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03.29.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
As ambivalent as I am to some of what I see, it’s not uncommon for me to enjoy a show. There’s a considerable difference having a good time at a show and truly loving it, though. If I see six shows in a pair of weeks, I may enjoy one or two of them quite a bit, but if I see one hundred shows in a year, there may only be two or three that I’d pay money to see again. . . and again . . . probab...
06.22.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Just when I thought I had a handle on the summer theatre season, a new company announces a three-show summer season . . . with all three shows starting up NEXT MONTH. There’s very little into available about Youngblood . . . at least so far . . . there was no press release on their inaugural summer season and they don’t have a website. (interestingly enough, “youngbloodtheatre.com” ta...
Friday, June 12, 2009

At UW-Milwaukee

This small gallery located in UWM's Mitchell Hall is perhaps the finest link that the Eastside has to Milwaukee's bygone eras. With a strong focus on the preservation of local historical artworks, UWM's Art History Gallery walls are usually flush with work from local artists, if not historians, with a keen eye for highlighting the changing face...
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Solarand Multimedia is an organization committed to creating and promoting culture and arts in Wisconsin and the Midwest Great Lakes region. Ron Schaefer, an independent filmmaker with a staggering 19 films in his repertoire, spearheads the group. With its recently announced Spring Fling Series on Tuesday evenings...
04.28.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
My busiest month ever covering theatre ends this week with three shows opening and another two one-weekend-only theatre events. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s going on:STATIONS OF THE CROSS  The Boulevard Theatre’s premiere of Beth Monhollen’s comic play about waiting tables makes it to the stage this Wednesday. The challenges of the service industry are told in a format patterned after...
04.24.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
With the end of the school year approaching, there are a number of student projects that are making it to the stage in the next several weeks. Here are a couple of highlights:As a part of its Alternative Theatre Festival, Marquette University is presenting all new works by a couple of graduating Seniors. Conor Sullivan is writing and directing a his life story . . . or so it would appear in a prod...
04.22.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The generational dynamics for a current college production of Hair are particularly odd for someone my age. There’s something distinctly strange about seeing people at least a decade younger than me playing characters from my parents’ generation at a time when they were probably less mature than I seem to think I am now. It’s kind of disorienting, but you get used to it. Opening night of ...
Wednesday, April 15, 2009

University-based research can fuel Milwaukee’s economic development

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is in the midst of a metamorphosis. UWM's leadership is shaking off the institution's old reputation as a second-tier, underrated commuter campus by embracing a bold plan to expand its research capacity. Focusing on research will result, hopefully, in...
Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

When then-Gov. Tommy Thompson launched the Wisconsin Works (W-2) program in 1996, it was supposed to end welfare as we know it by getting people to work for their benefits, which would lead to independence and family stability. Though the goal of helping people off of welfare and into productive...

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