Alverno College

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Alverno Presents has made a lasting mark on Milwaukee’s performing arts scene. For 57 years, the presenting organization has worked out of the Alverno College campus to bring innovative modern dance companies, world class jazz, and world music to Milwaukee audiences.

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Every year the Catholic, liberal arts college for women on Milwaukee’s south side hosts a community conference. Alverno psychology professor Joyce Tang Boyland was part of the team who put together this year’s A Tapestry of Sustainability event.

The conference takes place all day Friday on the Alverno College campus and folds in speakers, including former Milwaukee mayor John Norquist.

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Over the last couple of years, producers of the Alverno Presents series have offered audiences engaging reinterpretations of the works of some distinct American songwriters.

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Recent incarnations of the Milwaukee Film Festival have included screenings of some classic silent films. On the heels of 2010’s showing of Metropolis and last year’s showing of Blackmail, the festival will feature a 1930 classic agrarian tale made by Soviet director Alexander Dovzhenko on Friday.

Some thieves in Milwaukee have been stealing air conditioners – or parts of them.

Why Do We Love the Racket of Garage Bands?

Feb 19, 2013
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Starting at adolescence, kids start looking at popular icons for inspiration. They want to grow up; they want to have independence and control. One popular way, especially among boys, is by forming garage bands. Dr. Peter Roller, an ethnomusicologist at Alverno College and the author of Milwaukee Garage Bands: Generations of Grassroots Rock, delved into the garage bands that made so much noise in Milwaukee.

Barbara Cook

Barbara Cook is perhaps best known for her Broadway roles: she was the original Marian the Librarian in The Music Man, Cunegonde in Candide, and Amalia in She Loves Me. And her cabaret and concert interpretations of Stephen Sondheim's songs have no peer. But now, nearing the age of 85, the legendary singer and Kennedy Center honoree has taken a far jazzier approach.