Carthage College

One of antiquity’s most notorious legends comes vividly into life in Euripides’ greatest play, Medea, first produced in 431 BCE and being produced locally by Voices Found Repertory. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly


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As artistic director Jeff Frank says, “We are very excited to have Girls in the Boat premiere at First Stage. The play was written specifically with the teens in our Young Company in mind.” Read more

A&E Feature


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“Giving Gallery: Community in Process” is an exhibition of works by 17 artists who were paired with nonprofits that have, in collaboration with the foundation, positively impacted our communities. Read more

Visual Arts

The exhibition finds the artists investigating language. Text is central to Bauer’s work, which playfully alters the meaning of language by placing it in a sculptural context. Read more

Visual Arts

The David Barnett Gallery highlights Alphonse Mucha, one of the best-known artists of the Art Nouveau era. Read more

Visual Arts

The press release says, “Urinetown satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics.” Um...yeah...that pretty much covers it. I think of it as a broad .. Read more


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CoPAs 9th AnnualMidwest Juried Photography ExhibitThe Coalition ofPhotographic Arts – a.k.a. CoPA – is a group of Milwaukee area photographerswhose mission is “to develop appreciation, promote growth and support thecreation of photogr.. Read more

Happening Now

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

Off the Cuff

Orson Welles was born 100 years ago this month in Kenosha. To celebrate his centennial, the Citizen Welles Society of Kenosha is sponsoring a month of events honoring the legendary filmmaker and radio pioneer. Read more

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Master Singers of Milwaukee, one of the city’s premier community choirs, is celebrating its 40th anniversary and Music Director Eduardo García-Novelli has lined up a series of unique concerts for the season that begins Nov. 1-2. García-Nove... Read more

Off the Cuff

Soonto be celebrating its 50th anniversary, Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz andGuildenstern Are Dead was likely seen as being incredibly revolutionarywhen it made its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1966. Now theexistentialist look at the.. Read more


When we reminisce about the good ol’ days, we pine for the lax pace of life but overlook the lax environmental laws. While we would prefer to whitewash the past, it’s the job of the artist to let the smog stains show through. Read more

Visual Arts

When the world celebrates a festive end to the calendar year, awe and wonder often resemble artifice and commercialism. Carthage College’s H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art presents genuine aesthetic inspiration with six artists that reveal their... Read more

Visual Arts

The Present Music Thanksgiving concert, an annual community event, took place Sunday at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Five works were performed by featured guest composer Caroline Shaw Read more

Classical Music

Between the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus singing Handel’s Messiah, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s staging of A Christmas Carol and the Milwaukee Ballet’s Nutcracker, our city has no lack of favorites in the performing arts for Christmas. An... Read more

A&E Feature

Each month, Kenosha's Lemon Street Gallery (4601 Sheridan Road) features artists selected from the gallery's nonprofit, co-op membership. An accompanying reception is known as “Second Saturdays”—the next one takes place March 1 Read more

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Adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok, the Milwaukee Rep’s production of My Name is Asher Lev plays out on an almost bare stage as it tells the story of a young artist with a great deal of talent, played here by Rep newcomer Jonathan Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Next Act Theatre opens its season with Four Places, a family drama infused with dark comedy. On a nearly bare set, Mary MacDonald Kerr and Mark Ulrich play a brother and sister driving together on their way to pick up their mother for lunch... Read more


The ongoing crisis at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex is still coming to light and the revelations continue to be disturbing. The most recent state inspection found that the facilities endanger patient safety and need serious upg... Read more

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