Express Milwaukee - Off the Cuff http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-11-1-off-the-cuff.html Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT en hourly 1 Lyneé Ruiz Heats Up The Runway With Her Homegrown Style http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23737-lynee-ruiz-heats-up-the-runway-with-her-homegrown-style.html  From salon receptionist and apprentice to hair stylist with Laurence Seybold at Carenza in Brookfield, Kohler native Lyneé Ruiz has come a long way in the fashion and beauty industry. Ruiz recently signed with Ford Models, Chicago, as a hair and makeup artist after years of freelancing and

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First Stage’s Latino Youth Program - Off The Cuff with Jeff Frank http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23679-first-stage%25E2%2580%2599s-latino-youth-program-off-the-cuff-with-jeff-frank.html

 For the second consecutive summer, First Stage is producing Latino youth-focused programming on Milwaukee’s South Side. Artistic Director Jeff Frank is a Janesville native (UW-Whitewater, University of Utah MFA) who leads the endeavor. He sat down with Off the Cuff to discuss vacant

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A World Music DJ (Or Something) - Off The Cuff with Marcus Doucette http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23614-a-world-music-dj-%2528or-something%2529-off-the-cuff-with-marcus-doucette.html

 Marcus Doucette is the on-air host of the “Sound Travels” world music program, on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, weekdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., as

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Guitars for Vets http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23577-guitars-for-vets.html

 Co-founded in 2007 by Patrick Nettesheim and Dan Van Buskirk, Guitars for Vets (G4V) is a Milwaukee-based nonprofit giving back to men and women who have served our country. The program, which has more than 40 chapters in 20 states and has served hundreds of veterans in

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Alice’s Urban Garden - Off the Cuff with Venice Williams http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23533-alice%25E2%2580%2599s-urban-garden-off-the-cuff-with-venice-williams.html

  Alice’s Garden is a community garden and urban farm, located at Johnsons Park (N. 21st Street at Garfield and Fond du Lac Avenue). Lutheran lay minister

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Aging with Dignity - Building relationships with seniors http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23501-aging-with-dignity-building-relationships-with-seniors.html

 Anne Basting, a UW-Milwaukee professor of play analysis, is using her talents to help benefit seniors. “Transforming Care for Elders through Creative Engagement”—a

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Michael Drake at the Piano - Off the Cuff with Milwaukee’s Mr. Entertainment http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23436-michael-drake-at-the-piano-off-the-cuff-with-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-mr-entertainment.html

  “I love entertaining,” says Michael Drake. No one who ever saw him in person would argue the point. A prolific recording artist with nearly a dozen albums to his credit, Drake began as a jazz trumpeter but branched out into Latin and Caribbean-flavored “island music” along with children’s

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Narrating at the Pfister Hotel - Off the Cuff with Anja Notanja Sieger http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23388-narrating-at-the-pfister-hotel-off-the-cuff-with-anja-notanja-sieger.html

 When one thinks of Milwaukee’s Pfister Hotel, descriptions like “elegant,” “glamorous” and “lavish” come to mind. And though this brilliance has made the Pfister

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UPAF’s Next Gen Initiative - Off the Cuff with Co-Chair Renee Johnson http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23349-upaf%25E2%2580%2599s-next-gen-initiative-off-the-cuff-with-co-chair-renee-johnson.html

 Renee Johnson may have “WE Energies procurement manager” on her business cards, but she’s got another important duty on her plate: co-chair of United Performing Arts Fund’s Next Generation initiative. As one of three individuals

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Professional Photography Today - Off the Cuff with Troy Freund http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23306-professional-photography-today-off-the-cuff-with-troy-freund.html

 Milwaukee photographer Troy Freund is passionate about his work. Whether shooting

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Easter Seals of Southeast Wisconsin's Walk With Me Fundraiser - Whole Foods joins the cause and raises funds for the campaign http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23279-easter-seals-of-southeast-wisconsins-walk-with-me-fundraiser-whole-foods-joins-the-cause-and-raises-funds-for-the-campaign.html

