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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Westfeldt's predictable but amusing romantic comedy

By now, the romantic comedy staffed with young professionals and set in Manhattan has...
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
I have written often in the last decade of the steady improvement in the quality of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Listening anew on Saturday evening I heard an ensemble moving into a new realm of refined excellence...
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lynden Sculpture Garden displays 'Midwestern Imagination'

The main salon of the Lynden Sculpture Garden is figuratively filled with Caribbean sea breezes from the new exhibition Haiti and the Midwestern Imagination. Imagination indeed, as layer after layer of fantasy is laid down in these bright, candy-colored...
Monday, March 12, 2012

Life, writings captured in 'Everything Is an Afterthought'

Paul Nelson was one of the first critics to analyze popular music with the seriousness that had previously been reserved for classical and jazz. All of the notable, first-generation rock critics such as Lester Bangs, Ellen Willis, Richard Meltzer...
Monday, March 12, 2012

Voice of Ages (Hear Music)

If the parallels weren't already evident, famed Irish folk band The Chieftains make it perfectly clear on Voice of Ages that Celtic music and U.S. folk, especially in its currently commercially palatable Americana guise, share more than a few chromosomes...
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
In Tandem's fine new production, Chaim Potok's The Chosen, thoughtfully illustrates the paradox of two highly principled young Orthodox Jews living in Brooklyn in households with completely...
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Michael Gene Sullivan's adaptation taps into the disturbing universal elements of George Orwell's dystopian classic 1984. The play consists of two extended interrogation scenes separated by an intermission in a vivid Project Empty Space production...
Monday, March 5, 2012
Each month, Kenosha's Lemon Street Gallery (4601 Sheridan Road) features artists selected from the gallery's nonprofit, co-op membership. An accompanying reception is known as “Second Saturdays”—the next one takes place March 10...

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