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Shank Hall show brings together a night of Milwaukee African American performers. Read more

Concert Reviews


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Milwaukee blues guitarist Greg Koch lit the Shank Hall stage with his trio. Read more

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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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Our Voice Milwaukee—Chorus for Gay Men and Allies will soon give its inaugural concert, “Searching for the Light.” Read more

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Eclectic D.C. band mastered many genres at Pabst Theater concert. Read more

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Following the legacy of founder Kevin Stalheim, Present Music will give another Thanksgiving concert. Read more

A&E Feature

Waukesha musician Johnny Rodgers is teaming up with Lee Lessack to recreate the Everly Brothers’ legendary Royal Albert Hall concert. Read more

Off the Cuff

The 13-member ensemble of La Sonora Ponceña brought a piece of Puerto Rico to Milwaukee with their Summerfest performance. Read more

Concert Reviews

Boston Camerata

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Early Music Now showed that there is more to Christmas music than “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells” as the Boston Camerata collaborated with the SHARQ Arabic Music Ensemble for “A Mediterranean Christmas.” Read more

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This coming July, Hartford Players will be staging a production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The beloved musical from the far-off, mystical era of the early ’90s will be staged Jul. 15 - 23. Auditions are being held this weekend at th.. Read more


Looking for an occasion to fully embrace the holiday spirit?On Dec. 12 and Dec. 13, Bel Canto Chorus will host their annual 'Christmas in the Basilica' event at St. Josaphat Basilica (2333 S 6th St.). The show features sophisticated renditions of .. Read more

Classical Music


Maggie Vaughn/ Shepherd Express

I want you to picture a young boy, in the 3rd or4th grade. It is the mid 1990’s.  He is sitting on the floor with a VHStape of “Weird Al” Yankovic music videos, and he is losing his mind. At one point during the “Fat” video, he rollsuncon.. Read more


 Theworld’s most prolific film industry isn’t based in Hollywood but in Mumbai, theIndian city formerly known as Bombay. “Bollywood” movies usually sportprominent soundtracks whose elaborations of Indian pop spark lavis.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

It's a Milwaukee Day miracle! The late, great indie-rock band Decibully, which played their last show in 2011, and the rootsy rock band Juniper Tar, which went on hiatus last year after singer-guitarist Jason Mohr moved away, will reunite for "one.. Read more

On Music

I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh man manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So how ’bout this for a headline I saw the other day somewheres: “Water could be flowing on Mars now.” What the fock. The story says “researchers have found clues that wa... Read more

Art for Art's Sake

Since moving from Manitowoc to Milwaukee, comedian Jake Kornely wasted little time exploring the city's creative possibilities and establishing his niche within the comedy Read more

Off the Cuff

This week on the Disclaimer, winter has Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I feeling beat down, so we cheer ourselves up by looking forward to upcoming concerts this winter and spring. Among our many picks: St. Vincent, Wye Oak, The Men, Burnhearts' M.. Read more

On Music

Next weekend Off the Wall Theatre opens the Midwest Premiere of a promising new musical out of New York. Grey Gardens: The Musical presents the story of a couple of wealthy socialites who had fallen into a state of deep decay and torpor. In 1973 t.. Read more


Folks—I’ve got aproblem. I’m going throughGov. Scott Walker’s use of the state plane this year. And I’m scratching myhead over his whereabouts on March 14, 2013. The plane leftMadison with a security guy and Walker’s deputy chief of staf.. Read more

Happening Now

We spend a lot of time on The Disclaimer—WMSE's weekly crosstalk with station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee's Matt Wild and I—taking local media to task for goofy antics or irresponsible reporting. For this week's show, .. Read more

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