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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010

Theater Review

Gambling. Drink. Seduction. Money. Thievery. Sounds much like headlines from the 21st century. But, in this case, try the early 18th century, in the form of the Restoration comedy The Beaux’ Stratagem, which arrived with a history of its own before opening at Marquette University’s Helfaer Theatre last weekend. George Farquhar’s clever, pointed commentary on society and the sexes first “debuted” in 1707...
Cover Story
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010

UW-Milwaukee’s Career Transitions Center helps in the search for jobs

It had been five years since David Krzyston voluntarily left the work force to care for his ailing parents. After they had passed, he decided to look for a job. But much had changed in the workplace, including a decrease in opportunities in his field of industrial sales. “I ended up selling cars at a low-paying job, working for people 25 to 30 years younger than myself,” says Krzyston, 56. As a young man...
Theater
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010

Theater Review

“Be a great painter, Asher Lev,” the prominent artist Jacob Kahn says to his young prodigy. “It’s the only justification for all the pain you’re about to cause.” How can a young boy, “a Torah Jew,” create anguish and agony through his paintings? This theme, among others, is explored in My Name Is Asher Lev, a 90-minute play based on Chaim Potok’s
Music Feature
Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010
Mention Irish Fest’s 30th anniversary and a number of images come to mind: patrons eating corned beef (10,000 pounds in 2009, to be exact), plenty of pub beverages, bagpipers, lectures on Irish history and culture, children’s contests for red hair and freckles, leprechauns (yes, there’s a gathering of the little men in green for the...

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