Published: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:16:02 CDT
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:49:00 CDTAs of October 1, illuminated dragons, lotus flowers, peacocks, pandas, cranes, lanterns, zebras and more will be in "bloom" at the Boerner Botanical Gardens as part of the stunning China Lights, a traveling celebration of Asian culture featuring 40 massive lantern displays.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:19:00 CDTIf experiencing a 60-minute state of "sheer terror" sounds enticing, The Hill Has Eyes at the Rock Sports Complex in Franklin should make your short list of pre-Halloween adventures. Warning: very graphic photos accompany this story.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:03:00 CDTThey don't get much credit or recognition, but the artists who operate behind the scenes are critical to the success of any play. The artists who helped create "Man of La Mancha" at The Rep are all at the very top of their game.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:56:00 CDTDon Quixote, a man with a twisted sword and a broken lance, is living proof of the nobility of love, duty, honor and passion. And that's all on magnificent display in "Man of La Mancha," which opened to spectacular applause at the Rep Saturday night.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:03:00 CDT"A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur" is one of the less frequently produced Tennessee Williams plays, but the character portraits are familiar to anyone who knows Williams. And thanks to a perfect production from the Chamber Theatre, it feels valuable and vital.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:16:00 CDTOff the Wall Theatre opened Dale Gutzman's version of "A Passage to India" Thursday night, and though Gutzman both wrote and directed this production, the whole thing fails to reach the high level of work Off the Wall normally delivers.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:09:00 CDTThe "Avatar"-inspired Cirque du Soleil called "Toruk: The First Flight" opens tonight in Milwaukee at the BMO Harris Bradley Center and runs through Sunday. Here are 10 sneak peek photos.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:40:00 CDTThis weekend, after months of preparation and a seven-day installation process, Black Cat Alley officially opened to the public. One of the murals, a larger-than-life painting of an African-American man wearing an orange prison suit, has inspired passionate critique on social media.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:16:00 CDTHaving struck artistic and critical gold once before, the Florentine Opera is preparing another world premiere with the same team that won two Grammys - except this time they are trading Sinclair Lewis for Theodore Dreiser.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:36:00 CDTThere's no denying the impact of "Avatar" and its ability to tell a universal story in a revolutionary way years ago. Now, it's up to Cirque du Soleil to bring that immersive world and universal message from the screen to the stage with "Toruk - The First Flight."
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:03:00 CDTFirst Stage is taking another step with Fineghan Kruckemeyer and developing a play around themes suggested by Milwaukee kids. First Stage has co-commissioned Kruckemeyer to craft a new play inspired by conversations with area young people and their parents.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 12:56:00 CDTFew performers ever live up to their legend, but Billie Holiday, the singer and sinner who died tragically over 50 years ago, was one who absolutely did. All of it is on parade at "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill," at the Stackner Cabaret.
Thu, 8 Sep 2016 19:56:00 CDTIt all began with a single photo: an image of Ivan Mestrovic's "Immigrant Woman" in Cathedral Square Park. More than 1,100 photos later, Meier continues to greet the day with a "Good morning, Milwaukee" and a black-and-white image of some part of the city.
Thu, 8 Sep 2016 14:50:00 CDTYesterday, respected Dutch photographer Rineke Dijkstra was here to talk about two new shows that feature her work. The main focus was on "Rehearsals," a video installations that opens Friday, Sept. 9. The two works in the installation make their museum debuts here.
Sat, 3 Sep 2016 11:03:00 CDTThere's absolutely nothing like sex, music and good drugs, especially when rolled into "The Wild Party," the Andrew Lippa musical that opened for All-In Productions Friday night at Next Act Theatre in Milwaukee's Third Ward.
