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Cooperative Performance stages an intriguing female-centered adaptation of a Shakespearian classic with CORIOLANA. Read more

Theater

The organizers of the Women’s March bring Power to the Polls in Milwaukee, and Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker teaches ways to talk to kids about racism. Read more

Saving Our Democracy

Ruthie fields a question from a reader considering PrEP. Read more

Dear Ruthie

Cooperative Performance stages the stories of contemporary immigrants with its debut production of Ellis. Read more

Theater

This week, Village Playhouse divulges The Importance of Being Earnest; Cooperative Performance and Alejandra Gonzales share immigrants’ stories with Ellis in Alverno’s Pitman Theatre and more. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

Though teaching has long been associated with women, higher education—specifically administration—remains dominated by men. Three recently installed female college presidents share their thoughts on the future of higher education leadership. Read more

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Want to get involved in political and social justice causes in and around Milwaukee? check out the Shepherd Express’ “Saving Our Democracy” column for events covering the period Nov. 9-15. Read more

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Live theater can be perfectly happy to tell a nice, little story with a beginning, middle and end. Every now and then, it decides to do something else. Every now and then, theater gets really, really direct. Theatre Gigante’s The Way Things Go is .. Read more

Theater

In Theatre Gigante’s production of The Way Things Go, the cast is masterful in its movement, which is perfectly in sync. Members go from embodying a group therapy session to Sir Isaac Newton’s cradle to the night sky. It is a philosophy cla... Read more

Theater

Dear Ruthie runs down the list of Milwaukee area live entertainment coming up this week, with a particular emphasis on events of interest to the local LGBT community. Read more

Dear Ruthie

A collaboration between Present Music and the Milwaukee Public Museum headlines a week that features concerts by Early Music Now and Frank Pahl, dramatic and comedic plays and musicals produced by Outskirts Theatre, Luminous Theatre, Sunset... Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

Every week, the Shepherd Express will serve as a clearinghouse for any and all activities in the greater Milwaukee area that peacefully push back against discriminatory, reactionary or authoritarian actions and policies of the Trump adminis... Read more

Saving Our Democracy

The Museum of Wisconsin Art features “Tom Bamberger: Hyperphotographic" (March 25-May 21), the first exhibition to be given the run of its three changing exhibition spaces of the Museum of Wisconsin Art. Alverno College offers a Spirit F... Read more

Visual Arts

A new venue might give Milwaukee’s Uncovered shows a new feel, but their focus on the American songbook remains unchanged. Read more

Local Music

Ruthie answers a question from a reader whose man leaves the bathroom unacceptably messy in the morning. Upcoming events include an LGBT Chamber of Commerce networking breakfast at Wisconsin Humane Society, April 15; Alverno’s Ninth Annual ... Read more

Dear Ruthie

An interview with Ron Scot Fry of Milwaukee’s annual Shakespeare in the Park. Read more

Off the Cuff

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The Ukraine band DakhaBrakha brought their free-spirited blend of world music, jazz and funk to Alverno College's Pitman Theatre. Read more

Concert Reviews

Dear Ruthie answers a question from a reader who enjoys wearing his wife’s underwear and plugs exciting events including Alverno College’s Eighth Annual Drag Show on April 17, the 2015 Kickoff Party for Ruthie’s Kennel Club at Art*Bar on Ap... Read more

Hear Me Out

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The adventurous programming of the long-running Alverno Presents performing arts series is truly something to admire, especially for what it offers local musicians, who are routinely given free rein to develop and mount high-concept product... Read more

Concert Reviews

The cover for the upcoming Field Report Marigolden is an image of a gorgeous rustic landscape, rendered digitally. That's also as good a description as any for the "Wings," the first song the group is sharing from the new album. It's the most synt.. Read more

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