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John Jahn

John Jahn, a graduate of UW-Milwaukee, is a former history teacher and paralegal. His arts and entertainment-related articles were a regular feature in the Milwaukee-based LGBTQ weekly newspaper, The Wisconsin Light, throughout the 1990s. He has edited several books and written hundreds of freelance articles. In spring 2017, he became a member of Shepherd Express’ staff as Editorial Assistant and Assistant to the Publisher. John Jahn is a proud, life-long resident of Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood, where he resides with his beloved parakeet, Chipper.  

This week, the MacDowell Club’s “Grand Finale” farewell concert takes place at Villa Terrace with works by Chopin, Liszt, Gershwin and more. Read more

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This week, West Side Story, a still highly relevant musical story about forbidden love, comes to the Milwaukee Rep’s Quadracci Powerhouse. Read more

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Here's a comprehensive list of all of the classical music performances scheduled for Fall 2019 in Milwaukee. Read more

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Present Music’s begins their first post-Kevin Stalheim season on Sept. 7 at the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts. Read more

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This week, Matt Zembrowski’s latest creation, Dad’s Season Tickets, receives its world premiere in Fish Creek’s Northern Sky Theater. Read more

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This week, the Brew City Opera presents Georges Bizet’s immortal tale of doomed love, Carmen, as the company’s first-ever production. Read more

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Waukesha Civic Theatre’s Academy at Civic Theatre (A.C.T.) offers arts education programs for kids ages 4 and up. The kids show what they know in a variety showcase Saturday, Aug. 17 Read more

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Shakespeare’s classic romantic tragedy ‘Romeo and Juliet’ has been morphed into a comedy by Patrick Schmitz for a new production at the Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater. Read more

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Molière’s classic theatrical comedy Tartuffe comes to Village Playhouse’s Inspiration Studios while American Players Theatre opens three new plays. Read more

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Alice in Wonderland Jr. comes to Waukesha Civic Theatre via a cast of children ages 6-17, and the Florentine Opera Company goes “All American.” Read more

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On Golden Pond comes to Summerstage of Delafield, and Acacia Theatre Company presents the inspirational play The Endurance of Light. Read more

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A modern riff on the 15th-century morality play Everyman, Everybody will be performed by the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s 2018-’19 Professional Training Institute company. Read more

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The Milwaukee Philharmonic performs the world premiere of Penny Corris’ Symphony No. 1, along with the great masterpiece that is Wolfgang Mozart’s Symphony No. 29. Read more

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Directed by Darko Tresnjak, the musical’s next stop on its North American tour is the Marcus Center in Downtown Milwaukee. Read more

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The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra closes its season with a bravura performance. Read more

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Florentine Opera’s Summer Residency Program Artists perform their first concert together, ‘Summer Love,’ as part of the company’s ‘@ The Center Series.’ Read more

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With a VIP pre-party, red-carpet reception, awards ceremony and after party event, Footlights recognizes artistic accomplishment in our area. Read more

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A highlight this week, PianoArts’ 20th-anniversary festival (June 14-16) offers intriguing performances of piano works set to choreographed dance. Read more

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From The Bard’s works in Door County to lighter, contemporary fare, Wisconsin offers a great summer of live theater. Read more

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Door Kinetic Arts Festival has more than a dozen films in its lineup—including works by international filmmakers and cinematic artists right here in Wisconsin. Read more

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