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Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013

Oconomowoc Center’s Open House

 Since 2008, the Oconomowoc Arts Center has striven to serve the arts in Oconomowoc and the Lake Country region. Featuring several permanent artworks by prominent local artists, including a painting by the late Charles Dix, the facility provides a venue for the children of the
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) composed one of the great masterpieces of sacred choral music, the “German Requiem,” by astutely, even assiduously, avoiding standard requiem texts and references. Its emotional power was drawn from the deaths of Brahms’ mother as well as his
03.22.2011 | | Posted at 06:30 AM

Oconomowoc Arts Center hosts open house and First Stage Auditions this Saturday

By Russ Bickerstaff
As my own fatherhood looms in the very near future, I’m beginning to become acquainted with the various responsibilities of being a parent. You want to give your kids opportunities without forcing them into any particular role. You want to give them opportunities without limiting their own understanding of identity. Still—if our as-yet-unborn daughter would be interested in joining First Sta...
12.19.2010 | | Posted at 12:40 PM

American Folklore Theatre’s Guys & Does is more than a musical comedy with A Northern Wisconsin Accent.

By Russ Bickerstaff
There’s a definite kitsch element that goes into any theatrical show that dons a northern Wisconsin accent. The American Folklore Theatre has a pretty solid history of developing Wisconsin-based musicals that have depth beyond the trappings of north woods culture. AFT’s latest north woods musical Guys & Does debuted last year. Going well beyond musical comedy with emotional depth, G & D also...
12.03.2010 | | Posted at 04:47 AM

Oconomowoc Arts Center hosts American Folklore Theatre Musical

By Russ Bickerstaff
Enough time has passed that it’s probably safe to declare the American Folklore� Theatre’s musical Guys & Does a lasting hit. As north woods-based stage shows about deer hunting go, it has a few years before it can reach the kind of status achieved by say . . . Escanaba In Da Moonlight, but Guys & Does joins the ranks of� the Jeff Daniels comedy and American Folklore Theatre’s Guys On Ice ...