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Classical: A Couple Regular Guys Do Opera
Classical

A Couple Regular Guys Do Opera

The two stars of Florentine’s ‘Barber of Seville’ are as down-to- earth as you can get.

Northwestern Mutual Furthers Its Commitment to Milwaukee with More Than $700,000 in Grants to Area Cultural Attractions
Shakespeare in the Park moves downtown to the Marcus Center’s Peck Pavilion
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Shakespeare in the Park moves downtown to the Marcus Center’s Peck Pavilion

“We know what we are now, but know not what we may be.” -Hamlet, Act IV, scene V William Shakespeare

Rossini’s <em>The Barber of Seville</em> Returns to Milwaukee with a World Class Cast from Across the Globe
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Rossini’s The Barber of Seville Returns to Milwaukee with a World Class Cast from Across the Globe

May 5 and 7, 2017 at the Uihlein Hall in the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

Milwaukee Ballet Pairs Charming Classic with Evocative New Work in Double Bill this April
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Milwaukee Ballet Pairs Charming Classic with Evocative New Work in Double Bill this April

Classical favorite La Sylphide to appear alongside world premiere Sans Pleurer

The Ambassador Hotel To Host “An Afternoon with Cinderella”
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The Ambassador Hotel To Host “An Afternoon with Cinderella”

Event includes mingling with Cinderella and Prince Charming, tickets to the Broadway production of “Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” and more.

Announcing the 17/18 Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center Series!
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Announcing the 17/18 Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center Series!

Milwaukee Premiere of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS AND SCHOOL OF ROCK Along with Returning Favorites, RENT 20th Anniversary Tour and LES MISÉRABLES

First Stage Announces its 2017-2018 Season!
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First Stage Announces its 2017-2018 Season!

With two world premieres and celebrated family favorites, First Stage continues its commitment to spectacular theater experiences for young people and families.

Marcus Center Presents Hooray for Hollywood!
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Marcus Center Presents Hooray for Hollywood!

A Big Band Celebration of Classic Hollywood Musicals Comes to Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall Saturday, May 20 at 2:00 pm. Tickets On Sale on March 10!

Milwaukee Ballet announces 2017–18 Season
Press Release

Milwaukee Ballet announces 2017–18 Season

Highlights include world premiere of Michael Pink’s Beauty and the Beast; Unique Made in Milwaukee program at The Pabst; return of La Bohème

2017 MKE Fringe Festival Now Accepting Submissions
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2017 MKE Fringe Festival Now Accepting Submissions

Second year event's theater, dance, visual arts and music submissions are now open to the public.

Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE! Returns to the Marcus Center’s Vogel Hall, April 6-9
Classical: The Best Pipes In Town
Classical

The Best Pipes In Town

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

“Magic Martini” to be served at Envoy Restaurant & Lounge
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“Magic Martini” to be served at Envoy Restaurant & Lounge

Envoy has created a color changing martini that adds an additional dose of magic to the experience.

City Panel Okays Big Westown Upgrades

City Panel Okays Big Westown Upgrades

Re-doing Grand Theatre for MSO, new Bon Ton contract, major street upgrades.

Junk Yard Music Becomes a National Phenomenon
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Junk Yard Music Becomes a National Phenomenon

Playing Milwaukee on Saturday, May 6. Two Shows Only

“The Rapture” Directed by Evaughn High and Music Director Jermaine Rideout Comes to the Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall February 25-26, 2017
Ko-Thi Dance Company Returns to Milwaukee Stage with Vibrations Rhythmic Motion Concert
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Ko-Thi Dance Company Returns to Milwaukee Stage with Vibrations Rhythmic Motion Concert

Ko-Thi's Adult Company and Ton Ko-Thi Children's Performing Ensemble

The High Energy Chris Perdoni’s Stunt Dog Experience Comes to the Marcus Center for a Limited Engagement!
Murphy’s Law: Symphony Move Huge for Downtown
Murphy’s Law

Symphony Move Huge for Downtown

A big win for the orchestra and Downtown, with a minor impact on Marcus Center.

