Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Jim Higgins

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee, WI, United States

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Recent articles by Jim:

Comedy, drama and tragedy season three generations of women in 'Stew'

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre returns to performing for live audiences with 'Stew.' a family story about three generations of Black women. → Read More

With 'Prohibition' concerts, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is saluting the birthdate of its new home

The Milwaukee Symphony's 'Prohibition" concert features songs and instrumentals of the 1920 and '30s, with related still and film images. → Read More

Madison writer Dean Robbins' big year: Four books for children, including ones on Jonas Salk and Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Madison writer Dean Robbins is publishing 4 books for children this year, including ones on polio vaccine creator Jonas Salk and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. → Read More

In musical comedy 'Dad's Season Tickets,' sisters battle for precious Green Bay Packers seats

Matt Zembrowski blended Packermania with "King Lear" to compose the musical "Dad's Season Tickets," which Milwaukee Rep begins Oct. 29. → Read More

Fast and furious 'Hamilton' brings the American Revolution back to the Marcus Performing Arts Center

In its return to the Marcus Center, the musical 'Hamilton' dramatizes the revolutionary struggle while also mirroring contemporary America. → Read More

'Hamilton' in Milwaukee: What you need to know about vaccination, mask, security policies

'Hamilton' in Milwaukee: What you need to know about vaccination, mask, security policies → Read More

Wisconsin Center District extends 'Beyond Van Gogh' show through Jan. 9, adds holiday hours

Wisconsin Center District extends 'Beyond Van Gogh' show through Jan. 9, adds holiday hours. Nearly 150,000 tickets have been sold so far. → Read More

Here's how to enter the 'Hamilton' 2021 lottery to get $10 seats at Milwaukee's Marcus Center

The 'Hamilton' lottery is already open for the first week of performances in Milwaukee. → Read More

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra musicians, audience members bond with new hall in a night to remember

In grand opening concert, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra shows off new concert hall. Audience members were delighted. → Read More

'Three Viewings' characters share the secrets they would take to their graves

In Next Act's often comic 'Three Viewings,' characters share dark secrets during funeral home visits. → Read More

United Performing Arts Fund raises more than $10.1 million in its second annual campaign since COVID-19 began

This was the United Performing Arts Fund's second fundraising campaign during the pandemic, when many groups were performing virtually, if at all → Read More

Milwaukee Symphony leader Ken-David Masur eager to show off new concert hall for full houses

Milwaukee Symphony opens new season Oct. 1 with a world premiere composed for its new concert hall. → Read More

In Skylight's musical comedy 'The Full Monty,' guys bare their souls, too

After 579 pandemic days, Skylight returns to action with warm-hearted musical comedy 'The Full Monty." → Read More

Milwaukee Symphony musicians donate first week of work after reaching new contract agreement

After ratifying a new contract deal with management, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra musicians are donating their first week of work back to the MSO. → Read More

After more than a year of the pandemic, Skylight Music Theatre sheds both tears and clothing for 'The Full Monty'

Skylight Music Theatre opens its in-person season with 'The Fully Monty," adapted from the movie about laid-off steelworkers who turn to stripping. → Read More

21 recommended books by Wisconsin writers from the 21st century

From Michael Perry's breakthrough memoir to Lauren Fox's family saga, our books editor recommends 21 books by Wisconsin authors from the 21st century. → Read More

A giant portrait at Milwaukee's City Hall will honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg a year after her death

Niki Johnson's giant, hand-stitched portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's flag-draped casket will be shown at City Hall in tribute to RBG's legacy. → Read More

Doors Open 2021 features new symphony hall and 70 other spots, requires masks, offers virtual options

Masks will be required for Doors Open 2021, which includes the new Bradley Symphony Center and about 70 other spots in the Milwaukee area. → Read More

Wisconsinites find 'Hope Is the Thing' in 100 different ways amid a pandemic and political turmoil

For a new book, B.J. Hollars persuaded 100 Wisconsin writers to respond to living in the pandemic for "Hope Is the Thing." → Read More

In 'Black Marquette,' 'Linked by Ink,' alumni recall college years in Milwaukee

Two new books by Marquette University graduates open historical windows on student life at Milwaukee's Jesuit institution of higher education. → Read More