Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Jim Higgins

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee, WI, United States

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Recent articles by Jim:

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Milwaukee Rep favorite Ernst returns for a new spin on 'Christmas Carol'

Actor Lee E. Ernst was happy to come back to the Milwaukee Rep for 'Christmas Carol." But thanks to the pandemic, it will be different this time. → Read More

A revelation leads to religious conflict in Next Act's production of 'The Christians'

Filmed in a Pewaukee church, Next Act's 'The Christians' dramatizes the battle for the souls of a congregation. → Read More

9 reasons to be grateful for Present Music's Thanksgiving concert online

In this pandemic year, Present Music transformed its annual Thanksgiving event into a video concert of spiritual music and Americana. → Read More

Milwaukee Symphony reconfigures 2021 season with small ensembles, diverse composers

MSO resets 2021 schedule with small ensembles, diverse programs of music in new concert hall. → Read More

40 new books for holiday gifts in 2020

Our recommendations for 40 new books to give as gifts in 2020, including selections for children and teens. → Read More

New Wisconsin books spotlight Abraham Lincoln, World War II and Boomer boyhood

New Wisconsin nonfiction books feature Abraham Lincoln's Wisconsin connections, WWII industry in Milwaukee and memories of a Boomer boyhood. → Read More

Gov. Evers announces $15 million in grants to cultural groups hurt by COVID-19 pandemic

Gov. Tony Evers has announced $15 million in grants to 385 nonprofit cultural organizations across Wisconsin hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Milwaukee Rep will perform 'Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol' online only, for pandemic reasons

Citing city health orders, Milwaukee Rep will not perform "Marley's Christmas Carol" for live audiences. It will be an online streaming show only. → Read More

Seat-naming campaign, Uihlein Hall makeover part of Marcus Center's drive to become a stronger presenter

A seat-naming campaign and Uihlein Hall makeover are part of the Marcus Center's drive to emerge from the pandemic as a stronger presenter. → Read More

Skylight Music Theatre postpones 'Little Shop of Horrors' for pandemic reasons

Skylight is postponing its planned production of "Little Shop of Horrors" in November for COVID-19 pandemic reasons. → Read More

Florentine Opera postpones big productions, still plans smaller performances

For safety reasons, Florentine Opera has postponed big shows to next season, but still plans smaller live and online performances. → Read More

Construction of Milwaukee Symphony's new home heads toward finish line

The Bradley Symphony Center construction project is on track for December occupancy, according to the Milwaukee Symphony. → Read More

Actor performs First Stage's new online show, 'The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus,' from her home

Karen Estrada performs First Stage's new online show "The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus" in a spare room in her home. → Read More

In so many ways, new leader sees Milwaukee Public Library's role as helping people get connected

New leader Joan Johnson sees Milwaukee Public Library's role as helping people get connected to resources. → Read More

In a pilot program, artists call 'under-connected' elders weekly to fight off pandemic isolation

In a pilot program, local artists who've lost work during the pandemic are calling elders weekly for isolation-busting conversations. → Read More

New shows online: Skylight escapes to London, First Stage seeks 'Treasure' in Milwaukee

Reviews of locally created productions that can be watched online, including Skylight Music Theater, First Stage. → Read More

Woodland Pattern event combines poetry, gardening and politics

As part of a new social justice series, Woodland Pattern will feature writers talking about poetry, gardening and politics. → Read More

As new president of PEN America, Brookfield Central grad Ayad Akhtar will speak up for threatened writers

As the incoming president of advocacy group PEN America, Brookfield Central grad Ayad Akhtar will speak up for threatened writers and journalists. → Read More

United Performing Arts Fund names Patrick Rath as its new CEO

UPAF's new president, Patrick Rath, brings experience in fundraising and nonprofit boards. The Greendale High School alum has long been involved in the Milwaukee scene. → Read More

Prescription for COVID-19 fatigue: Spiritual leaders say simplify life, be generous, listen to your children

To fight COVID-19 fatigue, simplify your life, be generous, get active and listen to your children, spiritual leaders recommend. → Read More