Not everyone is merry this Christmas season, and the greatest gift one can give is being there when loved ones need you. Have a Christmas! Read more

Out of My Mind by Philip Chard


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Trans-Siberian Orchestra is returning to Milwaukee with their Christmas classic, ‘Christmas Eve and Other Stories.’ Read more

Music Feature


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Even if religion is not your thing, 'Black Nativity' remains an enjoyable show that’s brimming with song, dance and celebration set to the beat of African drums. Read more



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A winter time beet recipe from Belarus brightens the holiday table. Read more

Flash in the Pan


Photo Illustration by: Dave Zylstra

I shoveled through the festering compost heap on my dinky desk and dug up a piece of essay that I shall now re-gift for your perusing pleasure ’cause what the fock. Read more

Art for Art's Sake


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Krampus came to Milwaukee and is here to stay! Krampusnacht offers a low-stress, fun event for all during the holiday season. Read more

A&E Feature


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In The Rep’s 44th production of ‘A Christmas Carol,’ the ageless tale of loss and redemption is made appropriate for all ages with plenty of songs and gags. Read more


The city will judge the 2019 City Christmas tree based on “size, shape, uniformity, density, and color.” Read more

Happening Now

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

Happening Now

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

Brew City Booze

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

Happening Now

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

Happening Now

“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

Happening Now

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


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