duo to end Wilson Center series
BROOKFIELD - Known for
their adrenalized performances, the Emmy-nominated Anderson &
Roe Piano Duo will perform at 2 p.m. April 19 at the Sharon Lynne
Wilson Center for the Arts.
Light Scene to celebrate album release with April 17 party at Mo's
WAUWATOSA - The Blue
Light Scene album-release party April 17 will feature some of
Milwaukee’s hottest artists at Mo’s Irish Pub, 10842 W.
Benton's heroes, heroines
The Milwaukee Art Museum
will be one of the destinations of the first major traveling
exhibition about American painter Thomas Hart Benton in more than 25
Durst gets a rage on with baby boomers
Class of 1970 from Waukesha South High School might remember
announces audition dates for 2015 season
DELAFIELD - SummerStage
at Lapham Peak will hold auditions for its 2015 season in March and
April. Auditions for William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About
Nothing” will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
siblings announce July 19 Riverside show
MILWAUKEE - Tickets are
on sale today for dance superstar siblings Julianne and Derek
Hough’s Move Live on Tour, which comes July 19 to the Riverside
exhibit to examine 'Crossroads of Civilization'
- The Milwaukee Public Museum is set to unveil its first new
permanent exhibition in more than a decade.
band coming to Turner Hall on Feb. 26
- The Celtic band Scythian will perform at the Turner Hall Ballroom,
1040 N. Fourth St., at 8 p.m. Feb. 26.
Stills & Nash to perform at Riverside
- Crosby, Stills & Nash will appear in Milwaukee for an 8 p.m.
show May 3 at the Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave.
to visit Milwaukee later this month
- The Pabst Theater will host the world’s first social media music
festival, DigiTour, on Feb. 26.
examines a child's look at her Mexican heritage
- First Stage Children’s Theater will show “LUCHADORA!” from
April 10 to April 26.
Stage’s new play development initiative honors local history and
heritage of Wisconsin.
Philharmonic has new leadership
- The Wisconsin Philharmonic Orchestra announced new officers for
its Board of Directors, along with two new Board members.
addresses 'Gone With the Wind'
MILWAUKEE - The year 1939
might be an incomparable one for movies. Leslie Goddard, a Chicago
area historian, indicated as much in a speech to members of the
Civil War Round Table of Milwaukee last week.
comedy scene keeps growing
- Milwaukee’s comedy scene continues its incredible growth.
hosting six Dave Chappelle shows at the Pabst Theater in 2014 and
announcing six Kevin Hart shows at the Riverside Theater for April,
the Pabst Theater Group recently announced its seventh comedy
special filming since 2008.
Waukesha funnyman Johnny Beehner
to appear on ‘Late Show with David Letterman’
WAUKESHA - Johnny Beehner said he has always
loved making people laugh.
Book recalls American wars on the
WAUKESHA - David Luhrssen’s latest
book bears an intriguing title: “War on the Silver Screen: Shaping
America’s Perception of History.”
AllWriters’ Workplace & Workshop
WAUKESHA - Writing is often an
isolating experience, but through AllWriters’ Workplace & Workshop
authors can find community and learn of ways to improve their work.
headline production of ‘Anything Goes’
WAUKESHA - Many older musicals have
little substance and rather vapid plots, but in “Anything Goes,”
playing at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, with so many
memorable tunes by Cole Porter, the production numbers compensate
for the overall literary sparseness. The precise and elaborate dance
numbers are also a visual and rhythmic treat.
PBS series resumes in January
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee
Public Television announced that John McGivern’s “Around the
Corner with John McGivern” show will begin its fourth season Jan.
a humorous trip down memory lane
WAUKESHA - According to
Jim Landwehr, writer and Waukesha resident of about 30 years, “a
solid sense of humor is essential to the whole camping
World Wisconsin offers Civil War-era Christmas
TOWN OF EAGLE - Old World
Wisconsin is getting into the holiday season by stepping back in
time with offerings for families that might just turn into
MAGIC of MAGIC
WEST BEND - The real
secret of magic is that the tricks might change, but the appeal
remains the same, said Glen Gerard, a magician and illusionist.
Bis dann at the Holiday Folk Fair International
PEWAUKEE - Visiting the
Holiday Folk Fair International is a feast for the senses - and for
the Schmieder family, it’s also a time to reconnect with friends
and their heritage.
chef wants to 'stamp your flavor passport'
- Born in Persia and growing up in Switzerland, chef Michael Feker
was influenced by many cultural traditions.
collaborates once again with Civic Theatre
WAUKESHA - The Adaptive
Community Approach Program will be back on stage at The Waukesha
Civic Theatre with “Show of Shows,” a variety-type production
featuring favorite songs and scenes from the history of the
collaboration, which spans seven years.
Lights' to shine in Brookfield
BROOKFIELD - The second
show of the Wisconsin Philharmonic’s “Northern Lights” season
will again include Scandinavian-inspired music and a performance by
acclaimed British pianist Simon Mulligan.
Love at first strum leads to creation of Vesper Guitars
WEST BEND - The first
guitar he crafted was a graduation gift for his son in 1999. One
hundred and thirty guitars later, Neal Van Slett of Germantown is
the expert behind Vesper Guitars.
back by popular demand
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee
Repertory Theater’s Stackner Cabaret once again welcomes the
glittering costumes and chandeliers of Liberace.
