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Classical Music/Dance
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011

'Music From Almost Yesterday' highlights Milwaukee master

Look out, Lawrence Welk: There is a new accordion hero in town—Stas Venglevski. And his repertoire is, if anything, wider than Welk's songbook. Born in Moldova in the former Soviet Union, Venglevski won awards in his homeland for his mastery...
Classical Music/Dance
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011

Classical Preview

Idyllic Door County is home to the Peninsula Music Festival, which presents a series of classical concerts every August. Under the baton of Maestro Victor Yampolsky, the festival's programs feature outstanding artists and professional musicians. Past guests have included James Ehnes, Michael Zaretsky...
Books
Monday, July 11, 2011

David Browne repackages old information in entertaining new book

David Browne's Fire and Rain (Da Capo) sets out to understand the 1970 transition from the rock of the 1960s to the softer sounds of the '70s. He focuses on three early-'70s artists that helped to shape this period: James Taylor, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSNY) and Simon & Garfunkel...
Classical Music/Dance
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
D.H. Lawrence described the World War I era as a time when 2,000 years of civilization were collapsing before his eyes. “So much beauty and pathos of old things passing away and no new things coming—my God, it breaks my soul,” he wrote. Yet there was still hope in music, as manifested in Edward Elgar's...
Classical Music/Dance
Thursday, May 26, 2011

Classical Preview

The beguiling and dazzling Wicked Divas are set to enchant Milwaukee with show tunes from Ragtime, The Music Man, Evita and, of course, Wicked, the show-stopping Broadway extravaganza based around The Wizard of Oz. One of the Wicked Divas is Julia Murney, an actress whose bio includes the TV shows “30...

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