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
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