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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:16:01 CDT


New murals for Black Cat Alley

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:32:00 CDT

This weekend, Black Cat Alley - a gallery of murals literally in an alley on Milwaukee's East Side - will kick off the installment of two new murals.

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No "Doubt" about it: Chamber ends season on a powerhouse parable

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:56:00 CDT

Directed by Artistic Director C. Michael Wright, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre brings an exceptional production of John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt: A Parable" to the Cabot Stage through April 29.

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Jones creates a beautiful and brutally honest "love letter" to Milwaukee

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:03:00 CDT

Poet and performer Kavon Cortez Jones recently expressed his unconditional love for a remarkable-yet-problematic city in a spectacular 7-minute spoken word piece called, aptly, "A Love Letter To Milwaukee."

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Get crafty at Cattywampus Design

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:56:00 CDT

When my inner Joanna Gaines kicks in, I know that there's one local shop I can visit that will never fail me: Cattywampus Design, located on North Avenue and 62nd Street in Wauwatosa. There, you can also learn to make your own dynamite decor.

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It's Milwaukee haiku time

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:03:00 CDT

Because today is National Haiku Day, OnMilwaukee wants to celebrate this Japenese poem with Milwaukee haiku of our own - and some from you, too.

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Eat, Play, Applaud: Taking communion with Onesto and "Doubt"

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:01:00 CDT

While more serious in theme than most, a night of communion with Onesto and Chamber's "Doubt" is a satisfying opportunity to reflect on our place in the world, our interactions with those around us and the traditions that help make life meaningful.

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The Rep's "Our Town" closes out its season with a classic

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 15:01:00 CDT

Led by the incomparable Laura Gordon as the stage manager, the Milwaukee Rep's "Our Town" is a languid and loving portrait of ordinary people living unremarkable lives, punctuated by brief and brilliant moments of connection.

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"Top Girls" is a top-notch way to end Renaissance's landmark season

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 19:16:00 CDT

Deftly directed by Suzan Fete and featuring a top notch cast, Renaissance Theaterworks' "Top Girls" ultimately illustrates that women "have come a long way, baby." But we all still have far to go.

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Next Act's "I and You" is more than just its shocking twist ending

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 15:16:00 CDT

The script's stunning reveal is much more potent than just a clever magic trick because the overall conceit, the careful and specific use of Whitman's poetry, and the characters who lead us there - all brought beautifully to life at Next Act.

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WATCH: A look inside the Midwest Gaming Classic with co-founder Dan Loosen

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 14:46:00 CDT

Considering the weather this weekend, you're probably going to be stuck inside - so why not get stuck inside surrounded by seemingly every game ever invented?

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Surprise: STOMP is super funny

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 11:49:00 CDT

It's already fascinating that STOMP conveys so much emotion and sentiment without words and the fact it appeals to people of all ages, but the strong presence of humor adds another dimension.

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MKE Ballet's "Beauty and the Beast" is an enchanting treat for the whole family

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:36:00 CDT

Michael Pink invites you to be his guest at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts this weekend, as he debuts his ambitious yet masterful interpretation of "Beauty and the Beast" with the Milwaukee Ballet.

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Dream Lab, a creatives' cafe, opens in Walker's Point

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:01:00 CDT

Lifelong Milwaukeean and painter Shawn DeKay recently opened Dream Lab, a cafe and creative workspace, in Walker's Point.

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Press start on the Midwest Gaming Classic this weekend

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 19:02:00 CDT

It's spring cleaning season - not to tidy up your life and free your mind from the mental and physical clutter spread around your house, but in the hopes of gathering up as many quarters as you can for the Midwest Gaming Classic, starting up a new game April 13-15.

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Local woman determined to produce woman-centered, LGBT-supportive play

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 18:10:00 CDT

Kira Renkas knew almost nothing about producing a play, but she's doing it anyway. Her production of "The Children's Hour" runs this summer in collaboration with Outskirts Theater Company.

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Sculpture Milwaukee will return to Wisconsin Avenue in June

Wed, 4 Apr 2018 14:31:00 CDT

Today, Sculpture Milwaukee announced that it will return to Wisconsin Avenue this summer, with new works from more than 20 local, national and international artists on display starting in June through Oct. 21.

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Progress report: Discovery World expansion

Mon, 2 Apr 2018 09:02:00 CDT

Last fall, Discovery World announced an $18 million, 20,000-square foot expansion that would allow the museum, whose current building opened in 2006, to broaden its exhibition space. We stopped in to take a look at the project's progress.

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Country fans will have sweet dreams about The Rep's "Always ... Patsy Cline"

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 12:56:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Rep's musical two-hander "Always ... Patsy Cline" is an entertaining and accessible look at one of country music's pioneering leading ladies, with a Texas-sized dollop of folksy charm thrown in.

