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Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Bigfoot proudly serves Bay View

Since setting up shop in 2009, Bigfoot Bike and Skate has proven itself a valuable asset to the Milwaukee cycling, roller-skating and skateboarding communities. The Bay View establishment just moved into a larger space (250 E. Ward St.) and this week Off the Cuff sat down
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Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
Established in 1992 by Milwaukee Irish Fest founder Ed Ward, the Ward Irish Music Archives are home to 5,000 CDs, 6,000 LPs and 78s, numerous video recordings and 5,000 pieces of historic Irish and Irish American sheet music dating back to the 18th century. Located in the beautiful Irish Fest Center (1532 N.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Acacia presents ‘Persuasion’

 Using Jennifer Le Blanc’s recent award-winning adaptation, Acacia Theatre presents an engaging production of Jane Austen’s Persuasion. The script fluidly combines direct address and dialogue to keep the audience abreast of the characters’ locations and intricate social and familial ties. Although there were some
Sunday, June 29, 2014

‘Canvas and Stone: Sensual Symbiosis in Space and Time’

 Timothy Cobb Fine Arts’ current exhibition (on display through Sept. 6) features the work of painter Patricia Frederick and sculptor Susan Falkman. Although their media could not be more different in character, the two bodies of work fit together like
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cyclists’ rights, responsibilities and safety

 Bicycling is an environmentally friendly, healthful and enjoyable mode of transportation, and ridership has increased steeply over the last two decades. On a national level, the number of bicycle commuters has nearly doubled in the 70 largest cities, and Americans currently make more than 4 billion bike trips each
Thursday, June 19, 2014

A simmering end to Splinter Group’s season

 Splinter Group’s final performance of the season is a tour de force. Bert V. Royal’s Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead is a humorous but hard-hitting imagining of the “Peanuts” gang as high schoolers, replete with teen pregnancy, drug use, partying and the kind of bullying that can lead to tragedy
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Soulstice stages a Sondheim classic

 Soulstice Theatre closes its season with Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s classic Follies. Set at a showgirls’ reunion in a New York theater slated for demolition, the story centers on two couples, the wives
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Theatre Gigante revamps ‘Midsummer’

 Theatre Gigante’s Midsummer in Midwinter, is a well-crafted and -executed new take on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream told through dialogue, music and dance. Artistic Directors Isabelle Kralj and Mark Anderson wrote the script, drawing inspiration from the original but giving it a
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

In Tandem's '1959 Pink Thunderbird'

 In Tandem Theatre closes its 16th season with James McLure’s 1959 Pink Thunderbird, two short plays performed back-to-back. Laundry and Bourbon (directed by Jane Flieller) is about three women living in 1978 Maynard, Texas, and Lone Star (directed by Chris Flieller) is about three men