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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Florentine Opera presents 'Idomeneo'

Regarded as Mozart's first great opera, Idomeneo was a remarkable breakthrough for the 24-year...
Monday, April 30, 2012

Slipstream (Redwing Records)

The two Dylan covers, both from Time Out of Mind, no less, reveal the state of Bonnie Raitt's old heart: full of appreciation, wonder and tough nostalgia for “the rest of us, who used to rule the world.” Sure, the smooth blues...
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's next concert, “Symphonic Masters,” will kick off with Symphony No. 26 in D minor, written in 1768 by the incredibly prolific Franz Joseph Haydn. For this symphony, known as the “Lamentatione” for its sonic...
04.04.2012 | | Posted at 06:46 AM

Marcus Center Hosts Extra Terrestrial Invasion early this summer

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s not like I haven’t heard of the musical Packer Fans From Outer Space. I have a great appreciation for the Packers. I grew-up pretty close to Green Bay. My wife is from there . . . but a show with a title like that just conjures up images of crude lawn ornaments painted green and gold, Green Bay Packer garden gnomes and that sort of thing . . . sort of the tacky end of NFL fandom . . ...
Monday, March 19, 2012
Terrible things befall innocent people in melodrama. By the end, evil is usually punished and the good guys rewarded or at least consoled. American composer Carlisle Floyd's 1955 opera Susannah tells the melodramatic story of a young woman falsely...
Monday, March 19, 2012
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is working double time, starting with the “Salon Series 2.” Like a rave party in the '90s, mystery is maintained on the exact location of the MSO performance—except for its identification as “a beautiful East...
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Carlisle Floyd's compelling American opera Susannah, to be performed by the Florentine Opera March 16 & 18 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, may come as a welcome surprise to those unfamiliar with the work. Composed in 1955...
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012
Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard's Greater Tuna seems like an unlikely success story. There is very little that is novel or original about the play—essentially, it is a sketch comedy show featuring two guys in a variety of roles in the setting of...
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012
Billed as “tragical, comical, historical,” David Davalos' Wittenberg is an intellectual comedy with an edge to it. This month Windfall Theatre presents an intimate staging of the play, which is set on a university campus in the early 16th century...

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