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Shawna Nicols' book pays tribute to the late Joe Weirick

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 12:02:00 CDT

Local DJ, fashion designer, former Badgers basketball player and now author Shawna Nicols has partnered with Graydient Creative on a new book in honor of Nicols' late stepfather Joe Weirick who passed away last year at the age of 58.

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Eat, Play, Applaud: Visit Paris in Milwaukee with Bavette and "Les Miz"

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:56:00 CDT

Since Bastille Days is still way too far away, the arrival of "Les Miz" would serve as the perfect time to bring the sights and sensations of Paris right to our very backyards - a wish granted even more easily with the help of a favorite local eatery.

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Coming home: Leah Delaney brings New York City's energy back to Brew City

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 13:02:00 CDT

Leah Delaney moved from Milwaukee to New York after quitting acting (the irony of this is not lost on her). Delaney's years away inspired her to return and start a successful storytelling slam and community organization, Ex Fabula.

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Slam poetry competition offers opportunity for teens' voices to be heard

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 10:06:00 CDT

Ten teens recently performed original slam poetry at the Marcus Center for Performing Arts in Vogel Hall, with six selected to represent Milwaukee in the Brave New Voices Final competition in Houston, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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AWE and MPL prepping new Mitchell Street art project, name first artist

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:03:00 CDT

Artists Working in Education, Inc. (AWE) is partnering with Milwaukee Public Library on implementing the Gathering Art, Stories and Place project that will be housed at the Milwaukee Public Library Mitchell Street Branch.

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"The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener" returns to WNOV

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:03:00 CDT

After a successful first year on the air, "The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener" returned for a second season this month. Tune in for gardening tips for your urban or not-so-urban garden.

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Get a taste of the sizzling hot CHEFS you can see at The Pabst tomorrow night

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:01:00 CDT

You could feast your eyes on some seriously hot CHEFS tomorrow night at The Pabst Theater.

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Annual Art in Bloom about to blossom at Milwaukee Art Museum

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:02:00 CDT

As we await the arrival of a good, solid stretch of spring weather, Milwaukee Art Museum is preparing this year's installment of the annual Art in Bloom, which runs Thursday, April 12 through Sunday, April 15.

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$2 million We Energies grant fuels new energy exhibit at Discovery World

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:53:00 CDT

Thanks to a $2 million grant from the We Energies Foundation, Discovery World will get a new immersive energy exhibition called "Power On" that will show how a variety of forms of energy are generated and transformed and how these processes make the world go 'round.

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Skylight's "Tales of Hoffmann" is an oddball opera at its most excellent

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:26:00 CDT

When I read the synopsis for the Skylight's "Tales of Hoffman," I said, "Well, that can't be right." But the woman sitting next to me assured me that a poet falling in love with a mechanical doll and the inventor selling eyeballs were standard.

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Acacia Theatre's powerful "The Hiding Place" is moving and unfortunately timely

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:56:00 CDT

Acacia Theatre Company's moving production of Bradley Winkler's "The Hiding Place" performs at Concordia University Todd Wehr Auditorium now through March 25 - and the timing, unfortunately, couldn't be any better.

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LOOK: Miranda Sings! onstage at the Riverside in Milwaukee Sunday night

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:05:00 CDT

For many parents, Miranda Sings' YouTube videos can be an, ahem, acquired taste. But see comedian Colleen Ballinger portray the delusional singing star in person and you just might get it. I did.

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The Rep's "Until the Flood" opens the floodgates on an essential conversation

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:16:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Rep's "Until the Flood," a one-woman docudrama by Dael Orlandersmith, is the start of an intelligent, emotionally moving and essential conversation we all need to participate in so we can move forward.

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Retro Nickelodeon game shows meet the grade school gym in "Winnerz Take All"

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 20:16:00 CDT

Coming off inspirations like David Lynch and Jim Jarmusch, adapting old Nickelodeon game shows into an original play almost seems safe. Yet "Winnerz Take All" is somehow Highland Community School's most challenging and daring production yet.

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Drink this: OMG Bloody Mary cocktail

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 15:03:00 CDT

Made in Franklin, OMG Bloody Mary cocktails is a woman-owned business offering a rather rare product.

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Local performance artists invite you "Home" tonight at the Marcus Center

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 13:06:00 CDT

Local performance artists Kima and Dasha Kelly Hamilton will explore the small yet mighty word "Home" in their upcoming piece at the Marcus Center, bringing forward ideas about sovereignty, history, community, identity and more.

