Tag Archives: Music

Rumpke Mountain Boys: Jam, Trash and Bluegrass

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

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

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, 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 »

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, Any Swing Goes, 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 off their shoes and enjoy ... Read More »

Jazz Up Your Mondays at The Brewhaus

Sitting in The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Basement Brewhaus on Sept. 26 at 8 p.m., finger snapping, knee tapping, melodious jazz tunes could be heard at the first Jazz Jam Night of the year. Zachary Finnegan, senior and president of The Jazz Society, came up with the idea to start a partnership with The Basement Brewhaus in order to host ... Read More »

A Cappella UWSP Hosts Open Mic Night

A Cappella UWSP, a student group at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, hosted Open Mic Night on Friday,  Sept. 16 which turned out 40 attendees. The night included 12 solo performances, three duets and two songs sung by one of A Cappella UWSP’s ensembles, On Point. Rob Goszkowicz, President of A Cappella UWSP, started the event with an introduction, explaining ... Read More »

90FM Offers Alternative Opportunities

It’s a cold and stormy Monday night. You drive through Stevens Point with a broken heart and an empty wallet. What more could go wrong? You take a wrong turn, and in your frustration, bump the radio dial. You turn to 89.9FM. Jazz starts playing, not normal jazz, but weird jazz. Your hands are tapping. Your head is bobbing. Suddenly ... Read More »

Quit-N-Time Series Brings Great Deals and Live Music

The Basement Brewhaus on campus hosts the Quit-N-Time Music Series during the first half of the second semester on Fridays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.​ The Quit-N-Time series offers great deals, free snacks and live music every Friday. It features local and regional artists of all different genres. “I decided to come to the Quit-N-Time event this Friday because ... Read More »