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Jason Alexander has a very clearunderstanding of George Costanza, the character he played on the hit televisionshow Seinfeld . "I always said thatGeorge thought that he was absolutely worthless, and he wondered by the worlddidn’t value hi.. more

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American Players Theatre adapts Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice on stage in Spring Green more

Theater

When Warren Haynes fronts an electric band and a symphony orchestra for the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration coming to the Riverside Theater on May 21, it’s a toss-up as to what will be the biggest audience more

Music Feature

A diva and a sharp knife prove a deadly combination in Tosca, which opened Madison Opera’s season this past weekend. But Giacomo Puccini’s perennial potboiler of love, death and political intrigue may have never sounded this good more

Classical Music

Poets often plumb the depths of their experiences for inspiration, but Patty Larkin didn’t have to look far for material for Still Green. The death of both her father and mother and witnessing her sister, a jazz pianist, suffer a stroke aft... more

Album Reviews

Is there such a thing as an “intimate epic”? If so, then perhaps American Players Theatre’s production of Antony and Cleopatra fits the bill. This pared-down version of Shakespeare’s historical tragedy opened Aug. 17 in APT’s Touchstone ... more

Theater

American Players Theatre does best what it loves most—exploring classic drama that offers a breadth and depth of intellect and emotion. This season one of APT’s best productions is Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, which opened Saturday at the S... more

Theater

Life’s random cruelties drive the existential farce Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, which opened last Saturday at American Players Theatre in Spring Green. But Tom Stoppard’s 1966 absurdist tragicomedy, based on two minor characters ... more

Theater

If history is to be believed, Charles Dickens was as much an actor as a writer, developing the characters in his novels before a mirror to get them just right before committing them to paper. more

Theater

If a 41-year-old Irish woman, blind since the age of 10 months, can regain her sight, she should be overjoyed. But Molly Sweeney, the title character of author Brian Friel’s play of the same name, is not so sure. What she more

Theater

Turner Classic Movies, Robert Osborne more

Film Reviews

The two-disc set showcases a bright fresh sound that blows like a psychedelic wind from a collective cultural past. more

Album Reviews

The legendary jazzman discusses his time with Mile Davis, his latest tour with his Akoustic Band, and his most memorable collaborations. more

Music Feature

Backed by Fun Trio members Bob Welsh on piano/guitar and Willy Jordan on percussion/vocals, the album’s 10 cuts don’t break new ground so much as they effectively revisit the classic blues style that swept up 75-year-old Bishop back in the 1950s. more

Album Reviews

After the Dells, Door County is Wisconsin’s best-known vacation destination. With its hostelries, wineries, restaurants and outdoor recreation, it’s the perfect destination for those wanting a quick two-day getaway. more

A&E Feature

David Bromberg may be the most influential musician you’ve never heard of, but his impact on contemporary music is undeniable. more

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Garson Kanin’s insightful political comedy Born Yesterday plays at American Players Theatre, with Colleen Madden starring, through Sept. 22. more

Theater

Joined by Justin Vernon, Dead & Company delivered good vibes at Alpine Valley Saturday night. The venue didn’t respond in kind. more

Concert Reviews

On Three for the Road, 84-year-old English blues icon John Mayall proves that he can still pound the keyboards and blow the harp as well as ever. more

Album Reviews

Frankly Music's Nov. 27 performance will feature works from the serious side of well-known Hollywood composers Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Bernard Herrmann. more

Classical Music

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The 10-time Grammy winning trumpeter will perform at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. more

Music Feature

Dark undercurrents become the driving force for the 11characters in A View from the Bridge, playwright Arthur Miller’s “Greek tragedy" and American Players Theatre’s last production of the 2017 summer season. more

Theater

The work of 18 photographers argues this thesis quite effectively in “Reconfigured Realty," a modest exhibit of 18 images on display at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s intimate Henry Street Gallery. The color and black-and-white... more

Visual Arts

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These aging country outlaws may be past their prime, but the crowd couldn't have cared less. more

Concert Reviews

Jason Alexander has a very clearunderstanding of George Costanza, the character he played on the hit televisionshow Seinfeld . "I always said thatGeorge thought that he was absolutely worthless, and he wondered by the worlddidn’t value hi.. more

Around MKE

American Players Theatre performs Noel Coward’s comedy Private Lives through Oct. 2 in Spring Green, Wisconsin. more

Theater

American Players Theatre adapts Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice on stage in Spring Green more

Theater

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Blues great Jeff Beck covered Jimi Hendrix, Sam Cooke and Stevie Wonder during his electrifying return to Milwaukee.

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An aging Fleetwood Mac played nearly every hit in their songbook during an energetic, 24-song performance. more

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When Warren Haynes fronts an electric band and a symphony orchestra for the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration coming to the Riverside Theater on May 21, it’s a toss-up as to what will be the biggest audience more

Music Feature

Rape, murder and its ultimate retribution dressed in 18th century garb constitutes nothing new when it comes to grand opera. Position such actions in a contemporary setting and create a scenario based on the real life events more

Classical Music

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