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Arts & Entertainment - Aug. 21, 2014
APT's "Travesties" is a joyful and crazy ride through history
When a play starts with a half hour monologue from a frail old man who looks like a gentle breeze might turn him to dust, you begin to think this is going to be a long, long evening. But after just a few moments, Marcus Truschinski got us into the rhythm, and off we went into the American Players Theatre production of Tom Stoppard's "Travesties."
Kids & Family - Aug. 21, 2014
Meeting autism at home
There are a lot of emotions that roar through someone, including me, when you hear the word "autism." And there is nothing like living with someone with autism, even for a brief time, to understand both the difficulties and opportunities of the disorder.
Sports - Aug. 19, 2014
Who is the greatest Packer of all time?
With the recent announcement that the team is going to retire Brett Favre's number and put him into the team Hall of Fame, attention has been turned toward greatness: Who was the greatest Packer of them all? Not one of the greatest, but THE greatest. We get to the bottom of it here.
Arts & Entertainment - Aug. 15, 2014
Mahkorn is the face of theatrical dedication and hope
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.
Milwaukee Buzz - Aug. 14, 2014
Finding the good in local government
One of the easiest things to do is to find something wrong and then run out and criticize a local government about it. So I think it's only fair to occasionally give a nod to stuff that people do for citizens that makes life a lot easier.
Dining - Aug. 12, 2014
Food Truck Week: Meat on the Street
Welcome to Meat on the Street, the first place dedicated to Filipino food in the city and a place where it won't cost you an arm and a leg to try this delightful stuff. And you never have trouble getting a table because the service is one of a legion of food trucks cruising the city this summer.
Sports - Aug. 12, 2014
NCAA ruling marks the beginning of change in college sports
A federal court ruling last week shook to the core the belief that amateurism is the key spoke in college athletics. This is, of course, in response to the decades of colleges and universities making billions of dollars on the backs of their athletes. Think of wealthy landowners and their serfs. The serfs have risen up and have found an agreeable court waiting for their arguments.
Arts & Entertainment - Aug. 11, 2014
APT's production of "The Seagull" flies to the front of the class
In a stunning and dashing production of the classic Anton Chekhov play, the cast and crew at American Players Theatre has captured every nuance - humor-filled and grief-laden - of this marvelous play about love unrequited, and unrequited, and unrequited and ... well, you get the point.
Arts & Entertainment - Aug. 9, 2014
Chamber's "Master Class" is a triumph for two women
"Master Class" is truly a one woman play, even though there are other characters scattered about. They are all mere foils for a part that demands towering strength and passion, which Angela Iannone delivers in spades. But it is also a very special job by director Jill Anna Ponasik.
Arts & Entertainment - Aug. 8, 2014
The legend of Robin Hood gets a revamping by Theater RED
In the adventures of Robin Hood, it is the capricious archer who is the center of all legends, and around him swirl the Merry Men (Little John and Will Scarlett) and the evil of Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham and Maid Marian, whom Robin loves. There is a way to look at this legendary story, however, through the eyes of a woman, and you can find a story with enough twists and turns to capture and hold your imagination.
Arts & Entertainment - Aug. 7, 2014
Young women directors make sparkling marks on Milwaukee theater
If there is one thing that marks the world of professional theater, in Milwaukee and just about everywhere else, it's the egalitarian nature of things. Nevertheless, there are stars created in the world of theater. Now we have two certifiable budding star directors - both women, both 27 years old and each with a future that seems unlimited.
Travel & Visitors Guide - Aug. 6, 2014
NY Times misses big by leaving Kroll's off scheduled Green Bay stops
Recently, the Times' Robert Monson did one of his "36 Hours in ... " pieces by visiting Green Bay. He got a lot of it right. But where in the heck was Kroll's West?
Music - Aug. 5, 2014
Rock legends Elvis and Orbison come together for tribute show
Two of the seminal singers in the world of rock and roll were Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison -- contemporaries who never appeared on stage together. Until now. Kind of.
Sports - Aug. 5, 2014
Packers or Brewers? Fans will have to decide on Sept. 4
In a state where there is just one football team and just one baseball team to root for, loyalties are never divided. But on Sept. 4, the heart of the Wisconsin sports fan will be divided. It'll be Packers vs. Brewers. Which side will you choose?
Sports - Aug. 4, 2014
Favre's return not a truce but a sign of historical reverence
Brett Favre is coming back next year to get into the Hall of Fame and have his jersey retired. This whole thing is being treated like some kind of armistice but it was the Packers' deep desire for honoring their past that was the driving force.
Milwaukee Buzz - July 31, 2014
The 14 most important people to the city of Milwaukee
As the city of Milwaukee seems on the precipice of moving toward some kind of development renaissance I've been thinking about the people to this city who are important to the City of Milwaukee. What I've come up with is a two-part series. In this installment I'm going to try and identify the 14 people most important to Milwaukee.
Sports - July 29, 2014
8 top Milwaukee area golf courses that won't break your bank
You shouldn't have to drive half a day to play golf. You shouldn't have to take out a loan. You shouldn't have to lose an entire day of your life. With those thoughts in mind I've compiled a list of fun and challenging golf courses within a one hour drive from Milwaukee where you can play a course that demands some skill, provides some challenge and lets you walk away with enough money to take your wife out to lunch.
Arts & Entertainment - July 24, 2014
Arts brouhaha is little more than morning radio doing its thing
Let's not overreact to Dave & Carole's incendiary and absurd comments on the arts in Milwaukee on Wednesday. After all, by very definition radio hosts are interested in just one thing, ratings. Whatever it takes, get ratings.
Sports - July 22, 2014
Are American athletes soft?
The "Big Four" sports leagues in this country are increasingly expanding their brand and their reach, which draws interest and players from around the world. As a result, fewer Americans are finding roster spots (outside of football). Pro golf, tennis and soccer bypassed the U.S. long ago. So, are American athletes soft? Do they not have what it takes anymore to reach the top of their profession?
Milwaukee Buzz - July 17, 2014
Abele deserves praise for helping make June 6 special
It might be possible for me to count on the fingers of one hand the times I've actually been proud of a politician. Once more I find I'm proud of a politician, in this case County Executive Chris Abele. Even though I don't agree with all his decisions, he provided a moment that will forever be burned in my memory.
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