Casting Announced for the New National Touring Production of the THE SOUND OF MUSIC
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Casting Announced for the New National Touring Production of the THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Premieres in Milwaukee on January 3-8 at the Marcus Center. Tickets on Sale Now!

Live in Central Park [Revisited] Concert Comes to the Marcus Center
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Live in Central Park [Revisited] Concert Comes to the Marcus Center

Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers recreate that magical night in Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall as part of the MC Presents series.

The Irish Comedy Tour Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day Early at the Marcus Center
33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration “We Shall Overcome”
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33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration “We Shall Overcome”

Presented in Cooperation with the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

The Nutcracker is the gift that keeps giving
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The Nutcracker is the gift that keeps giving

Milwaukee’s magical holiday tradition returns to brighten the holiday season

The 2013 Tony® Award-Winning Broadway Musical RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA Comes to the Marcus Center in Milwaukee from March 28-April 2
13 Short Facts About The Domes

13 Short Facts About The Domes

Domes task force presented with data that reveals much about the popular attraction.

The new national touring production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC
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The new national touring production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Premieres in Milwaukee on January 3-8 at the Marcus Center. Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 18.

Sing Along and “Let It Snow” at Holiday Pajama Jamboree Concert Nov. 30
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Sing Along and “Let It Snow” at Holiday Pajama Jamboree Concert Nov. 30

Children get up close with “String Instrument Petting Zoo”

Theater: “Book of Mormon” is Funny, But…
Theater

“Book of Mormon” is Funny, But…

It left me wondering 'is that all there is to a fire?’

Dance: Sex and Death and Scheherazade
Dance

Sex and Death and Scheherazade

Kathryn Posin’s childhood fantasies -- and adult politics -- led to this exotic dance for the Milwaukee Ballet.

Milwaukee Ballet presents sensory-friendly performance of The Nutcracker for the first time
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Milwaukee Ballet presents sensory-friendly performance of The Nutcracker for the first time

Partnership with Autism Speaks and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts gives new live theater option for the autism community

“Let’s Meet Mozart” Halloween Concert Opens Festival City Symphony’s Free Pajama Jamboree Season
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“Let’s Meet Mozart” Halloween Concert Opens Festival City Symphony’s Free Pajama Jamboree Season

FCS will begin its “Pajama Jamboree” season with “Let’s Meet Mozart” — Halloween Pajama Jamboree, a free concert on Wed., Oct. 26, 2016

Classical: Florentine’s ‘Sister Carrie’ Is a Triumph
Classical

Florentine’s ‘Sister Carrie’ Is a Triumph

World premiere boasts strong score, great cast, uneven drama.

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Opens Pops Season with Disney’s FANTASIA
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The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Opens Pops Season with Disney’s FANTASIA

Assistant Conductor Yaniv Dinur conducts the orchestra as Mickey Mouse dabbles in magic in Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

Parking Structure at North 4th Street & West Highland Avenue to Close Permanently
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Parking Structure at North 4th Street & West Highland Avenue to Close Permanently

Parking Structure at North 4th Street & West Highland Avenue to Close Permanently

2017 Budget Talk Cut Short – Misses the Mark on Respect for Taxpayers
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2017 Budget Talk Cut Short – Misses the Mark on Respect for Taxpayers

Supervisor Alexander holds fiscally conservative viewpoints on behalf of her constituents and opposes the wheel tax.

Classical: How to Make ‘Sister Carrie’ Come Alive
Classical

How to Make ‘Sister Carrie’ Come Alive

World-class soprano Adriana Zabala undaunted by star role in Florentine’s world premiere.

Milwaukee Ballet Opens Season with a Pair of Majestic One-Act Ballets
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Milwaukee Ballet Opens Season with a Pair of Majestic One-Act Ballets

Stunning Scheherazade appears alongside picturesque Angels in the Architecture, Oct 20-23

Alderman Bob Bauman to Tap the First Keg at this Weekend’s Oktoberfest
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Alderman Bob Bauman to Tap the First Keg at this Weekend’s Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest to take place at Pere Marquette Park and Marcus Center Grounds Thursday, September 29th through Sunday, October 2nd

The Original Milwaukee Oktoberfest returns to the Marcus Center Grounds and Pere Marquette Park
Plenty of Horne: Inside New Jan Serr Studio at UWM
Plenty of Horne

Inside New Jan Serr Studio at UWM

Doors Open site will also host Milwaukee Film Festival Party.

