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"Seminar" is cute but goes astray with misdirection

Aug. 24, 2014 12:46 p.m.

Almost anyone who has ever gone to school, especially at the college level, can relate to a story about the pompous "I'm too good to be doing this" professor who takes a macabre delight in whittling his students down to size. That's the essence of "Seminar," the Broadway hit by Theresa Rebeck that opened this week at The World's Stage Theatre Company.

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Mahkorn is the face of theatrical dedication and hope

Aug. 15, 2014 9:02 a.m.

Gretchen Mahkorn is 21. She's an actor. She has a BFA in acting from a respected program. She's smart. She's determined. She networks. She has a resume. She has history onstage from a very young age. And her next acting job is in a play produced by the theater company she founded when she was just 16 years old, The World's Stage Theatre Company.

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UK duo Royal Blood quickly climbing its way to rock royalty

July 26, 2014 9:06 a.m.

For just two guys, Royal Blood is certainly making a lot of noise. With the band's debut album set to arrive next month, the raucous duo of Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher is now on the road, with a stop at The Rave Monday, July 28 next up on the schedule. Before then, however, OnMilwaukee.com got a chance to chat with Thatcher about the band's origins, its inspirations and the all-too-deservedly forgotten '90s band Aqua.

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"God of Carnage" is an impressive debut for Umbrella Group

July 11, 2014 12:06 p.m.

There is something about watching people just like us begin to unravel and shrink into desperation and desolation that demands our attention. That's the attraction of "God of Carnage," the Yasmina Reza play serving as the first production of the new Umbrella Group.

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Milwaukee Talks: Marquette president Mike Lovell

July 7, 2014 8:58 a.m.

On Tuesday, July 1, Michael R. Lovell took office as Marquette University's 24th president. He succeeds interim President Robert A. Wild, S.J., to become the first lay president in university history. And while Lovell's inauguration won't be held until Sept. 19, in the run-up to his first day as president, Lovell took the opportunity to talk to OnMilwaukee.com about his UWM days, plans for Marquette, Milwaukee and more.

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New Marquette coaching staff hits the recruiting trail

July 1, 2014 1:03 p.m.

Perhaps one of the most important months of the future of Marquette basketball begins today as new head coach Steve Wojciechowski and his staff hit the road to recruit players and shape the program in his image.

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Diener returns to Marquette as member of coaching staff

June 12, 2014 10:31 a.m.

Travis Diener, a Wisconsin's favorite sons and a key member of the 2003 Final Four team at Marquette University has returned to his alma mater to help first-year head coach Steve Wojciechowski as the team's director of player personnel.

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Wojciechowski builds a foundation at Marquette

June 6, 2014 1:06 p.m.

New Marquette University head coach Steve Wojciechowski needed to start somewhere when it came creating his vision of the program. It has started with relationships.

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The Swon Brothers taking flight after "The Voice"

May 8, 2014 9:16 a.m.

NBC's "The Voice" has provided Milwaukee with a good amount of music so far in 2014. First, there was Cassadee Pope back in March, and this summer, "The Voice" tour will make its way to The Riverside. Before then, however, Colton and Zach Swon - better known as The Swon Brothers - will bring their coach-honed talents to Milwaukee Saturday night at The Rave.