David Bowie


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Recently released on Blu-ray and DVD: Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story, Viceroy’s House, The Weight of Honor, Brannigan. Read more

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Spann built his reputation on keyboards and recorded demos for David Bowie’s final record, Blackstar. But on his own second solo album, Beautiful Man from Mars—co-produced by Milwaukee music stalwart Gary Tanin—Spann plays just about everyt... Read more

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David Bowie was as creative when thinking in terms of singles as he was in the broader field of albums. Legacy focuses on the former by collecting the majority of singles he released across the decades. Read more

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David Bowie deserved better than the cursory, by-the-numbers covers of his biggest hits MSO delivered this weekend. 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

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Music makes a great gift and has become more than a stocking stuffer, given the bulk of the career-spanning LP-CD box sets being released. This article canvasses some recently released CD-LP box sets as well as some newly published music-re... Read more

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A busy week brings Bryan Cranston, Brand New, Widespread Panic and Tegan and Sara through town. Read more

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Multi-instrumentalist Jack Spann, most known for his work onthe late legend David Bowie’s final album Blackstar,is hitting the Summerfest stage July 8 in support of his debut solo album Time, Time, Time, Time, Time.The making of Spann’s d.. Read more

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Off the Cuff with producer Gary Tanin, whose studio Daystorm Music is among a handful of Milwaukee recording facilities that continue to thrive in the digital age of home recording, partly because he was an early adopter of that new technol... Read more

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In a touching interview, producer Tony Visconti talks about his long history with David Bowie and his tribute project Holy Holy. Read more

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A variety of Milwaukee musicians will honor David Bowie at Shank Hall’s “Milwaukee to Mars” benefit at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, at Shank Hall. Read more

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A conversation with WMSE 91.7 FM Station Manager Tom Crawford on the station’s 35th anniversary. Read more

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Music thrives onthe west end of town. Old New Orleans and present-day Milwaukee are two fineexamples.The lakeshoreresort area known to New Orleanians as “West End” dates back to 1835. As apopular spot to throw birthday parties, hold .. Read more

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All deaths hit hard, but like Michael Jackson's death before it, David Bowie's death last week looks to be one of those rare cultural losses that ripples for literally years, as society grapples with the sheer magnitude of the talent it lost. In o.. Read more

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Two days after the release of his most extraordinary album in decades, David Bowie succumbed to cancer. Black Star’s lyrics mused about aging—waiting for the X-ray results, forgetfulness—while,Album Reviews Read more

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David Bowie summed it best on one of his well-known songs, “Changes.” Unlike most recording artists who came of age in the 1970s, Bowie was seldom content to repeat himself; he was restless, im,Album Reviews Read more

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For its sixth year, Milwaukee’s annual Pablove benefit concert embraced cover bands with a twist. Read more

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