Eric Von: A Smooth Voice, a Good Man
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Eric Von: A Smooth Voice, a Good Man

Statement from Common Council President Hamilton

Op-Ed: Will Some County Parks Be Closed?
Op-Ed

Will Some County Parks Be Closed?

Survey from Abele administration offers this as possible solution. But why?

MilwaukeeJobs.com Presents Live at Peck Pavilion series closing with all day free entertainment event on Marcus Center Grounds
Tickets for Exclusive Preview Night of the China Lights are on sale now at the Marcus Center Box Office!
Trinity Irish Dance Company to make special Irish Fest appearance for first time in almost 20 years.
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Trinity Irish Dance Company to make special Irish Fest appearance for first time in almost 20 years.

Milwaukee’s internationally acclaimed non-profit Trinity Irish Dance Company to perform world premiere work Aug. 20th; and for profit Trinity Academy of Irish Dance to Offer Free Dance Classes Aug. 17-21

House Confidential: Alex Lasry’s $1 Million Waterfront Condo
House Confidential

Alex Lasry’s $1 Million Waterfront Condo

And why not? The son of Bucks owner Marc Lasry has become a MAJOR player in town.

“Broadway Balances America” Series to Highlight THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ in First Episode
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“Broadway Balances America” Series to Highlight THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ in First Episode

Exclusively on The Balancing Act®. Monday, August 8th at 7:30 am (ET/PT)

Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience Comes to the Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall! Thursday, October 6
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Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience Comes to the Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall! Thursday, October 6

“Rave On is the best Buddy Holly show out there” - Tommy Allsup, Grammy award winner and Buddy Holly’s lead guitarist

Quasimondo premieres <i>The Nautical Tragedy of Dick III: A Crude Sea Shanty Side Show</i>
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Quasimondo premieres The Nautical Tragedy of Dick III: A Crude Sea Shanty Side Show

Directed by Brian Rott & Jessi Miller. August 25th ‐ September 10th @ Studio Q above Company Brewing in Riverwest (and Saturday, August 27th @ MKE Fringe Festival)

<i>ELF THE MUSICAL</i> Will Play Milwaukee from November 22 to November 27
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ELF THE MUSICAL Will Play Milwaukee from November 22 to November 27

ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole.

Disenchanted Comes to Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall
Press Release

Disenchanted Comes to Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall

Individual Tickets Go On Sale Friday, June 10

City of Milwaukee Arts Board awards $217,000 to 33 arts organizations
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City of Milwaukee Arts Board awards $217,000 to 33 arts organizations

Grantees will be honored June 14 at a 4:30 p.m. reception in the atrium of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts followed by an awards program and celebration at 5 p.m.

The Manhattan Transfer meets Take 6 in The Summit Concert Coming to the Marcus Center on Wednesday, October 26
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The Manhattan Transfer meets Take 6 in The Summit Concert Coming to the Marcus Center on Wednesday, October 26

In 1982 and 1983 the group won consecutive Grammy Awards in the Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group category for, respectively, “Route 66” and “Why Not!”

Classical: Most Famous Operetta Ever Written?
Classical

Most Famous Operetta Ever Written?

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

MilwaukeeJobs.com Presents Free Entertainment at Marcus Center’s Peck Pavilion during July 24-August 27
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MilwaukeeJobs.com Presents Free Entertainment at Marcus Center’s Peck Pavilion during July 24-August 27

The season will run from July 24 through August 27 and each day of the series will have a different program focus and all events will all be free and open to the public.

Milwaukee Ballet to present wonderful, whimsical ALICE (in wonderland)
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Milwaukee Ballet to present wonderful, whimsical ALICE (in wonderland)

Following sold-out runs in four cities, family favorite will be a colorful season finale

KidZ Days At the Center Returns to the Marcus Center’s KidZ Stage
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KidZ Days At the Center Returns to the Marcus Center’s KidZ Stage

This educational arts program has a tradition and reputation of providing quality performing arts, early childhood education, and cultural enrichment to our young people free of cost.

