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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Classical Review

I have thought about violinist Hilary Hahn more than any other musician who works the concerto circuit. She has played here often, nearly every season for many years now, returning last weekend to play with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. I certainly am intrigued by her phenomenal technique and the clarity of her musicality. Beyond that, she has a mystery about her that I find both fascinating and frustrating. I never feel as if I know her when she leaves the stage. At 28 this formerly waifish prodigy now understandably wants to be seen as a young woman. One only needed to look at her concert dress, black and decidedly adult, with a plunging neckline, to get the message. Hahn played the iconic Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, which she is performing with several orchestras through the coming fall . . .
Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Center - 7:30 p.m.

Ladies, please have mercy on your poor husbands and resist the urge to drag them to Menopause: The Musical. The popular touring production begins its month-long run at the Marcus Center tonight with a 7:30 p.m. performance, but no man can withstand that many concentrated jokes about hot flashes, mood swings . . .
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Theater Reviews

Sometimes the title says it all. Hula Hoop Sha-Boop is a cavalcade of hit tunes from the 1950s, brought to life by a quartet of talented young singers. The fastpaced, 90-minute show zips through more than 70 songs before the final curtain in the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Stackner Cabaret.
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008

Tonight @ The Milwaukee Theatre - 7:30 PM

The popular Elton John and Tim Rice soundtrack, which includes hits like “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” would have been enough on its own to ensure that a musical version of Disney’s The Lion King became a massive success, but the creators of this smash 1997 also went all out on visuals, creating . . .
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008

Classical Review

Dominick Argento, a wise man and a major American composer, once said to me, “I’m a better person than I could ever be when I listen to Mozart.”
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008

Today @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre

Like so many thirty-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, Wis.
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007


Musical Magic: Musician Joe Puerta hosted a rocking release party for his Christmas Dreams CD at Turner Hall, Milwaukee’s hot new musical venue. The crowd swung into the holiday groove with a rendition of “I’m Coming Home for Christmas” (heard on the television show “ER” and now a YouTube sensation).
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007

Fri. Dec. 7

The Riverside Theater, 8 p.m. A Genesis-approved Genesis tribute band, The Musical Box has set out to recreate one of the prog-rock group’s most curious shows on their latest tour. In 1974