Sheer Groovy Outrage, The Skrauss

I could be really ticked at myself for missing The Skrauss’ gallery installation last fall or his Master’s thesis project this past winter; or I could be beside myself for not getting in line four hours early to catch Skrauss’ big screen debut in the Milwaukee Film Fest short The Wheel, or I could justContinue reading “Sheer Groovy Outrage, The Skrauss”

Going Once, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Mason Street storefronts got a new neighbor last September, and that neighbor has a little moxie too. Just a door down from the Delind Gallery of Fine Art, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers stage vintage, couture and fine art for auction. Prepping for the Summer auction season, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers hosted an opening reception last Saturday andContinue reading “Going Once, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers”

Life of a Dive, Lo Cash Live

It hangs out on a block best known for the grizzly working-class pub¬†Steny’s, smushed-up next to Fat Daddy’s. Making use of the sign design made famous by Southern used car lots, coin-sized dots spell “Lo Cash”, ¬†shimmering flecks of silvery sunlight off the side of the building. The interior decor although not brand-spanking new hasContinue reading “Life of a Dive, Lo Cash Live”

Leather Bound, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Othello

Before the show, the house received preface that the cast had not run a full dress rehearsal of the second act. Ut oh… The action that ensued on stage warranted the hedge, however unneeded. Delving into the original play on race, The Rep’s Creative Director Mark Clements continues his reputation for fearless confrontation of theater’sContinue reading “Leather Bound, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Othello”

Political Reason, New Blood, Stamper II, Buckner

It’s election day for Milwaukee Alders, County Supervisors and other government offices, plus there’s a primary for the Republican candidate for the political office, terribly acronym-ed POTUS. Although I’m not and don’t care to be a source for political commentary, two candidates for Milwaukee County Supervisor today are worth noting both for their youth andContinue reading “Political Reason, New Blood, Stamper II, Buckner”