A local theatre critic once suggested that Shakespeare should only really be done by trained professionals. Right. The thing is . . . there'™s a kind of universal vitality to Shakespeare that almost begs for contemporary mutation. I want to see.. Read more


 Acacia Theatre Company is looking for a cast for its latest production—a stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma written by John Jory. The story of a wealthy, young woman harrowingly devoid of self-doubt will be brought to the stage of Concordia.. Read more


The teeming multitudes shown under the opening credits of 127 Hours could be a clue. Extreme athlete Aron Ralston hikes, bikes and climbs in the remotest wilderness partly because he wants to be far from the crowdisolated even from those who l.. Read more

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This year’s Downtown Dining Week, which begins today and runs through June 4, features more participating restaurants than ever, 40 of them, up from the usual 30. Among the eateries that will be offering special menus with three-course meal... Read more

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After years of quietly gigging with scant pomp or publicity, the Milwaukee garage-pop ensemble Jail increased their profile greatly this year with their newest LP, There’s No Sky (Oh My My), an amiable collection of fuzzy hooks and modest, ... Read more

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Pete Seeger, who turned 90 last month, can look back on a life of accomplishment. Many tri American Favorite ,CD Reviews Read more

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For those who still haven’t gotten around to seeing it yet (or those who have seen it way too many times), Brocach screens Bryan Singer’s cult 1995 crime film The Usual Suspects tonight on its patio with free kettlecorn and $2.50 bottle,Tod... Read more

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