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Elton John brings his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour to Milwaukee’s Fiserv Forum—a highlight of music events this week in Milwaukee. Read more

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Dear Ruthies shares wisdom on premature ejaculation and, to remain romantic, her social calendar for Valentine’s Day outings. Read more

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These days, the city’s concert calendar never stays dark for too long, though, and once again this winter, Milwaukee has some big shows lined up to help tide us over until the weather turns tolerable again. Read more


Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida ran on Broadway for a few years. Based on the Giuseppe Verdi opera of the same name, the musical is actually based on a children’s book adaptation of the story. It may have closed on broadway about a dozen years .. Read more


Lifeis full of small coincidences, but truly significantcoincidences are few are far between. Ryan King and Ryan Hinkel meeting in thesame Wisconsin minimum security correctional facility was one of those rare, life-altering coincidences.The t.. Read more

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This Week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's near-weekly klatch with station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we anticipate Harley-Davidson's upcoming 110th anniversary party by recalling the epic disappointm.. Read more

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Elton John and Tim Rice's musical Aida receives a glossy staging this month in a solid production at Greendale Community Theatre. Erica Brown summons depth in the title role of an Ethiopian princess who must serve as a slave in Egypt. Jame... Read more


Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, based on the original opera by Giuseppe Verdi, has met with tremendous success since its debut in 2000. The story of love and politics in ancient Egypt is... Read more


Holly Hughes' artistic trajectory is a bit difficult to chart. Best known for her connection to work that caused conservative types to question the National Endowment for the Arts, Hughes has been recognized for performance art that is deep... Read more


Renaissance Theaterworks opens its season with Reasons to Be Pretty , the final chapter in contemporary playwright Neil LaBute’s thematic trilogy about society’s obsession with physical appearance. Having debuted in New York in 2008 Read more

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I love Lady Gaga’s fashion style. Like Elton John, especially in the 1970’s her music is not only what makes her famous. Her flamboyant creative style and limitless boundaries continue to surprise us with her fashion statements. Read more

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Boswell Book Co. 2559 N. Downer Ave. 414-332-1181 Runners-up:,Best of Milwaukee 2009 Read more

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Here’s how The Roots’ latest album could have sounded: Yes, that song, “Birthday Girl,” featuring Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump, was actually intended to be their latest album’s first single. Wisely, it was cut from the album all togethe.. Read more

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Daisy Kenyon starts on a cheery note as Dana Andrews exchanges breezy words with the cabbie while handing over his fare. But moments later, once he steps into the dimly lit vestibule and up a stairway of oddly angled shadows, Daisy Kenyon turns d.. Read more

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In new film Be Kind Rewind, Jack Black and Mos Def recreate Disney’s The Lion King Be Kind Rewind ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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The popular Elton John and Tim Rice soundtrack, which includes hits like “Can You F The Lion King ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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This week Harley Davidson announced the headliners of its Harley Owners Group concert for the company’s 105th anniversary: Aerosmith and Kid Rock.  You could almost hear a collective sigh of relief.  Of course, Milwaukee residents and biker.. Read more

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