Author Archives: Calvin Lemieux

Phantom Gallery Brings Art to Unexpected Places

CREATE Portage County hosted the fifth installment of its Phantom Gallery series on Saturday, Feb. 17, turning an unexpected Portage County venue into an art gallery for one night to showcase local artists and performers. This rendition, “Interplay,” showcased the language of movement and how it impacted each artist’s work. CREATE Portage County keeps the location of each Phantom Gallery ... Read More »

“Around the Corner with John McGivern” Puts Stevens Point in the Spotlight

Fans and viewers of Wisconsin PBS stations may already be familiar with “Around the Corner with John McGivern,” hosted by the titular Emmy-winning actor of Disney fame, as he explores and highlights Wisconsin communities and shares their stories. McGivern and his crew have been all over Wisconsin throughout the past six years, from Milwaukee to the nearby town of Wausau ... Read More »

Road to the Oscars: Academy Award Nominations Announced

The 90th Academy Awards ceremony is approaching, and film enthusiasts across the world have their eyes on Hollywood as the most critically acclaimed actors and projects from 2017 compete for recognition from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Guillermo del-Toro’s triumphant return to fantasy drama, “The Shape of Water,” accrued the most award nominations, 13 in total. The second ... Read More »

UWSP Jazz Festival Honors Don Greene and Benny Goodman

The 27th annual University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Jazz Festival invites middle school and high school jazz ensembles from all over Wisconsin and Minnesota for a day of workshops and master classes, culminating in a professional show that’s open to the public. “This year is a special year,” said Mathew Buchman, professor and director of Jazz Studies. “It marks the fiftieth ... Read More »

CASE and Greek Life Welcome You to the Spring Semester with Community Involvement Opportunities

Campus Activities and Student Engagement is hosting the Spring 2018 Involvement Fair on Wednesday, Jan. 31 to provide a platform for recruiting interested students to campus organizations. Boasting over 110 student organizations in attendance, the involvement fair will sprawl throughout the Dreyfus University Center Encore, Laird Room and Concourse to accommodate each one with a space to reach out to ... Read More »

Fun and Games Found in Downtown Stevens Point

As the semester comes to a close, students might find themselves looking for affordable entertainment as a well-earned reward for a grueling study session or just something to ease those “finals season” nerves. Two Stevens Point establishments are on deck to provide for the needy entertainment enthusiast, whether they’re on the lookout for games, comics, new friends or perhaps just ... Read More »

Mike Paramore Talks Relationships and “Embracing Weirdness”

Comedian Mike Paramore performed for a packed house in the Encore room of the Dreyfus University Center on the night of Dec. 1. He irreverently delivered his take on relationships, the differences between men and women and embracing weirdness. Paramore took to the stage around 8:45 p.m., after a spirited and well-received warm-up from two University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student ... Read More »

Now Playing in a Theater Near You: Holiday Movie Season Begins

With the coming of the holiday season, new movies have arrived in theaters across the country. The Thanksgiving weekend box office has been dominated by high-octane superhero flicks and touching emotional adventures. For fans of fights and tights, “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Justice League” have entered theaters to provide moviegoers with a new round of action movies based on beloved comic-book ... Read More »