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Alverno College Foodie Adventure offers cultural insights through food

Published April 11, 2018

It's eye-opening to consider how Belgium became famous for the creation of fine chocolate when the primary ingredients needed to make it are grown more than 3,000 miles away. And those are exactly the sorts of cultural insights being mined by a new program at Alverno College called Foodie Adventure.


Milwaukee area residents maintain a "Bridge to Vietnam"

Published Sept. 29, 2014

Journalist and documentary film producer Mark Siegrist found strong connections between veterans and others from Milwaukee and a former adversary. His "Bridge to Vietnam" will air on Milwaukee Public Television on Friday at 7:30 p.m.


Geenen recounts struggle for civil rights on the South Side

Published March 29, 2014

In his books, community activist and author Paul Geenen has homed in on important, hyper local subjects, like the heyday of the Bronzeville neighborhood, the diversity of Sherman Park and the story of Gimbels and Schuster's department stores. His latest book for The History Press, "Civil Rights Activism in Milwaukee: South Side Struggles in the `60s and `70s," is the result of a special request.


Roller digs into the spirit of "Milwaukee Garage Bands"

Published Feb. 18, 2013

Milwaukee has always had a good rock and roll scene. Sure, there have been ups and downs, but the three-chords-and-the-truth spirit has been fueling Brew City garage bands from the days of The Bonnevilles and The Nomads in the 1950s through today. If you don't believe me, check out local musician Peter Roller's new book, "Milwaukee Garage Bands: Generations of Grassroots Rock."


"Death Blues" shows there's no time like the present

Published Nov. 15, 2012

Musician Jon Mueller is bringing "Death Blues (no time like the present)," a multi-sensory meditation on life, death and the importance of the present moment, to Alverno's Pitman Theatre for two exclusive shows this weekend.


Shakespeare in the park misses the mark

Published June 28, 2012

Heavy metal Shakespeare. Loud, fast and violent. That is the style the Optimist Theatre is giving us with its free outdoor production of "Macbeth" that opened last week on the Alverno College campus. The approach may work with "Titus Andronicus," but it misses the points in "Macbeth."


Shakespeare returns to the park

Published June 2, 2011

Milwaukee's groundlings have spoken with clarity and speed. They want free Shakespeare in the park at Alverno College.


Free outdoor Shakespeare comes to Milwaukee

Published June 10, 2010

We have no shortage of Shakespeare in Wisconsin, but seeing the Bard's work for free under the stars is being brought to us for the first time by the new Optimist Theatre.


Ravel raves about The Jones Street Boys

Published Dec. 12, 2007

Brooklyn bluegrass purveyors The Jones Street Boys come to Shank Hall on Thursday, Dec. 20 for an 8 p.m. show and Alverno Presents' main man David Ravel wants you to go. So much so, that he's been a one-man street team, sending out e-mails urging folks to go see the rootsy quartet with the sweet harmonies.


Chopra discusses the afterlife at Alverno

Published Oct. 22, 2006

Deepak Chopra, one of the world leaders in mind-body medicine, discusses his new book, "Life After Death: The Burden of Proof," on Monday, Oct. 23 at Alverno College. In a recent interview with, Chopra elaborated on his thoughts about the afterlife.