Performing Arts http://wuwm.com en Wisconsin Native Relishes Touring with 'The Phantom' http://wuwm.com/post/wisconsin-native-relishes-touring-phantom <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Milwaukee’s Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is the home venue for many local performing arts organizations, from Milwaukee Symphony to the ballet and the Florentine Opera.&nbsp;</p><p>But it also hosts performances by any number of national touring companies.&nbsp; Each year, the center unveils its Broadway at the Marcus Center series schedule, featuring performances of big Broadway musicals that people might not see, unless they traveled to New York or London.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:44:35 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Bonnie North 36767 at http://wuwm.com Wisconsin Native Relishes Touring with 'The Phantom' Umbrella Group Hopes 'God of Carnage' Smiles on New Production http://wuwm.com/post/umbrella-group-hopes-god-carnage-smiles-new-production <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When you’re a kid, what happens on the playground, stays on the playground. Unless, of course, what happens on the playground is an injury. And that’s when parents often get involved.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:09:55 +0000 Mitch Teich 35616 at http://wuwm.com Umbrella Group Hopes 'God of Carnage' Smiles on New Production Milwaukee's N'awlins Brass Band, Stubby Chubbz, Livens Up the City's Music Scene http://wuwm.com/post/milwaukees-nawlins-brass-band-stubby-chubbz-livens-citys-music-scene <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Throughout most of the country, funerals are a time of grieving for family members, mourning the loss of a loved one. New Orleans is the exception: they celebrate the life of the loved one, often accompanied by loud brass instruments playing down the street.</span></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:23:43 +0000 Eleanor Peterson 35106 at http://wuwm.com Milwaukee's N'awlins Brass Band, Stubby Chubbz, Livens Up the City's Music Scene Shakespeare Behind Bars http://wuwm.com/post/shakespeare-behind-bars <p></p><p>Award-winning program helps inmates by using the works of Shakespeare.</p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 18:25:22 +0000 Bonnie North 32486 at http://wuwm.com New Opera Workshop at The Florentine Opera http://wuwm.com/post/new-opera-workshop-florentine-opera <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The regular Florentine Opera season may be over, but you can still get your opera fix on Friday and Saturday.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 19:08:29 +0000 Bonnie North 32063 at http://wuwm.com New Opera Workshop at The Florentine Opera Two Guitar Giants Performed Together for the First Time in Milwaukee http://wuwm.com/post/two-guitar-giants-performed-together-first-time-milwaukee <p></p><p>The fingerstyle guitar program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee not only trains the next generation of guitarists but also brings in world class musicians to teach and perform.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 19:39:53 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Bonnie North 31516 at http://wuwm.com Two Guitar Giants Performed Together for the First Time in Milwaukee Actress from West Allis Writes, Stars in Film About Struggle http://wuwm.com/post/actress-west-allis-writes-stars-film-about-struggle <p></p><p>West Allis native and actress <a href="http://www.chutitiu.com/" target="_blank">Chuti Tiu</a> has been making a name for herself in Hollywood. She's had parts in the films&nbsp;<em>Beautiful&nbsp;</em>and&nbsp;<em>The Internship</em>, and has had recurring roles on highly rated TV shows as well, including&nbsp;<em>Weeds</em>,&nbsp;<em>The Close</em>r, and&nbsp;<em>Southland</em>. But her newest starring role is as a screenwriter.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 18:37:14 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Bonnie North 31069 at http://wuwm.com Actress from West Allis Writes, Stars in Film About Struggle Cabaret Depicts Woman's Perspective in 'It's a Man's World' http://wuwm.com/post/cabaret-depicts-womans-perspective-its-mans-world <p></p><p>Cabaret often conjures up images of a late night, smoky club in New York City where a world weary chanteuse leans on the piano singing of lost love.</p><p>But while Milwaukee-based singer and actress Kelley Faulkner might sing of lost love in her upcoming one woman show, <em><a href="http://www.nextact.org/?n=Rental1314.Cabaret" target="_blank">It’s A Man’s World</a>,</em> it’ll all be rocked up with a full band and include a lot of other kinds of music, including the James Brown tune of the same name.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 18:02:30 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Bonnie North 31065 at http://wuwm.com Cabaret Depicts Woman's Perspective in 'It's a Man's World' French Horn Rebellion Break Orchestral Mold to Drop "Hot Dance Beats" http://wuwm.com/post/french-horn-rebellion-break-orchestral-mold-drop-hot-dance-beats <p></p><p></p><p>Stories that begin with “this one time…at band camp…” tend to be the butt of many jokes. The story that comes after that opening line suggests a wild memory of nerdy band kids doing something unexpected.</p><p>But most band kids know that the stereotype is a false one.</p><p>The group <a href="http://blog.frenchhornrebellion.com/#latest" target="_blank">French Horn Rebellion</a> is out to prove that former band students can play other music besides Sousa marches, overtures, and their jazz band’s rendition of “Glow Worm.”</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 18:47:44 +0000 Eleanor Peterson 30532 at http://wuwm.com French Horn Rebellion Break Orchestral Mold to Drop "Hot Dance Beats" Composer Searches for Micro-Aural Worlds in Nature http://wuwm.com/post/composer-searches-micro-aural-worlds-nature <p></p><p></p><p>Music is all around us. All you have to do is listen.</p><p>That is what happened one day when outdoor-enthusiast and composer <a href="http://www.allwaysnorth.com/" target="_blank">Cheryl Leonard</a> was in the woods, improvising with a friend. She took a rosined bow and bowed the bark of a tree and other nature objects to explore their sounds. Although she did not hear much, she explored the idea further by amplifying the micro-aural worlds around us. That is the music to Leonard’s ears.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:48:25 +0000 Eleanor Peterson 29383 at http://wuwm.com Composer Searches for Micro-Aural Worlds in Nature