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Art: The Master and the Pupil
Art

The Master and the Pupil

Tory Folliard presents related but quite different work by two Illinois artists. Does the former student outdo his teacher?

Art: Two Photographers Who Speak As One
Art

Two Photographers Who Speak As One

Shimon and Lindemann lovingly and wittily capture regional Wisconsin subjects, in a must-see exhibition.

Review: In Tandem’s Musical Sneaks Up on Audiences
Review

In Tandem’s Musical Sneaks Up on Audiences

Little by Little is a smart and smartly staged musical about three romantically-entangled friends coming of age.

Review: Peter Pan as Pop Star
Review

Peter Pan as Pop Star

Rep’s Peter and the Starcatcher is Disney-esque fun but lacks J.M. Barrie’s dark depth.

Review: Oh Jeeves, Why So Little Plot?
Review

Oh Jeeves, Why So Little Plot?

Chamber Theatre’s third production of the Jeeves trilogy runs merrily on empty.

Review: Comic Coronation
Review

Comic Coronation

Lettice & Lovage offers masterful comic performances by Laura Gordon and Carrie Hitchcock.

Art: The Sheer Dazzle of Glass
Art

The Sheer Dazzle of Glass

Robin Jebavy’s large, still life paintings are showy, but how much is below the surface?

Classical: <i>The Snow Dragon</i> Is an Audacious Premiere
Classical

The Snow Dragon Is an Audacious Premiere

New opera by Thai composer is innovative fantasy that challenges conventions.

Art: After the Communists Have Gone
Art

After the Communists Have Gone

Ukrainian photographer Mila Teshaieva captures three Asian countries now adrift in a haunting exhibition at Haggerty Museum.

Review: Every Child Left Behind
Review

Every Child Left Behind

A powerful one-woman show at Next Act probes the problems -- and drama -- of urban schools.

Art: An Artist Who Speaks in Whispers
Art

An Artist Who Speaks in Whispers

A lovely retrospective of the remarkable 45- year-­career of Milwaukee artist JoAnna Poehlmann.

Visual Art: The Strange Beauty of Tom Uttech’s Paintings
Visual Art

The Strange Beauty of Tom Uttech’s Paintings

Now at the Tory Folliard Gallery, they capture a kind of North Woods that doesn’t really exist, though we might wish it did.

Visual Art: The Surprising Splendor of “Urban” Wood
Visual Art

The Surprising Splendor of “Urban” Wood

An exhibit of wood artists makes you rethink the wood that lines our streets and shades our homes.

Visual Art: Art Bar’s New Show Draws a Crowd
Visual Art

Art Bar’s New Show Draws a Crowd

Annual exhibit features works by more than 100 artists.

Visual Art: A Must-See Old Masters Show
Visual Art

A Must-See Old Masters Show

Milwaukee Art Museum’s “Of Heaven and Earth” boosts 500 years of Italian paintings in the only Midwest showing.

Review: “Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter” Offers Poignant Look at Veteran’s Return
Review

“Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter” Offers Poignant Look at Veteran’s Return

With a focus on forever-changed daily routines, Next Act Theater examines the wounds of war.

Review: Shakespeare Just Off the Alley
Review

Shakespeare Just Off the Alley

Theatre Gigante’s update of Midsummer Night’s Dream lacks verve.

Review: After Vietnam, It’s Good to Have a T-Bird
Review

After Vietnam, It’s Good to Have a T-Bird

In Tandem struggles with small-town Texas in 1959 Pink Thunderbird.

Review: Not-So-Super Man
Review

Not-So-Super Man

The History of Invulnerability, the Rep’s new play about Superman’s creator, is a flashy but empty cartoon.

Review: Rep’s Ain’t Misbehavin’ Better Than Broadway
Review

Rep’s Ain’t Misbehavin’ Better Than Broadway

The triple threat performers arguably outshine those of the original Broadway show.

Remembering Pete Seeger

Remembering Pete Seeger

A critic recalls his concerts here, and his enduring impact on America.

Profile: Chad Piechocki
Profile

Chad Piechocki

How a West Point man became a playwright and director of the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center.

Taverns: The Most Public House in Town
Taverns

The Most Public House in Town

Riverwest Public House is a unique cooperative bar inspired by the example of Basque workers in Spain.

Comedy: The Crazed Charm of Martin Short
Comedy

The Crazed Charm of Martin Short

Comedian wows audience with familiar and fresh served up fast and funny.

Remembering Rita Moreno

Remembering Rita Moreno

Decades ago, she snuck into Summerfest with the author and his family. On Saturday she receives the SAG lifetime achievement award.

America’s Darkest Bar?

America’s Darkest Bar?

Bryant's has 80 years of history and a cocktail lounge atmosphere that is nationally unique.

All in the Family

All in the Family

For more than 80 years, Vitucci's has been family-run and plenty popular.

Billy Jack’s First Film

Billy Jack’s First Film

Before Milwaukee native Tom Laughlin hit it big with “Billy Jack,” he made a film here that scandalized the priests and nuns at Gesu church.

Photo Gallery: Nutcracker Tea Cracks Up The Kids
Photo Gallery

Nutcracker Tea Cracks Up The Kids

Big turnout for 11th annual pre-Nutcracker event for children, all captured in our photos.

The Evocative Geometry of Painter Jason Rohlf

The Evocative Geometry of Painter Jason Rohlf

Now based in Brooklyn, the former Milwaukeean creates layered, painterly work that sticks in your mind.

Artist Profile: Reginald Baylor
Artist Profile

Reginald Baylor

Reginald Baylor has become a top-selling artist and successful businessman.

Julie Harris Remembered

Julie Harris Remembered

Long-time Milwaukee arts writer Dominique Noth remembers a 1979 encounter with the late, great actress Julie Harris.

Roger Ebert, remembered in Milwaukee

Roger Ebert, remembered in Milwaukee

Dominique Noth, a cultural commentator in Milwaukee for decades, knew the late Roger Ebert pre-celebrity.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 16. June 2008

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 16. June 2008

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Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 09. June 2008

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 09. June 2008

Document details federal McGee case OnMilwaukee.com Marketplace: Starbucks backs out of North Avenue The difference a little design makes – Mary Louise Schumacher: Art City PrideFest features lots of music, laughs, vendors and workshops Compromise transit plan would move region forward Happy 125th Birthday to the El in Chicago! Commuter buses fill more seats Aggressive […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 02. June 2008

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 02. June 2008

Humboldt Bridge Plans Unveiled Mayor’s Urban Design Awards A day in the life of a Downtown hot dog vendor Alderman Pushes Car Fee To Fuel Projects City’s Carbon Footprint Ranks in Middle Barack Obama | Change We Can Believe In | UrbanPolicy Happy Whitney Gould Day! – Mary Louise Schumacher: Art City Dorm Boom Threatens […]