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Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008

Salome on stage

Richard Strauss’ Salome is one of the world's great operas, combining the last remnants of 19th-century Romanticism with a ravishing score, seeped in late- Viennese tradition but with the bite of the emerging 20thcentury trend toward harsher realism. Strauss’ glorious score transforms the sexual decadence and social depravity of the source material into a breathtaking harmonic outpouring of frenzied erotic frustration that can only self-destruct, conjuring up the awesome trappings of “terror and pity” that underline Aristotelian tragedy. The music is expressively melodious and carefully banks its resources within a seductive yet surprisingly subdued lyricism. Salome encompasses the torrent of high drama while leaning only slightly toward . . .
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Center - 8:00 PM

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band have cemented themselves as the torchbearers of the Big Easy’s entire jazz heritage. It’s no small burden, but the ambassadors represent their city well, laying down festive, old-timey jazz as well as bone-chilling funeral dirges that have taken on newfound gravity since . . .
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008

Tonight @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater

The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre debuts its latest production tonight: Glengarry Glen Ross, one of David Mamet’s most lauded and popular plays. This bleakly dark 1984 comedy/drama follows four vile, dishonest Chicago real estate agents and their efforts to out do each . . .
Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008

Today @ The Marcus Center - 12:45 PM

The Marcus Center hosts a slew of free activities and performances this afternoon in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, starting at 12:45 p.m. Multicultural organizations including the Chinese Youth Orchestra, Trinity Irish Dance and the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra Calypso will perform.
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Center - 7:30 PM

Like so many 30-something bachelors, the heroes in the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre's latest production, The Bachelors, refuse to acknowledge the responsibilities of adulthood. Instead, they spend their days hanging out in a college-like apartment in Madison, WI, at least until they encounter . . .
Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007

The Marcus Center - 7:30 PM

The Milwaukee Ballet winds down its production of The Nutcracker tonight with its second to last performance at 7:30 p.m. at the Marcus Center. The final curtain falls tomorrow night.
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007

Today @ the Marcus Center - 1:30 PM

Attention sugarplum fairy affecionados: The Milwaukee ballet continues its latest, spectacle-filled production of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker with a 1:30 p.m. performance today at the Marcus Center.

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