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Classical Music/Dance
Thursday, March 6, 2014

Racine Symphony mixes Baroque and Romantic eras

 The Racine Symphony Orchestra’s next Masterworks concert, “Afternoon Introductions,” presents light and beautiful music perfectly suited to a late-winter Sunday afternoon
Classical Music/Dance
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

Milwaukee Ballet stages the holiday favorite

 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker ballet of 1892 is based upon Alexandre Dumas’ adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s tale of little Clara and her magical Christmas gift of a nutcracker in the form of a soldier. With its ethnic dances, Waltz of the Flowers and Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Books
Monday, June 10, 2013

New book finds the economic roots of America’s defining conflict

 In A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War (Da Capo), historian Thomas Fleming promises to shed new light upon the root causes of the conflict. While he does present some
Classical Music/Dance
Monday, May 6, 2013

Ensemble Musical Offering performs Telemann, Bach

 While the lives of Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) were not closely intertwined, they did intersect in more than just a casual manner. Of immediate interest is the upcoming
Classical Music/Dance
Friday, March 1, 2013

Violinist Salerno-Sonnenberg on Bruch

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s next concert begins with one of the most performed orchestral works of Brooklyn native Jennifer Higdon (born 1962), “blue cathedral.” Higdon’s compositional star is certainly on the rise
Books
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Historian Stanley Weintraub's Final Victory, about the 1944 presidential campaign between the popular but aged three-time incumbent, Franklin Roosevelt, and Republican challenger Thomas Dewey, arrives appropriately enough during another election...

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