Harry Houdini


Photo courtesy of Jewish Museum Milwaukee

The exhibit includes the locks and handcuffs he picked, the containers he escaped from, as well as many posters and photographs from his performances. Read more

Visual Arts

This Halloween will mark the 90th anniversary of the untimely death of masterillusionist and escape artist Harry Houdini. The death of Houdini is, somewhatfittingly, stillshrouded in mystery and legend. But many believe, as Houdini himself did,.. Read more

Happening Now

The final day of this month is the 90th anniversary of the death of one of the 20th century’s greatest performers. Harry Houdini had a long and elaborate career which started as an acrobat in a children’s circus, moved on to various circus acts an.. Read more


Amid a flurry of returning Christmas shows is Jonathan West’s production of David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries at the Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove. Tom Klubertanz stars as a struggling actor in New York who finds seasonal work as an elf ... Read more