Arts Roundup: Milwaukee’s Other International Ballet Company

January 20th, 2014 |

Milwaukee Ballet II headlines the week’s arts offerings.

5 Rays of Hope in a Soul-Crushing Milwaukee Winter

January 15th, 2014 |

Seasonal affective disorder is no match for art, music, and chili.

Milwaukee This Week: Guys in Dinner Jackets and Stand Up Comedians

December 23rd, 2013 |

The holiday favorites are supplemented by some offbeat fare.

Billy Jack’s First Film

December 17th, 2013 |

Before Milwaukee native Tom Laughlin hit it big with “Billy Jack,” he made a film here that scandalized the priests and nuns at Gesu church.

Milwaukee This Week: The locals get loud

November 18th, 2013 |

MKE fills with epic sound this week, courtesy of our own: Skylight’s “Les Miserables,” Carroll Players’ “Spring Awakening,” MSO’s Schubert, Present Music’s “Thanksgiving,” and Vic and Gab at MKE Unplugged.

Milwaukee This Week: Veterans Day salutes and more

November 5th, 2013 |

While the Milwaukee Children’s Choir, Wisconsin Philharmonic Orchestra and “Beyond Glory” honor our troops, Alverno Presents, Soulstice Theatre, Theater Red, Florentine Opera and others present compelling performances.

Milwaukee This Week: Halloween events in full swing

October 31st, 2013 |

In addition to special events like the El Dia de los Muertos Parade, “Night of the Living Dead (The Puppet Show)” and the Haunted Brewery Bash, Quasimondo and the Milwaukee Ballet present anticipated shows and special music performances abound.

Zombies, with extra laughs, gore and felt, arrive in time for Halloween

October 29th, 2013 |

Angry Young Men’s puppet version of “Night of the Living Dead” will be staged at the Oriental this year, its sixth iteration in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee This Week: Throwbacks and Halloween ramp-up

October 22nd, 2013 |

Broadway hit “Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles” and The Rep’s “Forever Plaid” bring us back to the 60′s, Indigo Girls at the MSO and a screening of “Ghostbusters” at the Rosebud visit the 80′s, and Halloween creeps into Milwaukee’s special events.

The Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival returns for its 28th year

October 17th, 2013 |

The festival opens tonight at the Oriental with “I Am Divine,” a doc on the infamous drag queen of the same name, and continues through Sunday at UWM’s Peck School of the Arts.