Thu, 1 Sep 2016 10:20:00 CDTArts @ Large founder Teri Sullivan is one of 15 women who will be honored for her radness at "The Rad Women Celebration: Being Rad for Social Change." The event is hosted by the Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee and will take place on Thursday, Oct. 20.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:01:00 CDT"The story of my father's first photography exhibit begins at his funeral," writes Joe Kutchera of the serendipitous events that will culminate in a curated display of his father's work at The Portrait Society Gallery later this week.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:12:00 CDTEvery room at the Journeyman Hotel features a hint of Milwaukee, from framed vintage Summerfest posters to more subtle nods by local artists. Here are eight photos of creations made by local artists that add a Miltown flair.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:03:00 CDTJulie Tarney has just published a book, "My Son Wears Heels: One Mom's Journey from Clueless to Kickass," one that the New York Times Book Review called an "exceptional job of tracing the zigzagging line of Harry's self-identity."
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:26:00 CDTOnMilwaukee caught up with comedian and "Silicon Valley" star T.J. Miller - while he was in a cornfield, natch - before his upcoming Milwaukee set to chat about working with Steven Spielberg, dying painfully (in movies) and why he loves Appleton.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:16:00 CDTThe Milwaukee theater season is underway and I've been looking through the schedule. I've found 24 productions I'm really anticipating. There are going to be others, and surprises, but my 24 are the productions I can't wait to see and experience.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:02:00 CDTRecently, national gay magazine The Advocate posted a glowing blurb and slideshow of images from "Images of America: LGBT Milwaukee," a new book by OnMilwaukee contributor Michail Takach. The book is now available, and we asked Takach about it.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 08:04:00 CDTCome celebrate Indian culture, history and heritage!
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:20:00 CDTThis Saturday, Priscilla Presley - actress, activist and, perhaps most notably, widow of Elvis - is coming to Milwaukee for "Elvis and Me," an open conversation at The Pabst Theater about the life and experiences of the original First Lady of rock 'n' roll.
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:03:00 CDTAll In Productions has a history that can be measured in months, but it has already staged some wonderful plays. It has produced five so far, and the next one is directed by artistic director Robby McGhee, who knows where this company wants to go.
Sat, 13 Aug 2016 09:03:00 CDTUnder the feathery touch of director Marcella Kearns, Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" takes isolation, desolation and disappointment and stands them on their ear, filling the Cabot Theatre with chuckles, laughters and outright roars of fun
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 13:23:00 CDTA sweltering hot August night was the perfect atmosphere for the opening night of "No Exit," Jean Paul Sartre's trip through his particular and peculiar vision of hell. The Dale Gutzman-directed production is a searing journey through the existential mind.
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:01:00 CDTLast year, Tosa Skateboarders United launched Tosa Skatepark, an open space at Hart Park where anyone can skate or bike in a fun and safe environment. We decided to drop by and check out what the skatepark has to offer.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 15:06:00 CDTThe first stage on which actor JJ Phillips stood and spoke Shakespeare was the Cabot Theater. About two decades later, Phillips is returning to that exact stage - except more as barely clothed bro than Bard in Chamber's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 09:04:00 CDTRecently, Chacho Lopez and a crew of seven artists painted a 65-foot mural on the side of La Michoacana, 717 S. 2nd St. The mural's vibrancy reflects the neighborhood culture. The Spanish language is an important nod to the past and present Latino presence.
Sat, 6 Aug 2016 11:36:00 CDTThe Riverwest Neighborhood Association (RNA) is set to release the winner of its neighborhood sign redesign competition at Center Street Daze at 11:30 a.m. The final three designs were submitted by David Arnevik, Helene Feider and Allison Waller.
Tue, 2 Aug 2016 18:03:00 CDTThe sale of the office building at the Broadway Theatre Center seems inevitable and the action will force two local companies, Chamber Theatre and Renaissance Theaterworks to find new office space, as well as new performance venues.
Tue, 2 Aug 2016 10:16:00 CDTWhen he returned to Milwaukee Monday night comedian extraordinaire Louis C.K. was angry again at his 90-minute set at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. But the packed audience in the Milwaukee arena couldn't have been happier.
