artists to converge on Richfield for annual show
RICHFIELD - Artists from all
across Wisconsin will bring art ranging from canvas bags and
paintings to sculptures July 26 to raise funds to restore the
Messer/Mayer Mill in Richfield Park.
Playmakers collaborate with Civic Theatre
WAUKESHA - If you’re
looking for something unique to do this weekend and are already
tired of shaking sand out of every toy your child insists on packing
for a day at the beach, head to The Waukesha Civic Theatre.
film director calls the shots during filming at Museum of Wisconsin
WEST BEND - Grand works
of Carl von Marr and exhibiting artists, such as John Steuart Curry
(oils on canvas) and Carl Corey (Hudson photographer), were vivid
backdrops as art in film unfolded recently at the Museum of
community theater group poised to stage 'Evita' this month
OCONOMOWOC - Patrons of
the community theater group Theatre on Main in Oconomowoc, will be
transported to Argentina during the next three weeks as “Evita,”
the musical story of Argentine first lady Eva Peron, is staged.
sets public event
- AllWriters’ Workplace & Workshop will present a second
special-themed version of its Summer Friday Night Free For All on
poet to present workshop at AllWriters' this month
- AllWriters’ Workplace & Workshop will welcome guest lecturer
Margaret Rozga and her workshop “Poetry Play Date” on July 19.
Gallery presents summer nature exhibit
WAUKESHA - The Almont
Gallery is presenting its newest exhibit, “Nature in All It’s
home to share a message of hope
It’s been a while since
we’ve heard the name Danny Gokey. It was four years ago when Gokey
released his first album, “My Best Days,” after making it as a
finalist during the eighth season of “American Idol.”
Zeppelin still soaring with rerelease project
- As soon as the Hammer of the Gods strikes again in the latest Led
Zeppelin project fans get a whole lot to love.
named music director of MYSO's Philharmonia Orchestra
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee
Youth Symphony Orchestra has hired Daniel Duffy as music director of
the MYSO’s Philharmonia Orchestra.
in the air
BROOKFIELD - Pack up the
family, bring blankets and chairs and soak up the free outdoor
concerts put on by Brookfield’s Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the
Arts as it presents its Starry Nights outdoor concert series.
BEND - Local saxophonist Dave Petty is happy to have found the
perfect name for his jazz combo.
HARTFORD - A Lunacy rock
band rehearsal cranked in a Hartford neighborhood. Technically true
in covering one artist after another, the talents of four musicians
combined to indicate a forthcoming blast this Saturday at the River
Horse West in West Bend.
Dancers win gold at World Championships
- The Trinity Irish Dancers recently returned from the World Irish
Dance Championships in London, England, where they captured a highly
coveted gold medal in the Minor Girls Figure U13 team category.
Dog Hopkins happy to rock the blues
WAUKESHA - Could the
blues be performed by a happier band? Since 2010, Blind Dog Hopkins
has combined musicianship and a fun attitude to rock venues in
directors to lead South plays
- The Blackshirt Players will present two one-act plays next
weekend, highlighting the work of Waukesha South High School seniors
Guillermo Contreras and Isaiah Reynolds.
documentary explores questions during one-night showing May 6
WAUKESHA - Fathom Events,
Focus on the Family and Pine Creek Entertainment will present
“Irreplaceable” in select U.S. cinemas at 7:30 p.m. May 6.
releases 2014-15 schedule
OCONOMOWOC - The
Oconomowoc Arts Center unveiled its 2014-15 schedule this week.
were made during 26-year firefighting career
OCONOMOWOC - Sights and
smells of soot, smoke, flames and charred furnishings will forever
be with Rick Ornberg. After more than a quarter-century of fighting
fires full time, how could they not?
changes the songs, but keeps the character
WAUKESHA - From playing
trumpet in elementary school to bending the strings as lead
guitarist for Genesis and Phil Collins, Daryl Stuermer of Milwaukee
considers life in music an ongoing project of reinvention
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