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Published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:18:20 CDT

 



Research turns up Tula Erskine's Joan of Arc paintings at Washington High

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:02:00 CDT

Milwaukee artist Tula Erskine said she'd painted a 12-foot mural of Joan of Arc for a Washington High School hallway, but no such work hangs there. Research has led to the rediscovery of the work.


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Chamber's "Deathtrap" gets caught in its own trap of twists and turns

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 12:06:00 CDT

In Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's production of Ira Levin's meta comedy/thriller "Deathtrap," the strong actors at the center of show will make you jump, even if the story itself doesn't keep you white-knuckled at the edge of your seat for the whole night.


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Sing along with several Broadway classics at Gibraltar's 5 Musicals Masquerade

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:56:00 CDT

On Saturday, Aug. 26, Gibraltar will host a celebration of five iconic productions - "Rent," "Grease," "Les Miserables," "Hamilton" and, the event's namesake, "The Phantom of the Opera" - by playing each in their entirety.


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Hi Hat Lounge celebrates two decades in business with a block party

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 20:03:00 CDT

Hi Hat Lounge is celebrating 20 years of business by hosting a block party on Saturday, Sept. 2.


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MKEfest Block Party for the Arts celebrates Aug. 12 at Drink Wisconsinbly

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 18:09:00 CDT

On Saturday, Aug. 12, the MKEfest Block Party for the Arts at Drink Wisconsinbly Pub will celebrate local art, music and culture while raising awareness for local art education programs.


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Milwaukee's Niedecken co-stars in MAM's Frank Lloyd Wright show

Tue, 1 Aug 2017 09:02:00 CDT

Celebrated Wisconsin architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born June 8, 1867 and to celebrate the sesquicentennial of that momentous occasion, Milwaukee Art Museum has created an exhibition in Wright's honor.


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The Milverine sees his emoji and thinks it's neat

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 16:04:00 CDT

OnMilwaukee Creative Director Jason McDowell created a Milverine emoji. Earlier this week, McDowell saw the shirtless strutter cruising down KK and got to show him the emoji, which he was unaware of.


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Milwaukee Talks: Marcus Marketing Director Cassy Scrima

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:05:00 CDT

Cassy Scrima, area director of marketing at Marcus Hotels and Resorts, talks hotels, dogs and Downtown.


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3 bands at the 2017 Vans Warped Tour that really loved Milwaukee

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:19:00 CDT

Here are three quick concert reviews for three bands who professed their love for Milwaukee during shows at the 2017 Vans Warped Tour.


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Mural of Selena pops up in Walker's Point

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 22:03:00 CDT

This past weekend, artist Mauricio Ramirez and the Walker's Point neighborhood honored the life and career of Selena with the installation of a new conceptual mural "Anything for Selena."


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Meet Mauricio Ramirez, the artist behind the Wisconsin Avenue utility box murals

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:46:00 CDT

Mauricio Ramirez is the visual artist behind the Wisconsin Avenue utility box murals. Hear what he has to say about the inspiration to some of the murals.


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Rashid Johnson goes big for MAM show

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:16:00 CDT

There is not a large number of works in Milwaukee Art Museum's Rashid Johnson show, called "Hail We Now Sing Joy," but all the works in the show, which runs through Sept. 17 in the museum's Baker/Rowland Galleries, are large ... and engaging for a variety of reasons.


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5 photos from the TROG exhibit at the Harley-Davidson Museum

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:03:00 CDT

"The Race of Gentlemen" (known as "TROG"), is the latest traveling exhibit at the Harley-Davidson Museum and combines hotrods, motorcycles, carnivals and nostalgia. It runs through Labor Day weekend.


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Wisconsin Avenue becomes even more artful with utility box murals

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:05:00 CDT

Wisconsin Avenue is already home to a major tour of art sculptures this summer, but now you can add a series of painted utility boxes along the main drag as well, contributing to Downtown's colorful makeover.


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Katie Gingrass Gallery closes after 37 years

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:03:00 CDT

Katie Gingrass, who owned the Katie Gingrass Gallery in Milwaukee's Third Ward since 1980, quietly closed shop this weekend with the help of her family.


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Comedian John Mulaney adds second Riverside show

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:01:00 CDT

Last week, the Riverside announced that comedian John Mulaney would perform at the theater on Friday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. And apparently, it was news so nice, the Riverside decided to do it twice, adding a second show this morning.


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New Rosenblatt exhibit pays tribute to the enthusiastic expert on the everyday

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 18:06:00 CDT

Even after his death, Adolph Rosenblatt's life - and the vibrant life he captured in clay - endures in a new exhibit, "Moments and Markers: An Adolph Rosenblatt Retrospective," hosted at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee beginning Friday, June 16.


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UPAF wraps up its 50th anniversary with a new fundraising record

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:06:00 CDT

This year, the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) celebrated its 50th anniversary, but as its 2017 campaign wrapped up last night, the organization wound up with something else to celebrate: a new fundraising record.


