Marquette Wire

Play to vie for national awards

January 13, 2004

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Student actors who participated in the play said the role reversal was challenging, though ultimately rewarding. "I would like to thank the audiences," said Fernandez, the voice of Lucas. "Every time we have performed the play...

‘Word’ sounds too familiar

Susan Haarman

December 4, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News

A complex military story involving moral decisions and betrayal in Vietnam? This sounds like a job for Sonny Crockett. Sonny Crockett? That's right, Don Johnson crawls out of the shadow of his suave "Miami Vice" character to...

Classic styles still come out strong in 2003

Dave Rossetti

December 4, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

1. Robert Randolph & the Family Band – Unclassified With all the accolades thrown Randolph's way, it's hard to believe this is his first studio effort with his band. It's the perfect debut. The pedal-steel guitar wizard...

From Frodo to folkies, DVDs impress

Dave Rossetti

December 4, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

After a strong 2002 that saw them become dominant, 2003 was the year that DVDs became transcendent. Even the most basic features of DVD were revised. Featurettes got their own featurettes and — most encouraging — a lot...

Harris spans globe for evolved sound

Dave Rossetti

December 4, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

Be forewarned: Corey Harris's Mississippi to Mali was not intended to be heard by a mass audience. Though it sounds odd for any recording artist to knowingly release an album with limited appeal, especially one of Harris' growing...

Diverse acts break through

Lydia Cox

December 4, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

This wasn't exactly the best year for music, but there does exist a handful of titles worthy of being mentioned. They include a couple of newcomers, several veterans and some classic old rockers. So without further ado, here...

Third ward spreads cheer

faiza.yunus@marquette.edu

December 4, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

Though the event is put on by the Historic Third Ward Association, sponsors, mainly Third Ward businesses, are needed to underwrite the event, according to Nancy O'Keefe, executive director of the association. According to...

Christmas movies don’t equal sap

Paul Day

December 4, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

1) "Die Hard" (1988) This action masterpiece spawned dozens of inferior imitators pitting one man against a group of bad guys. A sarcastic New York cop, John McClane, (Bruce Willis) visits his separated wife's company party...

Crass Claus carries ‘Santa’

Kyle Carritt

December 4, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

Yuletide tonic of choice — shaken, stirred and promptly spilled into the closest toilet. A glum-faced, downtrodden Billy Bob Thornton courageously embodies the titular antihero, Willie, a burnt-out, alcoholic mall Santa....

Mutant sequel excels

Kyle Carritt

December 4, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

This mutant-filled movie addresses some of the focus problems of the first film by putting a lot of the spotlight on fan-favorite Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). The sequel follows Wolverine's quest to find out more about his origins...

Area venues provide late night diversions

November 20, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

Frequently, showings of cult classics bring the same audiences back to midnight movies over and over. The people of Milwaukee have embraced midnight movies with open arms. Showings at the Oriental Theatre and Times Cinema have...

Grunge gods’ Garden party sounds perfect

Paul Day

November 20, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

The contents include the entire set of the first of two shows played at New York's Madison Square Garden on July 8 2003 and a few bonus live tracks, some of which are set to montages of highlights from the tour. Before the...