Performing Arts

Uprooted Theatre Company

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.

But while Milwaukee-based singer and actress Kelley Faulkner might sing of lost love in her upcoming one woman show, It’s A Man’s World, 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.

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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.

But most band kids know that the stereotype is a false one.

The group French Horn Rebellion 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.”

Composer Searches for Micro-Aural Worlds in Nature

Apr 18, 2014
Cheryl Leonard, allwaysnorth.com

Music is all around us. All you have to do is listen.

That is what happened one day when outdoor-enthusiast and composer Cheryl Leonard 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.

knightwind.org

When we talk about classical music we usually talk about symphonic groups. Bands are for militaries and other kinds of marching, like for football game half times. But symphonic bands can be just as musically sophisticated as orchestras.

Feast of Crispian

A little over a year ago, Feast of Crispian began holding weekend Shakespeare intensives at the Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee.

Mark Frohna

In October of 1960, an explosion ripped through the Tennessee Eastman Company factory in Kingsport, Tennessee. Out of 12,000 men at the factory, 16 people were killed and more than 300 were injured. It threw Kingsport’s largest employer into disarray at the time.

Queens of Harmony Strike a Chord at The Pabst

Feb 20, 2014
Bonnie North, Lake Effect

Milwaukee’s gospel quartet Queens of Harmony has been singing in Central City churches for almost half a century. They have also performed in Washington, DC and as far away as Japan.

Timothy Moder

Of all the “isms” that are out there, racism is one of the most enduring, and in this supposedly post-racial age, the most pernicious.

Report: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Needs $5 Million to Avoid Shutdown

Dec 12, 2013
Marcus Center

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra needs an immediate $5 million to avoid a shutdown, according to reports from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Liz Linder, Arneis Quartet

We’ve all seen the videos of tiny kids playing violins so beautifully it belies their age.  Many learn through the Suzuki Method, which treats learning music like learning a language.

Miguel M. Almeida/Flickr

The average piano concert usually features one piano, two hands and 88 keys. But an upcoming concert in Milwaukee will add another pair of hands to the equation.

Dave Reid, flickr

It's only been about six months since Gregory Ruffer took the helm at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, but he's already composing some big plans.

Actor Adds a Little Wisconsin to 'Jersey Boys'

Oct 18, 2013
Joan Marcus

Did you know that producer behind many of The Four Seasons' biggest hits also wrote “Lady Marmalade” and “Afternoon Delight?”

Greater Milwaukee Baroque Festival

It's a good weekend for fans of the early musical style known as Baroque.

371 Productions

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

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