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Friday, April 4, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 7:30 PM

The Milwaukee Ballet rings in April at the Pabst Theater with a mixed repertory program as part of its annual “Milwaukee Ballet at the Pabst” series. Consisting of three movements from a trio of young, vibrant, talented choreographers, each commissioned to showcase his or her unique vision. Each section of the 90-minute . . .
Thursday, April 3, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 7:30 PM

The Milwaukee Ballet rings in April at the Pabst Theater with a mixed repertory program as part of its annual “Milwaukee Ballet at the Pabst” series. Consisting of three movements from a trio of young, vibrant, talented choreographers, each section of the 90-minute program will feature a different thematic purpose with . . .
Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Dance Preview

The Milwaukee Ballet will ring in April with a mixed repertory program as part of its annual “Milwaukee Ballet at the Pabst” series. Consisting of three movements from a trio of young, vibrant, talented choreographers, each section of the 90minute program will feature a different thematic purpose with each commissioned to showcase his or her unique vision. After capturing first prize at the 2nd Genesis International Choreographic Competition held by Milwaukee Ballet in 2007, French-born choreographer Nelly van Bommel has been asked to create another work for the company. “The piece is loosely based on the history of nomadic people or what people more commonly refer to as Gypsies . . .
Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Plus: Derek Plaslaiko’s edgy techno

Living abroad in Amsterdam has repositioned the creative mind-set of Gene Farris, whose deep, spacey sounds echo back to an era of raves gone by. And while his recent batch of remixes is not about reinventing the wheel, the DJ/producer/label owner keeps his Chicago-influenced sound spinning on heavy rotation. In teaming with Control Records leader Bryan Jones of late, Farris has crafted an inspired bag of remix work that quips with quirky tech and acid lines while working audiences with organic finesse. In the mid-’90s, Farris played into another eclectic EDM movement that revolved around the Chicago-based Relief Records.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Classical Review

Present Music collaborated with Milwaukee Dance Theatre in performances last Thursday through Sunday at the Off-Broadway Theatre, featuring a streamlined production of Antigone. Rather than an adaptation of the Sophocles tragedy, this was a new version with a script by Milwaukee Dance Theatre artistic directors Isabelle Kralj and Mark Anderson, and incidental music by Eric Segnitz, Greek tragedy is notoriously tricky stuff. Contemporary audiences are not as educated in Greek myth as were educated classes of previous eras. But beyond that, staring back into legendary times and finding relevant ways of presenting the profound universal truths of these dramas is downright intimidating.
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008

Plus: Sims makes Milwaukee debut

If Tittsworth was a cartoon character, he could be a blinged-out, globe-trotting pimp sporting a five o’clock shadow. In actuality, only the globe-trotting part is true, as Tittsworth has emerged as a turntablist who turns his own tricks on a dime. The D.C. native seamlessly blends club, rock, rave, hip-hop and house into a high-energy set that has sent him across the globe, including a regular spot at London’s Fabric. With eight club records already released, along with the mega mix CD Ayres ’n’ Titties (Money Studies), Tittsworth spoke with Club Noise about the Baltimore club scene, crunk and one night in Bangkok that was hardly humble.
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008

Tonight @ the Moct - 8:00 PM

The hipster remix master of choice these days, Philadelphia-based Diplo favors the party-anthem over the increasingly ethereal approach employed by so many DJs. After his 2004 solo debut Florida, he began to focus on altering the works of others, like Bloc Party and Kanye West, turning their already familiar hits . . .
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.”
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Arts Center Mainstage Theater - 7:30 PM

The concepts of time and space and the limitations they place on everyday life are explored in detail with Winterdances: Time, an interpretive dance program choreographed by UWM faculty members Simone Ferro, Janet Lilly, Andre Tyson, Luc Vanier, and Darci Brown Wutz . . .

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