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McLean brings portrayal of C.S. Lewis to The Pabst Theater stage in May

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 10:00:00 CDT

Actor Max McLean comes to Milwaukee for "C.S. Lewis: The Most Reluctant Convert," for two shows on May 18-19 at The Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St. Adapted from Lewis' writings, the show explores the beloved author's transition from atheism to faith.

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StoneFire Pizza fires up new, intense virtual reality experience

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 13:01:00 CDT

Wisconsin's first Omni Virtual Reality opened in mid-January at StoneFire Pizza, 5320 S. Moorland Rd., and last week, OnMilwaukee gave it a whirl.

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The Rep's "One House Over" quietly brings the house down

Sun, 4 Mar 2018 17:01:00 CDT

When you employ someone to care for a family member, where are the boundaries? What are the rules? In this isolating age, can we hire people to be our friends, our support systems? All these questions, and more, are posed in the Rep's thoughtful new play, "One House Over."

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MAM opens new Winslow Homer exhibition

Thu, 1 Mar 2018 12:46:00 CDT

In its new major show, Milwaukee Art Museum takes a different look at one of America's most beloved painters. "Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England" opened on March 1 and runs through May 20.

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Travel the Hawaiian night sky via the UWM Planetarium

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 10:16:00 CDT

A trip to Hawaii isn't attainable for some folks this spring, but exploring the Hawaiian sky at UWM's Manfred Olson Planetarium is only $5 from March 7 to 9.

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Adam Sandler returns to the stage for two nights of comedy at the Riverside

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 05:01:00 CDT

After lighting up screens big and small for almost 30 years, Sandler will make a return trip to his original comedy home - the stage - for two nights in Milwaukee during "An Evening with Adam Sandler" at the Riverside Theater on April 18-19.

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Harley-Davidson reveals more plans for 115th anniversary

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 15:31:00 CDT

Harley-Davidson's 115th Anniversary Milwaukee Celebration, set for Aug. 29-Sept. 2, include new venues, first-ever motorcycle racing and a plethora of moto-culture. Plus, H-D fans can win prizes and even take over the company's social media via a contest.

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Oscar winner John Ridley guides No Studios creative hub to his hometown

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 14:36:00 CDT

Oscar-winning filmmaker and Milwaukee native John Ridley ("12 Years a Slave," "American Crime") today announced the creation of No Studios, a hub for the creative arts in downtown Milwaukee.

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"Book of Mormon," "Phantom of the Opera" star in Marcus Center's 2018-19 season

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 09:59:00 CDT

The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts announced its lineup of shows for its upcoming 2018-19 Broadway at the Marcus Center season. No, "Hamilton" isn't on the list (that'll be NEXT season), but there are some other big names on the marquee.

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In Tandem's "The Outgoing Tide" makes no waves

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 16:01:00 CDT

Judging by this Milwaukee theater season, America's playwrights seem to be grappling with the issues surrounding caring for aging parents - but unfortunately "The Outgoing Tide" is just another lackluster variation in the growing "On Golden Pond" canon.

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Chamber's "The Brothers Size" is a stunning accomplishment for all involved

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:16:00 CDT

"The Brothers Size," by Tarell Alvin McCraney, is a story much bigger than itself - as well as a stunning accomplishment for the performers, director Marti Gobel and Milwaukee Chamber Theatre.

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Meet Lady J: the emcee of tonight's UWM Drag Show

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 12:28:00 CDT

Lady J - aka Jazz Nance - will take center stage at UWM's 19th Annual Drag Show, taking place tonight at the Miller High Life Theater. Tickets go on sale at 5 p.m.

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February gets fabulous this weekend with the 2018 UWM Drag Show

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:01:00 CDT

Expect a storm Saturday night in Downtown Milwaukee - not rain or snow, but a shower of sequins and spandex, that is, as UW-Milwaukee will host its 19th annual drag show from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Miller High Life Theatre.

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Peter Pan grows up into a unwieldy, magic-free mess in "Finding Neverland"

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:56:00 CDT

"Finding Neverland" was an enchanting film, telling the story behind the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up. The musical it's based on was not. Appearing at the Marcus Center, it's a musical in search of a through line and a unifying visual sensibility.

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Vote for this summer's public art in Tosa's Hart Park

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:02:00 CDT

The City of Wauwatosa recently announced a new public art program at Hart Park in Tosa Village, and it needs your input. The Hartwork Project dishes up sculptures by four local artists and wants the community to select its three favorites. You can see the works and learn about the artists here.

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Broadway Theatre Center sold to local developer

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:40:00 CDT

Skylight Music Theatre announced today that local developer Robert Joseph purchased the Broadway Theatre Center. But what does this mean for the Skylight, the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and Renaissance Theaterworks?

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