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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 04:16:01 CDT


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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"Pippin," "Hairspray" highlight Skylight Music Theatre's 2018-19 season

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:16:00 CDT

On Tuesday night, the Skylight Music Theatre announced its lineup of shows for the upcoming 2018-19 season, one the company calls a collection of "firsts," emphasizing beloved Broadway blockbusters making their maiden appearances on the Skylight stage.

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Obama portrait artist has Wisconsin connections, including a work at MAM

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:16:00 CDT

Brooklyn-based artist Kehinde Wiley unveiled his unconventional portrait of President Barack Obama a week ago and folks are still talking about it. Did you know the artist has some Wisconsin connections?

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Rep announces 2018-19 season

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 22:45:00 CDT

For the 2018-19 season just over 75 percent of the productions will be created by women and ethnically diverse voices, and more than 60 percent of the actors on stage will represent the ethnic diversity of the Milwaukee community.

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MPM's Maya exhibition draws on new scholarship to reveal hidden worlds

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:02:00 CDT

Milwaukee Public Museum just opened its latest traveling exhibition this week and it covers some familiar ground. "Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed" is the largest exhibition about the ancient Maya ever to be displayed in the United States. You can see it here until May.

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En pointe: Milwaukee Ballet announces season with 5 murals

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 18:05:00 CDT

In celebration of its approaching 50th, the Milwaukee Ballet announces the 2018-19 season with classic-and-contemporary selections and a creative collaboration with the ballet's neighbor, the Walker's Point Creative Collective.

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Northwestern Mutual's "Giving Gallery" show unites artists and nonprofits

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 09:02:00 CDT

On Feb. 15, Northwestern Mutual Foundation will open what it calls a "first-of-its-kind art exhibit" - free and open to the public - at the new Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons, 808 E. Mason St. "Giving Gallery: Community in Process" brings together artists and area nonprofits.

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Venue on Water planned for former Riverview Antique's space

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 11:43:00 CDT

If all goes according to plan, Venue on Water will open in April as a space for corporate events and weddings with a capacity of around 300 people.

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Next Act's "Equivocation" leaves the audience with just words, words, words

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 18:46:00 CDT

Part history lesson, part story behind the story and part portrait of a tired dramatist, "Equivocation" is jam packed with ideas, conflicts and fractured relationships. But despite the efforts of a very talented cast, these elements don't coalesce.

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We welcome our silly alien overlords from Skylight's "Zombies from the Beyond"

Sun, 4 Feb 2018 09:56:00 CDT

Skylight Music Theatre is starting 2018 with the unmistakable sounds of a Theremin, in its big, silly, spot-on satire of 1950s space adventures, "Zombies from the Beyond," opening this weekend in the Third Ward.

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Eat, Play, Applaud: Game night with Safe House and "The Price is Right Live"

Fri, 2 Feb 2018 14:01:00 CDT

Someone up there likes me and heard my wish for a playful and lively evening, as this night out in the Brew City will be both literally and figurate filled with fun and games from start to finish thanks to Safe House and the Riverside Theater.

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Invasion! Skylight blasts to the past with "Zombies From the Beyond"

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 16:56:00 CDT

Aliens have landed in Milwaukee - and they do not come in peace. No, they come singing, dancing and zipping around in flying saucers in James Valcq's sci-fi musical spoof "Zombies From the Beyond," returning to town this weekend.

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PopSugar lists local writer as a female travel blogger of color to follow

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 19:30:00 CDT

PopSugar, a giant global media / technology company and lifestyle online publisher, produced a list of "13 Female Travel Bloggers of Color You Should Be Following in 2018" and Milwaukee's Sojourner White made the cut.

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Take a trip down "The Open Road" photography exhibition at MAM

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 09:02:00 CDT

A new photography exhibition at Milwaukee Art Museum, "The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip," follows the route of the road trip through more than 100 works by about 20 photographers, including a number of Europeans who offer us an outsider's look at this phenomenon.

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Kevin Hart to bring his Irresponsible comedy tour to new Bucks arena

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 08:21:00 CDT

The new Bucks arena added another major name to its growing first-year lineup: comedian and movie star Kevin Hart, who will bring his "Irresponsible" comedy tour to the new arena on Thursday, Sept. 13.

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On your mark: Woodland Pattern Poetry Marathon set for Saturday

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 12:17:00 CDT

During this annual event and fundraiser, hundreds of poets, writers and lovers of the arts - including OnMilwaukee writers - will perform a five-minute set, one after the other, for 15 hours. Spectators of all ages are welcome.

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Eat, Play, Applaud: Beat the winter blues with red-hot romance this weekend

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 18:16:00 CDT

The winter blues are officially here, but I'm not going to take them lying down this year. How do I choose to combat them? Putting a little more romance in my life, with the help of Third Coast Provisions and the Florentine Opera.

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The Rep's "Black Pearl Sings!" stays in tune, thanks to its soulful songs

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:01:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Rep's "Black Pearl Sings!" has a disjointed and repetitive storyline, but the show and its tuneful performances hit harmonious highs when it comes to the show's main event: the soulful, spirit-rich music.

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Comedian Dennis Miller returns to the Riverside Theater on May 19

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:36:00 CDT

Are you ready for some ranting? A Saturday night party? Because comedian, TV and radio personality and author Dennis Miller will return to the Riverside Theater on Saturday, May 19.

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Get to Renaissance's riveting "Russian Transport" as fast as you can

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:31:00 CDT

Like the traditional matrroshka doll, there are many, many nuanced layers to Renaissance's riveting drama "Russian Transport," focusing on the compromises each person makes in pursuit of success and the American dream.

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First Stage's "Edward Tulane" is a tale stuffed with soul

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:16:00 CDT

Far from standard treacly kids fare, First Stage's "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" is a soulful and courageous story about the power of giving and receiving love, even under the most difficult circumstances.

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The Rep's "Animal Farm" is bleak and brutal - exactly as it should be

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 17:56:00 CDT

"Animal Farm" is not subtle. Fittingly, the Milwaukee Rep's version of the classic George Orwell tale is stark, pointed and brutal - but it is also beautifully conceived and performed by a tight ensemble.

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Checking in with former theater critic and reporter Damien Jaques

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:03:00 CDT

Journal Sentinel / OnMilwaukee writer Damien Jaques retired five years ago, so we tracked him down to find out what he's been doing. Quite a bit, it turns out.

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