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09.18.2014 | 133 days ago | Posted at 05:26 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
It sounds like a very depressing drama. A guy finds his baby daughter deathly ill. So he withdraws from friends and family. His daughter dies so he slips into alcoholism. Then there’s the auto accident. Actually, however, it’s an uplifting drama called Sleepwalking by Sean Gaffney. In February of 2013 a production of the drama was staged by Morning Star Productions. This week a production of t...
Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013

Present Music and Early Music Now

 Present Music created a remarkable audience experience last Saturday afternoon with John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit for 99 percussionists. The Lynden Sculpture Garden was the inspired site for this environmental music
Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013

Frankly Music’s CD preview

 Frankly Music features Frank Almond and pianist William Wolfram in a program previewing their CD, A Violin’s Life, scheduled for release on Avie Records later this spring. All of the works on the CD have direct historical
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Two little-known works by British composers comprised the last concert of the Frankly Music season, heard last week at Wisconsin Lutheran College. I wish other leaders in the community in various disciplines could speak as well as Frank Almond...
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012
Frankly Music, directed by the decorated violinist Frank Almond, is closing its season with a program very much not about the Beatles. Almond will instead contrast the British composers William Walton and Edward Elgar. With Walton's emotional...
11.01.2010 | | Posted at 06:40 PM

Wisconsin Lutheran College debuts musical version of LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN

By Russ Bickerstaff
 “Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays.”  --Oscar Wilde The above quote notwithstanding, it’s difficult to imagine Wilde not enjoying a little music every now and then. That being said, it’s difficult to imagine what he might’ve thought of a traditional American musical being adapted from his first comedy. This ...
05.18.2010 | | Posted at 07:08 AM

Summer Classes AT WLC

By Russ Bickerstaff
It�s a strange bit of trivia, but commercials for a certain local electronics store have been referred to as �welfare for actors.� It�s a bit strange to think that someone with the right credentials could get paid quite well for merely sitting in front of a screen and reading off a teleprompter for a few minutes . . . but occasionally, one may find local actors and actresses popping-up in the low...
04.18.2010 | | Posted at 12:20 PM

Wisconsin Lutheran College Stages Arthur Miller Drama

By Russ Bickerstaff
In a completely different end of my life, I recently made a business call to an out of state stranger. Not more than a few seconds into the conversation, the out of state stranger congratulated me for having a job. Before I could respond to this, there was a dial tone. What with the economy being the way that it is, I’m fairly certain that this sort of exchange is happening quite often these d...
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Classical Preview

In the fifth installment of its Summer Arts in the Park concert series, Wisconsin Lutheran College plays host to a veritable smorgasbord of visual and aural entertainment. There will be fine art on display, craft booths to peruse, a silent auction to consider and food and drink to enjoy. The Steve Lewandowski Jazz Trio starts the day's musical performances...