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Dave Begel's Articles
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Buzz - Feb. 23, 2017
Cut the crap! How can we all help clean up our city's highway shoulders?
There seems to be no end to all the development activities taking place around Milwaukee. But I've got one small thing that everybody can do that will go a long way toward making Milwaukee more attractive. Let's pick up the litter on our expressways.
Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 21, 2017
Chamber Theatre and Pabst have fascination and rock royalty on tap
"The Few," a play by the intriguing Stanley D. Hunter, debuts at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre this week with a killer cast, including James Ridge and Mary MacDonald Kerr. Also, The Pabst Theater welcomes The Four Tops, part of rock and roll royalty.
Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 19, 2017
First Stage's brand new version of "Robin Hood" inspires a cascade of laughs
Sometimes all you really need to do is laugh. Let me recommend the world premiere of "Robin Hood" currently underway at First Stage. Oh, there are messages in the show But what there is in abundance is good action and great laughs.
Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 18, 2017
2,000-year-old "Women of Troy" views war through the eyes of weeping women
The men are off to war; the women are left to weep. It has always been thus - unless you happen to be among the "Women of Troy," the translation of the 2,000-year-old play getting a new life under Dale Gutzman's direction at Off the Wall Theatre.
Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 17, 2017
Dancers, choreographers create magic for the Genesis 2017 competition
It is altogether fitting and proper that Genesis 2017 was unveiled in the breathtaking beauty of the venerable Pabst Theater, as the 120-year-old structure hosted three brilliant young choreographers heralding a healthy future for the ballet world.
Movies & TV - Feb. 16, 2017
Kathy Mykleby finds a purity of heart and soul with her 1,700 children
Kathy Mykleby has found a spot in television built in the hearts of more than 1,700 children. Mykleby is the host/creator of the "Tuesday's Child" segments on WISN 12, a series that has run consistently for 26 years.
Sports - Feb. 15, 2017
Great PGA Tour website story focuses on Madison golfer Jerry Kelly
Jerry Kelly, one of the most successful professional golfers ever to come out of Wisconsin, is the subject of a long story on the PGA Tour website. Kelly, who has spent 21 years on the tour, was a winner three times but described himself as a "successful journeyman" during his career.
Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 15, 2017
Birds soar, snow falls, cards fly and your mind gets read at "The Illusionists"
The answer is ... I don't know! The question is ... how did he do that? There are not enough superlatives to describe "The Illusionists," hit that opened a week-long run in Milwaukee at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts Tuesday night.
Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 14, 2017
3 choreographers set to unveil ballet programs developed in just three weeks
Take three choreographers, add a company of unknown dancers, toss in some music and give all of them just three weeks to create a full ballet. It all culminates Thursday night as the Genesis Competition hosted by the Milwaukee Ballet gets underway.
Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 14, 2017
Rep announces new season and contract extensions for Clements, Bauman
A couple of really old chestnuts, a couple of new things and contract extensions for the leadership of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater were announced in a ceremony at the Patty and Jay Baker Theater Complex on Monday night.
Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 9, 2017
"Richard III" gets fascinating treatment from young theater company
"Now is the winter of our discontent." It's Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who utters the phrase, proving just how discontented he is in "Richard III," the classic play being given a unique and interesting treatment by Voices Found Rep, at the Underground Collaborative.
Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 7, 2017
Three choreographers get down to work for MKE Ballet's Genesis competition
The three choreographers in Milwaukee for the approaching Genesis competition sponsored by the Milwaukee Ballet are fully immersed in their creative process, working with the company of dancers and preparing for the opening night of the show.
Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 5, 2017
Skylight delivers perfection with "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change"
Skylight Music Theatre is staging a production of "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," and the show is an example of perfection in acting, staging, singing and dancing. It's a confectionary treat full of laughs, a few emotional tugs and a lot of fun.
Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 4, 2017
The truth gets a workout in Next Act's marvelous "The Other Place"
Sometimes it's the empty space that is most crowded, the silence that screams the loudest and the darkness that shines the brightest. Those contradictions are at the heart of "The Other Place," which is getting a great staging at Next Act Theatre.
Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 2, 2017
Feigin and Bucks have learned lessons on new Downtown entertainment district
More than 10 years ago, Kansas City wanted to replace the Kemper Arena, the more than 30-year-old venue and former home to the NBA's Kansas City Kings. They built an entertainment district - and the Milwaukee Bucks have learned from those efforts.
Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 1, 2017
Wisconsin skater glides Mickey, Minnie and Disney on Ice into Milwaukee
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse - as well as one of Wisconsin's very own skaters - will invade Milwaukee Thursday for seven performances of the famous Disney on Ice spectacular that tours the country almost continuously.
Arts & Entertainment - Jan. 31, 2017
Women in four films deliver sparkling and memorable performances
Over the last week, I have seen four films in which the performances by the female actors absolutely knocked my socks off. All four of the films were stories about men, but the impact of the women in them was immense.
Arts & Entertainment - Jan. 29, 2017
Dancer draft first step in development of Genesis competition for MKE ballet
It didn't rank up there with the National Football league draft, but the Genesis draft was just as exciting if you are a fan of ballet.Genesis is the choreography competition staged by Michael Pink and his Milwaukee Ballet Company.
Buzz - Jan. 26, 2017
Donald Trump and David Clarke form tag team, 'rassle as Ebony and Ivory
Everybody knows the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is fake and the matches are scripted. What people don't know is that there are radio broadcasts, and those are scripted, as well, and taped in advance. Donald Trump and David Clarke are a new tag team.
Arts & Entertainment - Jan. 25, 2017
The Rep's "McGuire" takes the mask off a legendary Milwaukee hero
The wit and wisdom of one of the unforgettable icons in the world of sports is on full display in "McGuire," written by Al McGuire's longtime broadcast partner Dick Enberg and getting a run at the Stackner Cabaret at The Rep.
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