Express Milwaukee - Off the Cuff http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-11-1-off-the-cuff.html Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT en hourly 1 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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Bringing Gelato to Milwaukee's West Side - Off the Cuff with Cold Spoons’ Brett Swider http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22423-bringing-gelato-to-milwaukees-west-side-off-the-cuff-with-cold-spoons%25E2%2580%2599-brett-swider.html

 Located near the corner of 60th and Vliet, Cold Spoons Gelato (5924 W. Vliet St

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Art Meets Music Meets Treasure Vault - Cocoon Room does it all in Riverwest http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22382-art-meets-music-meets-treasure-vault-cocoon-room-does-it-all-in-riverwest.html

 Cocoon Room (820 E. Locust St.) is a Riverwest multipurpose creative space—art gallery and boutique, performance space (for comedians, musicians and poets), design space (jewelry, graphics, video, web) and gathering space (fashion shows, yoga, self-defense training). Off the Cuff

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Ending Homelessness One Life At A Time - Off the Cuff with Donna Rongholt-Migan, executive director at The Cathedral Center http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22366-ending-homelessness-one-life-at-a-time-off-the-cuff-with-donna-rongholt-migan-executive-director-at-the-cathedral-center.html  “I was excited about being a part of a grassroots organization and I was particularly excited about working with women and families,” says Donna Rongholt-Migan, executive director of The Cathedral Center, 845 N Van Buren St. The collaborative nonprofit organization serves women and families who are homeless

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The Rep at 60 - A conversation with Managing Director Chad Bauman http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22316-the-rep-at-60-a-conversation-with-managing-director-chad-bauman.html

 As the Milwaukee Repertory Theater celebrates

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Off the Cuff with Manty Ellis - Manty Ellis takes giant steps for jazz http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22284-off-the-cuff-with-manty-ellis-manty-ellis-takes-giant-steps-for-jazz.html  Manty Ellis is considered a cornerstone of Milwaukee jazz. In 1970, he co-founded the city’s first jazz program at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, which cultivated many players who went on to become successful here and elsewhere. Now 80 years old, Ellis continues to have an impact as a dedicated performer

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Troop Café: Supporting Veterans in our Community http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22237-troop-cafe-supporting-veterans-in-our-community.html

 Founded earlier this year, the nonprofit Troop Café (3430 W. Wisconsin Ave.) is serving the community wholesome, delicious meals while providing U.S. veterans paid job training and employment in the culinary and hospitality business. Off the Cuff sat down with Manager Chris

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Kelly Radermacher’s New Milwaukee Dance Company http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22192-kelly-radermacher%25E2%2580%2599s-new-milwaukee-dance-company.html

 The Milwaukee dance community is about to get a new addition. The first work by Radermacher Dance Company will debut with Recombobulation Area at the Underground Collaborative (161 W. Wisconsin Ave., lower level), Dec. 5-7. The company’s artistic director and one

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“Milwaukee Originals” - Limited Edition Milwaukee Bucks Apparel; Off the Cuff with Dustin Godsey http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22200-%25E2%2580%259Cmilwaukee-originals%25E2%2580%259D-limited-edition-milwaukee-bucks-apparel-off-the-cuff-with-dustin-godsey.html The Milwaukee Bucks asked four local designers – Brew City, MilwaukeeHome, Sconnie Nation and Wiskullsin]]> Milwaukee Ballet Reaches Out - Alyson Chavez speaks of education and boys in tights http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22150-milwaukee-ballet-reaches-out-alyson-chavez-speaks-of-education-and-boys-in-tights.html

 Alyson Chavez is the face and voice of Milwaukee Ballet. As director of community outreach, she does directing, education, training and writing through Milwaukee Ballet II (MBII). She recently sat down with Off the Cuff to discuss farm systems and Packers tights

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An Artist Making Milwaukee - Dan Fleming’s cityscape featured at Best of Milwaukee party http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22101-an-artist-making-milwaukee-dan-fleming%25E2%2580%2599s-cityscape-featured-at-best-of-milwaukee-party.html

 Most weeks, Shepherd Express readers are treated to the work of a rising local artist whose illustrations are an important contribution to the paper’s look. Dan Fleming’s artistry will also be prominent at the Shepherd’s Best of Milwaukee Party on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Harley

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Watershed Moments of the Milwaukee Choral Artists - A Conversation with founder Sharon Hansen http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22071-watershed-moments-of-the-milwaukee-choral-artists-a-conversation-with-founder-sharon-hansen.html Focusing on Women with Curves—Size 14 and Up http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22057-focusing-on-women-with-curves%25E2%2580%2594size-14-and-up.html

 “To expose beauty and turn pain to passion” are the founding goals of Big, Beautiful

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Michigan Producer’s Eye for Milwaukee Talent - A Conversation with Roger Rapoport http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22023-michigan-producer%25E2%2580%2599s-eye-for-milwaukee-talent-a-conversation-with-roger-rapoport.html  Michigan-based writer-producer Roger Rapoport is taking full advantage of Wisconsin scenery and Milwaukee talent for his independent films. In 2012, Rapoport released Waterwalk, a father-and-son coming-of-age drama filmed on some of Wisconsin’s rivers. It has since been shown in about 150 theaters

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Pathfinders’ Dan Magnuson - Supporting Milwaukee Youth http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-21965-pathfinders%25E2%2580%2599-dan-magnuson-supporting-milwaukee-youth.html