Entertainment

Never say there's nothing to do in Northeast Wisconsin! Our region is full of talented entertainers! From local bands and comedians to artists, theater and more - you'll find the stories about our regions most entertaining people and places here at WhooNEW!

We Didn’t Realize We Got a Standing Ovation: Introducing Folk-Pop Duo Seasaw

It happened during the making of their second album. Melissa Golz and Eve Wilczewski were in the sound booth messing around when Eve grabbed a tambourine and threw it in the mix at the last second. “The look in your eyes tells me this is a bad idea,” were the exact words of their sound engineer. Not only would that phrase go […]

8 Strange Festivals and Competitions in Wisconsin

Anyone who tells you Wisconsin is a boring place to live has obviously never visited one of our many festivals throughout the year – especially the events in this article. Of course, maybe it was boredom that inspired these bizarre ideas. Perhaps a long winter spent staring into the fireplace caused some half-drunken Wisconsinite to […]

Wisconsin Actor Gives the Inside Scoop on New Mockumentary ‘Flim: The Movie’

Anyone who sets out to make a movie has to be at least a little bit of a dreamer. You probably even have to be slightly crazy to take on a huge project like a feature film. Wisconsin native, Dan Davies, understands exactly what it takes to make a movie. He’s the mind behind the […]

How The Production Farm Can Change the Lives of Young People in Wisconsin

If you heard that a couple from New York City’s entertainment industry was looking to buy a farm in the Green Bay area, you might shake your head and chuckle. Maybe you’d assume they’re just a pair of artsy-fartsy dreamers trying to escape the Big Apple and build a bucolic life for themselves in rural […]

11 Novels to Read if You Love Wisconsin

It’s finally spring -according to the calendar- but we all know in Wisconsin, warmer weather doesn’t always come when we want it to. While we shiver and wait impatiently for spring weather to stick around, why not get to know Wisconsin a little better from the comfort of a few good books? Whether these books […]

The Naughty & Nice Sides of the 2015 Wildwood Film Festival in Appleton

The Wildwood Film Festival in Appleton will mark its 14th year this month. If the festival were a human being – it would be smack-dab in the middle of puberty. Just like the mood swings of a budding adolescent – you can never be sure what to expect when you attend a screening of short […]

Fill the Stage – How Hosting In-Home Concerts Makes You Way Cooler Than Your Neighbors

Want to throw the best party – the kind that makes you the envy of everyone in your neighborhood? What if you could have some of the most sought-after local musicians perform live in your living room or backyard? That’s exactly the opportunity a new effort called Fill the Stage is offering people in the […]

9 Comedy Movies with a Wisconsin Connection

There is plenty of comedy to be found in Wisconsin as well as in the lives of Wisconsinites. I’ve interviewed comedians who are from Wisconsin and always ask if there is a specific “Wisconsin-style sense of humor.” They almost always say “No, not really.” So perhaps we don’t have a particular style of funny – […]

Was Cabaret Singer Hildegarde the Most Romantic Wisconsin Woman of All Time?

Imagine the lights dimming at a Wisconsin supper club. People dining on prime rib and sipping on brandy old fashioneds look up to see a striking blond take the stage. Wearing glamorous and slightly seductive clothing, she sits down at a piano surrounded by roses. With a twinkle in her eye and a bit of […]

11 Best Portrayals of Wisconsinites in Movie History

It’s not often you’ll see a movie about Wisconsin. And when you do come across such a film – you probably won’t be happy with how our state and our people are portrayed. (Check out our article on the worst depictions of Wisconsin in movies for more on that). During college, I had an internship […]