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Third Avenue Playhouse presents Billy Bishop Goes to War, and SMPAC’s season kicks off with a presentation of The Life and Times of Vince Lombardi by John Pinero. more

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In many ways, Milwaukee would seem blessed by its abundance of theaters and performance venues for both the fine and popular arts. But, is it an over-abundance? more

News Features

Ahead of his guitar workshop at UWM, influential guitarist Leo Kottke chats about his lifelong love of guitar. more

Music Feature

At last summer’s Fringe Festival, Danceworks artists Gina Laurenzi and Christal Wagner treated a full house at the Marcus Center’s Wilson Theatre to a challenging, thoroughly engaging collection of original dance, music, spoken word and film. more

Dance

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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. more

Performing Arts Weekly

If you don’t think you like opera, you just might like the double bill of Dido and Aeneas and Venus and Adonis presented this weekend by the Florentine Opera Company at the Marcus Center. more

A&E Feature

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For the third year and counting, the Marcus Center has teamed with its resident company, Black Arts MKE, to present Langston Hughes’ song play Black Nativity. more

Theater

Milwaukee Fringe Fest is looking for musicians, visualartists, theater performers and dancers to submit their work to be featured inthis year’s festival. Performers can request to perform indoors or outdoors andsubmissions will be accepted t.. more

Around MKE

Milwaukee’s venerable Ko-Thi Dance Company will present a major concert, Vibrations: Rhythmic Motion, on Feb. 2 and 3 in the Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall. more

A&E Feature

Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity returns to the Marcus Center for a second year in a row. The production features many new actors and new direction under Malkia Stampley. Performances run Dec. 1-11. more

Performing Arts Weekly

About 85% of the audience on the opening night of Disenchanted (at Vogel Hall) was female. Generally speaking, these women seemed as if they were enjoying this girls-night-out. Their frequent whistles and applause signaled that they identif... more

Theater

Playwright George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum debuted 30 years ago. The program of satirical sketches (which are “exhibits” in the museum) was ahead of its time in casting a critical eye towards prominent themes and identities of Afri.. more

Theater

Ruthie answers a question from a reader whose ladylove is still wearing her ex’s pinky ring—six months into the new relationship. Exciting events include: the UW-Milwaukee Lavender Graduation at the UWM Student Union, May 12; Dixie’s Tupper... more

Dear Ruthie

The Florentine Opera’s upcoming revue, “Vienna, City of My Dreams,” offers a nostalgic musical journey featuring a quartet of Florentine Studio Artists: Leroy Y. Davis, Thomas Leighton, Katherine Fili and Ariana Douglas; Feb. 12-14 at th... more

Classical Music

Those fond of '70s B-movies may enjoy this Robert Rodriguez flick, but those anticipating a satire will be disappointed. Because the hero played by actor Danny Trejo (the director's cousin) prefers a machete to a machine gun, the film views... more

Home Movies

The exhibition “Wisconsin Moderns” at Dean Jensen Gallery (759 N. Water St.) offers a sophisticated return to 20th-century art with six prestigious state artists whose inspiration descended from Brancusi, Cezanne, Matisse and Picasso. For f... more

Visual Arts

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