 Celebrating 80 years, Easter Seals is a nonprofit that provides a full range of services through 15 different programs for individuals with disabilities from infants to adults. One of the largest fundraisers for the Southeast Wisconsin branch is the Walk With Me event, which has collectively raised

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Pleading for Court Case Dogs - Off the Cuff with David Mangold http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23243-pleading-for-court-case-dogs-off-the-cuff-with-david-mangold.html

 With 4,000+ likes, the Facebook page for Save Milwaukee’s Court Case Dogs is bringing awareness to dozens of dogs in confinement within MADACC’s walls. As the page administrator and founder of Justice Alliance for Court Case Dogs, David Mangold has spent years fighting for the

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Talking with Milwaukee’s Artist of the Year - Off the Cuff with Evelyn Patricia Terry http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23202-talking-with-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-artist-of-the-year-off-the-cuff-with-evelyn-patricia-terry.html

 Evelyn Patricia Terry was recently named Milwaukee Arts Board Artist of the Year, sharing that honor with Barbara Leigh. For nearly half a century, she has made her mark with attention-grabbing subjects—race, identity, religion and relationships—in purples, yellows, blue greens

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Our Man in Havana - Off The Cuff with Michael Martin http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23171-our-man-in-havana-off-the-cuff-with-michael-martin.html

 By day Michael Martin is senior community planning and development representative with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, but he moonlights as

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Life Well Lived in Art and Laughter - Off the Cuff with Milwaukee Artist of the Year Barbara Leigh http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23117-life-well-lived-in-art-and-laughter-off-the-cuff-with-milwaukee-artist-of-the-year-barbara-leigh.html

 Barbara Leigh was recently named co-Artist of the Year by the Milwaukee Arts Board. The co-founder and lynchpin of Milwaukee Public Theatre has more than 100 original works to her name and has spent four decades acting, teaching, leading workshops and organizing community

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MOWA Celebrates One Year at its New Location - Off the Cuff with Laurie Winters and Miranda Levy http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23082-mowa-celebrates-one-year-at-its-new-location-off-the-cuff-with-laurie-winters-and-miranda-levy.html

 Laurie Winters, executive director of the Museum of Wisconsin Art (205 Veterans Ave

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Dance and the Environment - Off the Cuff with Betty Salamun of DanceCircus http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23031-dance-and-the-environment-off-the-cuff-with-betty-salamun-of-dancecircus.html

 Betty Salamun founded DanceCircus 40 years ago to fill a void in dance in Milwaukee. Her choreography is deeply concerned with nature and the environment. It’s the

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The Menomonee Valley Welcomes Eco-friendly Childcare Center - Off the Cuff with Tiny Green Trees http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22967-the-menomonee-valley-welcomes-eco-friendly-childcare-center-off-the-cuff-with-tiny-green-trees.html

 When you walk into Tiny Green Trees (717 S. 37th St.)

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Fighting Unjust Dog Laws One Paw at a Time - Fighting Unjust Dog Laws One Paw at a Time http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22863-fighting-unjust-dog-laws-one-paw-at-a-time-fighting-unjust-dog-laws-one-paw-at-a-time.html

 Milwaukee Animal Advocate Kelly Herbold comes from “a family of fur ball lovers,” as she puts it. Growing up in Sussex, her fondness for the four-legged members of her household evolved into a lifetime passion. Now, when she is not working as an executive assistant for Derse

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Embracing and Revitalizing Milwaukee’s West Side - Off The Cuff with Keith Stanley http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22787-embracing-and-revitalizing-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-west-side-off-the-cuff-with-keith-stanley.html

 Image is everything. For Milwaukee native Keith Stanley, executive director of Avenues West Association (the neighborhood west of Downtown Milwaukee), the mission is to change the perception of an area known for its low-income housing and notable safety issues. Once an elementary

