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Jim Higgins Tap Milwaukee Growing up in a family of sisters, choreographer and dancer Janet Lilly "used to have the fantasy I had this really cool older brother." When she joined the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee dance faculty in 1995, she found that older brother, in the spiritual sense, in fellow... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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WUWM 2/26/2015 After major success in redeveloping the once-blighted Menomonee Valley, the leading group behind those efforts is looking to the Valley’s next big chapter. Later, the link between arctic cold in Wisconsin, blizzards in New England, and global climate change. We’ll talk with our astronomy contributor about the birth... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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Tom Luljak WUWM 2/26/2015 America’s fascination with singing can be seen regularly on TV screens across the country as viewers tune in to American Idol or The Voice. A musical competition will soon be taking place that showcases opera. The Metropolitan Opera is conducting its annual National Council Auditions with... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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Terrance Walker 2/27/2015 Shepherd Express Washington Park Stories is a collaborative exhibit created by MIAD sculpture students and UWM dance and architecture students working with local artists to capture the memories, dreams and beauty of the deteriorating neighborhood. It is available for viewing at City Hall weekdays 8 to 4... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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Michael Barndt Milwaukee Urban Dial 2/26/2015 Thanks to having a world class orchestra, as well as the many arts education programs in town, Milwaukee is blessed with a number of chamber music groups performing on a regular basis. The list includes the Fine Arts Quartet, Philomusica and Prometheus Trio chamber... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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Tyler Friedman 02/25/2015 Shepherd Express Who are you? How would you answer such a simple, yet fundamental question? Merely stating your name wouldn’t be sufficient—not only might you share it with others, but a name does not capture an individual’s uniqueness. Perhaps there is no answer that could adequately encapsulate... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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John Schneider Shepherd Express 02/25/2015 When Artistic Director Dani Kuepper invited choreographer Janet Lilly to contribute to Danceworks Performance Company’s winter concert, she had no idea that her former colleague in the UW-Milwaukee Dance Department had made a dance honoring Ed Burgess, the beloved department chair whose unexpected death in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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Shepherd Express Amanda Sulivan 02/25/2015 UW-Milwaukee Theatre’s upcoming show, Little Women: The Musical, is part of the program’s Five-O-Eight Series, which is devoted to projects where the performers are the focus. The intimate space itself is a performance lab and features a spare approach to visual elements. Read the full... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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Richard Davis 02/20/2015 Urban Milwaukee Dial Polka music has often drawn snickers from hipsters but it is deeply imbedded in Wisconsin culture and has more substance than detractors would suggest. As Richard March, the longtime, Wisconsin Arts Board Folk Arts Specialist once put it, “It is unfortunate that schlocky commercial... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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02/21/2015 Prepared Guitar Christopher Burns (Milwaukee, USA, ) is a composer and improviser developing innovative approaches to musical architecture. His work emphasizes trajectory, layering and intercutting a variety of audible processes to create intricate forms. The experience of density is also crucial to his music: his compositions often incorporate materials... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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Emma Breysse 02/18/2015 Jackson Hole News & Guide When Kate Kosharek was a fresh college graduate she dreamed of doing more or less exactly what she is doing now. Only the backdrop is a little different than she imagined. Kosharek, 32, now one of the main Pilates and Booty Barre... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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Mary Louise Shumacher 02/11/2015 Tap Milwaukee - Journal Sentinel The Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University has announced the artists for the fourth edition of its "Current Tendencies" exhibit, a critical survey of contemporary artists in the region. This installment of the prestigious show will vary from earlier iterations.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
Ventura County Star (California)February 13, 2015 Friday Full County Edition Artist does ‘painting’ with paper BYLINE: To recommend an artist to be profiled or for more information, contact Nicole D’Amore at artprofiles1@gmail.com SECTION: LOCAL; Pg. 8B Ventura artist Janet Black does “painting” with paper — “no paint,” she is quick... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
Waikato Times (Hamilton, New Zealand)February 14, 2015 Saturday Pioneer of performing arts farewelled BYLINE: Lawrence Gullery SECTION: NEWS; NATIONAL; Pg. 6 One of New Zealand's best-known advocates of Maori performing arts and mentor to singers, songwriters and performers will be farewelled in Hawke's Bayon Sunday. Tama Tranga Huata, 64, died... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
Julie Steinbach Feb 13th, 2015 Wisconsin Gazette Singing the role of Riff in Leonard Bernstein’s “operatic” 1984 recording of iconic musical West Side Story is a highlight that pretty well sums up lyric baritone Kurt Ollmann’s career: a balance of musical theater and opera performances that adds up to quite... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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Author Not Posted 2/10/2015 Green Bay Press Gazette Sarah Zamecnik began her work at the start of this year as the new executive director of the Francis Hardy Gallery in Ephraim. Zamecnik holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Master of Fine Arts... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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M.L. Johnson 2/9/2015 UWM News Julie Waterman was backpacking through Europe on her honeymoon when she fell in love a second time. It was outside a Dublin chocolate shop. “I immediately did a double-take, and I thought, ‘I have to go in there,’” she recalled. “And I tried a truffle,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
Bill Glauber 2/7/2015 Journal Sentinel When she was just 5 years old, Kathryn Henry came home from school and told her father that she wanted to become a music teacher. The young girl everyone called Katie grew up to sing in a choral group, played an array of woodwind instruments... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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Stephanie Wagner 1/30/2015 The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle Stephen Pevnick, Ph.D., is an artist, and water is his medium. He creates graphic waterfalls where falling drops of water are timed precisely to create images as they fall. “It’s like an enormous inkjet printer that uses water instead of ink,” Pevnick said.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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Penland 12/05/2014 The Penland Sketchbook UWM Alumni awarded 2015 Penland Core Fellowship. Daniel Garver is a ceramic artist with a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee who has worked with several studio potters in the Penland community. He will use his time as a core fellow to exercise his interest... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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By Jodi Becker 12/31/2014 620 WTMJ A trumpet player that graduated from New Berlin Eisenhower and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has won a big honor from the U.S. Navy. "It was a little bit of a shock," said Petty Officer Brandon Almagro, who was named the 2014 United States Navy Band... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
By Brian Seibert December 17, 2014 The New York Times Could Keely Garfield (Peck School of the Arts Alumna) be the Kate Bush of downtown dance? The question is raised by “Wow,” the bizarre, hilarious, enthralling, confounding and cathartic new work that Ms. Garfield presented on Thursday at Danspace Project.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
By Russ Bickerstaff December 9, 2014 Express Milwaukee In addition to being a provocative program of shorts, José Rivera’s Giants Have Us In Their Books provides an interesting range of different moods and emotions for actors. This makes it an excellent choice for a university production. The six-short program was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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By John Schneider November 18, 2014 Express Milwaukee Outside ballet and hip-hop, Milwaukee has only three professional male dancers at the moment, by my count. Of that group, Dan Schuchart has had the greatest impact on the city’s modern dance scene via his decade-long career as a dancer and, more... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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By Russ Bickerstaff November 11, 2014 Express Milwaukee My three year-old daughter has asked many things of me. Quite a lot of them involve Hello Kitty and going to the park at inappropriate times. I’m quite thankful that she has not, as of yet, requested that I get the moon... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts