Express Milwaukee - A&E Feature http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-330-1-ae-feature.html Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT en hourly 1 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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To Madtown with Love - A day trip to Madison (as the weather warms up) http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23110-to-madtown-with-love-a-day-trip-to-madison-%2528as-the-weather-warms-up%2529.html

 Milwaukee, I will always crush on you. However, I do have a second love. (Gasp!) Oh, m’dear Madison! You are gorgeous and forward thinking and although I’ve already established some of my favorite

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Bridge Wars! - What our crooked bridges reveal about early Milwaukee http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23073-bridge-wars_-what-our-crooked-bridges-reveal-about-early-milwaukee.html

 When Byron Kilbourn first stood on the land west of the Milwaukee River in 1834, he predicted that the plot would one day become the greatest city in the American west.  East of the waterway, Frenchman Solomon Juneau had already established

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City Guide 2014: Milwaukee’s Off-The-Beaten-Path Partial Day Excursion Tour http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23011-city-guide-2014-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-off-the-beaten-path-partial-day-excursion-tour.html

 Sick of the same old tourist attractions filled with lines of people and high ticket prices? Most Milwaukeeans and tourists flock to the more popular places—those seen in a “Welcome to Milwaukee” brochure—like the Domes or Milwaukee Art Museum. But what about experiencing the actual

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City Guide 2014: Milwaukee Museum Guide - Fun places to learn about our city and the world http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23012-city-guide-2014-milwaukee-museum-guide-fun-places-to-learn-about-our-city-and-the-world.html Some still think of Milwaukee as a two-museum town. While it’s true that the Milwaukee Public Museum and the Milwaukee Art Museum remain the city’s largest institutions of their kind, they have been joined by

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City Guide 2014: Dining Guide http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23013-city-guide-2014-dining-guide.html

Whether you’re in the mood for burgers or sushi, you can find what you’re hungry for in the Shepherd Express’ City Guide dining guide

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Superman’s Final Flight? - Milwaukee Rep stages David Bar Katz’s ‘The History of Invulnerability’ http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23019-superman%25E2%2580%2599s-final-flight-milwaukee-rep-stages-david-bar-katz%25E2%2580%2599s-%25E2%2580%2598the-history-of-invulnerability%25E2%2580%2599.html

 “I’ve never related to comics but I love the concept of selective memory,” Director Mark Clements said of The History Invulnerability, a fantasy biography by playwright

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Investing in the Future of the Ballet - Milwaukee Ballet’s season of premieres http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22952-investing-in-the-future-of-the-ballet-milwaukee-ballet%25E2%2580%2599s-season-of-premieres.html Milwaukee Ballet’s success can be attributed, says Artistic Director Michael Pink, to the fact that “since about 2008 the company has continually invested in the future of the art form.” Indeed, the debt-free]]> Beethoven's Musical Imagination - MSO programs three of the composer's symphonies http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22850-beethovens-musical-imagination-mso-programs-three-of-the-composers-symphonies.html

 Praising the great symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven seems as redundant as extolling the significance of the Lincoln Memorial. Whereas the mighty edifice remains forever marooned in stationary glory, Beethoven’s wondrous third, seventh and ninth symphonies—scheduled for

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Where They Drink - DRINK 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22824-where-they-drink-drink-2014.html

 Kyle Cherek, host of “Wisconsin Foodie” on PBS, knows that good food and good drinks go hand in hand. He believes a skilled bartender can do wonders just like some of the best cooks. “My fiancée tends to follow

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Weekend Getaway to Kohler - Relax in affordable, accessible elegance http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22796-weekend-getaway-to-kohler-relax-in-affordable-accessible-elegance.html Just about an hour north, straight up I-43, is the beautiful little Village of Kohler—a perfect place for a weekend getaway with plenty of indoor and outdoor activities available all year round. ]]> Up-and-Coming Craft Breweries Milwaukee - DRINK 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22781-up-and-coming-craft-breweries-milwaukee-drink-2014.html

 Milwaukee has been experiencing a craft brewery explosion lately. Despite challenges like failed Kickstarter campaigns or permit delays caused by the government

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Growlers: A New Twist on an Old Tradition - DRINK 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22782-growlers-a-new-twist-on-an-old-tradition-drink-2014.html

 With so many craft breweries and brewpubs in our town you may be wondering if there is a way to bring that fresh draught taste home with you. Bottles are easy

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Milwaukee’s Battle over Daylight Saving Time http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22739-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-battle-over-daylight-saving-time.html When clocks spring forward this weekend, the hour’s sacrifice will hardly seem odd or controversial to most Milwaukeeans. But this practice, so widely accepted today, was a highly charged political issue when it debuted in the area more than 90 years ago. The backers of]]> Milwaukee’s Ace of Wedding Cakes? - Where to find sweets for that special day http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22724-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-ace-of-wedding-cakes-where-to-find-sweets-for-that-special-day.html

 When planning a wedding there are few decisions that are as fun and tasty as choosing the right cake. Whether elaborate and multi-tiered or easy-to-eat cupcakes

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Present Music and Danceworks go contemporary with 'Temptation's Snare' - Reinventing Stravinsky http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22706-present-music-and-danceworks-go-contemporary-with-temptations-snare-reinventing-stravinsky.html