Boy George and Culture Club Announce 40-city, 2016 Tour Including Milwaukee
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Boy George and Culture Club Announce 40-city, 2016 Tour Including Milwaukee

The Iconic Band Comes to the Marcus Center’s Uihlein Hall on Saturday, July 23 at 8:00 pm

DanceMKE Competition 2016
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DanceMKE Competition 2016

Call For Participation

Free “Americana Pajama Jamboree” Concludes Festival City Symphony Concert Season
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Free “Americana Pajama Jamboree” Concludes Festival City Symphony Concert Season

All “Pajama Jamboree” concerts have free admission.

Milwaukee Ballet Offers Modern View on Dance Through Kaleidoscope Eyes
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Milwaukee Ballet Offers Modern View on Dance Through Kaleidoscope Eyes

Contemporary presentation features the music of The Beatles and two world premieres

Supervisor Steve F. Taylor Reacts to Committee’s Vote to Fund Marcus Center in Light of Takeover
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Supervisor Steve F. Taylor Reacts to Committee’s Vote to Fund Marcus Center in Light of Takeover

“This decision flies in the face of the principles of the good stewardship of taxpayer dollars.”

Theater: Star Performer Visits High School
Theater

Star Performer Visits High School

Marcus Center arranges visit to MPS school by star of ‘Cabaret.’

Milwaukee Symphony Captures HENRY V for a Powerful Performance
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Milwaukee Symphony Captures HENRY V for a Powerful Performance

Marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will present two performances of Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario.

Marcus Center Continues Outreach Program with Milwaukee Public Schools
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Marcus Center Continues Outreach Program with Milwaukee Public Schools

Acting Workshop with Cast of Roundabout Theatre Company's Cabaret

Associated Bank Premier Partner of Broadway at the Marcus Center Announces the 2016-2017 Season
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Associated Bank Premier Partner of Broadway at the Marcus Center Announces the 2016-2017 Season

Milwaukee Premiere of BEAUTIFUL- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL!

Florentine Opera Brings Milwaukee Premiere of ‘Three Decembers’ in March 2016
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Florentine Opera Brings Milwaukee Premiere of ‘Three Decembers’ in March 2016

Tickets start at just $30 and can be purchased online or by calling the Florentine’s Box Office at (414) 291-5700 ext. 224.

Flipside: The Patti Page Story Takes the Stage at the Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall on April 8-10
Milwaukee Symphony Embraces The Artistry of Jennifer Koh
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Milwaukee Symphony Embraces The Artistry of Jennifer Koh

Violinist Jennifer Koh is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance.

New Group Helps Black Arts Companies

New Group Helps Black Arts Companies

Black Arts Think Tank helps sustain Ko-Thi Dance and two black theater groups.

Milwaukee Symphony Prepares for Tchaikovsky’s Emotional Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique”
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Milwaukee Symphony Prepares for Tchaikovsky’s Emotional Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique”

The Sixth Symphony of Tchaikovsky, his final composition, is saturated with pessimism and despair.

The Milwaukee Symphony Leans into the New Year with Two Fantastical Fairy Tales
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The Milwaukee Symphony Leans into the New Year with Two Fantastical Fairy Tales

The Firebird Suite by Stravinsky and La Peri by Dukas.

WCD Board Says No Twice to Abele

WCD Board Says No Twice to Abele

Board won’t take over Marcus Center and won’t form committee to study idea. Might consider by 2020.

What Will WCD Board Do About Marcus Center?

What Will WCD Board Do About Marcus Center?

Abele wants them to take over arts center but WCD board members would rather wait till 2020.

Comedy: Catch Second City for Christmas
Comedy

Catch Second City for Christmas

Famed improv troupe performs through Sunday at Marcus Center.

Marcus Center Cast Into Limbo

Marcus Center Cast Into Limbo

No one seems to agree with Abele's plan to have it absorbed by sprawling Wisconsin Center District.

