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.
At first glance, the singing Italian trio of Il Volo - comprised of Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble - looks no different from most modern boy bands you may see (except perhaps with an above average stylist). Even their television origins are reminiscent of One Direction and Emblem3. And then you hear them sing.
If it seems like big projects Downtown are coming at us like spray from a paint gun, you're right. It is obvious that Milwaukee is moving. The only question that really seems to remain is just who is driving this train and where is it going?
Optimist Theatre is excited to welcome Ms. Angela Iannone to the cast of the Tempest in the role of Ariel. Sparks are already starting to fly between Angela and Jim Pickering, as Prospero. Like a moth to the flame – I know if I get too close, I’ll ignite. But, what a...