Express Milwaukee - Off the Cuff http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-11-1-off-the-cuff.html Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST en hourly 1 Bay View’s Brass Rooster Gets a Bigger Head - Milwaukee’s King of Hats, John McLaughlin http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24557-bay-view%25E2%2580%2599s-brass-rooster-gets-a-bigger-head-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-king-of-hats-john-mclaughlin.html ]]> Home For The Holidays @ The Center - Off The Cuff with the Florentine Studio Artists http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24514-home-for-the-holidays-a-the-center-off-the-cuff-with-the-florentine-studio-artists.html For the second year, the Florentine Opera Company is presenting @ The Center, a series of inexpensive salon-style concerts by the Florentine Studio Artists at the company’s easy-to-love home at 926 E. Burleigh St. Soprano Julie Tabash of St. Louis, tenor Aaron Short of Kansas City]]> Milwaukee Ballet’s Patrick Howell Comes Home http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24493-milwaukee-ballet%25E2%2580%2599s-patrick-howell-comes-home.html Patrick Howell, a Leading Artist with Milwaukee Ballet since 2008, is back this season from a three-year leave with Germany’s Ballet Augsburg where, last season, he danced the title role in the world premiere of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Milwaukee Ballet Artistic Director Michael Pink]]> Whimsical Books Spoof College Prose - Off the Cuff with Author Beth Schaefer http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24467-whimsical-books-spoof-college-prose-off-the-cuff-with-author-beth-schaefer.html   ]]> A Return to Midwest Stages - Off The Cuff with actor Michael Stebbins http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24466-a-return-to-midwest-stages-off-the-cuff-with-actor-michael-stebbins.html
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Helping Struggling Students - Off the Cuff with City Year’s Jason Holton http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24445-helping-struggling-students-off-the-cuff-with-city-year%25E2%2580%2599s-jason-holton.html  ]]> Shooting up for Good Health - Off the Cuff with Lisa Ruiz of B12 Stores http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24395-shooting-up-for-good-health-off-the-cuff-with-lisa-ruiz-of-b12-stores.html Perry and Lisa Ruiz own a trio of B12 Stores at Southridge Mall, The Shops of Grand Avenue and Racine’s Regency Mall. Their specialty is B12 vitamin shots, which boost immunity, increase energy and stamina, and sharpen focus. B12 has also been used to treat Alzheimer’s Disease]]> Off the Cuff with Richard Halverson - The Milwaukee stage veteran on his favorite roles http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24374-off-the-cuff-with-richard-halverson-the-milwaukee-stage-veteran-on-his-favorite-roles.html After 30 years at the Cleveland Play House, actor Richard Halverson relocated to Milwaukee, where he made a mark as a member of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Halverson officially retired from the c]]> Milwaukee’s Veterans Employment Alliance - C.J. Brown III talks transition to civilian life http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24351-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-veterans-employment-alliance-cj-brown-iii-talks-transition-to-civilian-life.html
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‘Br(OK)en Genius’ Heals Through Art - A conversation with Christopher McIntyre http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24302-%25E2%2580%2598br%2528ok%2529en-genius%25E2%2580%2599-heals-through-art-a-conversation-with-christopher-mcintyre.html
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Master Singers Celebrates 40 Years - Off the Cuff with Eduardo García-Novelli http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24225-master-singers-celebrates-40-years-off-the-cuff-with-eduardo-garcia-novelli.html Master Singers of Milwaukee, one of the city’s premier community choirs, is celebrating its 40th anniversary and Music Director Eduardo García-Novelli has lined up a series of unique concerts for the season that begins Nov. 1-2. García-Novelli, who is also the associate professor of music ]]> New Curator at Milwaukee Art Museum - Off the Cuff with Brandon Ruud http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24161-new-curator-at-milwaukee-art-museum-off-the-cuff-with-brandon-ruud.html ]]> Children’s Outing Association - Off the Cuff with Tom Schneider http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24133-children%25E2%2580%2599s-outing-association-off-the-cuff-with-tom-schneider.html The Children’s Outing Association’s Executive Director Tom Schneider sat down with the Shepherd Express to talk about his role in helping transform one of Milwaukee’s most distressed communities, known as the Amani neighborhood. Gang violence, gunshots and drug dealings used to be commonplace, but with ]]> Bublr Shares Bikes in Milwaukee - Off the Cuff with Kevin Hardman http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24106-bublr-shares-bikes-in-milwaukee-off-the-cuff-with-kevin-hardman.html
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A Classical Education - Off the Cuff with UWM’s Deanna Wesolowski http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24043-a-classical-education-off-the-cuff-with-uwm%25E2%2580%2599s-deanna-wesolowski.html Ever wonder what it’s like to speak a dead language? UW-Milwaukee classicist Deanna Wesolowski can answer that question, in English, Latin or Greek. As a researcher, her studies have focused on pastoral literature, but she’s taught everything from Latin to Greek to mythology, and her field encompasses archaeology ]]> Beer, Music and Community - Off the Cuff with Uptowner’s Steve and Shawn Johnson http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24005-beer-music-and-community-off-the-cuff-with-uptowner%25E2%2580%2599s-steve-and-shawn-johnson.html ]]> Hannah Rosenthal on Milwaukee’s Vibrant Jewish Community and the Gaza/Israel Conflict http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23967-hannah-rosenthal-on-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-vibrant-jewish-community-and-the-gaza_israel-conflict.html Hannah Rosenthal, a self-described “activist Jew,” is both president/CEO of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and commissioner on the United States Commission on ]]> From Commuter Bikes to Roller Derby to Longboards - Bigfoot proudly serves Bay View http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23909-from-commuter-bikes-to-roller-derby-to-longboards-bigfoot-proudly-serves-bay-view.html Since setting up shop in 2009, Bigfoot Bike and Skate has proven itself a valuable asset to the Milwaukee cycling, roller-skating and skateboarding communities. The Bay View establishment just moved into a larger space (250 E. Ward St.) and this week Off the Cuff sat down]]> Milwaukee’s World-Renowned Organist - Off the Cuff sits down with Karen Beaumont http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23872-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-world-renowned-organist-off-the-cuff-sits-down-with-karen-beaumont.html Karen Beaumont is a nationally renowned organist. She was born and raised in Hartland, earned a music history degree from UW-Milwaukee and has lived in Milwaukee since 1983. She is also an excellent writer, writing reviews and short fiction. She recently sat down with Off the Cuff to ]]> Wisconsin Highland Games - Off the Cuff with organizer David Sparks http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23850-wisconsin-highland-games-off-the-cuff-with-organizer-david-sparks.html Promising a weekend]]> Ward Irish Music Archives Make History Accessible http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23814-ward-irish-music-archives-make-history-accessible.html Established in 1992 by Milwaukee Irish Fest founder Ed Ward, the Ward Irish Music Archives are home to 5,000 CDs, 6,000 LPs and 78s, numerous video recordings and 5,000 pieces of historic Irish and Irish American sheet music dating back to the 18th century. Located in the beautiful Irish Fest Center (1532 N. ]]> New Concept in Fitness - Off The Cuff with Rodd Higgins of Concept 10 10 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23765-new-concept-in-fitness-off-the-cuff-with-rodd-higgins-of-concept-10-10.html

 From high school football to strength training in college to an early career as a personal trainer, Rodd Higgins’ relationship to fitness has evolved over time. “I used to be a guy that hit the gym five to six days a week,” he says. But now, as the owner of the Milwaukee location of Concept 10 10 (130 N. Jefferson St.),

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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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