Results tagged with 'alverno presents'
Published Jan. 27, 2016
Christopher Porterfield and Charles K. Harris may both be musical Milwaukeeans, but that would seem to be one of the rare common threads between the two as they join forces for Alverno Presents' latest concert, investigating how to write a popular song.
Published Jan. 13, 2016
Alverno Presents, the performing arts series of Alverno College, will end for good at the close of the 2015-2016 season.
Published Jan. 30, 2015
Started in 2011, Jon Mueller's Death Blues is a multi-media performance project taking on the idea of death, the idea that our lives are finite, and using those realizations "as impetus to become more present in each moment." Before its finale, "Ensemble," hits the Pitman Theatre stage Saturday night, I had a chat with Mueller about the project's origins, records, the state of music - and those who consume it - and life after Death Blues.
Published Oct. 16, 2014
A little over a decade ago, Milwaukee musician and Testa Rosa lead vocalist Betty Blexrud-Strigens got a chance to see the legendary Patti Smith in Madison. Even though the show came quite some time after Smith's punk glory years, Blexrud-Strigens still remembers the rock legend providing a charge. Now, it's up to Blexrud-Strigens and a roster of Milwaukee artists and musicians to bring that essence back to the stage with "Smith Uncovered."
Published Oct. 3, 2013
After months of practicing, tinkering and practicing some more, the breakthrough finally happened for Altos and guitarist Ken Palme. That was about two weeks ago. Now, Palme and the rest of Altos have had that amount of time to fine tune and perfect their breakthrough for a truly special one-night-only performance: providing the live score for the Milwaukee Film Festival's centerpiece selection, the 1930 Soviet silent classic "Earth."
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