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The Tempest

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Adding some physical comedy, a high production value and a lot of alcohol to Shakespeare's work, Bard and Bourbon deliver an entertaining performance. Read more

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William Shakespeare’s The Tempest will blow into Tenth Street Theatre courtesy of Bard and Bourbon Theatre. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

Marquette Theatre’s production of Clybourne Park—a 2010 play by Bruce Norris based on Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun—portrays events set both prior to and in the wake of that classic play. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

They’re referring to it as a “wacky beach romp.” Next month, Boozy Bard presents a Shakespeare Raw staging of The Tempest. The Shakespeare Raw approach focusses on the fun end of Shakespeare without worrying about all the tedious pretension tha.. Read more

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The Tempest set to open this coming April will be Cooperative Performance Milwaukee’s largest to date. There’s a working waterfall. There’s sand onstage. Sounds impressive. Earlier this season, they announced that it was going to be staged in .. Read more

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Waukesha Civic Theatre’s ACAP Players is a non-profit organization which encourages people with disabilities. Early next month the Adaptive Community Approach Program stages what should be a fascinating production of Shakespeare’s The Tempes.. Read more

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The NationalVeterans Creative Arts Festival is coming to Milwaukee for the first time! Nowin its 26th year, the NVCAF represents thousands of veterans around the countrywho use creative arts as part of their rehabilitation, readjustment, recove.. Read more

Happening Now

 JamesEarl Jones first heard Shakespeare in the cornfield of his family’s farm, wherehis uncle began reciting from Julius Caesar while hoeing. The elevatedmusicality of those words became the seed that grew into a towering career.Jones is on.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Bob Dylan is inarguably an American icon, one whose music has transcended the passage of time, but for many people he’ll forever be a symbol of the promise and problems of the ’60s, which begs the question Read more

Concert Reviews

The title track of Bob Dylan’s remarkable, 35th studio album delves into the sinking of the Titanic with the innovatively poetic songwriting style developed by Dylan in the ’60s and brought into the 21st... Read more

Album Reviews

Celtic rock has usually followed two paths. Bands either infuse the islands' folkloric influence into the expansive art-mindedness of prog (Horslips, Tempest) or use fiddle and bodhran to add righteous ethnic rootsiness to punk (The Pogues,... Read more

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Yesterday brought news of a new Bob Dylan album with horrific cover art called <em>Tempest</em>, which will feature 10 new songs, including a 14-minute epic inspired (<a href=\"http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/first-details-of-bob-dylans-upc.. Read more

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Off the Wall Theatre has conjured up a perfect storm of a production with its season finale, Shakespeare's The Tempest. The bard's classic tale of revenge and redemption marks a high point for director Dale Gutzman's company, due in large p Read more

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  The fun thing about Shakespeare is its multiplicity. Each show has at least two or three sets of characters in various plot entanglements. If one end of a production isn’t doing terribly well, there’s invariably some other end of it that’s .. Read more

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Even those who love William Shakespeare know the Bard was not always at his best. The Tempest , written late in the author's career, is a pastiche of Shakespeare's brightest formulas... Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Even those who love William Shakespeare know the Bard was not always at his best. The Tempest , written late in the author's career, is a pastiche of Shakespeare's brightest... Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Even those who love William Shakespeare know the Bard was not always at his best. The Tempest , written late in the author's career, is a pastiche of Shakespeare's brightest formulas... Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Even those who love William Shakespeare know the Bard was not always at his best. The Tempest, written late in the author's career, is a pastiche of Shakespeare's brightest formulas woven with fantastical threads, allowing for significant l... Read more

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The $20 million film production of The Tempest that was released by Miramax/Touchstone pictures earlier this month my not make it to Milwaukee cinemas any time soon. It’s already been released elsewhere. Despite a huge budget very slick special e.. Read more

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Even after boogie-woogie pianist/voodoo-R&B musician Dr. John hypnotized his own cult following in the late ’60s, he never gave up his side career as a session player for the stars. He continued recording with the likes of B.B. King, Ringo Read more

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