movies to check out at the theater over the holidays
WAUKESHA - With
Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, the holiday season is upon us,
which means a number of movies, seasonally themed or not, are
author traces century of 'Bug Line' railroad
WAUKESHA - Robert
Duerwachter never believed the search for a route to a trout stream
in northern Wisconsin would lead to a post-retirement hobby and a
series of books telling the tales of Wisconsin railroads.
Center unveils quintet of holiday events
- The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts has announced five
holiday shows in November and December.
favorite returns to Pabst Theater
- “A Christmas Carol” is back for a 38th year.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater will stage the traditional holiday
favorite from Nov. 29 through Dec. 24 at the Pabst Theater.
on Kennedy assassination offers interesting facts
WAUKESHA - A half-century
after his death, John Fitzgerald Kennedy has become a cottage
University Wind Symphony to commemorate John F. Kennedy
- Carroll University’s Wind Symphony will present a tribute
concert to President John F. Kennedy on the anniversary of his
assassination Nov. 22.
portrait artist features at Milwaukee Art Museum
MILWAUKEE - The name
Thomas Sully may not ring a bell outside of the art community, but
most Americans see one of his portraits on a regular basis - that of
President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.
stars in Hulu series 'Behind the Mask'
WAUKESHA - Did you happen
to catch the recent good-humored movie “The Short Game,” about
7-year-old golfers? If so, did you enjoy it?
WAUKESHA - Popular actor
and comedian John McGivern will bring his unique comedic style to
the 261-seat Waukesha Civic Theatre on Nov. 5 for a benefit
performance titled “One Night with John McGivern.”
gears up for 'You Can't Take It With You'
WAUKESHA - John Kibler,
director of the upcoming production of “You Can’t Take it With
You” at Waukesha Civic Theatre said the show is a gift of
laughter, joy and absolute mayhem for any audience.
David Lowery comes home
WAUKESHA - A Waukesha
native took center stage - literally - at one of the bigger events
of the recently concluded Milwaukee Film Festival.
Girls to join MSO for one-night only show
- The Grammy Award-winning duo Indigo Girls will join the Milwaukee
Symphony Orchestra for a special one-night performance Oct. 24 at
the Milwaukee Theatre, 500 W. Kilbourn Ave.
rock legend puts out new album
- Known for his legendary list of musical endeavours, including his
time with Cheap Trick, Bad Boy and Minnesota’s Straight Up, Xeno,
whose real name is Randall Hogan, released a new solo album just a
few weeks ago.
films worth seeing at Milw. Film Festival
WAUKESHA - The last week
has afforded the opportunity to see several entries in the Milwaukee
Film Festival, which continues through Oct. 10.
Cream City to the big screen
WAUKESHA - Former
Hadfield Elementary School teacher Matthew Nichols’ favorite part
of acting is stepping into another character’s life. That’s why
he retired last year after 18 years of teaching to pursue film full
country sounds cap WFFNL music series
WAUKESHA - The sounds of Willie
and Waylon’s idols will boogie down the downtown streets of
Waukesha for the final night of Waukesha’s Freeman Friday Night
Live of the summer music series.
D'Amore brings Sinatra, Elvis to life on stage
WAUKESHA - Take advantage
of one of the last nights of Waukesha’s Freeman Friday Night Live.
Venture down Clinton Street to
hear WFFNL regular Rick D’Amore as he croons out hits from Frank
Sinatra and Elvis Presley outside Mia’s Italian Restaurant.
festival brings local authors to forefront
WAUKESHA - Technology may
be changing the way people are able to read, but the appeal of
holding a physical book and talking to the author who wrote it is an
experience that will draw people from all over the area to the
fourth Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books this weekend.
Film Festival offers much to many
MILWAUKEE - The upcoming
Milwaukee Film Festival may not literally have movies for everybody,
but it will offer flicks for fans of German culture, cult and genre
aficionados, enthusiasts of music documentaries and preteens.
Damn! That's some good music
- Jazzy sounds from the 1920s and 1930s will stream from the
Waukesha Civic Theatre stage with the Hot Damn! band at this
week’s Waukesha’s Freeman Friday Night Live music series.
school band brings alternative music here
WAUKESHA - Paper Lake
rocks a sound of its own on the Kids from Waukesha stage at All™!
Chocolat at this week’s Waukesha’s Freeman Friday Night Live.
student percussionists will perform with Present Music
- Two student percussionists from the Carroll University Wind
Symphony will be guest artists with Present Music on Saturday at the
Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee.
band name displays local pride
WAUKESHA - With a name
based off the locally popular Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, The Blue
Ribbon Band has fun written all over them. This rock and blues cover
band will perform on the The Freeman-Thomas Press stage at this
week’s Waukesha’s Freeman Friday Night Live.
and the Cruisers, Stereotype bring their sounds to WFFNL series
WAUKESHA - No matter what
you’re in the mood for at this week’s Waukesha’s Freeman
Friday Night Live, two popular cover bands will be sure to cover all
Seven' this weekend at Waukesha Civic Theatre
WAUKESHA - The Waukesha
Civic Theatre and the Adaptive Community Approach Program have
teamed up again to collaborate on an upcoming production of “Snow
White and the Magnificent Seven.”
man pens memoir about time with Harley-Davidson
MILWAUKEE - Local author
Bob Michel has self-published a memoir that is his personal
reflection based on more than 40 years as a Harley-Davidson
enthusiast, 14 years as a Harley-Davidson corporate employee and 13
years as a Harley-Davidson dealership owner.
musician connects talent with nonprofits to make a difference
- A singer and songwriter who embraced a limb difference to become a
talented musician, Tony Memmel travels the country playing
professionally and collaborating with nonprofit organizations.
partners with Civic Theatre
WAUKESHA - Katie Danner,
marketing director for the Waukesha Civic Theatre, said the
partnership between the upcoming Wings over Waukesha Airshow and the
downtown theater will bring history to life.
Milwaukee Rep art director signs four-year extension
MILWAUKEE - The Board of
Trustees of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced Artistic
Director Mark Clements renewed his contract for four years,
keeping him with the organization through June 31, 2017.
explores ways to help peers welcome differences
WAUKESHA - Chelsea Budde,
co-founder and president of Good Friend, Inc., said a new short film
that she helped write called “We ALL Fit” explains autism to
typically developing peers.
unveils lineup for '13-14
- Following a successful season, the Oconomowoc Arts Center has
unveiled its 2013-14 schedule.
World exhibit captures baseball's evolution
MILWAUKEE - A light
fixture from the first night game and bats used by the likes of Ty
Cobb and Milwaukee legends Eddie Mathews and Robin Yount are part of
a new exhibit at Discovery World in Milwaukee that traces the
history of baseball and explores advancements in the sport.
Playhouse announces new season
ELM GROVE - Diana Alioto,
the new executive director at Sunset Playhouse, said she has always
been amazed at the quality of productions and the wonderful feeling
of camaraderie the individuals involved in the productions share.
Theatre unveils lineup for next season
- The Waukesha Civic Theatre announced the lineup for the 2013-14