The Cream City Cabaret

Ruthie answers a question from a superficial husband and an imposter auntie. Upcoming events include: Little Shop of Horrors opening night at Sunset Playhouse, March 2; Mad Hatter Tea Party at Charles Allis Art Museum, March 4; and a screen... Read more

Dear Ruthie

Dear Ruthie answers a question from a reader who fears he got an STD in Vegas and is afraid to admit to his partner he cheated. She also plugs exciting events including the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival, Oct. 21-25; Horrifying HamBingo... Read more

Hear Me Out

Cream City Cabaret mixes horror with burlesque next Monday as it presents Tassels of Terror Part II at the intimate space of Quarters Rock ’n Roll Palace. Guests this time around include Madison-area burlesque twins Cliona and Vaineas Nov.. Read more


The Cream City Cabaret hosts a “naughtical revue,” this coming weekend as it presents Tease on the High Seas at Frank’s Power Plant. The show, which features burlesque and drag, had appeared earlier this month at Quarter’s. The show makes.. Read more


Ruthie answers a question from a reader whose girlfriend wants a breast reduction, and plugs exciting events including Cream City Cabaret’s June 18th Burlesque Through the Ages at Club Aura, June 19-21: the Lakefront Festival of the Arts at... Read more

Hear Me Out

We’ve rounded up more than 20 ways to treat yourself this New Year’s Eve. Read more

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Photo by Wendy Schreier

Quarters Rock ’n’ Roll Palace, despite its grandiose name, is a corner bar on Center Street in Riverwest. Inside, illuminated on a small stage, is Angelica Ortiz, or as she is known when she performs, Reina Fire Read more

A&E Feature

Through three full-length releases Robert Randolph has strived, and mostly succeeded, for a seamless mash-up of gritty jam band funk, soul, blues and his own gospel roots. On We Walk This Road, though, the slide guitar guru wears those stit... Read more

Album Reviews

Leonardo da Vinci was the definition of “Renaissance Man” and, as Stefan Klein maintains, the scope of his accomplishments is too wide for the academic pigeonholes of our age. In Leonardo’s Legacy, the German science writer shows that th Read more