Richard Davis

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Classical: The Best Pipes In Town
Classical

The Best Pipes In Town

Four stars of tomorrow perform in Florentine Opera’s ‘Romance Español’.

Classical: Most Famous Operetta Ever Written?
Classical

Most Famous Operetta Ever Written?

The Florentine stages the frothy audience favorite, ‘Die Fledermaus.’

Theater: Sex? We Are Shocked!
Theater

Sex? We Are Shocked!

Chamber Theatre stages Coward's comedy, ‘Fallen Angels’, which once outraged viewers.

Theater: Heroines of World War II
Theater

Heroines of World War II

Renaissance Theaterworks tells the stirring story of WASP pilots, by a local playwright.

Classical: Gorgeous Music, Gorgeous Performer
Classical

Gorgeous Music, Gorgeous Performer

Florentine’s 'Madame Butterfly' offers America's most popular opera with rising star Alyson Cambridge.

Theater: Chamber Theater Presents Slapstick Romp
Theater

Chamber Theater Presents Slapstick Romp

Boeing Boeing, once a runaway hit in London, lands here, and our photos capture the action.

Books: So This Poet Joins the Military Police…
Books

So This Poet Joins the Military Police…

Ex-Milwaukeean Rick Ryan returns for a reading from his new book, ‘There’s a Man with a Gun Over There.’

The Power of Urban Density

The Power of Urban Density

New study of Madison development shows how smart growth greatly reduces government costs.

Visual Art: All About Identity
Visual Art

All About Identity

Unusual joint exhibition at two Milwaukee galleries offers the nostalgic work of Rafael Francisco Salas.

Books: The Poet Who Made Milwaukee Famous
Books

The Poet Who Made Milwaukee Famous

John Koethe may be at the peak of his success. His latest poem, published in The New Yorker, includes a scene in a Riverwest bar.

Classical: Florentine a Leader in New Operas
Classical

Florentine a Leader in New Operas

Elmer Gantry is just the latest success for the increasingly adventurous company.

Art: Tracking the History of Trains
Art

Tracking the History of Trains

Grohmann Museum show offers paintings, prints, maps and photos of the peak days of Milwaukee Road train line.

Art: No, It’s Not Just Idiotic Kitsch
Art

No, It’s Not Just Idiotic Kitsch

A photographic exhibition captures the drama of polka culture in Wisconsin.

Now Serving: Fast Food Franchises Are Coming!
Now Serving

Fast Food Franchises Are Coming!

Have you been hankering for a Mooyah burger or Chick-fil-A? Hanker no more.

Now Serving: Two New Downtown Restaurants Coming
Now Serving

Two New Downtown Restaurants Coming

Plus, Goodkind adds brunch and Carini’s adds Neapolitan pizza.

Now Serving: More Pizza for East Side
Now Serving

More Pizza for East Side

Replay Sports Bar will close, and Chicago pizza chain Rosati’s will open a restaurant there.

Now Serving: Milwaukee Gets More Ethnic
Now Serving

Milwaukee Gets More Ethnic

New restaurants opening will serve Italian/Spanish, Indian/Pakistani, Irish pub grub and southern soul food.

Visual Art: Death of a Poet
Visual Art

Death of a Poet

Haggerty Museum show features Alfred Leslie’s gripping oil paintings inspired by the death of poet Frank O’Hara.

Photo Gallery: Renaissance Production of <i>Amelia</i> Wins Hearts
Photo Gallery

Renaissance Production of Amelia Wins Hearts

Acclaimed production captures love affair tested by Civil War. Our photos capture the action.

Now Serving: More Italian Food — And Beer?
Now Serving

More Italian Food — And Beer?

Onesto opens in the Third Ward. And World of Beer opens its 58th American franchise in Tosa.

Visual Artist: Is She Western or Eastern?
Visual Artist

Is She Western or Eastern?

Korean-raised artist Kyoung Ae Cho draws on nature to create quietly elegant work, now at Lynden Sculpture Garden.

Milwaukee Has Fewer Bedbugs!

Milwaukee Has Fewer Bedbugs!

Well, at least it has less than 18 other cities, according to a new ranking. Is that something to brag about?