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2nd “Manitowoc Minute” Show Added to Capitol Civic Centre Schedule

The Capitol Civic Centre announces that Manitowoc Minute’s Facebook sensation, writer and star of the Manitowoc Minute, Charlie Berens, will perform an additional show at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 27. The Dec. 27 and 28 performances are presented by Just Orthdontics, Time Out Sports Bar and Grill, and Valders Dental Associates with support from Action Realty and Allstates Rigging.

The Dec. 28 show sold out within days of on sale; the Dec. 27 show will go on sale at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17. It is strongly recommended that those who are interested in buying tickets go online,, for quickest purchase; long lines are expected at the Box Office and an unusually high volume of in-coming phone calls is likely.

In addition to writing and starring in the Manitowoc Minute, Berens is a stand-up comedian and Emmy-winning journalist. As a UW-Madison junior, Berens started reporting for MTV’s Choose or Lose. Since then he’s worked with Fox, CBS Sports Network, and Funny or Die, to name a few. Berens was born and raised, along with his 11 other brothers and sisters, right here in Wisconsin.

Tickets purchased for the Dec. 28 show will not be refunded nor exchanged for the Dec. 27 show.

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Manitowoc Minute’s Charlie Berens Coming to Capitol Civic Centre

The Capitol Civic Centre announces that Facebook sensation, writer and star of the Manitowoc Minute, Charlie Berens, will play the Capitol at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 28.

In addition to writing and starring in the Manitowoc Minute, Berens is a stand-up comedian and Emmy-winning journalist. As a UW-Madison junior, Berens started reporting for MTV’s Choose or Lose. Since then he’s worked with Fox, CBS Sports Network, and Funny or Die, to name a few. Berens was born and raised, along with his 11 other brothers and sisters, right here in Wisconsin.

“Hey der guy! Charlie here from da Manitowoc Minute. You’ve seen me on your Facebook page, now see me in real life,” Berens stated. “I’ll be on stage for a night of stand-up comedy, news, music, and a couple two three other surprises at the Capitol. So go ahead guy, buy a ticket real quick once and keep ‘er movin.”

Capitol Civic Centre members will receive a 10 percent discount on the $18 ticket price
(plus tax and fees) and can take advantage of a special early-purchase window, Wednesday, Oct. 4 through Saturday, Oct. 7. This offer is available at the Box Office, 913 S. 8 Street, Manitowoc or by phone at (920) 683-2184. The Box Office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9; online at, charge by phone, or visit the Box Office.

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Taste of Sheboygan Coming September 14th

Great food and more fun – TASTE SHEBOYGAN to benefit the United Way of Sheboygan County will take place in Fountain Park on Thursday, September 14 from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m.  This year’s event will feature something for the entire family including food, beverages, entertainment, and a visit from the United Way of Sheboygan County Business Champions.

10 restaurants, with unique and diverse menus from throughout the area, have agreed to participate.  Tasty tidbits from restaurants such as 8th Street Ale Haus, Paradigm, Black Pig, Ranieri’s Four of a Kind, Three Guys & a Grille, Sprechers Restaurant and Pub, The Bull at Pinehurst Farms, Nicki’s Pizza and Jakes Roundabout Steakhouse will present a diverse food sampling.

To quench every thirst, beverages including soft drinks, beers and wines will be served in a specially designated area.

A variety of entertainment will perform throughout the evening starting with Buck Shot performing at 4:00 p.m., The Big Bass Trio from 7:00 – 9:45 p.m.  So it will be food, music, fun and much, much more.


The United Way of Sheboygan County Business Champions are key companies that support the efforts of United Way, and each of these companies have created life size characters that will be interacting with the guests at Taste, as well as participate in their first every event of Punt, Pass and Kick.  Companies participating are Sargento, Johnsonville, Vollrath, Kohler, Plastics Engineering and Rockline.


Randy Schwoerer, organizer of Taste Sheboygan to Benefit the United Way of Sheboygan County said, “I’m very excited about the diversity in food sampling presented this year at Taste and all the activities we have scheduled for the night.  This will be a memorable night of sharing and recognition.  This is also a major performance by The Big Bass Trio in Sheboygan and I know they will rock the park with their diverse and fun song list.”


Proceeds raised from TASTE SHEBOYGAN will go to benefit the United Way of Sheboygan County.  This funding is used to support 42 programs and 3 focus areas provided by 22 non-profit partner agencies. United Way is also the home of the Volunteer Center with more than 50 member agencies.


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Brickyard 400 Named After Brantley Gilbert

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be home to the Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 on July 23.