Tue, 2 Aug 2016 10:02:00 CDTFor the first time ever, Cream City will host a unique dance competition featuring talented dancers of all styles from all over Milwaukee. Thanks to milwaukeejobs.com, Marcus Center of Performing Arts and Danceworks, you will get your dance fix this summer for four weeks.
Tue, 2 Aug 2016 09:24:00 CDTThe Milwaukee Art Museum today announced plans to move its art library, archives and related programs to the historic Judge Jason Downer mansion on Prospect Avenue in close proximity to the museum. The 1874 home was designed by architect Edward Townsend Mix.
Mon, 1 Aug 2016 06:45:00 CDTIn an attempt to fix recurring and long-lasting difficulties, the Skylight Music Theatre is examining the possible sale of its Broadway Theatre Center, one of the buildings that was a catalyst for the development of the Historic Third Ward.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:56:00 CDTTrying to catch 'em all in Pokémon Go, the new reality-based mobile game making the globe travel around to catch little critters? Here's a small overview of what Pokémon Go is - and some small tips and tricks to help you be the best like no one ever was.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:26:00 CDTSummer theater in Wisconsin usually means Spring Green or Door County. But there are several summer productions that look interesting and that range from the classical to the experimental, both indoors and under the stars of Milwaukee.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 CDTFor those of you out there hunting around the city for Pokémon, the Riverside Theater just announced your next big event. On Friday, Sept. 30, the Riverside will host Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, a live video game concert event - with an exclusive Pokémon Go meet-up.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 13:04:00 CDTEuropean graffiti and street artist MTO is known for portraits of American music, movies and pop icons. He is bringing his grayscale paints to Milwaukee to help raise funds for The Black Cat Alley via a massive mural on the Oriental Theatre.
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:56:00 CDTOn Friday, Sept. 23, the Milwaukee Public Museum will host its first ever adult sleepover. Exclusively for adults 21 and older, the sleepover will feature tours, curator chats, Dome Theater films and exhibit-based programming.
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:30:00 CDTAdrienne Pierluissi, who owns The Sugar Maple in Bay View, will display 52 paintings at Lakeshore State Park on Sunday, July 17, from 3 to 7 p.m. It is the fourth and final installation of the show.
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 11:03:00 CDTThe Milwaukee Rep has announced a unique training program for teenage actors in the city, as part of the company's commitment to stimulating dialogue and creating engagement opportunities revolving around social issues facing the city.
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:35:00 CDTTwenty visual arts and arts education programs in the community were recently awarded $338,000 in funding from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Mary L. Nohl Fund.
Tue, 5 Jul 2016 11:01:00 CDTAll of the arts enable us to see things, especially in ourselves, we might otherwise miss. I have an idea, and it's something that could help brand Milwaukee better than any flag, slogan or video. Let's make Milwaukee the epicenter of the world for public art.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:03:00 CDTIt's easy for the normal person to wonder what mountains there are left to climb for James DeVita, who may well be the finest actor ever to grace the stages in Milwaukee and Wisconsin. A mystery, "A Winsome Murder," is his first novel for adult readers.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:03:00 CDT"The Skin of Our Teeth" is about as unusual as it gets, and the production at Off The Wall has just about everything that I don't like in a theatrical production. The curious thing is that I loved all of it and found myself riveted at the end.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:06:00 CDTDuring my last few years in Milwaukee, I've found that this city has a number of interesting nooks and crannies just waiting to be discovered. My latest adventure was to the famed, yet hidden, Holton Street bridge swing park.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:02:00 CDT"Thank You, Next," with music by Tim Rebers and lyrics by Alicia Berneche, opens as Milwaukee Opera Theatre and artistic director Jill Anna Ponasik continue to redefine what opera means, staging provocative and very relatable productions.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 18:02:00 CDTBorn and raised in Milwaukee and Wauwatosa and now living in Brookfield, Liz Czukas is the definition of a lifelong Milwaukeean. So it only makes sense that her latest novel, written as Ellie Cahill, is set in Milwaukee and features many familiar sights.