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Creative Alliance Milwaukee Update

November 27th, 2012 



Milwaukeeans have a lot to be thankful for, wouldn't you say? Not only do we call this unique city our home, but we're also treated to a smorgasbord of awesome events at any given moment. Check out a small fraction of holiday events below. 


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The Creative Alliance Team 

Rocco Landesman Steps Down as Chairman of the NEA 

Rocco Landesman has confirmed his plans to step down as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts at the end of the calendar year. He leaves a great legacy that includes the creation of programs that connected and resonated not just in Washington but also with local communities throughout the United States: Our Town, which provides funds to struggling neighborhoods for the purpose of investing in theater, dance, music, writing, and visual art; and ArtPlace, which enlists foundation, corporations, and federal agencies to use cultural enterprises to integrate artists and arts groups into local efforts in transportation, housing, community development, and job creation. Read more>

2012 Nohl Fellowship Winners Announced 

Seven recipients of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists have been selected from a field of 140 applicants in the tenth annual competition. Danielle Beverly, Faythe Levine, and Colin Matthes were chosen in the Established Artist category and will each receive a $15,000 fellowship. Learn more> 
Tomorrow Night! Join InTandem for a Special Performance to Benefit Children's Hospital
Wednesday, November 28th

Join InTandem Theatre and 96.5 WKLH for a special benefit performance of the musical comedy, A Cudahy Caroler Christmas. All proceeds from this special performance will benefit Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.


WKLH's Carole Caine will make a special appearance prior to the show to meet and greet audience members from 6:30-7:30 pm. The audience is invited to a post-show reception where they can mingle with the cast and enjoy tasty treats provided by Chef Vickie of My Personal Chef. A cash bar will also be available.


Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.
Don't Hate, Create! M Magazine Features CAM in November Issue
Co-Chair Jill Morin

In today's tumultuous economic climate, it's one thing to raid other states in hopes of luring companies to come to Wisconsin. 

It's another thing to do the hard spade work necessary to nurture homegrown talent. 
Beyond simply talking the talk about job creation and who is allegedly doing a better job of it, Creative Alliance is "walking the walk." Read more> 
African American Children's Theatre Presents Shakespeare and Dunbar: Great Speeches and Great Speakers
Wednesday, December 12th



Join the African American Children's Theatre for their very first performance of the season! These talented children have been preparing since September to recreate famous scenes from theatre history in this original one act play. Learn more> 


Every child deserves the chance to express themselves in a safe and creative environment. AACT provides that environment and lets children have fun with creative performance while educating them about African American culture. Your support helps to grow tomorrow's leaders!

Member Spotlight: Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is located in the center of the downtown theater district at 929 N. Water Street and offers the best of cultural and community programming in the state. The Marcus Center is home to the finest performing artists in Wisconsin, such as the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Ballet Company, Florentine Opera Company, First Stage Milwaukee, Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, Martin Luther King Day Celebration, United Performing Arts Fund, Ethnic and Cultural Festivals, and "At the Center" community concerts. 
Marcus Center's Off Broadway Presents: Second City's Dysfunctional Holiday Revue

December 6th-16th
The Second City's Dysfunctional Holiday Revue delivers healthy dose of seasonal satire with holiday film classics, family gatherings, improvised Christmas Carols, even Joseph and Mary- nothing is too sacred for a show that is the perfect alternative to the same old holiday shows.

Founded in Chicago in 1959, The Second City has become the premier training ground for the comedy world's best and brightest. Their alumni list reads like a who's who of American comedy, as it includes: Mike Nichols, Joan Rivers, Peter Boyle, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Martin Short, John Candy, Bonnie Hunt, Tim Meadows, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ryan Stiles and countless others.

Not only will an evening with The Second City provide audiences with the chance to see comedy stars in the making, but they will also have the opportunity to see hilarious satire and cutting-edge improvisation - all with a special holiday slant. It's a fast-paced, interactive comedy revue filled with style and wit- where even Rudolph is fair game. 
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets!
In This Issue
NEA Chair Steps Down
Nohl Fellowship Winners Announced
InTandem Benefit for Children's Hospital
Don't Hate, Create! CAM in the News
AACT Presents Great Speeches, Great Speakers
Member Spotlight: Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
Learn More About Membership
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