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Master Pieces

Although it’s open season for Spring Green’s insect life, August is still the best time to visit American Players Theatre. Pick a weekend that highl...
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Famous Friends

It’s a relatively simple premise. A man buys a very expensive, very white painting. His two friends “react.” But Yasmina Reza’s 1994 pla...
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Alive and Performing

Many years have passed since Paul McCartney’s last album of original pop music, 2007’s Memory Almost Full. Now, the puppyish ex-Beatle is going back...
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Milwaukee’s Globe

All the world is indeed a stage for the Optimist Theatre – or all of Milwaukee, at least. For its fourth production of summer Shakespeare, Optimist moves ...
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A Big Year

Steve Martin has a way of standing two feet to the left of everything he does. Is he a wry fiction writer? An actor? A stand-up comedian? A musician? He looks a...
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Dancing Queen

Sure, this is the city of ethnic festivals, but if you want to dig deep into international ideas, there’s Nora Chipaumire’s dance-theater piece Miri...
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Wild Ink

Maybe it comes down to the primal urges of fear, desire and hunger. “The Beast Within: Images of Animals in Tattoo and Contemporary Art,” curated by...
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Firkin Craft Beer Fest

No, “firkin” isn’t some sophomoric pseudo-expletive. It’s a vessel that holds delicious cask-conditioned beer that is less carbonated, h...
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Milwaukee Brewfest

Location, location. Milwaukee Brewfest sets up shop overlooking Lake Michigan near the old Coast Guard pavilion, and that kind of real estate in late July is ha...
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The Violent Femmes

Lucky for music lovers, Summerfest has enough pull to reunite local acts of yore that helped put Milwaukee on the music map. This year, Milwaukee’s bigges...