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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus at Boswell

 Let’s face it: Americans have a ubiquitous connection to “stuff.” While intrepid individuals like Henry David Thoreau and Mahatma Gandhi are revered
11.11.2010 | | Posted at 07:50 AM

Spoken Word/Variety At The Reps Stackner Late Night

By Russ Bickerstaff
The classic poetry/spoken word open mic program is one of the more dynamic ways for performance to interface with the raw substance of language. People perform pieces they�ve written�sometimes modifying them there onstage while they�re performing . . . the energy in a room can be extremely affecting. It�s an entirely different kind of theatre . . . one that�s much more intellectually confrontati...
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010
Ten years ago, poet, author and spoken word performance artist Dasha Kelly wanted to make a positive change in Milwaukee. She gathered several talented artists and offered their artistic educational skills to area schools under the name Still Waters Collective (SWC). Over the years the group has grown to offer in-school programs...
05.19.2010 | | Posted at 07:31 AM

10 Years of Spoken Word Celebrated at Broadway Baby

By Russ Bickerstaff
� � Spoken word is probably on the bottom rung of the performing arts hierarchy in any community. While the local music scene in any major city is perpetually fed by people looking to make a living with their music, there isn’t any kind of precedent for that in spoken word. Very few people can make a go of it and make money speaking into a mic without also trying to make people laugh. And so it...
08.31.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
I can’t find any proof of it, but I’m pretty sure locally-bred nonlinear intellectual Matt Cook once said that DaVinci had invented a working helicopter long before they’d ever come up with a practical airplane. I don’t know if this is true and I can’t remember for certain that it was Matt Cook who said this, but I remember him saying that all his best friends skipped the plane and went ...