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March On Milwaukee!

PEOPLE who have taken part in protests and group actions report a kind of euphoria – some say it’s as powerful as falling in love. “Action fever,” they call it. 

Milwaukee audiences are sure to feel some emotional heat if they attend March On Milwaukee, Margaret Rozga’s dramatic memoir. The scene with Christmas carolers outside the home of the landlord who refused to rent to Ronald Britton, a black Viet Nam vet, is guaranteed to bring a lump to the throat. Perhaps a blush to the cheek.

The play will be presented at 7 pm on Thursday, September 27 at the Humphrey Scottish Rite Center, 790 N. Van Buren St. It will kick off a weekend of events commemorating the open housing marches of 1967. 

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MIAD and Riverwest – An Ongoing Connection

by Jan Christensen MIAD faculty member and Riverwest resident Jennifer Geigel Mikulay is making a mark in the public art scene. She teaches an Art in Public Places sculpture class at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in the Third Ward. Recently her class completed a project in partnership with the Friends of the […]

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WArts & Entertainment

by Jason Hart In the last year or so, Milwaukee hasdeveloped a fine underground theatre scene.The underground groups of Milwaukee willbe quite busy this summer. As a service tothe community, the Riverwest Currents hascreated a guide to the small but talentedtroupes that you may never have heard of. Alamo Basement is “sketch theatre” – […]

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National Poetry Month

by Mary Vuk George Bowering April is the cruelest month, wrote T.S. Eliot. That, however, was long before The Academy of American Poets designated April as National Poetry Month in an effort to encourage individuals and the media to pay more attention to the art of poetry, living poets and our poetic heritage. Visitors to […]

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Robert Rindler

The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design named Robert Rindler as its fifth president. Formerly Dean of the School of Art at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York, Rindler moved to Milwaukee this summer and began working at the college full time in August.