Summerfest has announced it will give fest-goers a chance to attend intimate afternoon acoustic sets inside the new American Family Insurance House ahead of the performers' evening performances. Read more


Intended as a conceptual piece, on Milwaukee-area folkies Tom & Barb Webber’s latest album, each song represents a step in a journey toward emotional healing and wholeness. Read more

Album Reviews

Boozing it up is one of those rites of passage that some creative types are almost expected to go through. For Jason Isbell, it was a duty he was more than willing to Read more

Music Feature

If The Plainsmen have the kind of name you'd expect to hear announced on “Simply Folk,” it's not the only place the Milwaukee septet ought to have a presence. Theirs is the kind of acoustic/electric Americana rock amalgam that Read more

Album Reviews

This summer has been a bit bewildering. It feels like there’s a new theatre company opening every week. Actually, my best realistic estimation is something like - - - three companies starting up in a four week span.Putting it into perspective: .. Read more


Forty years ago this July the world was focused on one thing: the first footsteps of humans on another world. On July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 lifted off from Cape Kennedy for a mission to the moon. Anyone conscious at the time will never forget t.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

After an unusual quiet period, R. Kelly returned this week with The Demo Tape, a new DJ Drama mix loaded with interpolations of recent singles like Kanye West's "Love Lockdown," Keri Hilson's "Turning Me on," Soulja Boy's "Turn My Swag On," T. Pai.. Read more

On Music

The Walker Brothers were, briefly, England’s newest hit makers in the ‘60s, arousing A Hard Day’s Night mania across the British Isles. But they weren’t brothers, none was born with the name Walker and, despite their convincing Englishness, they .. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Starting June 6, the Milwaukee Art Museum's Baker/Rowland Gallery will present two exhibit Tall Clock ,Art Read more

Visual Arts

Legislators have the opportunity to do the right thing this week by voting to ban smoking in Wisconsin. The state Senate held a hearing today and the state Assembly is holding a hearing tomorrow. Both houses could vote on legislation quickly and s.. Read more

Happening Now

My busiest month for theatre reviews (some 17 in all) has emptied out into a relatively light month of seeing only 10 shows . . . but the nearly constant review schedule has had a strange effect on me: . . . last week I finally got around to a l.. Read more


Pigeonholed by his ties to iconic soft-rockers Fleetwood Mac, even though he contributed s Under The Skin ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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Shopping at a brand-new supermarket isn't unpleasant by default, but with parking lots the size of football fields, sterile lighting, indifferent employees and 50,000 square feet to navigate just to find,Eat/Drink Read more

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One of the most popular of the jam scene’s barefooted, genre-hoppin’ bros, Keller Williams has, after years of being dubbed a one-man band, made the leap to touring with an actual band. Since la,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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Kanye West cemented his star-making reputation when he produced Common’s 2005 hit Be Be ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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A local favorite, thanks to his soft, coffeehouse-ready folk, on-again/off-again local singer/songwriter Peter Mulvey will be sporting stronger quads and tighter buns when he plays an 8 p.m. show at the Tur,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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It’s time for longtime Republican Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner to retire. ,None Read more


Residents of southeastern Wisconsin can send strong message on Sept. 9 by voting for Marge Krupp in the Democra,Elections Read more

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The all-local Cascio Interstate Music Groove Garage stage goes hard-rock for the day, with a headlining 8 p.m. set from Milwaukee glam-metal rockers Spiral Trance.   Read more

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