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.
We all know the cost of college is high, but where can students receive discounts while still in school?
This morning, Mayor Tom Barrett delivered his State of the City address at Alverno College. Here is a transcription of his speech, as delivered.
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.
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.
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."
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.
U.S. News & World Report's 2013 America's Best Colleges guidebook has recognized Alverno College one of the Midwest's top four schools for its "strong commitment to teaching."
Alverno Presents has announced its 53rd season lineup, which includes 11 performances of theater, art and music.
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."
Milwaukee's groundlings have spoken with clarity and speed. They want free Shakespeare in the park at Alverno College.
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.
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.
Here's more info about this weekend's Global Union Festival in Bay View's Humboldt Park.
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 OnMilwaukee.com, Chopra elaborated on his thoughts about the afterlife.