In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, a place of quiet reflection can be discovered in the University of Milwaukee Wisconsin’s art history gallery. Their exhibition “Nativity” presents more than two dozen prints, primarily etchings. engravings and woodcuts, all tiny artistic gems, reflecting the life of Jesus of Nazareth in a linear narrative around the gallery from left to right. ...
The Early Music
Now December concert has become a wonderful local tradition. An audience of 600
gathered Saturday evening in the acoustically pleasing St. Joseph Center Chapel
to hear The Boston Camerata, joined
It makes sense that Sufjan Stevens
would have a soft spot for Christmas. After all, the holiday touches on several
of the songwriter’s most pervasive motifs: Christianity, childhood nostalgia
and Americana. What’s surprising
presents an improv comedy alternative to tired re-mountings of other Christmas
shows that dominate many stages. A cast of five perform one hour of improv
split into two acts. Act one contains short
sentiment is easy to fake. The holiday reserved for Dec. 25 is easily the
single most clichéd of all. It's a strange amalgam of traditions that have congealed
together over many, many years to form into something that’s
Gimbels and Schuster’s were watchwords in Milwaukee retail as competing department stores vying for elegance, service and scope of merchandise. A Gimbels’ employee in the 1970s, Paul Geenen traces both stores to German immigrants who...
Google image search for "sentimental Christmas movie" pulls up many
images from Frank Capra's It's A
Wonderful Life. Next Act Theatre does
a brilliant job of bringing the sentimental story to the stage in a
Between writing albums about individual states and then changing his mind and saying he doesn't want to do that anymore, and then doubling back and reconsidering, indie-folk songwriter Sufjan Stevens clears his mind by writing Christmas songs. Lots and lots of Christmas songs. Fifty-eight of them will be collected in his latest holiday box set, Silver & Gold: Songs For Christmas Vol. 6-10, set...
You have to love guys who don't take themselves too seriously. Apprently this all stated as a joke for the guys to give to their position coach, but since it turned out so well, they sent it to the whole staff. One of them, it seems, leaked it to the press. This sort of thing is too good to be true, really. These guys will never live this down. On the other hand, they're getting a lot of press...