John Williams

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Jul 7, 2015 9:49 PM I Hate Hollywood

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra was the place to be in town on Saturday night, with the great film composer John Williams as guest. The concert sold out in four hours upon announcement. It undoubtedly felt like a rare event to everyone there, ... more

Oct 8, 2014 12:20 AM Classical Music

 The opening passage of The Rite of Spring ( LaSacre du Printemps ) suggests the parting of morning mist, revealing a clearingin some primeval forest. It’s a calm prelude to a stormy stretch of music, aballet that triggered the riot b.. more

May 12, 2013 12:33 PM I Hate Hollywood

<p> Henry Mancini is the one name instantly recognized by the general public among all those who wrote the music that sets the mood for most films. As John Caps writes in his biography, <em>Henry Mancini: Reinventing Film Music </em>(University o.. more

Apr 17, 2012 2:18 PM I Hate Hollywood

<p> <em>War Horse </em>begins with a graceful sweep over England\'s green and pleasant landan emerald countryside under an unusually sunny sky for that partly cloudy corner of the world. Before long, director Steven Spielberg touches down on a par.. more

Mar 21, 2012 1:27 PM I Hate Hollywood

Not so long ago, soundtrack albums were the one reliable way to hear music from movies once you left the cinema. No one could really own their own copy of a film in the age before home video, but with the proliferation of new technology, movies .. more

Nov 27, 2011 3:56 PM I Hate Hollywood

Park 'n Perform: The Milwaukee County Parks' full platter of seasonal activities includes its always-popular, free “Summer's Best” concert series, held at some 20 parks around the area. At the Boerner Botanical Gardens, along with about ... more

Jun 28, 2011 12:00 AM Around MKE

Malaria is a scourge that has never been tamed for long. The statistics cited in Sonia Shah’s The Fever show an alarming surge of malaria in many regions and the development of nastier, drug-resistant strains as the malaria parasites contin... more

Aug 9, 2010 12:00 AM Books

FM102/1’s fourth annual Big Snow Show concert celebrates the harder endof the Milwaukee alternative radio station’s spectrum. There’s no DeathCab for Cutie this year; instead, the headliners are Breaking Benjamin,the hard-edged po,This W more

Dec 17, 2009 12:00 AM This Week in Milwaukee

From his influential speech during the Leopold and Loeb murder trial to his famous role in the Scopes Trial, Clarence Darrow is a courtroom legend, and a ripe subject for David Rintels’ one-person drama Clarence Darrow. Local actor David Fe... more

Sep 30, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

TheSilver Spring House (6655 N. Green Bay Ave.) is a vintage piece ofMilwaukee County history with origins dating back to 1856. Although thecurrent building was built later, it has abundant charm an,Dining Out more

Aug 12, 2009 12:00 AM Dining Preview