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Saturday, March 1, 2008

Video Games Live

Tonight @ the Riverside Theater - 8:00 PM

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Lending an air of sophistication—or at least extravagant novelty—to well-known video game scores, Video Games Live is an interactive experience complete with light shows and live-action performances. This 8 p.m. Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performance tonight will rely heavily on familiar themes from Super Mario Brothers and The Legend of Zelda—come see if they sound as satisfying cascading over an audience as they did blaring from your basement television—but the new classics are represented as well (even Guitar Hero is given a nod). The money shot is a medley featuring scores from Tetris, Frogger, Space Invaders and just about any other arcade classic fondly remembered from the golden age of gaming.