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Theater
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008

Theater Review

Who has the right to determine who lives or who dies? Who is the "better person" to receive an organ donation? And how can one person make that life or death judgment for another? These are just some of the questions posed, dissected and agonized over in Mark St. Germain's play The God Committee, which opened Acacia Theatre Company's new season last weekend. When a donated heart becomes available for waiting patients at St. Patrick's Hospital, a committee composed of doctors, surgeons...
Eat & Drink
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008

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When Chef Jason Gorman participates for the first time at the 8th Annual Kohler Food & Wine Experience, in nearby Kohler, Wis., the Milwaukee-based chef will be showcasing his "New Wisconsin Cuisine." At 38, Gorman is the Executive Chef for Potawatomi Bingo Casino's upscale Dream Dance but his ingredients are as local as well, Sprecher Root Beer.
Concert Reviews
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008

Oct. 4, 2008

   When Lindsey Buckingham took the stage at the Pabst Theater on Saturday night, the capacity crowd was primed to hear their favorite songs from his days with Fleetwood Mac. After all, this was the guitar whiz who, along with then-girlfrie...
Theater
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008

Theater Review

   "Politics makes strange bedfellows," says a reporter-turned-political-adviser in State of the Union, a play about the 1948 presidential election that opened The Rep's new season last weekend. Timing is everything, of course, and this production remains highly relevant in 2008. With the presidential election looming, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play by the team of Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse...
Theater
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008

Theater Review

Ah, love. It has it ups and downs, twists and turns. And in the arc of romance, the despair of heartbreak can unexpectedly bring about the promise of new love. Isn't It Romantic follows the journey of a modern relationship centered on the timeless music of composers George and Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart and Jerome Kern. Playwright/Director David Hunter Koch has created the songbook as a musical revue, which opened last weekend at the Rep's Stackner Cabaret. Singer/performer . . .
Concert Reviews
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008

The Alice Cooper "traveling musical and theatrical extravaganza" made its way to Milwaukee again last Friday, for the third time in the past three years. The Coop must like Brew Town-his bassist Chuck Garric is a local boy-and the feeling i...
Off the Cuff
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
In March, Milwaukee made its mark on the international world of Irish dance competition when two students from the Milwaukee area competed in the 38th annual World Irish Dancing Championships in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Maggie Dunn, 19, of Whitefish Bay and 15-year-old Riley Seiler from Greenfield...
Theater
Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Theater Review

Jesus Christ Superstar was a first at many levels when it debuted on stage in 1971. It began as a double album in 1970 with staging to follow a year later and coined the term “rock opera”; it brought worldwide attention to its young composers Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Tim Rice (lyrics) and it depicted the son of God as a human being full of doubts and uncertainty about His predestined fate. The Shorewood Players are finishing up their 78th season with a production of the opera that, despite some problematic choices, points out the strengths of the music and lyrics built around the last seven days in Christ’s mortal life.

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