Express Milwaukee - A&E Feature http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-330-1-ae-feature.html Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT en hourly 1 ‘The Color Purple’ - A story for our time at Milwaukee Rep http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23997-%25E2%2580%2598the-color-purple%25E2%2580%2599-a-story-for-our-time-at-milwaukee-rep.html Celie, the protagonist of The Color Purple, has her second child at age fourteen. The baby daddy is her father. Her babies disappear; for all she knows, he’s killed them]]> Sustaining Jobs and Community - Can Cooperatives Save Milwaukee? http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23988-sustaining-jobs-and-community-can-cooperatives-save-milwaukee.html Plein Air Shorewood Returns for Year Two http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23977-plein-air-shorewood-returns-for-year-two.html Though many artists will always prefer the climate-controlled convenience of the studio, a growing number of painters are taking their canvases outdoors. Credit the rising popularity of plein air painting in part to the old-fashioned allure of nature—there’s just something romantic about the notion of setting up an easel ]]> The Boulevard Theatre Opens ‘Pal Joey’ at the South Milwaukee PAC - Goodbye Bay View, hello Metro Milwaukee http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23943-the-boulevard-theatre-opens-%25E2%2580%2598pal-joey%25E2%2580%2599-at-the-south-milwaukee-pac-goodbye-bay-view-hello-metro-milwaukee.html In 18th-century Paris, the appellation boulevard theatre meant a formerly itinerant acting company who’d carved out year]]> All That Milwaukee Jazz - The Music Lives on in Our City http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23935-all-that-milwaukee-jazz-the-music-lives-on-in-our-city.html The Packers Drive for Five http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23907-the-packers-drive-for-five.html In February 2011 the Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl for the fourth time, and 10 months later a 15-1 record had fans confident of a repeat. But the Packers got smacked down in that post-season and the next one. And last season, after fighting through major injuries to win the NFC North at 8-7-1, they had a]]> Planning a Racine Get-Away? - Whether by car, bike or on foot, Racine has much to offer http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23933-planning-a-racine-get-away-whether-by-car-bike-or-on-foot-racine-has-much-to-offer.html For some Milwaukeeans, Racine is simply a name on a few road signs during the drive from Milwaukee to Chicago. But the little city of about 80,000 begs to be seen, and with the arrival of First Fridays and other events, now might be the perfect]]> Mondo Lucha Returns to Turner Hall - More Brawn, Beauties and Bands http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23898-mondo-lucha-returns-to-turner-hall-more-brawn-beauties-and-bands.html Dysfunction, one of Mondo Lucha’s villains, jumps the ropes of the ring, runs to a corner post and climbs]]> Milwaukee’s Grohmann Museum - Where the history of industry is reflected in art http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23853-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-grohmann-museum-where-the-history-of-industry-is-reflected-in-art.html “I’m among family when I’m there.” This is how Milwaukee photographer Jim Brozek feels when he visits the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Grohmann Museum (1000 N. Broadway). Museum Director]]> All About Community - Puppets, parades and pageants for Milwaukee Public Theatre’s 40th anniversary http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23848-all-about-community-puppets-parades-and-pageants-for-milwaukee-public-theatre%25E2%2580%2599s-40th-anniversary.html Milwaukee Public Theatre calls its upcoming 40th birthday party “The Steampunk Circus of Metamorphosis.” “Steampunk” for its setting amid the Victorian trappings of]]> Retro Cool Things To Do Before Summer’s End http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23785-retro-cool-things-to-do-before-summer%25E2%2580%2599s-end.html Racetracks, burgers and a plane, and an old-school amusement park about as far away from Great America as you can get. Intrigued? Here are some awesome summer activities in the Milwaukee and surrounding areas that you can indulge
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Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s 40th Year - Opening the season with an old favorite, ‘Master Class’ http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23744-milwaukee-chamber-theatre%25E2%2580%2599s-40th-year-opening-the-season-with-an-old-favorite-%25E2%2580%2598master-class%25E2%2580%2599.html

 “Don’t lose sight of the seeds but keep pushing forward,” says Artistic Director C. Michael Wright of his goals for Milwaukee Chamber

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Riverwest in 2014 - A community on a journey http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23706-riverwest-in-2014-a-community-on-a-journey.html

  A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. —Laozi

 

Life is a journey, not a destination

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Visual Art: A View of Connoisseurship - A gallery owner’s thoughts on curating, educating and criticism http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23676-visual-art-a-view-of-connoisseurship-a-gallery-owner%25E2%2580%2599s-thoughts-on-curating-educating-and-criticism.html My great grandfather]]> Can the Brewers Hang On? http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23653-can-the-brewers-hang-on.html That was some three months the Brewers had. They ended June with an unexpected 51-33 record, a 6 1/2-game lead in]]> Bonjour Bastille Days - A weekend of France in Milwaukee http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23604-bonjour-bastille-days-a-weekend-of-france-in-milwaukee.html

