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This year marks the Milwaukee Comedy Festival’s 10th anniversary and it’s fair to say that since its start in 2006 it has provided the helium for Milwaukee’s ballooning comedy scene. This year’s festival runs Aug. 5-9 at Next Act Theatre, w... Read more

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Founded in 2001, the nonprofit ArtWorks for Milwaukee focuses on developing life and career skills with teens facing barriers to employment, including academic Read more


 It's nice when summer can blossom with last-minute things here and there that get announced at the last minute. It's even better when I can personally make these shows as they usually end up being a bit fresher than that which has been planned.. Read more


As if sensing my feelings—namely, that it was a privilege to be sitting in the tiny Carte Blanche Studios theatre so close to the riveting dancer Isaac Sharratt as he gave his all in the opening passages of choreographer Cheyla Clawson's... Read more

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Artistic Sense: Bucketworks, “the world's first health club for the brain,” celebrated its 10th anniversary with nonstop creative goings-on in its amazing 27,000-square-foot space on South Fifth. While showing off the historic multiple-bu Read more

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Theatre is so ephemeral. It’s often quite difficult to tell if a performance actually having some kind of tangible effect on things rather than simply existing onstage for a span of time. It’s nice to see the occasional show that looks to do som.. Read more


When my job dissolved with Theatre X in 2004, Bucketworks rescued me. There was nothing like it... Read more

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TheNew Age movement certainly isn’t an exclusive club, and this is causinga few pr St. Paul Pioneer Press ,Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird Read more

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I find myself just a couple of hours from seeing Soulstice Theatre’s production of Children of a Lesser God. It’s been decades since the William Hurt/Marlee Matlin film adaptation came out and I don’t recall ever seeing it all the way through, but.. Read more


The men's hockey team finally came away with a win Saturday night in North Dakota beating the Sioux 5-2. Of course, the game wasn't televised, so I can't tell you too much about the win other than that all the scoring came in the third period whic.. Read more

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It's on the Brewers website. Ken Macha will be the new manager.   Macha was the obvious choice from the get-go. He was all but in thejersey 5 years ago when he was offered a promotion to manager in theA's system. He stayed in Oakland and Ned.. Read more

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The Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s latest production, I Am My Own Wife, features more I Am My Own Wife ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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Wisconsin’s annual Chautauqua, Fighting Bob Fest, just completed another record year Fighting Bob LaFollette: The Righteous Reformer ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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  RobbSmith plays an American college professor working overseas in Beirut who is ca Two Rooms ,Theater Read more


Spiral Theater continues its brief production of Lee Blessing’s tense drama on Amer Two Rooms ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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Spiral Theater opens their two-weekend production of Lee Blessing’s tense drama on Two Rooms ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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Tonight at 8 p.m., Bucketworks unveils Pyromancy, a collaborative, one-off performance p Pyromancy ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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