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Articles tagged with 'Arts'


UPAF taps Mindpool to bring The Fonz into the new millennium

Published Feb. 15, 2016

UPAF has rediscovered a pair of 1979 television commercials featuring Henry Winkler and has tapped Mindpool Productions to update them to promote this year's United Performing Arts Fund campaign to support the arts in Milwaukee.


Keeping the arts humming as Milwaukee's "economic engine"

Published Oct. 15, 2015

The United Performing Arts Fund calls the arts an "economic engine" for the city. About 6,000 people are employed in the arts in Milwaukee, and that comes out to about $100 million in annual wages. Is Milwaukee sufficiently funding the arts?


Walker's Point Center for the Arts names new director

Published Aug. 17, 2015

Walker's Point Center for the Arts (WPCA) named Ana Melo as its new executive director. Melo, who started on Aug. 10, grew up in the Walker's Point neighborhood. She is a bilingual community leader with a history in the arts, youth programming and nonprofit sustainability.


Milwaukee Ballet shines a sparkling light on "Mirror Mirror"

Published May 16, 2014

If a mirror has two sides, what does it take to know the one side that tells the truth? Or is it the other side harboring truth? Perhaps is it neither, with truth nowhere to be found? Those questions are at the heart of "Mirror Mirror," the world premiere ballet created by Michael Pink that Milwaukee Ballet opened Thursday night and runs through the weekend.


Milwaukee's fashion district expanding

Published June 19, 2013

New banners promoting the MKE Fashion District are flying in front of the stores and boutiques on Water Street, and they look good while helping to create a connection to the Third Ward.


Milwaukee Talks: ART Milwaukee's Jeremy Fojut

Published May 16, 2013

ART Milwaukee's Jeremy Fojut is leading a new charge in Milwaukee, one full of creativity and passion. The organization he helps lead enriches, empowers and inspires the community through art programming and events Learn more about Fojut and ART Milwaukee in this latest edition of Milwaukee Talks.


Local performers join forces for MKE Follies

Published Dec. 31, 2012

Although outsiders may not see Milwaukee as a hotbed for the performing arts, locals know there's plenty of talent to go around. And, there are numerous venues across the city that proudly show off area actors, dancers and musicians. But, despite the wide array of opportunities available, Katie Rhyme and Karen Zakrzewski still felt something important was missing.


Art on Murray is Saturday

Published Oct. 21, 2009

"Art on Murray" is this Saturday, Oct. 24 from 1 to 10 p.m. on Murray Avenue, between North and Thomas Avenues on Milwaukee's East Side.


Skylight's "meltdown" makes

Published Aug. 4, 2009

Milwaukee's performing arts fiasco at the Skylight Opera has made its way to The New York Times. Read the Times piece and react as you will. No matter what you do, I suggest that you support our local arts scene.


Three simple questions for the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra

Published May 13, 2009

In anticipation of its concerts this weekend and in response to a request for a little coverage on, I went straight to the top and asked Richard Hynson, the MCO's music director, three simple questions.


5 questions for UPAF's Cristy Garcia-Thomas

Published April 23, 2009

For years, has supported the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF). Today, we ask the group's president five questions about UPAF and the arts in Milwaukee.