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Night School for Activism http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22751-night-school-for-activism.html

 Founded in 2011 by co-curators Paul Kjelland and Peter Murphy, Night School is a series of panels, lectures and film screenings that focus on activism. Most of the presentations have taken place at the cooperatively

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What is Third Coast Style? - Off the Cuff talks with Patrice Procopio http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22713-what-is-third-coast-style-off-the-cuff-talks-with-patrice-procopio.html

 Patrice Procopio is artistic director of Third Coast Style. After opening last September at 514 N. Water St., it quickly gained a reputation for hip events, fashion shows and workshops for things like “upcycled” earrings, origami photo albums

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Milwaukee Theater Veteran Returns from Retirement - Off the Cuff with Rob Goodman http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22682-milwaukee-theater-veteran-returns-from-retirement-off-the-cuff-with-rob-goodman.html

 Rob Goodman is founder of Milwaukee’s First Stage. He recently came out of semi-retirement for a new project, Searching for David’s Heart, at Acacia Theatre. He sat down with Off the Cuff to discuss flowering trees, directorial itch and bold new plays.

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Peggy Rozga Revisits the Freedom Ride - 50th anniversary of the summer that changed America http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22643-peggy-rozga-revisits-the-freedom-ride-50th-anniversary-of-the-summer-that-changed-america.html

 This June, poet, civil rights activist and UW-Waukesha English professor Emerita Margaret (Peggy) Rozga and UWW history teacher Jim O’Leary will lead a nine-day Freedom Ride commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer. Rozga, a member of the Milwaukee

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Jake Kornely Embarks on a Landmark Event - Off The Cuff with Jake Kornely http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22632-jake-kornely-embarks-on-a-landmark-event-off-the-cuff-with-jake-kornely.html Since moving from Manitowoc to Milwaukee, comedian Jake Kornely wasted little time exploring the city's creative possibilities and establishing his niche within the comedy]]> Behind the Scenes at Milwaukee Ballet - Off the Cuff with Wardrobe Mistress Krista Allenstein http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22621-behind-the-scenes-at-milwaukee-ballet-off-the-cuff-with-wardrobe-mistress-krista-allenstein.html Darlin Nikki - Off The Cuff with spoken word artist Nicole Janzen http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22571-darlin-nikki-off-the-cuff-with-spoken-word-artist-nicole-janzen.html Spoken word poetry artist Nicole Janzen, aka “Darlin Nikki,” combats social injustice through poetry performances, books, albums, community workshops and more. She writes about her present circumstance, whatever that may be, with a fresh, “in-your-face” tone, acknowledging the past]]> Small is Beautiful - Off The Cuff with Eric Tallmadge of Small Shops United http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22528-small-is-beautiful-off-the-cuff-with-eric-tallmadge-of-small-shops-united.html

 Free coffee, tea, cocktails and beer, lunch buffets, soup and popcorn. Free hookahs and box rentals, bath bombs and dog baths. Discounted candies, flowers, movies and wine, pizza, Italian food and Reuben

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Milwaukeean Achieves Olympic Dreams - Off the Cuff with Sugar Todd http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22495-milwaukeean-achieves-olympic-dreams-off-the-cuff-with-sugar-todd.html

 Fifteen years ago, Sugar Todd dreamed of being an Olympic speed skater. Now 23, Todd’s childhood dream has come true. At this year’s Olympic Trials held at the Utah Olympic Oval, Todd qualified for the 2014 U.S. Speedskating Long Track Olympic Team and will compete

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Early Music from Around the World - Off the Cuff with Charles Sullivan http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22451-early-music-from-around-the-world-off-the-cuff-with-charles-sullivan.html

 Charles Sullivan has seen it from both sides. For much of his life he was a musician, and for many years he led his own choral and string group, the Sullivan Ensemble. Since 2001, when he became executive and artistic director of Early Music Now, one of the Midwest’s foremost promoters

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