Tag Archives: Music

If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On Marie

Photo by Kathryn Wisniewski.

Three beautiful things appeared on the stage of Michelsen Hall Saturday night: a young musician, her violin and the music they created together. Marie Von Rueden gave her junior violin recital on Saturday, Feb. 18. Von Rueden is a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point pursuing a bachelor’s degree of music in violin performance. She has been playing violin ... Read More »

Fruition and Gin Mill Hollow Rock at the Encore

Fruition playing a great show at the Encore. Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

Mandolin, guitar and a little bit of electricity created folkie tunes brought to campus Thursday night by Gin Mill Hollow and Fruition. The opening band, Gin Mill Hollow is an acoustic folk rock trio out of Madison. Marc Norman, songwriter, guitarist, double bassist and vocalist for Gin Mill Hollow, is quite familiar with the university, having graduated from the University ... Read More »

Kind of Wavy: Thomas Wincek and Lün Perform Alternative Music

Thomas Wineck Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

Eerie echoes, looping tracks, and a strong beat defined the feel of the alternative music in the Encore on Thursday night. It was music that sounded like the reverberations of life. Thomas Wincek, member of the bands Volcano Choir, Field Report and All Tiny Creatures, performed solo in the first Centertainment Productions show of the spring semester. The concert opened ... Read More »

Merry Tuba Christmas and a Euphonic New Year

Photo courtesy of thisisreno.com.

For many people, the day after Thanksgiving marks the seasonally acceptable date to start listening to holiday music. As the days of December fly by amid a flurry of the final weeks of the semester and snow, the holiday spirit grows and music from holiday radio stations to caroling to rumbles of tubas fills the air. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens ... Read More »

It’s an Armchair Boogie Kind of Day

Photo courtesy of armchairboogie.bandcamp.com.

Armchair Boogie is taking Wisconsin by storm. Over the past year, they have played 13 different events all over the state, from Appleton to Madison to La Crosse to here in their hometown of Stevens Point. The band was established in the winter of 2014 and has grown from a duo to a four-man-team, consisting of Augie Dougherty, Ben Majeska, ... Read More »

Rumpke Mountain Boys: Jam, Trash and Bluegrass

The Rumpke Mountain Boys rocked the Encore stage on Friday night. Photo by Mary Knight.

The Rumpke Mountain Boys took the stage of the Encore in the Drefus University Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Friday, Nov. 18. According to the Rumpke Mountain Boys’ website, they are a “foot stomping, old timey, whiskey spilling, psychedelic Jamgrass” band from Cincinnati, Ohio. The four-man bluegrass band was founded 11 years ago and consists of Jason ... Read More »

Funk Rock Bands Take on the Encore Stage

Photo courtesy of EAZY ON THE EYEZ Facebook page.

This week brought something unique and close to home to The Encore stage: two live bands right from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus, Heartlight and Eazy on the Eyez. The two-hour show gave equal light to both bands. Heartlight filled the first slot, playing for an hour. After a short break for the bands to organize themselves, Eazy on ... Read More »

Variety Found at Open Mic Night

Photo by Kathryn Wisniewski.

While campus is accustomed to Centertainment Productions bringing entertainment to students, Friday night had students bringing entertainment to Centertainment during Open Mic Night. Seven acts performed on stage in the Encore of the Dreyfus University Center, some performers reading poetry, some giving comedy acts and others performing live music. While the poetry readings and comedy acts featured one performer each, ... Read More »

Swing, Swing, Swing: UWSP’s Benny Goodman Approved Tuesday Night


Twirling partners, dancing feet, jazz music and having a ball: Any Swing Goes has it all. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student club organizes weekly events where anyone can come and learn how to swing dance. On Tuesday night, participants filed into the dance studio of UWSP’s Health Enhancement Center to kick of their shoes and enjoy an evening of ... Read More »

Renee Fleming Inspires at UWSP Master Class

Renee Fleming sings in Michelsen Hall in the Noel Fine Arts Center on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Photo courtesy of Colton Oltesvig.

Renee Fleming, a world-renowned American opera singer, held a master class for University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point students on Wednesday, Oct. 12. The soprano has done work on Broadway, in operas and with orchestras across the country. A four-time Grammy winner, Fleming performed at the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony and during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Fleming has also recorded ... Read More »