Plymouth Band Celebrates Area’s German Heritage

  A Plymouth High School band is embracing the German heritage that surrounds the city through more than just the style of music that they play. “We like to think of ourselves as the only authentic high school German band in the country, and there is some validity to that,” Director of Bands at Plymouth […]

The Art of Fright

Frightening people. That’s what Juan Lopez had in mind when he put his exhibit together. “My goal was to scare people, as well as be able to use a new version of magic lanterns to project the material,” Lopez said. “The idea was to reflect the pictorial qualities of the phantasmagoria.” The exhibit in question […]

Urinetown Draws Big Crowd

From spiders, to twins, to a surly police officer that protects a city from getting soaked in piss, Willy Jonas has played them all. A BFA acting major about to enter his senior year of college, Jonas has been in plays almost every year since kindergarten. Even after never having been in a musical past […]

Tales of a Dot Com Survivor

Andy Tarnoff’s life changed over lunch. In 2000, while having lunch with a friend, the young entrepreneur shared the struggle that he and other co-founders, Jeff Sherman and Jon Krouse, were enduring while starting up their online magazine. The graphic designer told him to talk to her husband. Like many other investors at the […]

The Classical Music is What Matters

Classical music doesn’t usually receive notoriety in pop culture. It doesn’t make money on a grand scale like pop music. But for UW-Milwaukee music professors, Tanya Kruse Ruck and Elena Abend, the music itself is what really matters. Kruse Ruck and Abend are recording an album for voice and piano, using music from three female […]

Chicago Market Mirrors Ones in Germany

The Christkindlmarket is an open-air Christmas market that is held in Chicago, IL at Daley Plaza. It is inspired by the Christkindlesmarkt, which began in 1545 in Germany. It runs from Nov. 26th to Dec. 24th. The market includes over 50 vendors that sell everything from authentic German food and drink to handmade wooden figurines […]

Living and Loving Under One Roof

More couples are living together than ever before, but this doesn’t mean marriages are lasting longer. Social scientists are calling this phenomenon the “Cohabitation Effect.” Although it is widely accepted that living together is a good test for marriage, it seems the very act of living together can lead to young people choosing spouses that […]

Home Away From Home

It’s hard for international students to find their sense of belonging when they arrive in a new country. They are not familiar with local cultures, customs and taboos. Students from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Concordia University and Marquette University gather at the Meyers house every Friday night. In the first week of September, as school […]