Stas Venglevski

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s live accompaniment to The Godfather, taking place at the Riverside Theater, was largely an acoustic failure. Frankly Music’s season finale concert, “Return of the Tango,” was lively and entertaining in ... more

May 24, 2016 2:22 PM Classical Music

On Today & Yesterday, Russian-born Milwaukee accordionist Stas Venglevski tackles a repertoire of classical music. He begins with fleet-fingered renditions of Mozart and Bach, moves through the 20th century with Heitor Villa-Lobos and Ernes... more

Apr 21, 2015 8:18 PM Album Reviews

The Uptowner opened in 1884 as a Schlitz bar, dedicated to pouring beer from the brewery that made Milwaukee famous. During Prohibition it was a drugstore; suspicions are that “medicinal” alcohol was dispensed. One of Milwaukee’s longes... more

Sep 17, 2014 12:44 AM Off the Cuff

Look out, Lawrence Welk: There is a new accordion hero in town—Stas Venglevski. And his repertoire is, if anything, wider than Welk's songbook. Born in Moldova in the former Soviet Union, Venglevski won awards in his homeland for his master... more

Sep 14, 2011 12:00 AM Classical Music

 These are very exciting times for Next Act Theatre. After quite a few years secluded a couple of floors up in a rather prominent building, the theatre company is moving to its own space in a brand-new theatre that will be completed in time for .. more

Apr 28, 2011 11:34 AM Theater

Emerging shortly after Neutral Milk Hotel and the Elephant 6 collective introduced a new generation of indie-rockers to chamber-pop, Oklahoma’s Starlight Mints compose sun-soaked pop music cluttered with strings, brass and literal bells and... more

Jun 10, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee