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What's Happenin': Thursday, February 21, through Wednesday, March 6 PDF Print E-mail
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 19 February 2013 06:00

Becca Brazel, Tim Stompanato, and Brooke Schelly in EurydiceTheatre

Eurydice

Galvin Fine Arts Center

Friday, February 22, through Sunday, February 24

 

It’s the oldest of stories. Girl loves boy. Girl marries boy. Girl gets a letter from her late father and trips down the stairs and dies and takes an elevator to the underworld and lives in a room fashioned entirely of string and meets a trio of talking stones ... .

No, seriously, it’s the oldest of stories. It’s just being told in a new and strange and wonderful way.

 
What's Happenin': Thursday, February 7, through Wednesday, February 20 PDF Print E-mail
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 05 February 2013 06:00

David BurgessMusic

David Burgess

Redeemer Lutheran Church

Saturday, February 16, 7 p.m.

 

From the New York Times: “Technically in control and interpretively most persuasive.”

From the Washington Post: “Impressive technique and a fine sense of style.”

From Greenwich Time magazine: “Hauntingly beautiful, tastefully phrased with exquisite nuance, and yet with an aristocratic understatement that held his audience spellbound.”

And no, I’m not starting yet another one of these What’s Happenin’ articles by talking about my own work. But I’m touched by your confusion.

 
What's Happenin': Thursday, January 24, through Wednesday, February 6 PDF Print E-mail
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 22 January 2013 06:00

Upright Citizens Brigade Touring CompanyComedy

Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company

Augustana College

Saturday, January 26, 8 p.m.

 

On January 26, Augustana College’s Centennial Hall will host an evening with members of the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company, and you can learn a lot about the acclaimed comedy troupe by visiting its Web site at UCBTourCo.com. For instance, you’ll learn that, as the ensemble’s home page states, “mainstream comedy is for jerks,” and that its touring show with Brigade performer Horatio Sanz “will make you wet yourself with laughter,” and its Blackout Drunk production boasts a “lack of self-control” and “an appalling lack of shame” ... .

Hey ... wait a minute ... . You don’t think that calling themselves “Upright Citizens” is meant jokingly, do you ... ?

 
What's Happenin': Thursday, January 10, through Wednesday, January 23 PDF Print E-mail
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 08 January 2013 06:00

Julian LageMusic

An Evening with Julian Lage

The Redstone Room

Wednesday, January 16, 7:30 p.m.

 

Welcome to the Reader’s first What’s Happenin’ section of 2013! We’re glad to have you with us, and as a way of starting the new year on the right foot, I’ve made a resolution: I have decided that, from this day forward, I will no longer seethe with jealousy and resentment every time I write about some visiting artist whose talents and accomplishments dwarf my own.

Having said that, let me tell you about January 16’s Redstone Room concert with jazz guitarist Julian Lage, a former child prodigy who began performing in public at age six, became the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary appropriately titled Jules at Eight, performed at the Grammy Awards at age 13 ... .

Oh, man. This is gonna be rough.

 
What's Happenin' on New Year's Eve 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 18 December 2012 06:00

The Candymakers @ The Redstone Room“Happy Holidays, Jeff!”

“Happy Holidays yourself, Mike. I can only guess that you’re here to turn in your annual What’s Happenin’ on New Year’s Eve article.”

“I most certainly am, good sir! As usual, we’re devoting this issue’s What’s Happenin’ pages to a rundown on all of the area venues – as of press time – that will be hosting musicians, DJ services, or karaoke on Monday, December 31!”

 
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