The Celebrated Workingman


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With boxing enjoyinga national upsurge in interest due to the May 2 mega-million-dollar-fight forthe welterweight title between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, it’s worthrecalling some of the great, gritty movies about The Sweet Science... more

Apr 28, 2015 9:30 PM Film Reviews

The 2014 Brady Street Festival is just around the corner, and this week the festival revealed the  lineups for its four stages. As always, there's a wealth of local music on the bill—including Kane Place Record Club, Midnight Reruns, Grace Weber, .. more

Jul 8, 2014 2:00 AM On Music 1 Comments

When The Celebrated Workingman announced their final show last winter, there was no doubt that singer-songwriter Mark Waldoch would carry on as a solo act. The fate of the music the boisterous indie-rock band had been working on between their 2011.. more

Apr 9, 2014 5:00 PM On Music

There's a new African-American performing arts group in town. The Bronzeville Arts Ensemble will be presenting its first event midway through August. Stage veteran Bill Jackson is involved with the project. I ran into him some time ago and recall .. more

Jul 28, 2013 10:00 AM Theater

Here's a project that will test the civic pride of even the most enthusiastic young "My Milwaukee" blogger. For his online album Now That's What I Call Milwaukee , Portland, Ore. comedian and performance artist Sean Joseph Patrick Carney has re-re.. more

May 1, 2013 8:00 PM On Music

On this week's cheerfully bitter episode of The Disclaimer, WMSE's near-weekly crosstalk between station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we riff on the Valentine's Day-friendly theme of disappointme.. more

Feb 14, 2013 1:45 PM On Music

It’s been a bummer of a year for creative hubs in Milwaukee. After a long state of limbo and debate about its future, the Sydney Hih building was demolished into a pile of rubble in August. The legendary building is now just a memory for ge... more

Oct 17, 2012 8:00 AM Local Music

While they're certainly not the biggest of the bunch, street festivals go a long way toward rounding out Milwaukee's prized image as the “City of Festivals.” But they're not all created equal. There are certainly reliable, ever- more

Jun 25, 2012 12:00 AM Concert Reviews

Reunion shows are tricky business, particularly when one is playing songs from very specific moments. For much of the late-1990s, Milwaukee's The Promise Ring was synonymous with “emo,” a term that was quickly becoming more and more... more

Feb 27, 2012 12:00 AM Concert Reviews

Recorded in a four-day blitz, The Celebrated Workingman's 2008 debut album, Herald the Dickens, captured the bombast and euphoria of the Milwaukee rock band's colorful live shows. Given singer-songwriter Mark Waldoch's predilection for... more

Sep 7, 2011 12:00 AM Local Music

New shows continue to roll through Milwaukee stages this season. The latest is Ken Morgan’s Square, A Stage Pornography. The independently-produced show stars Joshua Devitt (Corpus Christi) as Thomas Pankrantz—a  man who remains a college jock y.. more

Apr 10, 2011 4:07 AM Theater

As my own fatherhood looms in the very near future, I’m beginning to become acquainted with the various responsibilities of being a parent. You want to give your kids opportunities without forcing them into any particular role. You want to give .. more

Mar 22, 2011 10:30 AM Theater

The term “concert cruise” typically conjures thoughts of Hawaiian-shirted Jimmy Buffett cover bands and Pat McCurdy types, but for its 2010 schedule the Milwaukee Boat Line has played against type. Rather than recycle headliners from the ci... more

Jul 14, 2010 12:00 AM Concert Reviews

A Day in Hollywood/ A Night in the Ukraine is a clever, nostalgic package. The two-part tribute to 1930s Hollywood cinema packs just enough intellectual edge to keep the show interesting beneath the surface of a light musical comedy, and th... more

Mar 16, 2010 12:00 AM Theater

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Dec 15, 2009 12:00 AM Concert Reviews

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Nov 30, 2009 12:00 AM Album Reviews

Good news for anybody hoping to squeeze a little more life out of the summer: Promoters have announced the second annual Pabst Blue Ribbon Street Festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 26 in the Third Ward, near Erie and Water Street. The lin.. more

Sep 9, 2009 4:00 AM On Music