The Academy Awards organizers certainly haven’t asked me for any suggestions on how to improve their telecaset.
And after this year’s show drew blockbuster ratings — attracting about 44 million viewers, or the most since the 2000 Oscars — they may not want to change a thing.
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside explores a complex coming-of-age story driven by love, survival and coming to terms with the past in a play shadowed by dark themes and difficult topics.
“How I Learned to Drive” is a Pulitzer Prize-winning memory play written by Paula Vogel that is disturbing, poetic and surprisingly humorous. It focuses on Li’l Bit, a woman in her mid-30s, who narrates the story of her inappropriate sexual relationship with her Uncle Peck. The account travels back and forth between the present, which takes place in the 1980s, and various times throughout Li’l Bit’s past.
The Carthage College theater program will perform a world premiere play written by a prominent playwright and screenwriter, starting today.
“No Name” takes place in a Victorian-era society and focuses on a sheltered, well-to-do young English woman and her sister, who are thrown into poverty overnight by a distant relative who lays claim to their inheritance. Desperate to protect her family, the daring young Magdalene bands together with a shifty con-man and hatches an outrageous plot to reclaim her wealth.
Carthage College is introducing a new annual event celebrating the arts of its campus with staff, students and the community.
A world premiere play, work by internationally acclaimed artists, a juried student art show, experimental dance performances and multiple concerts are included in the individual events offered throughout the first annual, three-day Fine Arts Weekend at Carthage.
The H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art at Carthage College incorporates natural movements in its most recent exhibit featuring three artists.
“Ebb and Flow” displays sculpture installations and two-dimensional work by emerging artist Jessica O’Hearn, of South Bend, Ind., as well as paintings of internationally known and award-winning artists Octaviano Rangel, of Mexico, and Judith Geichman, of Chicago. The works contain large gestures, subtle color pallettes and layers of form that contribute to poetics of ebb and flow, gallery director Diane Levesque said.
Eight new members have joined Artists Gallery, 401 Main St. in Racine, and the gallery will hold its annual new members show highlighting the work of these artists starting at 6 tonight (March 7) during a First Friday reception.
“We had a very successful new member drive in January,” explained Artists Gallery director Tom Budzinski. “There were many area artists who applied for membership and our jurying committee selected the best artists whose work fits our gallery. It really shows how many talented artists there are in and around Racine.”
There were no surprises until the end.
At the Academy Awards Sunday night, the favorites won in every category, with “Gravity” racking up a number of wins, until the Best Picture prize.
Another Oscar Night, another story packed with fearless predictions by Kenosha News staffers Elizabeth “Why Isn’t ‘The Lego Movie’ Nominated for Anything?” Snyder and Dave “Can’t Wait for ‘Veronica Mars’” Walter:
Liz: Before we get to this year’s Academy Awards, let’s offer our support to whoever has to pronounce “Chiwetel Ejofor,” a Best Actor nominee for “12 Years a Slave.”
Spotlight Youth Theater hopes to make audiences fall in love with a classic tale all over again in its presentation of “The Wizard of Oz” opening today.
The story begins as Dorothy is caught in a twister that carries her over the rainbow into the Land of Oz. There, she meets a scarecrow with no brain, a tin man with no heart and a lion with no courage. Together, they embark down the yellow brick road to meet the wizard, destroy the Wicked Witch of the West and find a way home.
RACINE — A comedy filled with wacky characters accompanied by lessons of family love and acceptance is hitting the Racine Theatre Guild stage for the first time starting today.
“37 Postcards,” written by Michael McKeever, takes place in Connecticut at the beautiful house where the main character grew up. After eight years of traveling and communicating with his family through postcards, Avery Sutton returns home with his fiancee but discovers the place is not as comfortable as he remembers.
One of the greatest events in the world — seriously, no exaggeration here — is the annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation events.
Events take place across the country, including locally, and the goal is to raise funds for childhood cancer research.
Staying true to ’80s music — that’s what the band Married With Children is all about.
“We’re all about the music,” said lead vocalist Bobby Rouse. “We don’t dress the part. Simply put, we are five guys in our 40s who love the music. No lame interpretations. We stay true to the original.”