Dear Ruthie shares her social calendar packed with end-of-the-year parties and more that are sure to be of particular interest to members of Milwaukee’s LGBTQ community. Read more

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2018’s Wisconsin State Fair features a diverse main stage musical lineup, ranging from long-established favorites like Alice Cooper and The Temptations to younger acts like Casting Crowns and Why Don’t We. Read more

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Amanda Huff leads an ambitious tribute to Björk, while Gabriel Sanchez’s Prince Experience pulls out all the stops performing “Purple Rain.” Read more

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While Summerfest's 50th edition has understandably been getting the most coverage, another major Milwaukee festival is celebrating a big anniversary this summer, too. Fest Italiana will mark 40 years this July, and over the last few weeks the fest.. Read more

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For the past six years, Dude Llanas (brother of former BoDeans frontman Sam Llanas) has operated a successful street taco business dubbed Mr. Señor’s in the East North Avenue neighborhood at 2335 N. Murray Ave. Read more

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Doug Vincent’s autobiographical A Day for Grace covers topics of alcoholism, bullying, drug addiction, dysfunctional families, mental illness and, centrally, suicide in a series of interconnected monologues performed by Vincent. The show in... Read more



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Any pressure Sam Llanas might have felt about going solo isn’t reflected on his latest solo album, The Whole Night Thru. Read more

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If you’re one for stress-free holiday shopping, then visitShorewood for its “Stop, Shop & Restore” event Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10a.m.-5 p.m. that will offer you great deals as well as relaxation between boutsof gift gathering. Hosted by the .. Read more

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PinkBanana Theatre Company is hosting itsFall “FUNdraiser” this month. And there’s no question there will be all kindsof fun...draising (?) going on at The Underground Collaborative on 161 W.Wisconsin Ave. on Friday, Oct. 17. There’s a sile.. Read more


Made up of former members of the popular roots-rock outfit The Wildbirds, Hugh Bob and The Hustle bring a purist’s eye to a different, often misunderstood genre: country. Playing jaunty honky-tonk tunes about Read more

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The live solo album by Sam Llanas, front man for The BoDeans, is about as low key an affair as can be. From almost distractingly plain packaging to the lack of mention of the venues where the album was recorded, it’s as if Llanas doesn’t wa... Read more

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Celtic rock has usually followed two paths. Bands either infuse the islands' folkloric influence into the expansive art-mindedness of prog (Horslips, Tempest) or use fiddle and bodhran to add righteous ethnic rootsiness to punk (The Pogues,... Read more

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The BoDeans got their start as a Waukesha bar band with a slight Americana accent, but in the years since their 1986 debut album, core members Sam Llanas and Kurt Neuman have grown as songwriters and outgrown easy labels... Read more

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An affinity for night is a large part of both the public and private persona of musician Sam Llanas... Read more

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The BoDeans, which released its debut album 25 years ago as a four-piece out of Waukesha, is now a duo. Guitarist/vocalist Sam Llanas and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Kurt Neumann, always the band's heart and soul, co-wrote all 13 songs o... Read more

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Waukesha natives The BoDeans have had their share of commercial highs and lows since they signed to Warner Bros. back in 1985. Recording their debut album Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams with T-Bone Burnett, and having its single... Read more

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Just in time for Independence Day comes a DVD release for the popular History Channel series “America: The Story of Us." As with many recent cable shows of its kind, flashy computer graphics largely take the place of archival visuals. Period rec.. Read more

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Waukesha natives The BoDeans have had their share of commercial highs and lows since they signed to Warner Bros. back in 1985. Recording their debut album Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams with T-Bone Burnett, and having its single Read more

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After playing with the band for seven years, Benjamin Curtis split from his space-rock group The Secret Machines, leaving behind his brother Brandon Curtis to launch a new project with twin sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza, School Read more

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The Brewers have made it official. Rick Peterson was left in the cold upon the hiring of new manager Ron Roenicke. After a few weeks of will he/won't he, it was announced that Rick Kranitz will be the new pitching coach. Kranitz was most recently .. Read more

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