Llanas to headline Festival of Trees and Music
- Acoustic guitarist and songwriter Sam Llanas, formerly of the
BoDeans, is one of 11 anticipated acts set to headline during the
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music’s 11-day Festival of Trees &
rich concert scene revisited in book
WAUKESHA - Lovers of
lists and music will be intrigued by page 86 of Larry Widen’s new
book, “Milwaukee Rock and Roll.”
Film Festival announces 2014 Jury Awards
- The sixth annual Milwaukee Film Festival announced its 2014 Jury
keep growing for Milwaukee Film Festival
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee
Film Festival continues to grow in popularity. On the heels of a
significant increase in attendance last year, the event topped that
figure by 16 percent.
Company takes first place at Utah Shakespearean Festival
MILWAUKEE - For the
eighth time, the nationally acclaimed First Stage Young Company sent
14 of its members to compete in the Utah Shakespearean
Festival-Southern Utah University Shakespeare Competition at Cedar
World Wisconsin gears up for 2 Halloween events
TOWN OF EAGLE - Robert
Parker, assistant museum director at Old World Wisconsin, said there
is honestly no other Halloween event like Halloween Legends and
Lore, which begins on the historic grounds Saturday.
documentary examines Vietnam's growth with the help of area
WAUKESHA - There was a
time that Vietnam was a dirty word in the United States, readily
evoking approximately 60,000 Americans killed and missing in action
during eight years of war.
with Jonathan Jackson, Milwaukee Film Artistic and Executive
Jackson is artistic and executive director at Milwaukee Film, the
nonprofit that runs the city’s annual autumn film festival, as
well as offering educational programs, movie screenings for members
and support for local filmmakers throughout the year.
actress in Rep's 'Color Purple'
When “The Color
Purple” officially opens at the Milwaukee Repertory’s Quadracci
Powerhouse Theater Friday night, a seventh-grader from Waukesha will
be performing as Young Celie.
BoDeans member to perform at SummerStage
DELAFIELD - Summer is
winding down. It’s enviable. The kids are back in school and
routines are slowly being established into the new autumn norm.
Film Festival boasts more offerings
MILWAUKEE - The 2014
Milwaukee Film Festival has more to offer than its 2013 counterpart.
This year’s festival, the sixth edition in an annual series, will
have an additional venue - the Times Cinema at North 59th and West
Vliet Street on Milwaukee’s west side.
local PBS documentary recalls Fab Four 'conquering' Milwaukee 50
years ago today
WAUKESHA - Considering
the vastness of North America, two dozen cities is a tiny total.
Historian Diana Belscamper is quite correct, then, when she points
out in a new documentary that Milwaukee “was one of the very few
stops on the (1964 North American Beatles) tour at the peak, when
this frenzy was emerging.”
rock band with local ties releases full-length album
WAUKESHA - Adam
Sutkiewicz, a 2007 Catholic Memorial High School graduate and
vocalist and guitarist of Indie rock band The Appalachians, said the
self-titled release of the trio’s new full-length record has
received plenty of local and national interest.
Symphony to play music of Led Zeppelin
MILWAUKEE - Classical
music and rock ‘n’ roll will be combined once again. The
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra announced it will perform the music of
Led Zeppelin for a one-night-only show at 8 p.m. Dec. 13 at the
Riverside Theater in Milwaukee.
cover band ready for SummerStage show
TOWN OF DELAFIELD - Aaron
Heffernan, the lead vocalist of Shattered, a Rolling Stones tribute
band, said he and fellow band members are excited to be returning to
the SummerStage outdoor performing arts stage at Lapham Peak Park
for a night of rock ‘n’ roll under the stars.
old is new again when Milwaukee vintage base ball clubs meet in
WEST BEND - The Milwaukee
Cream Citys will take on the Milwaukee Greys in an 1860s-style base
ball game (as it was called then) at 11 a.m. Sunday in conjunction
with a car show in the Richfield Historical and Nature Park, 1896
of Wisconsin Art unveils exhibits
WEST BEND - The Museum of Wisconsin Art is presenting two new
exhibitions: “Tyanna Buie: Still Lives” and “Madison Art
Blues in the night —
and the day
DELAFIELD — The 2014 Waukesha
BluesFest, presented by the Waukesha Rotary Club, will be coming to
Naga-Waukee Park Friday and Saturday.
‘Quick Draw’ launches 2nd season
WAUKESHA - He may never reach
iconic status like television characters Don Draper (Jon Hamm) of
“Mad Men” and Michael Scott (Steve Carell) of “The Office,” but John
Henry Hoyle is a fascinating personality.
Old World Wisconsin
keeps Civil War era on the radar
TOWN OF EAGLE - Jennifer Van
Haaften, associate museum director at Old World Wisconsin said the
upcoming Civil War Encounters event running now until Sept. 1 gives
guests a chance to see parts of what it was like to be a soldier in
camp or to be at home keeping busy, sending items to the front to
give their soldier comfort.
Annual bluegrass event Sunday
WEST BEND - For some, there’s no
better way to spend a summer day than to gather friends and family
and listen to bluegrass music. The eighth annual Bluegrass at the
Village event is Sunday in the historical Ozaukee County Pioneer
Village, 4880 Highway I, Saukville.
Cinema added to venues for Milwaukee Film Festival
- The Times Cinema has been added to the list of Milwaukee Film
Festival venues for this year.
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