 There are many street festivals in Milwaukee

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A Bright Future for the Bucks? http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23569-a-bright-future-for-the-bucks.html Almost everything went wrong for the 2013-’14 Milwaukee Bucks. Injuries forced coach Larry Drew to juggle lineups constantly. Center Larry Sanders, given a hefty new contract and projected as a team leader, wrecked a thumb in a bar fight, drew an NBA suspension for marijuana use and wound up playing only 23]]> Milwaukee On Two Wheels - Cyclists’ rights, responsibilities and safety http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23534-milwaukee-on-two-wheels-cyclists%25E2%2580%2599-rights-responsibilities-and-safety.html

 Bicycling is an environmentally friendly, healthful and enjoyable mode of transportation, and ridership has increased steeply over the last two decades. On a national level, the number of bicycle commuters has nearly doubled in the 70 largest cities, and Americans currently make more than 4 billion bike trips each

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Milwaukee’s Northwoods Collegiate Baseball Team - Lakeshore Chinooks play an exhausting summer schedule http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23460-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-northwoods-collegiate-baseball-team-lakeshore-chinooks-play-an-exhausting-summer-schedule.html

 Based out of Rochester, Minn., the Northwoods League is a summer collegiate

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Back to the (Sustainable) Future - Retro-chic meets clean technology in Downtown Kenosha’s electric streetcars http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23429-back-to-the-%2528sustainable%2529-future-retro-chic-meets-clean-technology-in-downtown-kenosha%25E2%2580%2599s-electric-streetcars.html You can climb aboard a shiny orange, maroon, green, red or yellow streetcar in Downtown Kenosha and, for just a dollar, take a trip back in time. But don’t be fooled: the city’s modest fleet of 63-year-old streetcars is more than a nostalgia novelty. They barely attract enough rail fans and]]> A Bigger PrideFest, A Momentous Year http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23391-a-bigger-pridefest-a-momentous-year.html At this stunning moment in America for LGBT people and everyone who believes in equal rights, the theme of PrideFest 2014: Make Your Moment is at once a call to celebration and action]]> Kandinsky at the Milwaukee Art Museum - The inner world of a great 20th-century modern artist http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23352-kandinsky-at-the-milwaukee-art-museum-the-inner-world-of-a-great-20th-century-modern-artist.html

 “Kandinsky: A Retrospective,” a joint project of the Milwaukee Art Museum and Centre Pompidou in Paris, opens in Milwaukee on June 5. The exhibition features works by Wassily Kandinsky (1886-1944) and related artists from Munich’s Blaue Reiter group, the early 20th-century circle of modernist painters that

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Summer Guide 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23343-summer-guide-2014.html

 Milwaukee’s lakefront gets most of the attention, but it’s not the only body of water that helps make our city a great place to live. According to some authorities, Milwaukee means “meeting of the waters,” specifically, the

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Summer Festival Guide 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23344-summer-festival-guide-2014.html

 Milwaukee's comprehensive 2014 summer festival guide.

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Milwaukee’s Pinball Wizards - A retro game that found new fans http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23311-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-pinball-wizards-a-retro-game-that-found-new-fans.html

 Ping! Ping! Ping ping ping! Flip flip!

The back corner of the Uptowner is crowded with a
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Big City Crime Movies - Favorite films from the rotten core of the Big Apple http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23273-big-city-crime-movies-favorite-films-from-the-rotten-core-of-the-big-apple.html

 In Chicago in1934, notorious mobster John Dillinger had just finished watching Manhattan Melodrama, an archetypal New York crime movie, before being gunned down by FBI agents near the Biograph Theater. Since then, many fine vintage films about wrongdoers and their pursuers

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'La Bohème' - Florentine Opera brings young love and tragedy to the stage http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23236-la-boh%25C3%25A8me-florentine-opera-brings-young-love-and-tragedy-to-the-stage.html

 Within a 10-year span, Giacomo Puccini composed three of the most popular operas ever written, Madama Butterfly, Tosca and the even

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A New Grandmother Thinks About Mother’s Day http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23249-a-new-grandmother-thinks-about-mother%25E2%2580%2599s-day.html This Mother’s Day will be my first as a grandmother. I will spend it in Milwaukee, but my only child Caitlin and my]]> The Last Man on Jones Island - When Milwaukee drove Captain Struck from his home http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23194-the-last-man-on-jones-island-when-milwaukee-drove-captain-struck-from-his-home.html

 “They say a seagull gets homesick away from the water and can’t live,” the graying old captain told the Milwaukee Journal. “I’d be the same way. Take me

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Joyce Yang returns for all-Rachmaninoff Concert - DeWaart conducts the MSO this weekend http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23151-joyce-yang-returns-for-all-rachmaninoff-concert-dewaart-conducts-the-mso-this-weekend.html

 Few composers are popular enough for orchestras to want to schedule concerts devoted to their works. Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) is one of them. Dismissed as “old fashioned” by the avant-garde composers

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