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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...
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...
Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Theater Review

Acacia Theatre closes out its 30th year with Smoke on the Mountain, a musical filled with traditional hymns and Bible-quoting one-upmanship one Saturday night at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Set in rural North Carolina in 1938, Smoke tells the story of the singing Sanders Family, who end up taking over the church service from the well...
Album Reviews
Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Never Cry Another Tear (Universal Motown)

For hardcore fans of New Order and Joy Division, the wait is over—somewhat. Even though the erupting Icelandic volcano postponed Bad Lieutenant’s U.S. tour, the band’s music remains intact. Former New Order lead singer Bernard Sumner stands at the helm, and drummer Stephen Morris plays on a number of...
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Theater Review

Playwright Horton Foote’s 1953 television play, The Trip to Bountiful, carries strength and beauty in its language. Better known for its 1985 film adaptation (starring Geraldine Page, who won the Best Actress Oscar), Bountiful is not only a place in time and memory, it also serves as a metaphor for the journey of faith and its powers of healing...

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