Free to Use and Reuse: Movie Magic

The Grand Riviera’s opening week, 1925. Historic American Buildings Survey. Photo: Jack Boucher. Prints and Photographs Division. The Grand Riviera Theatre opened on Grand River Boulevard in Detroit in 1925, an intoxicating, million-dollar movie palace designed to resemble the wealthiest of Italian Renaissance courtyards. It was gorgeous. It was crazy. You couldn’t believe it. Three stories, 3,000 seats and an 80-foot octagonal tower above the … Continue reading Free to Use and Reuse: Movie Magic

Our Favorite Things to Do in Beloit

No matter how you define the word, Beloit is a destination that is all about having FUN! With a completely transformed downtown, there’s tons of amazing restaurants and shops to check out, as well as fantastic venues and events that showcase art and history. Here are 10 of our favorite things to do in Beloit: Dine at one of downtown Beloit’s many delicious restaurants. Whether … Continue reading Our Favorite Things to Do in Beloit

Wisconsin Supreme Court denies review in a number of cases

Wisconsin Supreme Court denies review in a number of cases 2020-02-21 10:15:00 The Supreme Court has acted to deny review in a number of cases. As the state’s law-developing court, the Supreme Court exercises its discretion to select for review only those cases that fit certain statutory criteria (see Wis. Stat. § 809.62). Except where indicated, these cases came to the Court via petition for … Continue reading Wisconsin Supreme Court denies review in a number of cases

Stanford Taylor to tour Milwaukee schools, see how students utilize Career and Technical Education programs

MADISON — State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor will learn how students benefit from various Career and Technical Education programs by visiting and touring two Milwaukee schools on Thursday.   Stanford Taylor proclaimed February “CTE Month” in Wisconsin, representing a time when the importance of these programs is highlighted. The long-term goal of CTE in Wisconsin schools is to prepare students for a wide range of … Continue reading Stanford Taylor to tour Milwaukee schools, see how students utilize Career and Technical Education programs

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood: On Stage at the Library March 2

Garth Brooks, the 2020 recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Garth Brooks has friends in library places – sorry, couldn’t help it – and one of them will be in the Coolidge auditorium on March 2, as the Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter will be talking about his life and career ahead of receiving the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song … Continue reading Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood: On Stage at the Library March 2

Latest News: Shawn Walker Photo Archives Acquired

The Library of Congress has acquired the archive of photographer Shawn Walker and his collection of photos, ephemera and audio recordings representing the influential Kamoinge Workshop based in Harlem, the Library announced today. Founded in New York City in 1963, the Kamoinge Workshop is a collective of leading African American photographers, such as Anthony Barboza, Louis Draper, Adger Cowans, Albert Fenner, Ray Francis, Toni … Continue reading Latest News: Shawn Walker Photo Archives Acquired

Stanford Taylor, Frostman, and Foy to tour local school, see how students utilize Career and Technical Education programs

MADISON — State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor will join Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Secretary Caleb Frostman and Wisconsin Technical College System President Dr. Morna K. Foy on Wednesday in learning how students benefit from unique Career and Technical Education programs offered at DeForest High School.   Source: Wisconsin Department of Instruction Stanford Taylor, Frostman, and Foy to tour local school, see how students … Continue reading Stanford Taylor, Frostman, and Foy to tour local school, see how students utilize Career and Technical Education programs