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‘Memphis’ visits UW-Whitewater

October 23, 2013

By Lea Staedtler   Whitewater students and community members get a chance to see award-winning Broadway production “Memphis” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Young Auditorium. Tickets for the show are $14.75, $19.75, or $49.50 for students and $29.50, $39.50, or $49.50 for the general...

Journey tribute band is ‘ready to rock’

Del Castillo

October 9, 2013

Group replicates sound on stage, but has its own style: By Signe Trewyn   DSB- America’s Favorite Tribute to Journey is traveling to UW-Whitewater for a one night show at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, in the Young Auditorium. Lead singer Juan Del Castillo, originally from California, has been singing...

New York theater group comes to UW-W

New York theater group comes to UW-W

October 9, 2013

Students can experience classic story ‘Fahrenheit 451’ adapted to play form: By Lea Staedtler   Ray Bradbury’s dystopian novel “Fahrenheit 451” has long been a classic read in many high school English classes. Set in a futuristic world where books are burning and firemen are ...

Venues & events galore freshmen can adore

Venues & events galore freshmen can adore

September 4, 2013

By Ben Holzhueter   With the passing of Labor Day weekend comes the inevitability every public school student in Wisconsin knows so well: the start of the fall semester. Members of the incoming freshmen class can find advice on how to add a little more culture and fun to begin their college...

Motown music in the Young Auditorium

Motown music in the Young Auditorium

February 20, 2013

  The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and Gladys Knight were all part of an era that tend to take many down memory lane. For those who weren’t around to remember these musical icons, the chance to experience traditional Motown will be available on campus in a one-night-only performance. “Masters...

Cultural ballet takes center stage

Cultural ballet takes center stage

February 13, 2013

  Try tying a bow while dancing on stage, only using your feet. The dancers in “Ballet Folkorico Quetzalli de Veracruz” end their performance like this every night. They will present a show at UW-Whitewater for one night only, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 18, in the Young Auditorium. The ballet...

Broadway comes to town


January 30, 2013

  Award-winning ‘A Chorus Line’ at UW-W for one night:   UW-Whitewater will host one of the longest running shows on Broadway, and the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, as well as the Pulitzer Prize winner for drama. “A Chorus Line” will have only one perfo...

The Golden Dragon Acrobats tumble to campus

November 14, 2012

  All the way from China, the Golden Dragon Acrobats will bring new, awe-inspiring routines to UW-Whitewater. The group will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 15 in the Young Auditorium. The Golden Dragon Acrobats traveling within the U.S. include 24 people from all over China. 20 of them excel...

Eagles tribute band caps off Family Fest

October 3, 2012

  Hotel California, an Eagles tribute band, is coming to campus to perform fan favorites in a salute to the classic rock group as the finale of this year’s Family Fest. Family Fest is held early during the year to encourage parents to visit their children who are students on campus. The...

Young Auditorium offers ‘sweet’ performance

September 26, 2012

Students and community members will get the chance to experience a variety of musical genres during Sweet Honey in the Rock’s performance as part of the campus’s annual Diversity Forum. Leslie LaMuro, the marketing director for the Young Auditorium, said students who attend the concert will learn...

Young Auditorium pays tribute to Blues Brothers

March 7, 2012

The story of “The Blues Brothers,” originally a 1980 musical comedy film directed by John Landis starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, is coming to UW-Whitewater. Young Auditorium Marketing Specialist Leslie LaMuro spoke with Cultural Affairs Committee Director of the Young Auditorium Ken Kohberger,...

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra has 19th performance at UW-Whitewater

February 29, 2012

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will be performing at UW-Whitewater for the 19th consecutive year. “We’ve come for many, many years,” assistant conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong said. “There are a few places that we go to while on tour on a yearly basis, and it’s kind of become a tradition ...

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