Art & Soul Tattoo and Gallery and Small World Childcare Art Exploration

Stef Nelson and Sarilis Schoville, local artists from Art & Soul Tattoo and Gallery, worked alongside Ashley Bidlingmaier and Kayla Langfoss from Small World Childcare for an art exploration. Small World School Aged Summer Camp, a division of Small World Childcare had many eager learners ready to take on an artistic mixed media activity.


Both Stef and Sarilis each taught half of the group and conducted a small lesson for a project that was to be finished that day. Stef held an interactive art activity where each young artist was allowed structured creativity. While the students stood in front of their artwork, Stef gave them simple directions, such as, now glue something, or paint with the blue paint anywhere on the paper. Then, each student moved on to their neighbors art, and added their own creative twist. The purpose was to really have the children stop and think about why someone would do something to their art and understanding how collaborative work can go. Although some students did not enjoy others touching their artwork, everyone seemed to have fun and they produced some cool art.

Sarilis led the other group, starting with a simple drawing with oil pastels or crayons. Once the drawings were complete, the students were instructed to crush and crumple their paper into a little ball. This seemed to be their favorite part. Next step was to uncrumple, and cover their paper with watercolor paint of their choosing. The outcome resulted in colorful drawings with a stained glass window effect and the kids learned the idea of resist as the crayons resisted the paint.

“We try to do an event with Small World at least once a year, the artists try to show them different ways of looking at art”, says Renee’ May, owner of Art & Soul in New Glarus.

Art & Soul Tattoo and Gallery and Small World Childcare have always maintained a positive relationship and have enjoyed the many opportunities they have had working together.

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In an effort to unite instead of isolate, The Alliance of Sound plans on bringing the different flavors of electronic music together for an unforgettable tour. For perhaps the first time in the history of electronic music, two of the biggest and most disparate names in electronic-based music – SKINNY PUPPY and VNV NATION, are banding together for a 17-date tour of North America, with support from HAUJOBB and YOUTH CODE. Kicking off at the end of November at Toronto’s Sound Academy, the tour will circle the continent, and wrap up at Pomona, CA’s Fox Theater in December. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, July 25, 2014.

Vancouver’s Skinny Puppy have been major voices in issues that plague society, from vivisection to pollution to drugs to even the advent of AIDS. When news of the U.S. government’s usage of their music at Guantanamo Bay hit the news in the last year, media surrounding the band’s political and cultural impact resurfaced in NPR, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and hundreds of other outlets, reinforcing the band’s place in musical history. Their most recent album, Weapon, stands as an abstract commentary on that which it is named; reflecting that everyday and seemingly safe, inert technologies are actually killing us, thus becoming weapons.

With their unique and formidable ability to combine very melodic, danceable electronics with haunting and powerful lyrics, Irish/English duo VNV Nation have built a massive fanbase, playing to hundreds of thousands of fans at both their own sold-out shows and major rock festivals worldwide. Their massive hits “Chrome”, “Beloved” and “Illusion” are club staples that still pack dancefloors. Their latest two albums, Automatic and Transnational have thrust Ronan Harris and Mark Jackson to a wider audience seeking substance and meaning over mainstream superficiality and artifice with Top Ten albums for both in European charts .

More ambient and textural, Germany’s Haujobb have explored the electronic musical spectrum from electro-industrial to IDM (“Intelligent Dance Music”) to techno and created a soundscape all their own. Hailing from Los Angeles, hardcore-based Youth Code are a raw, punishing and hardcore-based electronic duo of Ryan William George and Sara Taylor who blends WaxTrax-styled chaos with catchy dance undertones.


