Monday, February 27, 2012
Miss Oklahoma, Miss New York, Miss Arizona, Miss California and the former Miss Wisconsin now Miss America will perform their talents Thursday at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Ever wish you could attend a live Miss America Pageant? Here's your chance... in a way. Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler and her four runners-up will perform a 90-minute show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Dr. Kaeppeler, 23, of Kenosha, will perform her talent from the Jan. 14 Miss America Pageant show, as will Miss Oklahoma, Betty Thompson; Miss New York, Kaitlin Monte; Miss Arizona, Jennifer Sedler; and Miss California, Noelle Freeman. Also appearing will be Miss Wisconsin 2011, Raeanna Johnson; Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2012, Elizabeth Fechtel; and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2010, Wisconsin’s own Jeanette Morelan. “This the only opportunity in Southeastern Wisconsin to …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The 8th annual Ladies Night held by the Elmbrook Education Foundation raised nearly $36,000 for foundation programs that support the Elmbrook School District.
The Elmbrook Education Foundation raised nearly $36,000 at its 8th annual Ladies Night Nov. 29 at the Westmoor Country Club — a record amount for the event, the EEF announced. About 300 people attended the event, sponsored by the law firm Pasternak & Zirgibel, S.C., with help from 50 community volunteers. Many volunteers came from corporate programs through World Martial Arts Academy, Best Buy and Charlie's East Coast Hair Design. Ladies Night event photos, by Babboni Photography, are on the EEF's Facebook page. The money raised helps fund foundation programs that support the Elmbrook School District. The Foundation's next event is the 2012 Winter Social at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts on March 3. The theme is Casino Royale…
Sunday, December 18, 2011
The Brookfield Civic Band and Chorus celebrated the winter holidays with voices and instruments during their Winter Concert Sunday at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center.
Coming together to celebrate the winter season, the Brookfield Civic Band and Chorus joined talents to perform holiday classics during their Winter Concert Sunday at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. The Civic Band directed by Karl Mueller performed first, followed by the angelic voices of the Civic Chorus conducted by Amy Hufnal.
Monday, December 5, 2011
The opera company delivered a fun, interactive program on rhythm, tempo and other musical concepts as part of the Fine Arts at Burleigh (FAB) program.
With their week of standardized tests completed, Burleigh Elementary School’s five classes of second graders headed to the band room Friday afternoon for a special performance. As a part of the school’s Fine Arts at Burleigh (FAB) program, each grade enjoys a yearly visit from a “cultural partner” from the community. Skylight Opera Theatre, based in Milwaukee, came to entertain the second graders for 45 minutes of singing, dancing and teaching. Katie Bart, Burleigh’s general music director, organizes FAB activities and invited Skylight to come. “We already have orchestra, band and chorus for fourth and fifth grade, but the FAB program is more enrichment for K through 5,” she says. But Burleigh’s fine arts program is an exception to most …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Greasers, the Pink Ladies and T-Birds come to Brookfield during East’s fall performance of Grease this weekend.
Brookfield East High musical director Corey Schneidewent sums up his debut production this way: "It all comes down to fast girls, fast guys and fast cars." East's version of the classic musical 'Grease' — opening Friday and running through Sunday — will hold up to its time period and amuse crowds, Schneidewent ensures. "I kept all of the innuendos and nostalgic elements that make up 'Grease,'" Schneidewent said. "It’s all about the rock 'n' roll." East senior Nora Collins will play the lead of soft-spoken, good girl Sandy and junior Kyle Wessel will play her leading greaser Danny. "When I was a little girl I dreamed about playing two people," Collins said. "Elle Woods from 'Legally Blonde' and Sandy from 'Grease.'" 'Grease' is Collins' …
Sunday, November 27, 2011
The week ahead also features a St. John Vianney book fair, a used book sale, Annie opening at the Sunset Playhouse and more.
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Sunday, November 27, 2011
This week is slow on news and heavy on events — as people return to work and try to work off that extra helping of Thanksgiving stuffing. For more events, be sure to check Patch's events listings and feel free to add your own. Sentencing hearing in hit-and-run of Brookfield police officer: Christine Druecke will be sentenced in Waukesha County Circuit Court Thursday afternoon for the December 2009 hit-and-run of Brookfield police officer Paul Dilger. Home-building next to closed Superfund landfill: The city Plan Commission might vote on whether to approve a preliminary plat for a 16-home addition to The Shire subdivision next to a closed landfill site southwest of Brookfield and Gebhardt roads. The issue is the only item on the agenda for …
Sunday, September 18, 2011
This week's Brookfield news and events also include Elmbrook School financial discussions and bids on a new water tower.
Brookfield Patch offers a glimpse of what's happening in local news and events this week: Elmbrook School District financial issues: The School Board's Finance and Operations Committee will review a variety of issues, including school closure analysis next steps, sick time and post-retirement employee benefits, lease issues with the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, district administration building options and more (see agenda). The meeting is open to the public and starts at 4:15 p.m. Monday at district offices, 13780 Hope Street. New city clerk and appointing an alderman: The Common Council will introduce the new city clerk, Kelly Michaels, and vote on a recommendation to appoint Lisa Mellone back to ther aldemranic seat she …
Established and emerging artists display their creations at the sixth annual Hidden River Art Festival through Sunday.
The Hidden River Art Festival in Brookfield today allows visitors the chance to not only enjoy and purchase varied works of Wisconsin artists, but to participate in an art project. A community-involved art project called "Pause" encouraged visitors to help create igloo-like formations with willow branches. People are welcome to sit and "pause" in these formations, to find their inner peace. The festival, which started Friday, is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, located in Mitchell Park, 19805 W. Capitol Dr. More than 80 Wisconsin artists were on hand displaying their works of art at the sixth annual event. Several mediums from oil painting to sculpture to wood carving were on public display…
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Varied media from more than 80 Wisconsin artists will be on display at the sixth annual festival at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts.
The sixth annual Hidden River Arts Festival will take place on September 16-18 on the grounds of the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. The juried festival will feature the work of more than 80 Wisconsin artists working in several mediums. “I’m always impressed by the uniqueness of the artists themselves,” said Paul Bertling, the center's interim marketing director. “There are some really unique pieces and I think visitors will really enjoy it.” One of the highlights of last year’s festival was the creation of the first “community involved, site-specific work of art” built on the Wilson Center grounds. This year, the tradition continues with Madison-based artist Brenda Baker inviting the public to participate in the creation of “…
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Arts facility wants to add 620 seats and make other improvements to enhance its Starry Nights concert experience and attract new ticketed outdoor performances.
Better views of the free Starry Nights concerts and increased ticketed outdoor events are key goals of an ambitious plan to upgrade the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts' outdoor venue. As the nonprofit arts and education center seeks to boost its bottom line and reach a wider audience, one strategy is to take better advantage of its setting in Brookfield's bucolic Mitchell Park. Expanding Sharon Lynne's outdoor programs — performance, sculpture and education — is an important goal of the board of directors, said Jonathan Winkle, the center's executive director. "There's a lot of excitement building in terms of collaborations," Winkle told Brookfield Patch. Sharon Lynne leaders are working with city officials for approvals to: These …