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03.14.2011 | | Posted at 06:53 AM

A bit of Dublin on the Milwaukee river

By Russ Bickerstaff
I'd heard it joked that Muslims would be much more accepted in this country if they’d adopt a drinking holiday of some sort. And though the Qur'an strictly forbids it, I agree. Alcohol brings cultures together. Those idiots against the establishment of another mosque in lower Manhattan would be much more likely to accept you if you’d sit down at the bar with the rest of us. Sure, there are t...
03.01.2011 | | Posted at 10:33 AM

Steve Solomon comes to Marcus Center

By Russ Bickerstaff
Steve Solomon has built a solid touring career around his family. It�'s just him onstage, though � being the son of a Jewish father, an Italian mother who grew-up in Brooklyn, Solomon has all of the right background for a solid comedy act centered around cultural identity. He switches in and out of characters very quickly and has no trouble being the sole person onstage carrying on a fast-paced...
02.22.2011 | | Posted at 01:05 PM

Touring Broadway show raises money for non-profit group

By Russ Bickerstaff
Life is difficult enough for people entering their teens. As difficult as it might seem for most people, the pressures of suddenly expanding quasi-adulthood must be extremely difficult for kids entering adolescence with serious chronic diseases. Local non-profit CHOIR Stars�looks to give these kids some creative direction through instruction in the arts. With programs in art. Dance, music, theat...
02.17.2011 | | Posted at 09:08 PM

Men, Women and high-grade hack stand-up

By Russ Bickerstaff
Funnyman Robert Dubac hs been touring with a number of comic one-man shows over the years. Examples of his highly polished, exceedingly competent stand-up can be seen on his website. The comedian brings his one man show The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? Has met with critical and commercial success. Dubac�s entertaining, if not always terribly insightful observations on the �babble of the sexes,� ...
02.15.2011 | | Posted at 06:54 AM

Hansberry-Sands Theatre Company looking for gospel talents for an upcoming musical

By Russ Bickerstaff
� � The Hansberry-Sands Theatre Company is looking for a cast for its upcoming gospel musical. They’re looking for male and female actors ages 25 and over for the Spring musical, which is set to be staged at the Marcus Center. �They’re also looking for piano players and organists with acting skills. Auditions will take place at the Wisconsin African American Women’s Center on 3020 West Vlie...
01.10.2011 | | Posted at 11:08 PM

The Marcus Center Opens Its Doors for THE WORLD: A NEIGHBORHOOD, A BROTHERHOOD

By Russ Bickerstaff
Chuck Berry recently collapsed onstage in Chicago. The 84-year-old’s influence on contemporary music cannot be underestimated, but it’s interesting to note that the 84 year-old musical legend was actually born a few years before Martin Luther King Jr. The legendary civil rights leader died far too young. With King’s dedication, there’s no question he would’ve been just as active as Berry ...
12.08.2010 | | Posted at 06:05 AM

More Catholic Comedy for Christmas

By Russ Bickerstaff
� There has been kind of a bizarre mix of shows opening this December. It�s nice to see a full weekend with four shows opening and not a single one of them a holiday show . . . an interesting, little coincidence this season happens to include not one, but TWO Catholic comedies on stages this month. Boulevard Theatre�s The Savannah Disputation�continues through the end of the month. The comedy a...