River…

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The Hodag Country Festival is Back!

Compiled by the Northwoods News Staff Mike Michalak, also known as Double-M, serves as the morning host of WHDG Hodag Country 97.3. He has enough memories about the Hodag Country Festival (HCF) to fill a book. In fact, you can look for the upcoming historic tome “Country in the Country-A Backstage Look At The Hodag…

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Celebrate the 4th Up North

Compiled by Northwoods News Staff July is just around the corner, and that means the Northwoods is gearing up to celebrate Independence Day! Our staff has compiled a list of all the festivities taking place in the Northwoods this Independence Day weekend.  We wish you a fun and safe holiday. Send us your best red,…

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The Man, The Myth, The Musician of the Northwoods: Scott Kirby

By Casey Reeves, Northwoods News Digital Journalism Intern Recently, I had the chance to speak with the Northwoods’ very own Scott Kirby. Exploring his love of music since the age of 12, Kirby is now one of the most beloved musicians in the area. Playing around 200 shows a year, Kirby is quite the busy…

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Must See Wisconsin Roadside Attractions!

By Casey Reeves, Northwoods News Digital Journalism Intern Looking to go road tripping this year? Need some fun summer ideas? Wisconsin has you covered. In addition to being the “Cheese State” and the home to our beloved Packers, Wisconsin boasts many bizarre, colorful, and quirky attractions that you can visit that make perfect stops on…

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Craft a New Tradition at a Northwoods Festival

Compiled by Northwoods News Staff “Festivals promote diversity, they bring neighbors into dialogue, they increase creativity, they offer opportunities for civic pride, they improve our general psychological well-being. In short, they make cities better places to live.” -David Binder, in his TED Talk, “The Art Festival Revolution”     The Northwoods is a place rich…

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Wisconsin Film Festival 2021

The Wisconsin Film Festival is completely virtual this year. Viewers have their choice of over 100 films, ranging from short films to feature-length films. The festival runs through May 20th and passes may be purchased by visiting the festival website. In the words of Jim Healy, Director of Programming, and Mike King, Senior Programmer: “Now…

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The Grand Offers Free Virtual Performances for Students

By the Wausau Pilot & Review WAUSAU – The Grand Theater will offer five new virtual performances in the Aspirus Arts In Education Series for students to enjoy from their homes and classrooms. Each year, The Grand welcomes roughly 17,000 students into the historic theater for Aspirus Arts In Education Series daytime performances. While the…

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