Milwaukee, Portland artists unite at Inova

Written by Kat Minerath,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 02 July 2015 08:40

Pacific Midwest 2.0 showcases works by photographers from Portland and Milwaukee, including locals Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman’s “Processed Views” series.

There’s a museum inside UW-Milwaukee’s Inova museum, temporarily. The “Milwaukee, Milwaukie Museum” celebrates both the largest city in Wisconsin and a suburb of Portland, Oregon, which share similar names. The space, organized by the photographic collective Milwaukee Comma, achieved mini-fame even before the main exhibition opened, with Mayor Tom Barrett issuing a proclamation marking June 26 as “Milwaukee, Milwaukie Museum Day.”

Lotsa grinding, little plot in ‘Magic Mike XXL’

AP National Writer
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 16:07

There’s an early scene in “Magic Mike XXL” that hints at what this much ballyhooed sequel woulda, coulda, shoulda been.

Mike Lane, played by the well nigh irresistible Channing Tatum, is alone in his furniture workshop. As he saws, measures and sands, the beat of the music he’s listening to starts to transport him.  He can’t stop himself: he begins to dance, all around the shop, over and under the tools, a guy who just can’t keep those limbs from moving.

Cate Blanchett finds elegance in role as 'Carol'

Written by Lex Martin,
The Interview Feed
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 14:44

Australian actor Cate Blanchett explores her latest role as a New York socialite who falls in love with an ambitious shop girl in Carol, and reflects on a career on film and stage.

Hepburn’s son recalls mom’s life — and kitchen — in new book

Written by Jocelyn Noveck,
AP writer
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 18:07

Think of Audrey Hepburn, and your mind will likely conjure up an extraordinarily elegant woman in a boat-necked black dress, huge sunglasses, gloves to the elbow, and a chic updo.

It’s doubtful you’ll picture a woman in jeans and T-shirt settling down in front of the TV with a plate of penne and — gasp! — ketchup.

Eaux Claires an ‘artist-driven’ festival

Written by Bill Lamb,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 02 July 2015 08:34

Eaux Claires co-founders Aaron Dessner (left) of The National and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver want to build a whole new kind of festival in western Wisconsin.
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Why does the Eaux Claires Festival exist?

Misty Copeland named first black female principal at ABT

AP National Writer
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:55

Misty Copeland, the Missouri-born dancer who has become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet, was named a principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre on June 30 — the first African-American ballerina to achieve that status in the company’s 75-year history.

The company announced the promotion six days after Copeland made her New York debut in the role of Odette/Odile in “Swan Lake,” one of the most important roles in a ballerina’s repertoire. The emotional performance ended with Copeland being greeted onstage by trailblazing black ballerinas of earlier generations.

Book of Jerry Garcia interviews due this fall

Written by The AP Tuesday, 30 June 2015 05:39

A book of previously unreleased Jerry Garcia interviews is coming out this fall to mark the 20th anniversary of his death and the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Grateful Dead.

Hachette Book Group imprint Black Dog & Levanthal announced that "Jerry on Jerry'' will be published in November.

Let others worry about the burgers. You focus on the sangria

Written by J.M. Hirsch,
AP food writer
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 12:15

Want to be the hero of your July Fourth gathering? Leave the burgers and dogs to somebody else. Ditto for the potato and pasta salads. What you want to bring is the sangria. Because it’s hard to go wrong at an outdoor summer party when you’re the one toting the pitcher cocktail.

Still, I’m not a big believer in working hard for my cocktail. So this recipe is a breeze to assemble. Just dump and stir in the morning, then let it chill for a few hours before serving. Whatever you do, don’t add ice until it’s in the glass, and even then keep it to one or two cubes at most. Nobody wants a watered down cocktail.

Lakefront goes organic with Growing Power

Written by Michael Muckian,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 02 July 2015 08:25

Business partnerships are nothing new, but some grow more “organically” than others.

Grateful Again: The Dead perform first of final shows

Written by LISA LEFF
Associated Press writer
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 06:00

The songs still ran long. To the uninitiated, the communal rituals of the faithful fans probably looked strange. Was it trippy? Well, this was a Grateful Dead show, after all, the first in a handful over the next week that are said to be the last.

The four surviving members of the Dead, joined by a trio of well-versed companions, launched their “Fare Thee Well” mini-tour on June 27 in Northern California, where the legendary jam band got its start 50 years ago and almost two decades after the death of beloved lead guitarist Jerry Garcia.

Jada Pinkett Smith is the 'lioness' who tames the men of 'Magic Mike XXL'

Written by Lindsey Bahr,
AP Film writer
Saturday, 27 June 2015 08:53

When Jada Pinkett Smith got the call from her agent about the Magic Mike sequel script, there was something she needed to know: Her part as Rome, the owner of a male strip club, was written for a man.

The delicious love child of potato salad and deviled eggs

Written by Alison Ladman,
Associated Press writer
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 07:56

This recipe is what would happen if your favorite deviled eggs hooked up with a sinfully delicious potato salad. Rich, creamy, tangy, eggy and starchy, this is everything you want in a July Fourth side salad.