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Citizens and business owners, many under the age of 40, have joined forces to update South Milwaukee’s image by revitalizing its downtown area and promoting and expanding its arts scene. “Art can do a lot of things. I want to get behind that ... more

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Koen Beets

This week, the visiting Flanders Recorder Quartet gives a concert in Milwaukee for the last time; its members are wrapping up 30 years of live performances, which have taken them around the world, this season. more

, Dance

Ahead of his performance at the South Milwaukee PAC, the Soviet Union-born illusionist explains why skeptical audiences are his favorite audiences. more

A&E Feature


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Milwaukee’s community storytellers, Ex Fabula, presents its first collaboration with the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, “Risking It,” Friday, Nov. 17. more

A&E Feature

Brian Ritchie discusses life in Australia and the Violent Femmes’ latest LP. The band plays South Milwaukee for the first time ever this month. more

Music Feature


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The Milwaukee Paranormal Conference goes hunting for bigfoot, as Bay View puts its own spin on the traditional harvest festival. more

This Week in Milwaukee

The South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center is a hub of community and the arts in South Milwaukee. more

Off the Cuff

Numerous plays start up this week in and around Milwaukee, including Shrek—The Musical Jr., 101 Dalmatians—Kids, King John, Hello, Dolly!, This Other Love and more. more

Performing Arts Weekly

Last Saturday’s concert by this year’s Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Company (MBII for short) featured dancers fromLast Saturday’s concert at SMPAC by this year’s Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Company (MBII for short) featured dance... more


The hip psuedo-sorta-kinda-semi-post-modernist take in Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps that debuted on stage years ago is a clever fusion that both reveres the original work and enjoys a little bit of comedy at its expense. New York-based Aquila Th.. more


Chicago’s Armenian Sardarabad Dance Ensemble comes to South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, Oct. 8. more

Performing Arts Weekly

The Sardarabad Dance Ensembletransforms the ancient traditions of Armenia into a 21st centurymulti-media spectacle of music, motion and light. Not unlike Lord of theDance’s contemporary reinvention of Irish dance and culture, the Sardara.. more


Knightwind Ensemble, Milwaukee’s premier adult wind band presents “Suites” at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 10. more

Classical Music

It’s a long road from South Milwaukee to Conan O’Brien and Comedy Central, but Jackie Kashian kept in touch with the town where she grew up. This Saturday marks a special homecoming. Kashian is the headlining attraction at an institution un... more


In their fifth annual partnership with the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, Milwaukee Ballet II presented three world premieres that seemed to represent their generation well. more


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A fully produced concert of classical and contemporary ballet by the Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II (MBII) has graced each South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center season since 2011. The 17 dancers in this year’s program have come from Jap... more


Mark Bucher reflects on the growth and persistence of his Boulevard Theatre as the company celebrates its 30th season. more

A&E Feature

July welcomes new productions from Greendale Community Theatre, The Off-Book Players and Third Avenue Playhouse. more


The South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center presents a couple of good reasons to take the kids slightly out of town this month as it plays host to a couple of kid-friendly musicals. For two matinee performances only, the South Milwaukee PA.. more


Jointhe South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center (SMPAC) on May 1 for its 10th Anniversary Gala: AnExtravaganza of Local Talent. The evening’s twenty acts will feature more than 100amateurs and professionals from the Milwaukee, Madison and Janesv.. more

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