NEA-Art Works awards $35,000 to The Florentine Opera to support the world premiere and professional recording of Sister Carrie by composer Robert Aldridge and librettist Herschel Garfein for the fall of 2016
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NEA-Art Works awards $35,000 to The Florentine Opera to support the world premiere and professional recording of Sister Carrie by composer Robert Aldridge and librettist Herschel Garfein for the fall of 2016

In its first 50 years, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded more than $5 billion in grants to recipients in every state and U.S. jurisdiction.

Historical Society could get cash first pitched for Marcus Center
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Historical Society could get cash first pitched for Marcus Center

The Nutcracker Brings Beauty and Joy to Milwaukee
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The Nutcracker Brings Beauty and Joy to Milwaukee

The world’s most famous ballet scenes take center stage in this holiday classic

Could Marcus Center become downtown’s orphan venue?
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Could Marcus Center become downtown’s orphan venue?

Wisconsin Center District postpones plans to take over Marcus Center
Marcus Center Announces on Sale Dates for 2015/16 Marcus Center Presents and Off Broadway Series Shows
Milwaukee’s 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration “We Must Act Now”
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Milwaukee’s 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration “We Must Act Now”

The only cities that have celebrated Dr. King's Birthday annually since 1984 are Atlanta, Georgia and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Announces Expansive List of Holiday Performances
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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Announces Expansive List of Holiday Performances

From Handel’s Messiah to Country Music’s Sara Evans, MSO has something for everyone.

Marcus Center Continues Outreach Program With Milwaukee Public Schools
Classical: The Last Days of Lecce-Chong
Classical

The Last Days of Lecce-Chong

Milwaukee Symphony Associate Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong's second last gig here is all-choral concert.

Sing Along with Festival City Symphony and The Singing Santa at Free “Holiday Pajama Jamboree” Concert
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Sing Along with Festival City Symphony and The Singing Santa at Free “Holiday Pajama Jamboree” Concert

Special guest David HB Drake will perform as The Singing Santa.

Review: ‘Wicked’, the Greatest Show on Earth?
Review

‘Wicked’, the Greatest Show on Earth?

Touring production at the Marcus is one of the best shows I’ve seen on stage.

Tickets for Disney’s <i>NEWSIES</i> on Sale at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee on Friday, November 13
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Tickets for Disney’s NEWSIES on Sale at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee on Friday, November 13

Performances Begin on Tuesday, January 5 and Play Through Sunday, January 10 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

Classical: 5 Young Composers
Classical

5 Young Composers

Free Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concert features five up-and-coming composers.

Cultural Assets Are Important, But Let’s Not Forget Transit
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Cultural Assets Are Important, But Let’s Not Forget Transit

Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Calls for Transit Funding. If New Public Backing for Regional Cultural Assets is Approved

WICKED Announces Lottery for $25 Seats
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WICKED Announces Lottery for $25 Seats

Performances Begin November 4 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony alongside Sibelius and Grieg in November
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Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony alongside Sibelius and Grieg in November

The concerts include Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony, Sibelius’s Symphony No. 7 and Jon Kimura Parker performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor.

Violinist Augustin Hadelich Performs with Milwaukee Symphony
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Violinist Augustin Hadelich Performs with Milwaukee Symphony

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Edo de Waart present Hadelich Plays Beethoven on October 30 & 31, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.

“Halloween Pajama Jamboree” Opens Festival City Symphony’s Free Pajama Jamboree Season
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“Halloween Pajama Jamboree” Opens Festival City Symphony’s Free Pajama Jamboree Season

Dressed in costume, the orchestra will celebrate Halloween with a performance of musical “treats” related to the season.

Review: Mozart for the Win
Review

Mozart for the Win

There was no good reason to miss the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's production of Cosí fan tutte. It was delightful.

Citation

The 82nd Season of World Class Opera From the Florentine Begins With Giacomo Puccini’s MADAMA BUTTERFLY
Famous bagpipe band, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, set to rock Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall on November 19!
Peck Pavilion Dance: Questions for Ballet Folklorico Nacional
Peck Pavilion Dance

Questions for Ballet Folklorico Nacional

The Milwaukee company specializes in the regional, traditional dances of Mexico.

