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Dave Begel's Articles
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Sports - Oct. 21, 2014
Is it more fun to watch a rout or a nail-biter?
The Green Bay Packers destroyed the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, and were leading, 21-0, after one quarter. It led me to wonder: is it better, or more fun to watch, a rout or a nail-biter.
Arts & Entertainment - Oct. 20, 2014
Florentine's "Flying Dutchman" is a chance to hear opera at its very best
It was just a rehearsal - no costumes, no set, no orchestra, no chorus, no plush seats, no lights on stage. As a matter of fact, there was no stage at all, just a piano. And the whole thing was in German. In spite of all of those things that weren't there, the thing that was there was a fascinating story and some amazing voices that told the story with such romance and strength that I followed the whole thing from my folding chair.
Arts & Entertainment - Oct. 19, 2014
Renaissance creates absolute magic with Civil War-based "Amelia"
From "Romeo and Juliet" to "Love Story," the tale of youngsters who fall in love, only to see death and a search for meaning in it all is so often told that it seems to have become almost a cliche of itself. But when that story gets mixed with history and put into the hands of a small coterie of very creative people, the story creates the kind of theatrical magic that comes only on occasion. That's what happened when "Amelia" opened Saturday night.
Arts & Entertainment - Oct. 18, 2014
First Stage's "Sherlock" shines a bright light in the theatrical sky
Most of the time when a play opens, it's easy to figure out who the star is - usually an actor with a major part. Sometimes, the star can be something else, like a director or a composer or a costume designer. Rarely would anybody pick a lighting designer as the star, unless they see the wonderful production of "Sherlock Holmes: The Baker Street Irregulars" that opened the season for First Stage.
Arts & Entertainment - Oct. 17, 2014
Alchemist's "Suicide Sleep" is a wildly fascinating Halloween treat
Alchemist Theatre billed "Suicide Sleep"as its Halloween show, but nobody in the audience was trembling or closing their eyes to keep phantoms away. Instead, they were all on the edge of their seats - as was I - riveted with curiosity about just where this journey was going to take us.
Milwaukee Buzz - Oct. 16, 2014
Televised gubernatorial debates are a colossal waste of time and effort
The second and last televised debate between Scott Walker and Mary Burke is tomorrow night from 7 to 8 p.m. and I've got a couple of suggestions for you. Walk your dog. Clip your toenails. Call your mother. Organize your kitchen cupboard. Order a pizza. Clean out your email folders. Sleep. Anything! Anything to avoid this farce being perpetrated on the people of Wisconsin.
Sports - Oct. 14, 2014
UWM Panther Arena should not be demolished
I support the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in its battle to keep the old Milwaukee Arena (now the UWM Panther Arena) from meeting the wrecking ball in order to build a new Downtown arena. One, I love the building's history. Two, there is a better spot for a new arena.
Dining - Oct. 13, 2014
Engine Company No. 3 is a spirited and adventurous breakfast spot
There's hardly anything I admire more than a chef who can take wildly different flavors, put them on a plate and serve something that is more delicious than you ever imagined. That admiration was reinforced Friday when I stopped for breakfast at Peter Sandroni's Engine Company No. 3.
Music - Oct. 13, 2014
Blues takes center stage to honor harp king Liban's 50th anniversary
Liban has had quite a 50 years. He's been up and down and up and down and up. He's faced substance abuse, charlatan promoters, empty promises, dark and dingy clubs, big stages, European tours, the death of a loved one, some racial uncertainties and eventually his present state of comfort. If that sounds like a blues song, it's because his life has been like a great tune.
Arts & Entertainment - Oct. 12, 2014
"Shear Madness" is nothing but sheer joy for McGivern and company
There's this thing about cheap jokes: They can either be just cheap jokes, or they can be incredibly funny cheap jokes. And it's the incredibly funny kind that fill the two-plus hours of "Shear Madness," what may well be the longest running non-musical play in history.
Arts & Entertainment - Oct. 11, 2014
"Carrie: The Musical" is a dramatic horror story at Theatre Unchained
Taking one of Stephen King's most chilling books - "Carrie" - and turning it into a musical has proven to be a difficult task for the world of big time theater. Now, the truth of that great book has emerged after endless rewrites and re-scores and re-re-re-how can we fix this. Just how good a musical they've ended up with was on joyous display Friday night when Theatre Unchained opened "Carrie: The Musical."
Marketplace - Oct. 9, 2014
Greater Together is Hanson's vivid, passionate dream
Greater Together is a challenge to have people create and submit an idea to help address the problem of racial difficulties. It is a labor of love for local designer Ken Hanson, who has spent his own money funding the first year of Greater Together.
Sports - Oct. 7, 2014
In one game, who do you take: Manning or Favre?
Peyton Manning joined Brett Favre as the only quarterbacks to ever throw 500 touchdowns. But who do you take in one game? The single game that you have to win. The one the whole world is watching. There can be no doubt about the answer.
Sports - Oct. 7, 2014
Feel the buzz as Bucks' season gets underway
Dave Begel has never stopped loving the Milwaukee Bucks, and that love could reach new heights in this new era because he's ready to lose his mind over the excitement of this team.
Dining - Oct. 5, 2014
Is it better to be a host or a guest at a small dinner party?
Would you rather host an event like that and put your cooking skills on display, or would you rather be a guest and put your taste buds on display? It's a tough question for anyone.
Arts & Entertainment - Oct. 4, 2014
Searing "after all the terrible things I do" gets world premiere treatment
Some plays roar along on a speeding train, carrying an audience to a climactic moment when, even though they are breathless, the play asks for even more breath. Others, some of the finest, invite you along for a leisurely walk among the marigolds and then, with a sudden twist of the fates, stops you in your tracks and slaps you right in the face. That's "after all the terrible things I do."
Bars & Clubs - Oct. 2, 2014
Walker's Point location may go easier for Silk Exotic
There is an almost overwhelming "here we go again" feeling now that the operators of the best gentlemen's club in Milwaukee have filed a pair of applications to open another club south of Downtown. This time, unlike the previous go-rounds, Silk may have a fairly good chance of actually opening a strip club near Downtown ... if a couple of things fall into place.
Sports - Sept. 30, 2014
Ryder Cup drubbing is symptom of a game in trouble
In a takeoff of the old joke, I find myself asking today, "What if they held a Ryder Cup match and nobody in the United States really cared?" Because that's what it feels like after the Americans were once again walloped by the team from Europe on Sunday.
Bars & Clubs - Sept. 28, 2014
Silk Exotic considering two sites for strip club
Silk Exotic has filed licenses for two currently empty buildings at 906 S. Barclay St. and 505 S. 5th St.
Arts & Entertainment - Sept. 28, 2014
"Identita" is a troubling mess from start to finish and in between
I hardly know where to begin with "Identita," which takes an idea that hardly anybody has ever heard of, wraps it in a confusing collection of ever increasingly incredible ideas and casts it with some of serious overacting.
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