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Articles tagged with 'books'

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Live "Peter Pan" performance didn't live up to expectations

Published Dec. 8, 2014

Last year, Carrie Underwood led a cast of musical theater performers in a production of the "Sound of Music Live!," that not only delivered a change in the normal programming, but it also drew in a large audience. NBC attempted to recapture the magic with "Peter Pan Live!" last week, and despite all the fairy dust in the world, it barely got off the ground.

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Author Kagen's "The Resurrection of Tess Blessing" comes to life

Published Dec. 6, 2014

In late July, Wisconsin-based author Lesley Kagen released the e-novella "The Undertaking of Tess." The brief story played the role of a charming and intriguing little introduction to the young Finley sisters Tessie and Birdie. That e-novella was merely the appetizer, however; "The Resurrection of Tess Blessing" serves as the full course.

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Black Holocaust Museum founder's book prepared for reprinting

Published Nov. 22, 2014

Dr. James Cameron ran the Milwaukee Black Holocaust Museum from 1988 until his death in 2006. Cameron is believed to be the only person to survive a lynching. A crowdfunding campaign is now in place to fund the re-printing of his autobiography.

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Film critic Luhrssen's latest book looks at "War on the Silver Screen"

Published Oct. 29, 2014

It's one of the great philosophical questions about cinema: How much does reality shape the movies we watch, and how much do the movies we watch shape our perception of reality? Long-time Shepherd Express film critic Dave Luhrssen takes on that question with his latest book, "War on the Silver Screen," along with another classic question proposed by the great Detroit philosopher Edwin Starr: War, what is it good for?

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Hank the Dog comes to Brewers' rescue with new children's book

Published Sept. 12, 2014

The Brewers are desperately trying to pull themselves out of a devastating tailspin. Even when they win, they seem to lose - as evidenced by last night's Giancarlo Stanton debacle. Sounds like a good time to get baseball's favorite canine Hank the Dog back in the spotlight!

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Bartolotta's hosts celebrity chef Mario Batali in October

Published Aug. 7, 2014

The Italian chef, writer, restauranteur and former "Iron Chef America" star will come to town on Friday, Oct. 24 for a special cookbook dinner at Bartolotta Restaurants' upcoming Downtown Kitchen in the U.S. Bank Center.

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Author Kagen revisits characters, cities in "Tess Blessing" book duo

Published July 31, 2014

It's not unusual for artists and writers to revisit some of their past works and explore new sides of the characters they've brought into the world. In Lesley Kagen's case, however, her latest work - the e-novella "The Undertaking of Tess" - is revisiting characters that haven't even been introduced yet.

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A chat with "Eat, Pray, Love" author Elizabeth Gilbert

Published July 5, 2014

Talking with Elizabeth Gilbert, the best-selling author speaks like someone who's clearly found her zen. She talks with a relaxed, easy and honest calm about the kind of topics - negative feedback, critics, struggle, expectations - people don't usually handle with an easygoing demeanor. Then again, considering she literally wrote the modern book on finding one's zen - "Eat, Pray, Love" - that shouldn't come as much of a surprise.

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Orange Mike: one bright guy

Published June 4, 2014

Have you seen Michael Lowrey, aka "Orange Mike," around town? OnMilwaukee.com tracked him down to ask him why he wears all orange and quickly discovered that his attire is only one of many interesting aspects of this intelligent and unique Milwaukeean.

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Local author Garvin combines canines and kleptomania in "The Dog Year"

Published June 4, 2014

Ann Garvin was a thief exactly once in her life, and Danny Ocean, she was not. She was just a little girl. Her jealous heist's mission? Some candy buttons. The experience, however slight, made its impact on Garvin - even decades later. The story even made it into "The Dog Year," the Wisconsin author's second novel, published just yesterday.

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From Dirty Jack to Covert, CEO

Published June 3, 2014

Jack Covert, a real Milwaukee personality -- and founder/president of 800-CEO-READ -- retired this past weekend.

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The Duke rides again in new biography

Published May 27, 2014

When author Scott Eyman was 21 years old, he spent 90 minutes with John Wayne in a dressing room at CBS. He asked him questions about Howard Hawks and John Ford and his early 1930s serial B-movies for Mascot Pictures Corporation. About 40 years later, Eyman had a hard time finding that man he met in 1972 in any of the books or biographies out in circulation. So he wrote his own.

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Wisconsin titles spring into bookshops

Published May 24, 2014

We're headed toward the summer reading season and as you start to stack up prospective titles to bring with you to the beach, the campsite or your porch swing, here are a few books with roots in the Badger State.