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Music for the Cure

Music is the Cure was started 4 years ago to help out a local musician who was battling cancer.  His fellow band members and many other musicians in the area decided to show their support by doing what they do best. Thirteen bands got together and put on a show to raise money to help cover expenses and get his family through that difficult time.

The second year, eleven bands played and the money raised was donated to another local musician’s family member who was suffering from MS and the aftermath of a horrible stroke. As the event started growing, more and more people were asking about the next year. They wanted to know who was playing, who the event would benefit, and what they could do to help.

For the third year, seven bands donated their time and the money was donated to a single mother who needed a bone marrow transplant. In the third year, we also started taking sponsors to help grow the event and provide more entertainment.

Last year we had six bands including 2 national bands. The money raised went for Nick’s Fight. Nick is a teenager in our community who had to receive chemo treatments. Portions of the proceeds also went to Adam Brey, another individual in our community who was undergoing treatment, and the TREG Foundation, a non-profit organization funded by Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group that donates to local charities throughout the year.

MITC is in its 5th year and has also taken it another step by becoming a registered non profit organization and obtained it’s 501(C)3 status. We have also taken on more sponsors and are looking to make this year the biggest event yet. We have eight local bands and it will be held at City Limits in Manitowoc on February 10th. Door will open at 3pm and the music will start at 4pm. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. We look forward to an amazing event and raising more money to help out local charities and families in need!

Some of our sponsors include: Hatchet Promotions, Loud Noises Audio, Coldwell Banker TREG, Two Rivers Clothing, In Tune Guitar Pics, Razor 94.7FM, Nelson Sign, Burbey CPA and more being added.


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Silver Lake College presents senior oboe and piano recital on Jan. 13

Katherine Sohn.jpgThe Silver Lake College Department of Music will present the senior oboe and piano recital of student Katherine Sohn at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13 in the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance on campus, 2406 S. Alverno Road.

Sohn is a student in the studios of Zachary Pulse and Dr. Diana Shapiro, who will play piano accompaniment. The recital, which will include works by Tchaikovsky and Chopin, is free and open to the public.

Sohn, a 2013 graduate of Howards Grove High School, is studying general, choral and instrumental music at Silver Lake College.

She has participated in numerous ensembles, including singing in the Silver Lake Chorale and Silver lake Concert Choir, playing oboe in the Silver Lake Wind Ensemble, playing clarinet and baritone saxophone in the Silver Lake Jazz Ensemble, and participating in the Silver Lake Handbell Ensemble and Opera Workshop.


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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