The popularity of vinyl record albums continues to increase as music fans clamor for that deep, warm sound available only in those 12-by-12 packages of shrink-wrapped nostalgia.
A fast look at a few of the things going on in the area this week.
Aretha Franklin is not only the definitive female soul singer of the 1960s but also one of the most influential and important voices in the history of popular music. She will be at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee on Friday, June 3.
Since February, employees at Voigt Music Center in Janesville have hosted weekly sessions that allow musicians of any age or ability to play music together. The lighted stage was set up with mics, amps and instruments on which artists could shred.
The Avenue Bar operated for decades as a classic supper club on Madison's East Washington Avenue. Food Fight Restaurant Group took over the operation in 2011, renovating it and reopening it as The Avenue Club and the Bubble Up Bar.
This is a listing of local night spots featuring live entertainment. Call the Gazette at 608-755-8258, or fax your listing to 608-755-8349 by 5 p.m. Tuesday. There is no charge. Scheduling changes do occur, so when in doubt, contact the venue before you head out to see a band.
A wide array of ogres, knights fools and wenches will gather at Janesville's Traxler Park from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. both May 14-15 for the 11th annual Janesville Renaissance Faire.
A fast look at a few of the events going on in the area this week.
At 7 p.m. Sunday, May 15, the Chancel Choir of Delavan United Church of Christ and the choir of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and School will join together for the fourth annual choir festival.
The uber-talented Craig High junior talks about movies that make her cry, her secret fascination with flipping houses and the Broadway role that would make her want to be a man so she could transform into a woman.