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The Wisconsin Arts board has teamed up with aggregator / blogger Ken Harwood to find a few Wisconsin Performances to help you survive "Safer at Home".  If you have an idea for a link send it our way Art@WisconsinNotes.com. 

We encourage all Wisconsin Artists to Take a photo, Record a Video, do an Audio Recording, post some Written Word, or any other way you can think of to share your art online. Use the hashtag #WisconsinArts and we will search each week for a small sampling of performances that make Wisconsin special!

... Please feel free to share this, subscribe, post a link in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter... You know the drill... be bold... be creative... and get ready to celebrate like it`s 1999 when this is over....

Ken Harwood
Advocating for Wisconsin
Ken [at] KenHarwood.com

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Madison man who made viral coronavirus music video out with sequel

A Madison musician and biochemist whose COVID-19 parody music video went viral has made a sequel that pays tribute to health care workers and others who are vital to society during the pandemic.

Adrian Grimes, 60, posted “Coronavirus Responders: You Are the Champions” three weeks after he made the “Bohemian Rhapsody” parody, “Coronavirus Rhapsody,” which has an estimated 25 million to 30 million views worldwide. The new song is another riff on a famous song by the rock band Queen.

The Two Videos are Here:

Coronavirus Rhapsody

Coronavirus Responders - You Are The Champions


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Garver Feed Mill to feature drive-thru window exhibition April 25 - May 31
Garver Feed Mill will mount a visual art exhibition in its large, historic windows for the duration of Wisconsin’s “Safer-at-Home” ordinance. “Outside Looking In: A Drive-Thru Exhibition” has been developed with distance-viewing in mind - all work is to be viewed via car or bike, visitors are not to approach the work; but instead, drive around the exterior of the Feed Mill to take in the unique visual experience. The exhibition route can be viewed in the graphic included at the link.

The exhibition aims to provide a safe, cultural activity for Madison and surrounding communities while urging the community to support local artists and small businesses at Garver during this especially challenging time. Artists will be paid stipends for their time and materials via an online fundraising campaign orchestrated by Garver Feed Mill and its partners. Donations can be made here.

Funds raised beyond the $1500 goal will be used to establish an artist relief fund for local artists. “Outside Looking In: A Drive-Thru Exhibition” features over a dozen local artists who will exhibit painting, new media, and sculpture. Most work will be visible during both night and day, with some variation in the viewing experience due to light-producing qualities of glow-in-the-dark and backlit paintings as well as new media pieces. Visitors may drive-thru the exhibition at any time and a map of artists is included below.

The project will launch Saturday, April 25th from 7:30pm - 9:00pm with a digital opening reception on Facebookand Instagram featuring artist talks and performances @garverfeedmill and @garverevents.

The community is encouraged to visit the exhibition during this time and safely follow along on social media before, during, or after their visit to the space. Digital artist talks, curator tours, and performances will beposted throughout the duration of the exhibition. Visitors are encouraged to share their experience of theexhibition with the hashtags #gogarver and #outsidelookingin.

Visitors can preorder for curbside pickup at Ian’s Pizza, Ledger Coffee, and Surya Cafe for their visit(s) to Garver Feed Mill, enjoying pizza, coffee, or plant-based meals during their drive around Garver or once they return home.

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A CAPPELLA’S NEW NOTE a PBS Wisconsin Special
From the classroom to the stage, “A Cappella’s New Note” takes you behind the scenes and live in concert with three Wisconsin High School vocal groups as they prepare for and perform in an annual festival in Port Washington, Wisconsin — called “Acapocalypse” — celebrating the genre of a cappella music.

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La Crosse Arts Online
A number of arts organizations around the La Crosse area want to fill your at-home playlist with new online content and classes.

Ken Notes: If your community or school has resources like this please send us a note.

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Virtural Venues In Wisconsin


  • UW-Extension Continuing Education

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A Bruce School District Teacher
Mr. Jonny sings Home by Phillip Phillips.
Your students know the parts that they should sing along with.   :)

Ken Notes: A Wisconsin teacher posts online for students...

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1:00 / 11:17 The Emperor`s New Clothes as read by Andrew Mercil
Mabel Tainter Board President, Andrew Mercil, reads “The Emperor’s New Clothes” for today`s Mabel`s Fables.   ...more

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Virtual Bass Orchestra - "Azure" by Duke Ellington

2020 Richard Davis Foundation for Young Bassists

For the 2020 Bass Conference, we decided to do things a little differently. Presenting the 2020 Virtual Bass Orchestra, performing a new arrangement of Duke Ellington`s "Azure" (arr. Ben Ferris). #songsofcomfort #virtualorchestra #musicforhope

The 2020 Virtual Bass Orchestra features 40 bassists - students, clinicians, alumni and friends of the Richard Davis Foundation for Young Bassists, Inc. Though we couldn`t be together in person, we were able to come together musically. Thanks to everyone who submitted recordings! For more information, sign up to our mailing list! http://www.richarddavisfoundation.org/
Ken Notes: The Richard Davis Foundation’s bass conference is held every year (except 2020), in Madison, WI on the UW Madison college campus on the Friday and Saturday before Easter...

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Promega Art Showcase, Spring 2020
The Promega Spring Art Showcase presents ‘pARTners’ and will feature the artwork of three artist couples. The show will emphasize how collaboration and the bond of their relationships has shaped them into the artists they have become. Their artwork has not only grown and evolved over the course of their relationships, but each partnership has been enriched as a result of their love for the arts.

Exhibiting artists include: Tim O’Neill & Theresa Abel, Andy Rubin & Anette Hansen, and John Ribble & Cynthia Quinn.
Ken Notes: One and a half hours of artists presenting and describing their work and inspirations...

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Kristiina Thums - University of Wisconsin-Superior
 University of Wisconsin-Superior

Kristiina Thums` is a senior Instrumental Music Education Major, performing Mozart`s Basson Concerto in B Flat Major. She was recently selected as winner of the UWS Symphonic Band Concerto Competition and the Red Cedar Symphony Concerto Competition...

More UW-Superior Music Performances https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

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