It’s not unusual this time of year for Wisconsin residents to escape the state’s wintry weather for the Caribbean’s sunny climate. Milwaukee native Jonathan Overby is no different, but the ethnomusicologist is traveling with a purpose greater than mere tourism.
Fabienne Bullot knew she had found a city of kindred spirits when she left the 2013 Milwaukee Film Festival screening of Earth. The visiting assistant professor of French at UWM had been pleased, shortly after her arrival in Milwaukee, to learn Milwaukee Film would be screening Ukrainian film director Alexander Dovzhenko’s silent Soviet-era film about the process of collectivism, with live musical accompaniment by postrock band Group of the Altos. But she was more pleased when the film received a thunderous standing ovation.
From roughly 1700 until his death in 1737, Italian luthier and crafter Antonio Stradivari produced more than 1,000 instruments, considered to be “bold and innovative” even in his lifetime. To call a Stradivarius bold and innovative today is an understatement. The nearly 450 violins that have survived are considered some of the finest ever produced, and many of them are considered museum-quality pieces, on display at major cultural institutions across the world.
Sweets for the sweet is a time-honored Valentine’s Day tradition, and no sweet is more beloved than chocolate. And when you’re buying for Feb. 14, there’s all the more incentive to buy the best.
Lena Dunham dreams of the day when a man might say, "It's impossible to get into Hollywood. It's an old women's network."
The creative force behind HBO's "Girls" shared the stage with "The Mindy Project" creator Mindy Kaling, "Bridesmaids" star and co-writer Kristen Wiig and "Orange Is the New Black" show-runner Jenji Kohan for a discussion on women in Hollywood this past weekend at the Sundance Film Festival.
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra veteran guest William Wolfram returns to Milwaukee on Feb. 6 and Feb. 7 to perform one of the best Leonard Bernstein pieces you may have never heard.
Is the next big trend in craft beer not a beer at all?
To Kill a Mockingbird will not be Harper Lee's only published book after all.
From a little light music to A Little Night Music, Milwaukee’s Florentine Opera will once again celebrate Valentine’s Day by offering a selection of songs that speak directly to the heart.
Fall Out Boy :: ‘American Beauty / American Psycho’