Milwaukee’s Festival City Symphony Announces Its 2015-2016 Concert Season
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Milwaukee’s Festival City Symphony Announces Its 2015-2016 Concert Season

Milwaukee’s Festival City Symphony, the oldest performing symphony orchestra in the area, showcases area professional musicians.

Murphy’s Law: Is Abele Dumping the Marcus Center?
Murphy’s Law

Is Abele Dumping the Marcus Center?

Its takeover by new “Super District” running Bucks arena looks fishy.

Plenty of Horne: Harbor Area Will Be Redesigned
Plenty of Horne

Harbor Area Will Be Redesigned

Calling all architects & planners: Brownfield with coal piles bordering harbor will be redeveloped.

Peck Pavilion Dance: Questions for Danceworks
Peck Pavilion Dance

Questions for Danceworks

After 17 years of entertaining audiences, Danceworks performs for first time at Peck Pavilion.

MilwaukeeJobs.com Presents Free Entertainment at Marcus Center’s Peck Pavilion
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MilwaukeeJobs.com Presents Free Entertainment at Marcus Center’s Peck Pavilion

Live @ Peck Pavilion will feature the following:

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Arena Winners and Losers
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Arena Winners and Losers

We count 33 winners, from strip clubs to Scott Walker to the streetcar, and 12 losers, including Frank Gimbel, the Brewers and Seattle.

Marcus Center Teams Up with Milwaukee Public Schools for Outreach Program
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Marcus Center Teams Up with Milwaukee Public Schools for Outreach Program

Master Classes with the cast of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL

Supervisor Weishan Calls Out County Executive on Selling Out Taxpayers
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Supervisor Weishan Calls Out County Executive on Selling Out Taxpayers

Weishan Calls Giving Away County Assets Irresponsible

Downtown’s summer trolley bells will toll again beginning June 4
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Downtown’s summer trolley bells will toll again beginning June 4

The service will run Thursdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., June 4 through Sept. 5.

Milwaukee Arts Board awards $213,500 to 33 organizations
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Milwaukee Arts Board awards $213,500 to 33 organizations

Steve VandeZande and Lori Bauman named Friends of the Arts

Plenty of Horne: Crowd Celebrates City Birthday Party
Plenty of Horne

Crowd Celebrates City Birthday Party

Politicians, PR people and other notables schmoozed away. The best rumor was that Chief Flynn might be retiring.

Plenty of Horne: Trocadero Sold; Eitel No Longer Lowlands Group Manager
Plenty of Horne

Trocadero Sold; Eitel No Longer Lowlands Group Manager

Dramatic change means owners of Red Lion also own Trocadero, giving them both bars on "Tannery Row."

Dance: The Nutcracker is Big and Athletic
Dance

The Nutcracker is Big and Athletic

Yes, its magical, but it’s the dancers’ unreal athleticism that makes the show go.

Milwaukee Architecture: How Brutalism Changed the City
Milwaukee Architecture

How Brutalism Changed the City

From grain elevators to art centers to university buildings, the impact of this bold 20th Century style can be seen in Milwaukee.

Festival City Symphony’s Free “Holiday Storytime” Pajama Jamboree Concert
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Festival City Symphony’s Free “Holiday Storytime” Pajama Jamboree Concert

Milwaukee’s Festival City Symphony will present a free Holiday Storytime “Pajama Jamboree” concert on Wednesday, December 10, at 7:00 pm

Milwaukee County Adopts 2015 Budget
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Milwaukee County Adopts 2015 Budget

Expands Transit Service, Support for Homeless Residents and Provides Funding for Parks

Milwaukee County Board Approves $1.3 Billion Budget
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Milwaukee County Board Approves $1.3 Billion Budget

Budget Includes Improvements to Transit, Parks, Cultural Assets and Public Safety

Fantle Named Milwaukee/NARI Executive Director
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Fantle Named Milwaukee/NARI Executive Director

David Fantle has been named the new executive director of the Milwaukee chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