Present Music has a bit of a history with Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, an experimental work he wrote a few years after his famous Rite of Spring. It was performed at Present Music’s very first concert, and Artistic Director Kevin Stalheim has worked it into two programs since. This

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The Wreck of the S.S. Milwaukee - When Lake Michigan storms claimed the Cream City ship http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22663-the-wreck-of-the-ss-milwaukee-when-lake-michigan-storms-claimed-the-cream-city-ship.html The Milwaukee Journal called the wicked northerly gale that pounded Lake Michigan on Oct. 22 1929]]> 2014 Comprehensive Spring Arts Guide Calendar http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22661-2014-comprehensive-spring-arts-guide-calendar.html 2014 Spring Arts Guide http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22660-2014-spring-arts-guide.html With the coldest, quietest stretch of winter finally behind us, the 2014 arts calendar is now in full swing. The coming months bring with them a spate of gallery openings]]> A Cast of Hundreds and a Plethora of Puppets - Milwaukee Opera Theatre and the Peck School present Ravel’s ‘L’enfant et les http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22633-a-cast-of-hundreds-and-a-plethora-of-puppets-milwaukee-opera-theatre-and-the-peck-school-present-ravel%25E2%2580%2599s-%25E2%2580%2598l%25E2%2580%2599enfant-et-les.html An angry child throws a tantrum and demolishes his room. Magically, his broken possessions come to life and castigate him for the way he’s treated them. He flees to the back yard where the trees, insects and small]]> Arts/Industry: A Winning Combination - Kohler Arts Center’s diverse offerings http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22607-arts_industry-a-winning-combination-kohler-arts-center%25E2%2580%2599s-diverse-offerings.html What happens when a venerable Wisconsin manufacturing company and an art museum sustain a 40-year partnership? Visit the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC) to find out. Opened in 1967, the Arts Center has been headed by Director Ruth]]> Milwaukee’s Feral Cats - What to do when the population explodes? http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22555-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-feral-cats-what-to-do-when-the-population-explodes.html

 Decreasing the number of feral cats in the city increases the quality of life. Ferals can be a terrible nuisance, especially when in heat. At night, their yowling, yelling and

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Woman Up! - Event celebrates enrichment and empowerment http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22561-woman-up_-event-celebrates-enrichment-and-empowerment.html

The Shepherd Express’ first annual celebration of women, Woman Up!, will be a day of enrichment and empowerment for women of all ages. Exhibitors and speakers will cover topics ranging from food and fitness to fashion and finance. Heather Pechacek, marketing coordinator for the

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New Dance from the Milwaukee Ballet - Performances at South Milwaukee PAC and the Pabst http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22521-new-dance-from-the-milwaukee-ballet-performances-at-south-milwaukee-pac-and-the-pabst.html Milwaukee Ballet is doing something new and wonderful. In addition to creating ballets with the company’s forward-looking Artistic Director Michael Pink and the]]> Happy Birthday, 'Neuromancer' - William Gibson's cyberpunk novel turns 30 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22473-happy-birthday-neuromancer-william-gibsons-cyberpunk-novel-turns-30.html William Gibson, one of the most innovative science fiction writers of the last 30 years, invented “cyberpunk” with the publication of his novel Neuromancer in 1984. Since then, cyberpunk has become a pervasive influence on rock music and films, impacting style and content. Musicians and filmmakers such as Sonic]]> Woman Up! - Milwaukee women's expo to be held at Wisconsin State Fair Park, Feb. 8 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22458-woman-up_-milwaukee-womens-expo-to-be-held-at-wisconsin-state-fair-park-feb-8.html

 The Shepherd Express is creating a unique event—one that will inspire, empower and enliven you. We invite you to Woman Up!

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'A Midnight Cry' Returns To First Stage - The Road To Freedom http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22433-a-midnight-cry-returns-to-first-stage-the-road-to-freedom.html Driving past Johnson Park on Fond du Lac Avenue between 17th and 20th Streets, you wouldn’t guess it was the site in 1842 of Deacon Samuel Brown’s farm]]> Milwaukee's Grassroots Storytellers - Ex Fabula’s community-building 'Close Encounters' http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22427-milwaukees-grassroots-storytellers-ex-fabula%25E2%2580%2599s-community-building-close-encounters.html Not so long ago in a restaurant not so far away, five inspired young men and women dined together on Indian food—and something extraordinary happened. Over Maharaja’s curries and masalas, they pledged to create an]]> Milwaukee's Polar Bear Plunge 2014 - Hundreds will take the frosty dip http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22387-milwaukees-polar-bear-plunge-2014-hundreds-will-take-the-frosty-dip.html A New Year’s resolution is often a well-intentioned, empty declaration made the morning after an evening of celebration of excess. And while some are content to accept this fact, others have been finding ways to punctuate New Year’s Day with appropriate action that involves just the]]> What’s Up With West Allis? - New business in the old industrial city http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22342-what%25E2%2580%2599s-up-with-west-allis-new-business-in-the-old-industrial-city.html

 Despite the successes of such summertime events as the Summer Music in the Park series at West Allis’ Veterans Memorial Park and the annual A La Carte street festival on Greenfield Avenue, many people continue to define

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