Oprah takes Milwaukee, and Sweet Water Organics heads to a market near you
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Since sifting through dull newspapers, hyperbolic blogs, and overflowing RSS feeds for meaningful news can be an arduous process, News Net catches and compiles both the amusing and the significant reports that were overlooked throughout the weekend.
• Oprah Winfrey apparently visited the Third Ward on Saturday to dine at Swig, reports OnMilwaukee.com. The always-affable Oprah sat with friends at a front table, “talking, asking customers for recommendations and taking in the Downtown neighborhood scenery.”
• Boulevard Ensemble Studio Theatre has scored the rights for the Midwest première of Becky Shaw, an Off-Broadway hit and finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize.
• Skylight Opera Theatre has announced its new season, which includes five shows the company has never presented before. The main stage productions are: The Rivals (Sept. 16—Oct. 2, 2011); The Music Man (Nov. 18—Dec. 18, 2011); Edith Piaf Onstage (Jan. 27—Feb. 12, 2012); Daddy Long Legs (March 9—April 1, 2012); and Sunday In The Park With George (May 18—June 10, 2012).
• Sweet Water Organics and Empire Fish are teaming up to bring fresh perch fillets to local markets, OnMilwaukee.com reports.
• The Pabst Theater Foundation has announced several shows, including The English Beat (April 1 at Turner Hall), Gary Allan (April 15 at the Riverside Theater), John Pinette (May 7 at the Pabst Theater), and Asia (May 14 at the Pabst Theater).