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Concert Reviews
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011

Aug. 20, 2011

The city has had its share of long, hot summer days this year, but on Saturday night Milwaukee experienced the best kind of heat when Kenny Wayne Shepherd and his four-piece band took to the stage for a sold-out show at the Pabst Theater.At 34, Sheph...
Theater
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Summer doldrums got you down? Looking for some indoor fun to beat the heat? Sunset Playhouse has just the solution with its very entertaining production of The Drowsy Chaperone. Set in the Prohibition era, this new musical is a delightful romantic romp. An onstage narrator takes the...
Theater
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Theater Review

Can pure goodness really thrive—or even survive—in a society based on self-centered material gain? Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky spent 600 pages wrestling with this idea, among others, in his novel The Idiot. Dramatist David Fishelson adapted the sprawling work into a play that spans just less than...
Eat & Drink
Sunday, May 15, 2011

Three Days of Very Special Brews

It's rare to find a beer that's only served in one place worldwide. But that is the rare case when it comes to the 3rd Annual Kohler Festival of Beer. For beer aficionados, the three-day festival is not only a chance to taste brews from around the world, but one very special one...
Theater
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Theater Review

With the tax season past (for most of us, that is), what happens when the IRS comes calling at your door? Enough to make roommates Jon and Leslie very nervous, especially since they've been filing their taxes as husband and wife for four years and they're not married—and Leslie happens to be a man. In Love, Sex...
Theater
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Theater Review

Judging by the full house of adults and children completely engrossed (and quiet) throughout the Saturday matinee of The 100 Dresses, (running through April 17 at the Marcus Center's Todd Wehr Theater), teasing...
Theater
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Theater Review

"The truth is, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live," sociology professor Morrie Schwartz, slowly dying of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), says to former student Mitch Albom. Albom had reconnected with his favorite professor 16 years after graduation, and would meet with him on Tuesdays...
Theater
Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011

Theater Review

Sonja is married to Leon. Jane is married to Pete. At midlife, they each have reached an emotional “cul-de-sac.” So, on the same night, on the prowl for a connection, they end up in a hotel room with the other’s spouse, if not their bed. Coincidence? Contrivance? Playwright Andrew Bovell’s complex mystery about the...
Theater
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011

Theater Review

Hank Williams is best known as one of country music’s great singer-songwriters, having penned and recorded such classics as “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “Jambalaya” and what best symbolizes his short life, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.” That short, turbulent life of 29 years has been expertly depicted in Nobody Lonesome for Me, playwright Lanie Robertson’s one-man show...
Theater
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010

Theater Review

What might happen if the fairy-tale kingdom’s most famous puppet turned boy, Pinocchio, didn’t quite measure up to the expectations of his father, Geppetto? In fact, what might happen if Geppetto tried to “return him” for being “defective” due to his rebellious nature? That’s the premise of Disney’s...

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