Nov. 28 – The Sound Academy (Toronto, ON)
Nov 29 – Metropolis (Montreal, QC)
Nov. 30 – House of Blues (Boston, MA)
Dec. 2 – Best Buy Theater (NYC)
Dec. 3 – Trocadero Theatre (Philadelphia, PA)
Dec. 5 – Jannus Landing (Tampa, FL)
Dec. 6 – Buckhead Theatre (Atlanta, GA)
Dec. 8 – The Pageant (St. Louis, MO)
Dec. 9 – The Vic Theatre (Chicago, IL)
Dec. 10 – Mill City Nights (Minneapolis, MN)
Dec. 12 – Ogden Theatre (Denver, CO)
Dec. 13 – The Complex (SLC)
Dec. 15 – Showbox SODO (Seattle, WA)
Dec. 16 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre (Vancouver, BC)
Dec. 17 – Roseland Theater (Portland, OR)
Dec. 19 – Regency Ballroom (San Francisco, CA)
Dec. 20 – The Fox Theater (Pomona, CA)

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DORO To Bring 30 Years – Strong & Proud Anniversary Tour To North America

Having celebrated thirty years since the first time she took the stage this past May with a two-night live concert party in her hometown of Düsseldorf, Germany in addition to shows throughout Europe, the U.K., and Latin America, multi-decade recording artist/legendary metal maven DORO PESCH
will be bringing her career-spanning anniversary show to North America this Fall.

“The Anniversary Tour was incredibly well-received everywhere and we know there are many more places we need to get to,” shares vocalist and songwriter, DORO. “I’m always super excited to play in the USA and Canada. Looking forward to seeing all our great fans, friends, and metalheads again. See you soon… Raise Your Fist!”

Fans will soon be invited to participate in an online poll to select the set lists for the tour via
Doro’s official Facebook page. Additional plans for a second leg of the tour in the US for Spring 2015.

DORO 30 Years – Strong & Proud North American Tour:
10/10/2014 Route 20 Outhouse – Sturtevant, WI
10/11/2014 Pov’s 65 – Spring Lake Park, MN
10/12/2014 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
10/14/2014 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
10/15/2014 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
10/16/2014 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
10/18/2014 Salle Multi – Quebec City, QC
10/19/2014 Petit Campus – Montreal, QC
10/20/2014 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

This Fall, the Nuclear Blast Webshop will have the import version of DORO’s Raise Your Fist – 30 Years Anniversary Edition available to coincide with the October tour. A re-release of 2012′s Raise Your Fist album, it will include new and rare tracks plus a bonus CD entitled Powerful Passionate Favorites comprised of cover versions of Dio, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, and Kiss songs.

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Comic-Con: Batman: The Complete Television Series Get an Official Release Date

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially announced that the long awaited “Batman: The Complete Television Series” will debut on digital, DVD, and Blu-ray on November 11, 2014. In addition, they’ve revealed that the fan-=favorite series will be featured on thousands of hotel keys at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, which you can check out below.

A panel for the release will also take place at San Diego Comic-Con, featuring “Batman” stars Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar who will discuss the landmark home entertainment release at a special Comic-Con panel in Hall H on Thursday, July 24 from 6:00-7:00pm. Moderated by Ralph Garman, the panel will give fans an inside sneak peek at dazzling HD remastered footage from the landmark series, as well as an advance look at the limited edition box set and reveals of the exclusive bonus content.

Starring Adam West as the titular hero, “Batman” ran for 120 episodes from 1966 to 1968 and also featured Yvonne Craig as Batgirl, Burgess Meredith as the Penguin, and Cesar Romero as the Joker.

Pre-Order here:

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Gets September Premiere Date



ABC has fully revealed their fall 2014 premiere schedule and with it comes the announcement that “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 2 will debut on Tuesday, September 23 at its new timeslot of 9 p.m. Easter/8 p.m. Central.

The “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” cast includes Clark Gregg as fan favorite Phil Coulson, along with Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz and Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons

The series is executive produced by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb.

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Beach Fossils, Heavenly Beat Bottom Lounge, 9/30, 6 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 7/18, noon.

Adrian Belew Power Trio Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 11/1, 8 PM, all-ages.

Biz Markie the Shrine, 9/6, 10 PM.

Blonde Redhead Bottom Lounge, 11/3, 7 PM, on sale Fri 7/18, noon.

Bombay Bicycle Club, Milo Greene Park West, 10/14, 8 PM, on sale Fri 7/18, 10 AM.

Crystal Bowersox City Winery, 9/25, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 7/17, noon.

