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Classical Music/Dance
Friday, March 25, 2011

Classical Preview

The UWM Symphony Orchestra is performing three classical pieces under the baton of Margery Deutsh. Leading off is Sergei Prokofiev's 'Classical' Symphony No. 1. Born in Sontsouka, Ukraine in 1891, Prokofiev was, like Mozart, a child prodigy and displayed considerable early talent as early as five...
Classical Music/Dance
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Classical Preview

There will be no shortage of pyrotechnics at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra as guest conductor Christopher Seaman leads Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks, which opens with a French overture and includes a bourrée and two minuets. Following Handel on the program is Mozart's Concerto in E-Flat...
Books
Monday, Jan. 31, 2011

An in-depth look at a beloved baseball club

Baseball salvation was granted to our city in 1953, when the Boston Braves moved to Milwaukee and became an instant hit with the fans. The Milwaukee Braves soon astounded...
Books
Monday, Dec. 27, 2010

Steve Lehto examines Space Age technology that never caught on

As a child in the ’60s, I knew that innovations and wonders abounded, and I had no doubt that at some point technology would ensure that cars would fly. While that dream never materialized...
Books
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009

Susie Bright’s collection of dark erotic fiction

The Cambridge Dictionary defines erotica as themes that produce sexual desire and pleasure. Bitten (Chronicle Books) delivers all that and more. Billed as gothic, the stories chosen for this anthology...
Books
Monday, Feb. 2, 2009

Book Review

If laughter is the best medicine, then prepare for a healthy dose of healing with Tom Tomorrow's new collection of "This Modern World" comic strips, where President Bush and Vice President Cheney are secretly radical left-wingers and Hillary Clinton won't take a hard stand on state-approved torture. The "comedy" is often tinged with the ambiguity that has shaped America's political and social landscape. While Tomorrow could be considered a mad prophet of comic doom, his humor, while provocative, is still humor at heart and seeks...
Books
Monday, Oct. 13, 2008

(Bleak House Books) by Mary Logue

A man's bloated, naked body is found floating in Lake Pepin at about the same time that the wife of the town board commissioner is found dead in her home, apparently from a suicide. So begins Mary Logue's seventh Claire Watkins mystery novel. Watkins, deputy sheriff of Pepin County in northern Wisconsin, looks for clues and connections between the two deaths as this homey, "Murder, She Wrote"-type plot unfolds.
Books
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

by Sherry Strub

From North Avenue to the South Side, from Shorewood to Brookfield, the Milwaukee area has ghosts—or so says Sherry Strub in Milwaukee Ghosts. Strub takes the reader from place to place—homes, cemeteries, historic sites and even the hallowed Pfister Hotel—in a trek around the area. The interviews and stories are interesting, but they lack a sense of authority and spookiness. Accounts of people saying, “I had this

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