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Monday, Dec. 23, 2013

Book ranks Milwaukee musician among the greats

 Sigmund Snopek III is keeping good company these days. The veteran Milwaukee recording artist is included with Frank Zappa, Yoko Ono, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Sun Ra and James Brown in a fascinating examination of late 20th-century music, Adventures in Avant-Pop. Although author
Monday, May 13, 2013

Villa Terrace presents ‘Chasing Horizons’

 Villa Terrace’ “Chasing Horizons” exhibit covers many gallery spaces and the subject matter and questions addressed are equally far ranging
08.10.2012 | | Posted at 07:02 AM

Fools For tragedy bring MEDEA to the Villa Terrace

By Russ Bickerstaff
    After great adventure, the hero leaves his wife for the daughter of a king. I don't care what the extenuating circumstances were, it was an epically heartless move . . . a move immortalized in Euripides' Medea. The play gets a modern staging this month as Fools For Tragedy brings the story to life at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum. Judging from advanced word on the production, it...
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Over time, volunteers can transform a city's creative footprint. Each year since 1962, the Milwaukee Art Museum's Friends of Art has sponsored the annual Lakefront Festival of Arts. The festival marks its 50th anniversary June 15-17 with...
06.12.2012 | | Posted at 11:47 PM

World's Stage's DESIRE IS DEATH in patchwork at Villa Terrace

By Russ Bickerstaff
    The work of William Shakespeare is a lot of fun. Yu can say what you want about the complexities and the brilliant use of the language and the carefully constructed plots and such, but the bottom line is that the man's work is a lot of fun. It wouldn't've survived all these years if it wasn't.    The work speaks to actors of all levels of experience with countless mutations and endless ro...
06.09.2012 | | Posted at 05:26 AM

Jamming With Shakespeare at the Villa Terrace

By Russ Bickerstaff
The World's Stage Theatre hosts an evening of romantic excerpts and sonnets by William Shakespeare.    Desire Is Death runs June 10th - 13th at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum.  All shows are at 7:30 pm. Tickets are priced quite comfortably . . . $12 for adults . . . $10 for students and seniors . . . and the Juen 12th performance is a special "artist's night." Artists of any kind who...
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The Milwaukee Museum Mile is a newly formed consortium of institutions located on Milwaukee's East Side. John Sterr, marketing manager for the Charles Allis and Villa Terrace art museums, talked about the development of this unique...
05.24.2012 | | Posted at 07:08 AM

World's Stage Theatre hosts a two-night reading of selected works of Shakespeare

By Russ Bickerstaff
    Things appear ton e getting lined-up for quite a lot of Shakespeare this summer in various attractive places around greater Milwaukee. The new show by World's Stage Theatre joins a summer with two outdoor Shakespeare stagings this summer. Hosted by World's Stage's Gretchen Mahkorn, Desire Is Death is a program featuring scenes and sonnets about love and the usual sorts of Shakespearian comp...