Jackson Browne Chicago Theatre, 10/14, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 7/19, 10 AM.

Colbie Caillat McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, 8/29, 8 PM, all-ages.

Cherry Glazerr Beat Kitchen, 8/6, 8 PM.

Code Orange Kids Beat Kitchen, 9/28, 6:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 7/18, noon.

The Drums Bottom Lounge, 9/27, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 7/18, noon.

Antje Duvekot, Amy Speace Szold Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 10/4, 7
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Earth, King Dude Empty Bottle, 9/29, 9 PM, on sale Fri 7/18, 10 AM.

Fat Tony Schubas, 10/16, 9 PM, on sale Fri 7/18, noon.

GBH Bottom Lounge, 9/20, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 7/18, noon.

Glass Animals Thalia Hall, 9/10, 9:30 PM.

Macy Gray City Winery, 9/28-29, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 7/17, noon.

Noah Gundersen Lincoln Hall, 10/24, 9 PM, on sale Fri 7/18, noon.

Head for the Hills Szold Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 9/25, 8 PM, all-ages.

Hercules & Love Affair Metro, 10/3, 11 PM, on sale Fri 7/18, noon.

Horse the Band Beat Kitchen, 8/17, 8 PM.

Marketa Irglova Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 10/16, 8 PM, all-ages.

Sarah Jarosz Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 9/27, 7 and 10 PM, all-ages.

Journey the Venue at Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, 9/4, 8 PM, on sale Fri 7/18, 10 AM.

Kongos Metro, 9/20, 9 PM, on sale Fri 7/18, noon.

MC Frontalot Subterranean, 8/21, 8 PM.

JD McPherson Metro, 9/5, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 7/18, noon.

Merchandise, Lower Empty Bottle, 10/10, 9:30 PM, on sale Thu 7/17, 10 AM.

Jason Mraz Chicago Theatre, 11/7-8, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 7/18, 10 AM.

My Brightest Diamond Lincoln Hall, 11/13, 9 PM, on sale Fri 7/18, noon.

Jay Nash SPACE, Evanston, 11/3, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 7/18, 5 PM.

Nth Power, Van Ghost City Winery, 8/31, 10 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 7/17, noon.

Onslaught, Artillery Reggie’s Rock Club, 10/28, 7:30 PM.

Operators Schubas, 8/30, 8 PM, on sale Fri 7/18, noon.

Perfume Genius, Matteah Baim Lincoln Hall, 10/1, 9 PM, on sale Fri 7/18, noon.

Progtoberfest: Spock’s Beard, Bigelf, Richard Sinclair, Stick Men, and more Reggie’s Rock Club, 10/25-26, 1 PM.

Robert Randolph & the Family Band SPACE, Evanston, 9/28, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 7/18, 5 PM.

Rusko The Mid, 10/10, 10 PM.

Russian Red, Babes Schubas, 10/23, 9 PM, on sale Fri 7/18, noon.

Satan Cobra Lounge, 10/18, 9 PM.

She Keeps Bees Beat Kitchen, 8/24, 8 PM.

Sir Sly, Wolf Gang Subterranean, 9/19, 9:30 PM, on sale Fri 7/18, 10 AM.

Slowdive the Vic, 10/30, 8 PM, on sale Fri 7/18, 10 AM.

Todd Snider Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 10/9, 8 PM, all-ages.

The Soil & the Sun Subterranean, 9/5, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Wed 7/16, noon.

Suffocation, Kataklysm Reggie’s Rock Club, 10/7, 6 PM.

Total Slacker Empty Bottle, 10/14, 9 PM, on sale Fri 7/18, 10 AM.

Velvet Teen Subterranean, 9/14, 10 PM.

Claude VonStroke The Mid, 9/26, 10 PM.

Loudon Wainwright III Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 10/5, 7 PM, all-ages.

Whirr, Cloakroom Beat Kitchen, 9/23, 8:30 PM.

Wishbone Ash FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 9/12, 7:30 and 10 PM, on sale Fri 7/18, 11 AM.

Zola Jesus Thalia Hall, 10/16, 8 PM, on sale Fri 7/18, 10 AM.

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