Supervisors Put Forth Plan to Invest $10 Million in Parks and Cultural Assets
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Supervisors Put Forth Plan to Invest $10 Million in Parks and Cultural Assets

Sup. Broderick and Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Announce Amendment to Fund Parks Deferred Maintenance, Reverse Cuts to Cultural Institutions

Supervisor Gerry Broderick Says Proposed Sales Tax Should be Used for Parks and Transit
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Supervisor Gerry Broderick Says Proposed Sales Tax Should be Used for Parks and Transit

Says Gary Grunau’s Proposal for a .5% Sales Tax for Arena and Streetcar Ignores 2008 Referendum

VISIT Milwaukee Names 2014-15 Officers and Board of Directors
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VISIT Milwaukee Names 2014-15 Officers and Board of Directors

VISIT Milwaukee announces its officers and Board of Directors for the business year 2014-15.

Downtown trolleys begin summer loop Thursday
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Downtown trolleys begin summer loop Thursday

Milwaukee Trolley Loop – Thursdays through Saturdays, June 5 – September 6, 2014

Murphy’s Law: Four Plans to Save the Bucks
Murphy’s Law

Four Plans to Save the Bucks

But can any of the plans create the new NBA arena they need?

Festival City Symphony Celebrates the Season with “Spring is in the Air” Pajama Jamboree Concert
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Festival City Symphony Celebrates the Season with “Spring is in the Air” Pajama Jamboree Concert

Festival City Symphony will conclude its “Pajama Jamboree” season with Spring Is in the Air, a free concert on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.

Downtown’s summer trolleys to ring again June 5
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Downtown’s summer trolleys to ring again June 5

Downtown Milwaukee’s trolley service, the Milwaukee Trolley Loop presented by VISIT Milwaukee, will roll out Thursday, June 5.

Soprano Alyson Cambridge makes her Florentine Opera Company debut as the tragic Mimi in La Bohème
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Soprano Alyson Cambridge makes her Florentine Opera Company debut as the tragic Mimi in La Bohème

Puccini’s masterpiece brings the company’s 80th anniversary season to a dramatic and satisfying conclusion, May 9th & 11th at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in Milwaukee, WI

LeRoy Butler gives extended talkback following 3:30 p.m. performance of First Stage’s CRASH on Sunday, March 30.
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LeRoy Butler gives extended talkback following 3:30 p.m. performance of First Stage’s CRASH on Sunday, March 30.

The former Packer of Lambeau Leap fame will share his personal story and experiences overcoming bullying.

KidZ Days At the Center Returns to the Marcus Center’s KidZ Stage
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KidZ Days At the Center Returns to the Marcus Center’s KidZ Stage

The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is announcing its 12th year of programming for the KidZ Days At the Center.

Advocates Question State Changes in Cancer Program

Advocates Question State Changes in Cancer Program

State plan would reduce scope of program that's provided 500,000 cancer screenings since 1994.

County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic To Hold “Coffee & Culture” Discussion March 14 at the Milwaukee Public Museum
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County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic To Hold “Coffee & Culture” Discussion March 14 at the Milwaukee Public Museum

Chat Sessions Designed to Discuss County Cultural, Recreational and Entertainment Needs

Colin Quinn Unconstitutional
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Colin Quinn Unconstitutional

A New Comedy Written and Performed by Colin Quinn

The Florentine Opera Company will bring passion and warfare to Uihlein Hall
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The Florentine Opera Company will bring passion and warfare to Uihlein Hall

A new production of George Frideric Handel’s Julius Caesar!

Rocky Mountain High: A John Denver Tribute Plays the Marcus Center’s Vogell Hall on April 25-27
Leadership Recognized with Annual Awards
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Leadership Recognized with Annual Awards

On Thursday, March 20 2014, 11 Wisconsin leaders will receive recognition awards from Diverse and Resilient.

Men are From Mars – Women are From Venus – Live!
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Men are From Mars – Women are From Venus – Live!

