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L.A. teenager Billie Eilish speaks to the anxieties and aspirations of her generation and the response has carried her to the top of the charts and into a Summerfest amphitheater headliner. Read more

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The Milwaukee Public Museum needs a new home. Museumofficials claim that their 52-year old building at the corner of Wells andSixth needs renovations that are likely to cost as much as the construction ofa new facility. In the chatter that.. Read more

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The Skylight Music Theatre continues to show considerable prowess in bringing huge musical productions to a relatively small stage with its latest--Les Misérables. The mega-successful dramatic works of any kind in history. There have been numerous.. Read more

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Washington, D.C., has long had a funky live music scene, and Afropop has its place in the mix. Togolese expatriate Massama Dogo leads D.C.'s Elikeh with help from Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Toure and Dark Star Orchestra guitarist John Kad... Read more

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A sold-out crowd of 1,300 gathered at the Pabst Theater Friday night for the return of the Dark Star Orchestra, the ultimate Grateful Dead tribute band that not only performs, note for note, the catalog of the Dead, but also brings its own.... Read more

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The members of Chicago-based Dark Star Orchestra consider themselves more than just a tribute band. They're musical historians, recreating historic set lists... Read more

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The Grateful Dead will never die as long as an iteration of Dark Star Orchestra is able to take the stage. The Chicago-based DSO is more than just the most highly regarded Dead tribute band. Its members operate as musical historians Read more

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The Grateful Dead will never die as long as an iteration of Dark Star Orchestra is able to take the stage. The Chicago-based DSO is more than just the most highly regarded Dead tribute band. Its members operate as musical historians Read more

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The oft-observed irony of the Dark Star Orchestra is that the group pays homage to the Grateful Dead, a group renowned for their improvisational spirit, recreating the Dead’s classic shows song for song, sometimes even solo for Read more

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Dr. Dog, Crappy Dracula, Group of Altos, Collections of Colonies of Bees, Dark Star Orchestra, Plexi 3 Read more

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The oft-observed irony of the Dark Star Orchestra is that the group honors the Grateful Dead, a band renowned for their improvisational spirit, by robbing their music of any improvisation. Instead, this tribute act recreates the Dead’s clas... Read more

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Thursday, Feb. 26 The Milwaukee Music Awards @ Mad Planet, 8 p.m. Sincere-launching as RadioMilwaukee two ,This Week in Milwaukee Read more

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Motown Records were the titans of 1960s soul, but by the 1970s, Detroit’s rigidly orchestrated songs had fallen out of vogue in favor of Philadelphia’s new spin on the genre. Philly soul was lighter on its toes, a looser amalgam of soul and funk s.. Read more

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The Grateful Dead cover band Dark Star Orchestra sold out Milwaukee last time theycame to The Weekly Standard ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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Dark Star Orchestra @ The Pabst Theater, 8 p.m. Th The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, ,This Week in Milwaukee Read more

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