United Performing Arts Fund

The non-profit organization has raised $11.9 million to fund groups like First Stage and Milwaukee Ballet. Read more

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The United Performing Arts Fund kicks off their 2019 fundraising campaign in support of Milwaukee-area arts organizations on Monday, March 4, with a gala event. Read more

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Six UPAF “Cornerstone Groups” will receive about 86% of the dollars allocated. Read more

Happening Now

Due to the success of its 2017 events and fundraising efforts, UPAF has branded September 2018 as Performing Arts Month and, in so doing, it continues its efforts to both establish and further cultivate an affinity for performing arts in our region. Read more

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Upcoming in the Milwaukee performing arts scene are an instalment of Florentine Opera’s At the Center Series, various family friendly offerings at SummerStage, the Footlights 2018 People’s Choice Awards and Patrick Schmitz’ Katelyn’s Wasteland. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

Thanks, in large part, to the hard work of the United Performing Arts Fund, Milwaukee’s performing arts community continues to thrive. It’s the season of giving and the organizations has several great events in the offing. Read more

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UPAF begins its 51st-annual fund-raising campaign at a time when public education and public funding for the arts are in greater jeopardy than ever before. Read more

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This week’s theatrical openings in Milwaukee are highlighted by Sunset Playhouse going Into the Woods and by UWM Peck School of the Arts offering us 12 Ophelias. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

In the psychological horror film It Comes at Night, Director Trey Edward Shults thrusts viewers into a situation without explanation, but enough facts become clear as the story moves on. Read more

Film Clips

Fifty years ago Milwaukee civic leaders banded together to found the United Performing Arts Fund, which celebrates its annual Campaign Launch on Monday, March 6. Read more

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John Schneider checks in on and explores new works by Milwaukee’s long-standing African dance company, Ko-Thi, as well as the newly formed Black Arts Think Tank. Read more

A&E Feature

Renee Johnson may have “WE Energies procurement manager” on her business cards, but she’s got another important duty on her plate: co-chair of United Performing Arts Fund’s Next Generation initiative. As one of three individuals in charg... Read more

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With Matt Schaub out for the season, the Texans had to go to Matt Leinart. Unfortunately for them, he broke his collarbone late in the first half. That meant rookie QB T.J. Yates was now the "starter." Yates played his college ball at North Caroli.. Read more

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Rising from the ashes of Uncle Tupelo (the same seminal alt-country group that gave rise to Wilco), Son Volt is the brainchild of guitarist-songwriter Jay Farrar. After a three-album run in the 1990s, Farrar shelved the group to focus on so... Read more

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When Milwaukee Public Theatre artistic director Barbara Leighco-foundedthe company with Michael John Moynihan 35 years ago, the performingarts scene in Milwaukee looked considerably di,Off the Cuff Read more

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