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Comedian John Mulaney will perform at the Riverside on Sept. 15

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:31:00 CDT

Oh, hello! This morning, the Riverside Theater announced that stand-up comedian John Mulaney will hit the Milwaukee venue on Friday, Sept. 15, making his first visit to the Cream City since a 2013 Turner Hall Ballroom gig.


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Riverside books a conversation with Stephen and Owen King on Sept. 30

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:31:00 CDT

Celebrate Halloween a month early this year, as horror icon Stephen King - as well as his son and fellow author Owen King - will come to the Riverside Theater for a special live conversation on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m.


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Events highlight the neighborhood that inspired Rosenblatt's art

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:02:00 CDT

Beginning on Friday, June 16, the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Ave., kicks off "Moments and Markers: An Adolph Rosenblatt Retrospective," which runs through Aug. 27. There is also a full slate of related events.


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Bike-In Movie Series seeks support through crowd-funding

Fri, 9 Jun 2017 19:08:00 CDT

Milwaukee's Bike-In Movie Series has been going strong for 9 years, but has recently shifted hands between the primary volunteers, including those who previously raised funds through commercial sponsors. Thus, the series is now hitting the digital streets via a new GoFundMe.


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Lane Moore's "Tinder Live" show swipes right into Turner Hall on Friday

Mon, 5 Jun 2017 16:02:00 CDT

"Tinder Live with Lane Moore" examines and soothingly lampoons the weird world of mobile-app dating. Before her show Friday night at Turner Hall, we talked to Moore about the concept, show experience, why it's not as exploitative as you think and how we all kind of suck at dating anyway.


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Here's where to find all of the Sculpture Milwaukee art pieces

Thu, 1 Jun 2017 08:16:00 CDT

With Sculpture Milwaukee, the new public art exhibit along Wisconsin Avenue, officially opening today, here's where you'll be able to find each of the new artworks gracing Downtown's main drag.


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13 photos from Sculpture Milwaukee's official ribbon-cutting ceremony

Wed, 31 May 2017 16:56:00 CDT

After weeks of installing art up and down Wisconsin Avenue, the inaugural Sculpture Milwaukee outdoor exhibit officially kicked off Wednesday afternoon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held in the shadow of the Chase Tower.


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Watch: The art of shaving with Skylight Music Theatre's "Sweeney Todd"

Mon, 29 May 2017 17:06:00 CDT

"Sweeney Todd" is currently cutting its way through a critically acclaimed run at the Skylight Music Theatre, so OnMilwaukee headed down to its Third Ward base to learn the art of shaving with the famed demon barber of Fleet Street.


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Hometown drag heroine Trixie Mattel handles hurt with humor in "Ages 3 and Up"

Fri, 26 May 2017 19:01:00 CDT

Milwaukee has a long, rich and proud drag history, from the 1920s "pansy shows" at the St. Charles Hotel to today's D.I.X. DollHaus. It wasn't until "RuPaul's Drag Race" season 7, however, that a Milwaukee performer went global.


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Marcus Center brings cinema, concerts and Shakespeare to Peck Pavilion

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:26:00 CDT

For those who want some more outdoor fun this summer festival season, the Marcus Center today announced its lineup of free entertainment - including the Live @ Peck Pavilion concert series, Peck Flicks outdoor movie series and Shakespeare in the Park.


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Spoken word artist uses poetry to connect with students, promote change

Sat, 20 May 2017 09:06:00 CDT

Spoken word poet Jendora Kelley was previously in charge of discipline at Carmen High School, but now focuses on teaching culture and helping with conflict resolution as its community culture leader, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.


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"Sweeney Todd" star speaks about close shaves and staying sane

Thu, 18 May 2017 18:16:00 CDT

The cut arteries may always steal the spotlight from the haircuts in "Sweeney Todd," but for Andrew Varela, the star of the Skylight's upcoming run of the beloved bloody Broadway hit, the hair on stage is as key as the hemoglobin hitting it.


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"Hamilton" is coming to Milwaukee - but when? Just you wait, just you wait

Wed, 17 May 2017 10:31:00 CDT

Snap your fingers in the air and yell "Work" with attitude, Milwaukee theater fans; the smash Broadway historical hip-hop hit "Hamilton" will come to town, according to Marcus Center president and CEO Paul F. Mathews. When? Uh, eventually.


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4 reasons you should take a look into Milwaukee Ballet's "Mirror Mirror"

Fri, 12 May 2017 18:06:00 CDT

In case you were thinking about missing the return of Milwaukee Ballet's retelling of the classic Snow White tale to the Milwaukee stage, here are four reasons why "Mirror Mirror" is one of the fairest of them all.


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Join WMSE for a night of fun and fundraising at Art and Music

Fri, 12 May 2017 16:36:00 CDT

On Friday, May 19, 91.7 WMSE will present Art and Music, a special fundraising event featuring a whole bunch of - you guessed it - art and music, at the Historic Pritzlaff Building, located at 333 N. Plankinton Ave.


