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Finding the Connection Between Art, Faith

Oct 8, 2013
Milwaukee Zen Center/Twitter

From paintings to music and beyond, faith has inspired artists for as long as art and religion have been around.

371 Productions

For a year, members of a theater company embedded themselves at Luther Manor nursing home in Wauwatosa.

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While known for its array of films, the Milwaukee Film Festival also pays tribute to people who have made significant contributions to film culture as a whole.

Pitchfork

The 2013 Milwaukee Film Festival kicks off tonight, offering a representative mix of films produced these days, from the shorts and animation to the full-length blockbusters in their 35mm glory.

Dedra Walls, Milwaukee Art Museum

His name may be common on Milwaukee street signs and in neighborhoods, but many people today really don't know Frederick Layton's importance to the cultural landscape of the city.

Next Act Theatre.

It turns out that the debate between governmental surveillance and individual privacy isn't just dominating our political system and news coverage lately; now it's making its way into theater.

Looking Up at Milwaukee's Architecture

Sep 14, 2013
Eleanor Peterson, Lake Effect

While Milwaukeeans are rushing through the streets with their heads in their phones, there is a beautiful city of Germanic architecture standing by.

Not being from Milwaukee, one of the first things I noticed about this beautiful city was the character these buildings have. Whether the buildings are downtown or a little farther out, this 21st Century city has some strong 19th Century roots that can be told through their architecture.

12 Fall Flicks Not to Miss

Sep 13, 2013
allisonmseward12, flickr

After a summer of what he calls "Dumb and Dumber” movies, film critic David Luhrssen is looking forward to fall's film line-up.

Four Fall Arts Events Not to Miss

Sep 3, 2013
Gary Denness/flickr

Summer may be over, but there's plenty to do in the arts world this fall.

Bill Finn

Would you spend $200,000 on a painting of a white background with white stripes?  How would your closest friends react if you did?

Jeremy Noble/Flickr

What do you get when you combine a jobless art therapy graduate, a kleptomaniac teenager with anger management issues, and a tiger on the loose?

Gianofer Fields

A Madison woman finds her new home’s previous tenant found a way to recycle old highway signs - and repair his floors at the same time.

While summer is usually the time for Hollywood blockbusters, that doesn’t mean there aren’t other good films to be seen during the hot months. Plenty of alternatives are available for the non-teenaged film-goer.

Contributor Dave Luhrssen joins Lake Effect's Dan Harmon to talk about two of these films, beginning with Woody Allen’s newest, Blue Jasmine. Allen is normally associated with New York City, but for the past few films his locales have been in Europe. In Blue Jasmine, he’s back in this country, but on the opposite coast in San Francisco.

Good Nutrition Takes Center Stage…Literally

Jul 12, 2013
Martin Cathrae, Flickr

 Milwaukee Public Theatre says "Eat Your Vegetables!"

alluvium_journal.org

It's summer and time for Shakespeare in the Park. The Optimist Theatre has a new production - and a new home.

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