It’s past-due for my annual Look Back/Watch Out Ahead gala essay; so here goes ... Read more

Art for Art's Sake

A series of shows timed for the holidays make it a great week for Milwaukee music. Also Snoop Dogg is coming. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

Harry Potter gets the orchestral treatment while a new Milwaukee super group makes its live debut. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

It’s hard to find anyone in downtown Milwaukee as excited for Christmas as Anna Lardinois, founder and guide of the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Tour. It’s certainly easy enough to spot Lardinois, dressed in a full-onSanta’s elf costume as she lea.. Read more

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Five of the best bars for going all out with holiday decorations and special cocktails this December. Read more

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Austin, Texas-based graphic artist Brian Shreckengast recentlycreated an infographic for www.selfstorage.comshowing how many countries could fit inside Wisconsin based on square mileage.“I've always been interested in how 2-D map representati.. Read more

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Several Christmas tours swing through the city, while the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to David Bowie and joins forces with the Celtic Woman vocal quartet. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

To celebrate the season of giving, Event Producer JoeKetchum will host a night of classic Christmas cheer to benefit The SalvationArmy at their Red Kettle Christmas Spectacular on Monday, Dec. 19 at theWisconsin Club Ballroom (900 W. Wis.. Read more

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“Itwas a gift in disguise. An opportunity to reinvent ourselves, our lives and ourlandscape. It was an amazing opportunity to infuse our dreams with our values,and create a vision of a liberated, artistic future. How often in life do youget a.. Read more

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Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird has nestled itself into contemporary American consciousness for a variety of reasons. It’s one of those pieces of literature that we can point to as one of this nation’s most important contributions to modern li.. Read more


In director Todd Haynes’ film Carol, two women (Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara) are drawn together by love and desire. Based on the once-shocking novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith, Carol recreates the caution and danger of lesbiani... Read more

Film Reviews

Former Milwaukee R&B singer and current Wall Street Journal scribe Lee Hawkins could only have given his collection of Nativity music a higher concept title had he called it Christmas. Read more

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While many people cook traditional holiday meals every year, there are lots of families that prefer to dine at a restaurant on Christmas. You might be surprised to learn that there are a good number of them open, and even more bars are open Christ.. Read more

Brew City Booze

This Christmas, The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County will feed 8,000-10,000 people in their 26th Annual Christmas Family Feast event. The event is the largest feeding program hosted by the Salvation Army in the country on Christmas Day. The even.. Read more

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The Milwaukee Ballet’s annual production of Michael Pink’s The Nutcracker has reached the status of a masterpiece by the company’s artistic director. Lead roles were perfectly executed by longtime company dancers with whom it was developed ... Read more


Photo by Todd Nilson, Flickr CCBaking and pastry arts students from MATC's skills are on display at the Milwaukee Public Market, in the form of thirty-two elaborate and creative gingerbread houses. The houses are on display as part of MATC's 'Ging.. Read more

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Weezer, Of Monsters and Men and Panic! At The Disco each headline one of FM 102.1’s three Big Snow Show concerts at the Rave. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

Musicians Paul McComas and Maya Kuper have put together an alternative program of music and performance. Read more

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