Bob Uecker turned 80 this weekend, and for the first time, he's talking about cutting back his workload. On WTMJ radio this morning, Uecker announced that he will be sitting out "select road trips" with the Brewers this season. How many games exactly he'll miss is unclear: He suggested that if the Brewers are competitive late in the season, he'll be there to cover them."59 years is going to be eno...
Seminal Chicago emo ensemble Alkaline Trio has enjoyed a prosperous 17-year run that’s
seen the band release eight studio albums—not counting B-sides compilations,
splits and acoustic releases—and inspiring countless heart and skull tribute
tattoos along the way. Many of the emblazoned jumped ship a decade ago when the
band began to veer away from its distinct anthems of beer-soaked heartache
poured into the timeless Goddamnit and Maybe I’ll Catch Fire. Any such exodus wasn’t evident at The
Rave Saturday, though, as a sellout crowd was on hand to sing along as the
veteran band traversed its lengthy and ever-changing catalog in 75 minutes of
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
Philip Van Doren Stern was a 20th-century historian and editor who
compiled short story collections and worked with the letters of such giants as
Lincoln, Poe and Thoreau. He also wrote a 4,000-word short story called
Present Music has
a bit of a history with Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, an
experimental work he wrote a few years after his famous Rite of Spring.
It was performed at Present Music’s very first concert, and Artistic Director
Kevin Stalheim has worked it into two programs since. This
One week. Six North American orchestras. Such was the Spring for Music festival at Carnegie Hall last week, which featured the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on Friday evening. The festival, for which orchestras compete by proposed...