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George Gershwin

The music heard on Wild Man Blues featuring the multi-faceted jazz pianist Ehud Asherie is everyone’s idea of a sophisticated night on the town—if the town is Manhattan in an earlier age. Read more

Album Reviews

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The Broadway touring production of An American in Paris is every inch a dance lovers’ musical. Read more

Theater

The pedigree of An American in Paris: A New Musical, which is coming to Milwaukee for a one-week engagement starting June 26, is both fascinating and unique to the annals of the stage musical. Read more

A&E Feature

March 10th’s Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concert featured Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, which had soloist issues, as well as strong performances of Emily Cooley, Sergei Prokofiev. Read more

Classical Music

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performed works of Darius Milhaud, George Gershwin and Sergei Rachmaninoff at the orchestra’s most recent concert. Read more

Classical Music

The self-titled album by Ranky Tanky is a selection of traditional Gullah songs infused with folk poetry and gospel spirituality. Read more

Album Reviews

A Kind of Murder The cloud of suspicion darkens over his head: Walter (Patrick Wilson) wishes his demented wife (Jessica Biel) was dead—and then she is in this film adapted from a Patricia Highst,Home Movies / Out On Digital Read more

Home Movies

On Live with a Boom, Mn’JAM experiment mixes original music with songs by Radiohead (“Optimistic”) and George Gershwin (“It Ain’t Necessarily So”). Fusion crisscrosses with funk, hip-hop with scat singing, squealing turntables with wa... Read more

Album Reviews

Jeffrey Kahane led the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in a concert of jazz-influenced works by American and French composers. Some of the pieces were performed quite brilliantly and others somewhat disappointingly. Read more

Classical Music

Wisconsin Philharmonic presents Hyperion Knight in a concert of Gershwin. Read more

Classical Music

The Southwest Suburban Symphony had a largely successful debut at the Saber Center in Franklin with a performance of the music of George Gershwin. Read more

Classical Music

The Southwestern Suburban Symphony Orchestra debuts at the Saber Center for the Performing Arts. Read more

Classical Music

As their 2014-2015 season comes to a close, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops paid tribute to one of America’s most well-known composers of the 20th century, Jacob Gershowitz—better known as George Gershwin. Read more

Classical Music

The Marquette University’s College of Engineering and Diederich College of Communication’s Department of Performing Arts bring the play Zoo Story to Marquette’s Visualization Lab (1637 W. Wisconsin Read more

Theater

This pastJanuary, as the University Press of Kentucky was publishing my biography ofdirector Rouben Mamoulian, Mamoulian: Life on Stage and Screen , I learned that another book on theneglected auteur was scheduled for publication thi.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

The East Side Chamber Players will celebrate Yom Kippur with a program of music inspired by the Jewish experience, including Eric Whitacre’s Five Hebrew Love Songs, George Gershwin’s Lullaby, a selection Read more

Classical Music

The 1935 New York premiere of Porgy and Bess was an epochal event in American musical theater. With music by George Gershwin and a libretto developed by brother Ira Gershwin from DuBose Heyward’s novel and stage Read more

A&E Feature

There have been few major classical stars at Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in recent seasons. The sell-out audience last Wednesday night was especially eager to hear legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman Read more

Classical Music

July comes to a close with an ’80s Cold War musical and some programs featuring bursts of comedy.One of many musicals to open locally this summer is Soulstice Theatre’s production of Chess. Originally released as a concept album in 1984, Ch... Read more

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