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07.23.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Eric Bogosian is not a name I imagine a whole lot of people are familiar with. His name rests in a special corner of my mind along with other writers, performers musicians and suchlike that have acquired a cult following--truly talented people a little too "out there" for big-name success, but possessing the kind of universal appeal that could, theoretically make them household names.  In spit...
Wednesday, July 8, 2009

How will the Milwaukee bus system survive Doyle’s vetoes?

With a few select vetoes in the state budget and an explanation many are still trying to understand, Gov. Jim Doyle may have signed the death certificate for the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS). Last Monday, in a move that shocked many who were involved in the push to secure...
03.26.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
This May, Racine’s Over Our Head Players will be staging another schmeater program. Last year’s was evidently successful enough that they’ll be doing it again this year. This year's Theatre/Schmeatre program (which comes perilously close to being the name of a theatre company in Washington state) will run May 15th - June 6th. It’s a collection of original comic sketches (which I assume ...
01.03.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Do you look like a partially grow-up character from Charles Schultz’s Peanuts comic strip? Would you like to exhibit your somewhat odd appearance to total strangers onstage in the interest of art? Well, you’re in luck . . . Racine’s Over Our Head Players has announced auditions for its production of Dog Sees God this February. Over Our Head’s production of the edgy modern deconstruction of...
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008

These volunteers go beyond the expected to inspire others

“Everyday heroes” surround us, individuals who donate their time, talent, experience and hard work to benefit those who aren’t so fortunate. One thing they all have in common is the ability to make positive personal connections with others, connections that turn into larger changes in our world. Our everyday heroes...
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008

ENDORSEMENTS 2008

Assembly Republicans proved last year that they are not putting the best interests of Wisconsin residents first. Republican leaders were happy to play games— and fund-raise—while shamelessly stalling budget negotiations. This sort of partisan brinksmanship has no place in serious state matters that affect all of us...
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008
Republican Congressman Paul Ryan may feel that his southern Wisconsin district is safe. But three Democratic challengers on the Sept. 9 primary ballot disagree—not only with that assessment, but with Ryan’s support of President George Bush and presidential nominee Sen. John McCain.
Friday, July 11, 2008
“We did it,” said Sue Black, director of Milwaukee County Parks. “Bradford Beach is back. On a hot summer day, when you are looking at the high gas prices, we have a vacation spot right in our own back yard.” The repair of Bradford Beach was a “collaboration and partnership between both private citizens and corporations,” said Deb Lukovich, the committee chair of Friends of Bradford Beach.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Large, urban schools are more likely to be cited

Does the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law unfairly grade urban schools while giving smaller schools a pass? The Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) district has been a “district identified for improvement” for two years running, based on MPS students’ scores on the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam...
Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Art Preview

This week, two art exhibitions outside the city’s borders—one at West Bend’s Museum of Wisconsin Art (MWA) and the other at the Racine Art Museum (RAM)— will honor women as leaders, innovators and artists. The “Professional Dimensions Collection,” featuring 16 selected pieces of artwork, opens April 2 at the MWA. This unique exhibit centers on the history of Sacagawea, the young Shoshone woman who, with her small child, led Lewis and Clark forward to the Pacific Ocean beginning in 1803. All of the artwork exemplifies (or complements) the multifaceted qualities and talents that allowed Sacagawea to command an expedition of men through dangerous, unexplored territory.

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