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Art in the City: Plein Air MKE outdoor painting competition begins Thursday

Tue, 9 May 2017 15:02:00 CDT

The second annual Art in the City: Plein Air MKE outdoor painting competition will take place May 11-21 along the Milwaukee Museum Mile. The event showcases talented Midwest artists and exposes new audiences to the history, architecture, culture and art that define the East Side.


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Another Calatrava artwork is coming to Milwaukee this summer

Tue, 2 May 2017 18:36:00 CDT

For years now, Milwaukee and its visitors have marveled at the Santiago Calatrava-designed Milwaukee Art Museum. And this summer, Brew City will be getting another Calatrava piece - and almost two dozen other public pieces to go alongside of it.


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"Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook," but her First Stage show is a delight

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:16:00 CDT

Let us all agree about what Junie B. Jones is not. She is not a crook. She is not a nutball. She is not in love with Handsome Warren. What she is, though, is the center of a wonderfully funny story, "Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook."


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The story gets lost in The Rep's overdone "Jane Eyre"

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:03:00 CDT

Theater can make you feel a lot of things, most of them wondrous, but on rare occasion it can make me feel like a dummy. And that's what I felt like after seeing "Jane Eyre," the final show of the season at The Rep, which opened Friday night.


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In Tandem's "Carnival" offers example of a small company dreaming big dreams

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:03:00 CDT

It's impossible to stop thinking about the production of "Carnival" currently being staged at In Tandem Theatre, which I reviewed on opening night last week and is a fascinating example of what can happen when you stretch yourself and dream big dreams.


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Milwaukee writers on other (mostly Wisconsin) writers

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:03:00 CDT

Who knows writers better than other writers, right? So, when some Wisconsin scribes - in this case Jim Higgins and Michael Schumacher - pen works about other scribes (and, in one case, about other Wisconsin scribes), we take notice.


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"Chicago" brings the razzle dazzle but lacks the sizzle

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:26:00 CDT

A musical with this many showstoppers - not to mention Bob Fosse's signature style - can't help but be entertaining, but "Chicago" at the Marcus Center was more broad than biting, almost kitsch rather than crackle. It's fun, but no flim-flam flummox that'll fool and fracture `em.


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Florentine ready to display Rossini's "Barber of Seville" to close season

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:03:00 CDT

Start with a girl, beautiful and rich. Then add in her uncle and guardian who wants to marry her so he can get the money and toss in a high-born stranger who also wants the girl's hand in marriage. What you have is Florentine's "Barber of Seville."


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In Tandem's "Carnival" delivers a huge and spectacular production

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:16:00 CDT

One of the most wonderful evenings at a theater is when the show starts on a high note and just keeps getting better and better until you get to an ending where your heart is lying on the floor and your eyes are clouded with tears. That's "Carnival."


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Off the Wall's "The Fantasticks" can't overcome a key weak performance

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:03:00 CDT

"The Fantasticks" is a simple little musical, the longest running in history, about a boy and a girl and being in love. The problem in the Off the Wall Theatre production is that the boy can't hold up his end of the deal, and the whole production suffers.


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In Tandem prepares big tent, revival of classic French musical "Carnival"

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:03:00 CDT

There is nothing quite like the world of the carnies, who travel the country, state fair after state fair, luring spectators with claims of wonder and magic. And that world is coming to Milwaukee, believe it or not, in the tiny space at In Tandem Theatre.


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Chamber's masterful "Great Expectations" exceeds every single one

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 09:03:00 CDT

What does it take to make a man great and what role do expectations, his and others, have on that quest? It's the issue before the house in "Great Expectations," the adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel that opened at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre.


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Milwaukee images you've never seen before

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:01:00 CDT

Celebrate Milwaukee Day with these totally Milwaukee images. They are shareable, fun and perfect for 414 Day or any day! On, Milwaukee.


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Footlights theatrical awards make for some unfair competitions

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 11:46:00 CDT

The preparation for the 2017 Footlights Performing Arts Awards has been underway for a year, with public nominations being submitted. The results are in, and well, there are some odd competitions.


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Trashy sex novel set in Milwaukee worth a read

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 19:03:00 CDT

Published in 1973, "Saturday Night in Milwaukee" is about a steamy weekend among strangers who were lured into a Whitefish Bay mansion for a weekend of sex, murder and, of course, beer.


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"The Violet Hour" at Renaissance rides strong second act to redemption

Sun, 9 Apr 2017 11:03:00 CDT

The second act roars to life and makes "The Violet Hour" at Renaissance Theaterworks a must see this season. The bifurcation of this Richard Greenberg piece is stunning in contrast and makes the effort of sitting through the first act a worthwhile endeavor.


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Failure to seize the moment leads to heartbreak in Next Act's "Bloomsday"

Sat, 8 Apr 2017 11:03:00 CDT

For many of us, there is a moment in time, a moment when something could have happened, should have happened, but didn't and the regret drapes us like a shroud draped over our shoulders.That's the story in "Bloomsday," the Steven Dietz play underway at Next Act Theatre.


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