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07.04.2012 | | Posted at 07:09 AM

KidsWrites performing on July 5th

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Some time ago I was on the bus heading out to a show at Next Act when I ran into local actor Rick Pendzich. He was on his way to a show at the Broadway Theatre. We got to talking. He told me about working with Skylight Music Theatre on their Kidswrites program. It's really interesting . . . kids in schools all over the area submit writing to the program and a  trio of composers work on turnin...
Monday, July 2, 2012

June 29, 2012

Summerfest can be unkind to indie bands, as the nuances associated with the genre are often swallowed up by cavernous stages and unforgiving sound systems (as well as audiences). At first glance, The Walkmen did not seem like a good fit...
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

Milwaukee Opera Theatre explores the undying myth

 At the death of his adored Eurydice, the musician Orpheus breached the Underworld. He sang about love so beautifully that Hades let Eurydice return to life provided Orpheus refrained from looking at her on the way
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Gelato confections and massive hot dogs join the lineup

At least one new food item is guaranteed to create a spectacle at Summerfest this year. Martino's, a longtime staple of the festival's Miller Lite Oasis area, is now selling a nearly 2-foot-long Chicago hot dog, a 1-pound link heaping with tomatoes...
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Foo Fighters, Burnhearts Pabst Street Party and Iron Maiden

Ben Folds has kept busy since he disbanded his piano-rock trio Ben Folds Five shortly after the release of its bold final album, 1999's The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner. He's recorded plenty of solo albums...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
When we think of Milwaukee, some of the things that come to mind are Lake Michigan, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Summerfest, Klement's Sausage and Brewers baseball. But what are the hidden stories behind these Milwaukee institutions?
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

Performances at South Milwaukee PAC and the Pabst

Milwaukee Ballet is doing something new and wonderful. In addition to creating ballets with the company’s forward-looking Artistic Director Michael Pink and the

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