Nations Association Traveling Film Festival returns to Carroll
- The ninth annual United Nations Association Traveling Film
Festival will be held April 2 at Carroll University.
of Beatles tribute band recalls more than 3 decades of playing the
Fab Four's music
WAUKESHA - Clothed and
coiffed like the Beatles, The Britins originated in Milwaukee in
1977 and became nationally known as a tribute band.
March: A month for different films
WAUKESHA - The month of March is
being marked in our area by the release of three very different
films: the comedy “The Grand Budapest Hotel” on Friday, one week
after the documentary “Tim’s Vermeer” and two weeks after the
graphic novel adaptation “300: Rise of an Empire.”
Don’t Just Sit There
WAUKESHA - When you attend a
klezmer band concert, be ready to become a participant, not just a
Nephew pens biography about original country
OCONOMOWOC - Tompall Glaser was a
rebel and a Nashville outlaw before it was the cool persona marketed
by many of today’s hottest country music singers.
Civic Theatre’s ‘Curtains’ a whodunit musical
WAUKESHA - “Curtains” by John Kander and
Fred Ebb, their last work, does not measure up to their best
musicals - “Cabaret,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and “Chicago.”
Sunset’s ‘Joseph’ raises the bar with complete
WAUKESHA - Andrew Lloyd Webber
and Tim Rice launched their sterling careers in 1968 with “Joseph
and the Amazing Technicolor Coat.”
Rep unveils 2014-15 schedule
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee
Repertory Theater unveiled its 2014-15 show lineup last week.
cast offers humor, dedication
HARTLAND - Paul Weir, who
plays King Arthur, leader of the Knights of the Round Table in the
upcoming Lake Country Players production of “Spamalot,” said his
role mirrors many things he’s been involved in throughout his
maestro directs Carroll Wind Symphony during free concert
- International maestro Filippo Salemmi returns to Carroll
University as a special guest conductor of the Wind Symphony on
Theatre announces schedule for 2014-15 main stage
- The Waukesha Civic Theatre has announced its schedule for the
main stage shows include “The Sound of Music,” “Lend Me A
Tenor,” “Candy Cane Tales and Holiday Carols,” “Funny
Money,” “The Diary of Anne Frank,” “Les MisŽrables” and
“Father of the Bride.”
ballet student makes national finals
WAUKESHA - The Milwaukee
Ballet School & Academy announced that Waukesha native Alaina
Andersen, 15, has advanced to the next level of the Youth American
Grand Prix Senior Women Division competition.
their marks on reality TV
GREENFIELD - As tattoo
artists, Jim Francis of Greenfield and Melissa Monroe of the Town of
Farmington are used used to leaving indelible marks on people.
WORLDS' cycles back
MILWAUKEE - Six years
after shattering the Milwaukee Public Museum’s special exhibition
attendance record, a second “BODY WORLDS” exhibition has
returned to offer another unique look at the human body.
Glass artist’s exhibit opens today at MOWA
WEST BEND - Artist Beth Lipman is
seeing her contemporary glass sculpture in a new light thanks to the
Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend.
changed' on one Sunday night
Gen. Douglas MacArthur, a
onetime Milwaukeean who famously commented on the demise of old
soldiers, died - or faded away- at 84. Nikita Krushchev, the Soviet
premier who may or may not have pounded his shoe on a desk at the
United Nations three years earlier, lost his job.
poet Rhodebeck produces fourth book
WAUKESHA - Menomonee
Falls resident Liz Rhodebeck’s new poetry chapbook - her fourth -
is in the tradition of the 2013 hit comedy film “Enough Said.”
actor Pierce chosen to lead master class
DEPOT - Ten Chimneys Foundation announced that Tony and Emmy Award
winner David Hyde Pierce will serve as the master teacher for the
2014 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program.
book paints Badger state's culinary portrait
WAUKESHA - Eric’s
Porter-Haus in Waukesha, its faŤade “a page from ‘Gone with the
Wind.’” Seven Seas in Hartland, the steak and seafood
establishment that stages a Sunday champagne brunch and serves
Weaver has enjoyed state visits
WAUKESHA - Wisconsin has
become a second home for Chris Weaver. He has enjoyed previous
visits to the Badger State, and Weaver hopes to do it over and over
again in the coming years.
professor wins exhibition award
WAUKESHA - Peggy Thurston
Farrell, associate professor of art at Carroll University, captured
an award for “Circle of Samsara” in the Wisconsin Visual Artists
Southeast Chapter Juried Membership Exhibit currently displayed in
the Marian Art Gallery of Mount Mary University in Milwaukee.
faculty vocalist appears at voice recital Sunday
WAUKESHA - Thomas J. Weis
angles for an afternoon of “Fish, Fishing, and Fishermen,” his
faculty voice recital accompanied by Rhonda Kwiecien at Carroll
WFFNL welcomes back familiar local favorites
WAUKESHA - When Rick
D’Amore was asked to perform at a special Waukesha’s Freeman
Friday Night Live, the Milwaukee-area singer had a few questions.
Dunham brings 'Disorderly Conduct' tour to Milwaukee
- Popular comedian Jeff Dunham and his beloved cast of characters
will visit the BMO Harris Bradley Center for a 7:30 p.m. show Feb.
Theatre, STEM collaborate on musical
WAUKESHA - People respond
to the elevated level of emotional response elicited by a story told
to and with music, said John Cramer, managing artist director at the
Waukesha Civic Theatre.
Theatres to screen Oscar winners during January
WAUKESHA - The Marcus
Theatres Theatre Entertainment Network is offering a sample of
classic Academy Award picture winners Mondays through Thursdays in
Olaf Band to perform at Carroll University
WAUKESHA - The St. Olaf
Band, dubbed “one of America’s pre-eminent bands” by The New
Yorker, will perform a joint concert with the Youth Wind Orchestra
of Wisconsin at Carroll University in Waukesha as part of its 2014
of Clay brings Christmas tour to Fox River
WAUKESHA - Jars of Clay,
a Christian rock band with three Grammy Awards to its credit, brings
its Christmas tour to Fox River Christian Church on Sunday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.