Arts & Life

Arts & Life
3:25 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Sing Along with David Dall

WXPR recently made stop at the Old School Arts and Learning Center in Rhinelander to record a Christmas Sing Along with local performer David Dall.

Dall is a professional performer and early childhood educator. He has produced several CD's including Music is a Friend of Mine, Box Under the Bed, and Still Playin'.  His most recent is a Christmas CD entitled Hometown Holiday.

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Arts & Life
6:00 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Choir Members Find Community in Northwoods Singers

The Northwoods Singers at Grace Covenant in 2013.
Credit Submitted photo

If you love to sing with others, where do you go? Church choir perhaps? What if you want to sing more challenging music, or nonreligious music? For some people living throughout the Northwoods of Wisconsin and the U.P., the answer is the Northwoods Singers.

It’s a snowy evening, and about 40 choir members ranging in age from their 40s to 80s are waming up in the Congregational church in Eagle River for their last regular rehearsal of the season. Northwoods Singers co-founder Norma Yaeger said it’s quite a commitment for some of the members to make the drive.

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Luke Somers Spent Time in Northwoods
5:56 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Three Lakes Educator Remembers Journalist Killed In Yemen

Last weekend a  raid by U.S. forces in Yemen tried to free American hostage Luke Somers who had been held hostage by Al-Qaeda since September of 2013. Somers and a South African were killed by their captors. Somers was in Yemen to capture the aftermath of the uprising in Yemen.

A Three Lakes man has vivid memories of Luke Somers. Six years ago, Somers spent six months at Teaching Drum School in Three Lakes. Director Tamarack Song talked to WXPR's Ken Krall about Somers' time in the Northwoods.

Thomas Siebold went missing in Alaska last year. He has not been found.

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Arts & Life
10:58 am
Tue December 9, 2014

5 Days of WXPR Christmas- a Drawing Each Day!

  On the first day of WXPR Christmas my radio friends gave to me...

Pledge your support to WXPR during our "5 Days of WXPR Christmas"  (December 9th through the 13th).  Each day you pledge, you'll be entered into a new drawing. We will have something fun each day.

Plus, tune in Saturday to hear live Polka and Bluegrass!

Support WXPR 

Happy Holidays! 

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Arts & Life
10:08 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Become a Sustaining Member- Pledge $5 and Receive the Our Wisconsin 2015 Calendar

Become a WXPR Sustaining Member! Pledge $5.00 a month and as our thanks WXPR will send you the Our Wisconsin 2015 Calendar

The pictures in this calendar make a solid contention that Wisconsin is one of the prettiest states in the nation. But for those of us who live here, that case is already closed.

Flipping through the pages of this calendar is like taking a photo tour of the seasons...from the promise of spring...the warmth of summer...the color of fall...to the purity of winter.

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Donate to community
9:28 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Post Grants WXPR On "Giving Tuesday"

Ken Krall receiving a check from Post 3143
Credit Kim Swisher

The Ray Rousseau VFW Post 3143 in Rhinelander Tuesday night handed out checks to 25 Rhinelander-area non-profits.

WXPR was one of the  non-profits receiving a check.

Post spokesperson Ralph Larson said the proceeds for the checks come from the Post's bingo night. More than $8,000 was distributed Tuesday evening.

Our thanks to Post 3143 for including WXPR and the other non-profits.

Ken Krall
Interim Station Manager

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Arts & Life
2:22 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

More News is Coming to WXPR

Starting Monday, December 1 listeners will hear a local 6:00 p.m. newscast on WXPR.  If you have a busy afternoon and can't tune in during All Things Considered, you can now catch up on local news at 6:00 p.m. Plus, our central Wisconsin listeners can now hear WXPR news. 

Before There Was Kindergarten
5:36 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Three Lakes' Story Hour Celebrates 50 Years

Three Lakes Library Director Erica Brewster presented a plaque to Story Hour founders Barbara Hultz and Ginny Javinkoski.
Credit Emily Bright

Parents and children gathered in Three Lakes Tuesday…to mark fifty years of reading stories out loud at the library.  

Demmer Library in Three Lakes celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Story Hour yesterday.

In 1964, there was no kindergarten program in the public schools. Barbara Holtz and Virginia Javenkoski started Story Hour help teach young children the social skills they’d need for school. Mrs. Holtz recalls the Three Lakes’ town board’s response to starting a Story Hour:

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Thirty Days, Fifty Thousand Words
11:55 am
Tue November 25, 2014

NaNoWriMo Not For the Faint of Heart

At the end of this month, Beckie Jokie will have written seven novels in seven years.
Credit Submitted photo

November is National Novel Writing Month—or NaNoWriMo—the time when people of all ages and walks of life commit themselves to writing a 50,000-word novel in just 30 days. WXPR’s Emily Bright sat down with Beckie Jokie, municipal liaison of the Northern Wisconsin chapter.

Beckie Joki is a competitive bass fisherman and a freelance writer living in Woodboro, and the month of November--

"It’s been a little bit busy," she says.

But that’s normal.

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Arts & Life
1:10 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

WXPR Concert Series

WXPR Concert Series at Nicolet College

The annual WXPR Concert Series continues to be a favorite event and with good reason - stacked with amazing talent, every concert is a must-see! Hot up-and-comers, current stars, absolute legends - the artists that take the Nicolet College LRC Theatre stage are some of the finest in the world and deliver performances packed with diverse musical styles and sounds! 

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