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Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009

Art Preview

“Every portrait tells a story, and that story usually involves some kind of lie,” writes Debra Brehmer, director of the Portrait Society Gallery. “Every portrait then is a fight, or you could say a prayer that calls out from the most troubled condition of our humanity, our temporality. Portraiture wants what cannot be had: life to stop without being dead...
Friday, Oct. 16, 2009

Art Preview

Presented by the East Town and Historic Third Ward associations, Gallery Night & Day (Friday, Oct. 16, 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) has become a quarterly, not-to-be-missed event for Milwaukee’s art community and its patrons. Recent rule revisions governing the distribution of wine serve to weed...
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009

Angela Iannone runs the gamut

In Tandem Theatre opened its 12th season in fine form this weekend with Tea at Five, a revealing look at legendary film actress Katharine Hepburn. Set in her family home in Fenwick, Conn., the two-act, one-woman play captures Hepburn first on a stormy night in 1938, where the struggling actress is anxiously awaiting word...
Monday, Oct. 12, 2009

A New Exhibit in Waukesha

I’ve been leery of dolls since the clown-under-the-bed scene in Poltergeist. The subsequent Child’s Play films, featuring the murderous mannequin Chucky, failed entirely to erase my unease around these allegedly inanimate effigies...
Monday, Oct. 5, 2009

Art Preview

Cedarburg and surrounding areas will hum with activity when Ozaukee County Arts Weekend (Oct. 9-11) opens the studios of 50 local artists to the public. A countywide map of self-guided tours can be picked up at the Cedarburg Cultural Center (W62 N546 Washington Ave.), which will also be hosting its fall exhibition, “Bold and/or Red...
Cover Story
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009

Milwaukee People’s Parade

We asked two questions,” explains Jeff Holub, “‘What are your hopes?’ and, ‘what is that which you fear the most?’” It’s a hot, late July afternoon, and the leased industrial space on West Clybourn Avenue is a sweaty forge of fantasia. An intergenerational aggregation of artists are...
Off the Cuff
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
In August 2008, Brian McGinleyand his wife, Camthu Pham, both optometrists, purchased Optix on Downer from Jack Bylan, who’d spent years building the business’ reputation as Milwaukee’s place to go for fashionable eyewear. We spoke with McGinley about the challenges involved...
Cover Story
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Despite all the energy and excitement surrounding our city’s summer events, Milwaukeeans remain a frugal lot, demanding low-cost diversions during the all-too-short warm-weather season. Happily, there are free and low-cost entertainment and activities in spades this summer. Free for all...
Dining Out
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Hopefully, location isn’t everything. Not that Cool Water is hard to find, but upon entering I couldn’t help but feel that the chic bar and grill would be more at home on Brady Street or Downtown. If youthink for a moment that you've stepped into the Third Ward, you're forgiven, as proprietors...

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