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Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
With the Beatles' sitar-augmented "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)," the Western pop culture first took notice of Indian classical music. But by 1965, the art form had been nourishing souls for centuries with its singular blend of intensity and repose, composition and improvisation, tradition and innovation. Milwaukee is privileged to have a handful of modern masters play the UWM Fine Arts R...
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Theatre Unchained’s production of Stephen King

In the market for some Halloween-season thrills? A cautionary tale for bullies? Ideas for making use of all that spare pig blood you have lying around? Look no further than Theatre Unchained’s production of Carrie: The
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Sculptural furniture at Museum of Wisconsin Art

It could have been kindling, but art lovers should be thankful that Tom Loeser’s sculptural furniture and furniture-esque sculptures have not been committed to the flames. A new exhibition, “Tom Loeser: It Could Have Been Kindling,” at the Museum of Wisconsin Art compiles works from Loeser’s 30-year career
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Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014
The watchword of Wisconsin’s statewide arts service, advocacy, and development organization, Arts Wisconsin, is "growing Wisconsin creatively since 1992." And evidently Arts Wisconsin has grasped the need for effective arts advocacy organization to be pluralist in reach: the company's logo bears an uncanny resemblance to that of quintessential hip hop outfit Wu-Tang Clan. Tread ...
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Monday, Sept. 29, 2014
Those of us who aren't reference librarians primarily know D.A.R.E. as a drug use program aimed at kids just old enough to feasibly get involved with drugs. If you do happen to be a reference librarian you'll likely know DARE as the Dictionary of American Regional English, in which you can learn facts such as the following: in many parts of the South the expression "...
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

The bullies (and ‘after all the terrible things I do’)

No better way to celebrate a new season than with a new play. The Milwaukee Repertory Theater is christening 2014-2015 in their intimate Stiemke Studio with the world premiere of after all the terrible things I do
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Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
In conjunction with their season-opening production of Tennessee William's The Glass Menagerie, In Tandem Theatre will be adding another voice to dialogue surrounding this classic of the American theatre with a concurrent exhibition in the 10th Street Gallery. The works include paintings, multimedia collage, sculptures, found-object shadow boxes, and photography by local artists Amy...
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Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
Looking to commune with nature? Looking to impress a potential mate with your artistic prowess? Looking to boost your vitamin D intake? Looking to kill time this Sunday (September 21) from 8:30-5:00 p.m.? A One-Day Plein-Air Workshop with artist Derek Davis at the Plymouth Arts Center can assist. Davis - the grand prize winner of PAC's 2013 "Paint the Town, en Plein Air" competition - will...