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08.06.2014 | | Posted at 07:46 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
With the Steampunk aesthetic movement getting as big as it has in recent years, it was really only a matter of time before Milwaukee dove into the movement in a big way. The Milwaukee Steampunk Society was founded a couple of years back. It has been working to become an official presence networking those interested in living out and breathing in the imagined aesthetic of 19th century science ficti...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

‘Refoundation’ marks three years of community engagement

 Temporary public art grounded in neighborhoods is thriving in Milwaukee. Originally part of In-Site’s 2011 “Century City Project,” Faith Purvey’s dynamic installation, “Refoundation,” has stood the test of time.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Shoop-Kassner’s art book for the Grand Avenue Club

The Grand Avenue Club (GAC) strives to provide adults affected by mental illness with a variety of opportunities to build community and engage in productive educational and work experiences. Painter Colleen Shoop-Kassner
07.07.2012 | | Posted at 05:58 AM

Help make a giant puppet (or something) for peace

By Russ Bickerstaff
  The Gordon Park Energy Independence Day parade may be behind us for another year, but as always, Milwaukee Public Theatre rolls on.The next big MPT-aided parade is the Summer of Peace All City Parade and Peace Rally on July 27th from Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club to Washington Park bandshell. Okay, so a few people marching in Milwaukee likely will not do much to dismantle centuries of hate, pre...
09.05.2011 | | Posted at 07:24 AM

Auditions for Resident Ensemble at the Grand Avenue Mall

By Russ Bickerstaff
As the Milwaukee Public Theatre was gearing-up for it 3rd Annual All-City People'™s Parade during Laborfest today, it has been setting it sights on establishing a resident ensemble to work out of its new space right in the heart of dowtown at the Grand Avenue Mall. The theatre company that's been around for the better part of four decades is looking to establish a resident ensemble of perform...
07.23.2011 | | Posted at 04:28 PM

MPT receives grant for upcoming show

By Russ Bickerstaff
I read Dr. Timothy Leary’s Design For Dying a couple of years out of high school. It’s a remarkably gripping look at preparing for death by a man who was looking forward to the transformative properties of experiencing it. That’s just the kind of guy Leary was . . . but death is not an easy thing for a lot of people to try to consider. The quality of life near the edge of death ...
07.10.2011 | | Posted at 04:30 PM

Milwaukee Public theatre show continues its tour

By Russ Bickerstaff
  It’s been said before that the next major industry in Milwaukee is going to be the freshwater business. As demands for freshwater increase, there’s going to be increasing demand for the resources of one of the largest inland bodies of water in the world—Lake Michigan. Sponsored in part by a few thriving local water-based businesses, the Milwaukee Public Theatre has developed a touring sh...
06.24.2011 | | Posted at 12:19 PM

Event held next Tuesday at Turner Hall Ballroom

By Russ Bickerstaff
Milwaukee Public Theatre recognizes the contributions of a few local arts advocates at Turner Hall Tuesday night as it presents its Champions of the Arts Celebration. Local arts supporters Brad Bernard, Mario Costantini and Julia Taylor will receive Champions Of The Arts Awards in a program featuring performances by Caché Latin Ensemble, Gypsy Geoff, Tony Gorenc on accordion, Dorothy Walsh on har...
04.19.2011 | | Posted at 07:38 AM

The Wisconsin Labor History Society re-enacts a tragic event along the road to the eight-hour workday.

By Russ Bickerstaff
There’s been a bit of a glitch in Madison with the installation of Generic bureaucrat template A with the right-wing supply-side option. Like all supply-side models, he’s a bit twitchy. There have been demonstrations. We’re going to have to replace him pretty soon. Due to the inner workings of the machine, we can’t pull him out of Madison for another year or so. In the meantime, in the i...