Big Machine Label Group, which is the label home of Brantley as well as Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw and Thomas Rhett, is the new title sponsor of the Brickyard 400. In addition, Brantley Gilbert will attend the race on July 23 and perform during a pre-race concert.

“Racing has always been part of Big Machine’s DNA, and we’re thrilled to partner with the world’s most iconic racing brands,” said Big Machine Label Group president/CEO Scott Borchetta.


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Wynonna’s 2017 Tour Dates

Wynonna Judd is hitting the road again with her Roots & Revival Tour in 2017.

The tour will focus on elements of the past, present and future of Judd’s career, which has spanned more than three decades.

According to a press release, “Wynonna’s live shows are well known not only for the energy of her talented band, but also for the undeniable connection that she has with her audience. The show is part nostalgia, part comedy, and all rich, soulful music featuring Wynonna’s incomparable vocals.”


Wynonna Judd and the Big Noise 2017 Roots & Revival Tour Dates:

March 2 — Englewood, Fla. @ Englewood Event Center
March 3 — Ocala, Fla. @ Reilly Arts Center
March 4 — Mount Dora, Fla. @ Mount Dora Community Building
March 5 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Buckhead Theatre
March 9 — Hopewell, Va. @ Beacon Theatre
March 10 — Elizabethtown, Ky. @ Historic State Theater
March 11 — Hiawassee, Ga. @ Anderson Music Hall
March 12 — Myrtle Beach, S.C. @ Calvin Gilmore Theater
Sept. 22 –Tiffin, Ohio @ Ritz Theatre
Sept. 24 — Jasper, Ind. @ Jasper Arts Center
Sept. 28 — Annapolis, Md. @ Rams Head On Stage
Sept. 29 — Keene, N.H. @ Colonial Theatre
Oct. 1 — Great Barrington, Mass. @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Oct. 6 — Salisbury, Mass. @ Blue Ocean Music Hall
Oct. 7 — York, Pa. @ The Pullo Center at Penn State York
Oct. 8  — Millville, N.J. @ Levoy Theatre
Oct. 9 Alexandria, Va. @ The Birchmere Music Hall
Oct. 13 — Des Moines, Iowa @ Hoyt Sherman Place
Oct. 14  — Naperville, Ill. @ Pfeiffer Hall
Oct. 19 — Clinton Township, Mich. @ Macomb Center For The Performing Arts
Oct. 20 — Cedarburg, Wis. @ Cedarburg Performing Arts Center


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Valentine’s Concert

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day by attending “Six Centuries of Love Songs,” a concert of music from the 16th century through the present,starting at 3 p.m. on Feb. 12 at Silver Lake College, 2406 S. Alverno Road.

The concert will feature Bella Voce Camerata, a Chicago-based professional choral ensemble,

in the college’s Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance.  All members of the Camerata are drawn from Bella Voce’s full ensemble.

From Renaissance madrigals to music of our time, the concert will celebrate love through the beauty of timeless song. The program will feature music by Thomas Morley, Claudio Monteverdi, Henry Purcell, W. A. Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, The Beatles, Billy Joel and Cold Play.

Bella Voce is an ensemble-in-residence at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Theatre & Music. Its repertoire and performance practices are rooted in the discipline of the English Renaissance and European Baroque traditions.

Since 1983, the ensemble has performed historically informed presentations of vocal works, whether well-known, rare or new. Audiences are invited to join Bella Voce in discovering artworks that have the power to lift up, move and transform them.

In 2004, Bella Voce received the prestigious American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Alice Parker Chorus America Award. The ensemble has recorded for Centaur, Harmonia Mundi, Narada and Cedille Records, and also has four self-produced CDs in release.

Bella Voce performs under the leadership of Andrew Lewis, artistic director. Bella Voce Cameratasingers include Laura Lynch, soprano; Kirsten Hedegaard, soprano; Sarah Ponder, mezzo-soprano; Matthew Dean, tenor; and Vince Wallace, bass.

Tickets to the Silver Lake College Artist Music Series concert are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors (ages 55 and older) and $5 for students (ages 5-18). For ticket information, please visit the box office at the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance, call 920-686-6274 or visit


Photo caption:

Chicago-based Bella Voce Camerata will perform on Feb. 12 at Silver Lake College. Photo courtesy Bella Voce

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New Brad Paisley Tour

Brad Paisley just announced that he will go on tour in 2016. The tour will be called the Life Amplified World Tour, and he will be joined by Tyler Farr, and Maddie & Tae. The closest he will come to the Manitowoc area will be Indianapolis on July 30th, and Clarkston, Michigan on July 31st. I don’t know about you all, but I would love to go to a Brad Paisley Concert. He looks like a lot of fun live. For a complete list of tour dates click here.

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