Plays the Marcus Center's Vogel Hall on March 14-15. Tickets On Sale This Sunday, January 26

County Executive Abele Celebrates the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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County Executive Abele Celebrates the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will attend a number of events Sunday and Monday to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Devoted MPS teacher awarded for long-standing support of Dr. King celebration program
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Devoted MPS teacher awarded for long-standing support of Dr. King celebration program

Surprise event Friday at MPS’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts preceded public event on Sunday

‘it gets better’ Stage Production From Gay Men’s Chorus of  Los Angeles (GMCLA) Boldly Reaches Out To Milwaukee Youth With March 2nd Engagement
In Public: How Weʼve Abandoned Dan Kiley
In Public

How Weʼve Abandoned Dan Kiley

The great landscape artistʼs work for the Milwaukee Art Museum is being diminished by neglect. Part II in a series.

US National Tour Makes its Milwaukee Premiere at the Marcus Center on March 4-9
Murphy’s Law: Why a Regional Tax is Needed
Murphy’s Law

Why a Regional Tax is Needed

A regional tax for amenities like Milwaukee’s zoo and art museum is needed. Will they benefit from effort to help the Milwaukee Bucks?

County Executive Abele Presents John Malan with Purple Heart Pass
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County Executive Abele Presents John Malan with Purple Heart Pass

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will honor WTMJ-TV Meteorologist John Malan’s military service during the Marcus Center’s annual Flag Day celebration on Friday, June 14th.

From Afro-Cuban to Aztec, bachata, Hmong, rock and salsa, MPS student performance highlights diverse cultures
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From Afro-Cuban to Aztec, bachata, Hmong, rock and salsa, MPS student performance highlights diverse cultures

15 MPS schools participating in Friday Marcus Center 'Cantos de las Americas' event

VISIT Milwaukee to Present Lamplighter Award to Milwaukee Downtown BID #21
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VISIT Milwaukee to Present Lamplighter Award to Milwaukee Downtown BID #21

Annual Meeting on March 5th also features Bill Davidson with preview of the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary

County Executive Abele Celebrates the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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County Executive Abele Celebrates the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will attend a number of events Sunday and Monday to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mayor & Co. Executive to Announce New Way to Experience Milwaukee
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Mayor & Co. Executive to Announce New Way to Experience Milwaukee

More than 50,000 People Have Chosen a New Way to Experience Milwaukee

An Open Letter to the Residents of Milwaukee County
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An Open Letter to the Residents of Milwaukee County

It’s time to set the record straight and, once again, to call on the Milwaukee County Executive to focus on collaboration.

County Board Budget Blast: October 24, 2012
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County Board Budget Blast: October 24, 2012

The Milwaukee County Board’s Finance, Personnel & Audit Committee is holding a series of budget hearings throughout October on the County Executive’s 2013 Recommended Budget.

Milwaukee County Board Set to Welcome Milwaukee County Residents to Annual Budget Public Hearing
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Milwaukee County Board Set to Welcome Milwaukee County Residents to Annual Budget Public Hearing

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts to host October 29th hearing

County Board 2013 Budget Blast: October 23, 2012
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County Board 2013 Budget Blast: October 23, 2012

The Milwaukee County Board’s Finance & Audit Committee is holding a series of budget hearings throughout October on the County Executive’s 2013 Recommended Budget.

Murphy’s Law: The Media’s $10 Million Error
Murphy’s Law

The Media’s $10 Million Error

The art museum’s plan to repair the War Memorial will cost $25 million, not $15 million. And that’s not all the errors.

MSOE Students Present Design Ideas for the Marcus Center Garage Site

MSOE Students Present Design Ideas for the Marcus Center Garage Site

Despite work on the Marcus Center parking garage this past summer, there are still ambitious to redevelop the site in the near future. The repairs were done in an effort to keep the garage open until 2013, at which time a decision will be made to redevelop the site or be forced to do extension repairs.

The Roundup: The Kerry Rally
The Roundup

The Kerry Rally

Senator John Kerry paid another visit to Milwaukee on Monday, August 2nd at a public rally in Pere Marquette Park. Gates to the park opened at 4:30 p.m. while the presidential candidate was still racing across Lake Michigan on the Lake Express ferry. Access to Kerry these days requires a thorough screening by security personnel, […]