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Even if religion is not your thing, 'Black Nativity' remains an enjoyable show that’s brimming with song, dance and celebration set to the beat of African drums. Read more


Richard Sterban of the Oak Ridge Boys discusses the group’s gospel-inspired new album. Read more

Music Feature

From his home in Skokie, Ill., Jason Rosenberg is quietly preserving spiritual and musical history, even bits of Milwaukee’s, by amassing and compiling African American soul gospel obscurities onto CD-Rs. Read more

Album Reviews

My Morning Jacket’s Jim James indulges his psychedelic side, while a bunch of local blues players get the old gang back together. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

Fifty years ago Otis Redding released what some have ranked as the greatest soul album. Although it falls short of such high praise, Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul is solid work from one of the genre’s masters. Read more

Album Reviews

Amos Lee considers Spirit, his sixth studio album, a tribute to his late mentor. Read more

Music Feature

On Mid-Century Modern, Rhode Island-based vocalist and cornet player Al Basile merges bouncy old-school, horn-fueled soul music with contemporary arrangements and flawless production. The arrangements also are stacked with mighty blues guit... Read more

Album Reviews

Oneof Milwaukee’s most exciting live acts right now is New Boyz Club, an ensemblecomprised of members of more accomplished Riverwest acts than even the band members themselvescould probably list. So far, however, the band has been slow to relea.. Read more

On Music

Vincent VanGREAT teamed with a slew of veteran Milwaukee rap artists for his debut album UnGREATful. Read more

Local Music

A troubled teen finds strength in a community of churchgoing women in Skylight Music Theatre’s crowd-pleasing musical Crowns. Read more

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The third annual Milwaukee Gospel Jubilee delivered even fierier performances than last year’s concert. Read more

Concert Reviews

Some of Milwaukee’s top gospel talent will perform at Colectivo’s Sunday morning Gospel Brunch series. Read more

Local Music


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Ry Cooder may not be best known for bluegrass music, but he couldn’t have looked more at home on stage with Ricky Skaggs Friday night. Read more

Concert Reviews


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Alabama Shakes brought their amalgamation of blues, ’60s Southern soul and punk rawness to a packed house. Read more

Concert Reviews


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Milwaukee’s brightest gospel talent came out of the churches for a rousing concert at the Pabst Theater. Read more

Concert Reviews



OnSaturday March 7 at 4 p.m., Rev. Charles "The Gospel Pilot" Greenhosts a concert acknowledging his many years and continued duties as DJ atWNOV-AM. Headlining is one of the few internationally-recognized male vocalsgroups on the music's tra.. Read more

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Doc Smith and the Disciples recorded a live album as part of a bill overflowing with gospel talent. Read more

Concert Reviews

TheMighty Clouds Of Joy, the Los Angeles-based pioneering traditional soul gospelmale vocal group who achieved unprecedented levels of general-audience successfor any such group outside the church and gospel radio circuit, return toMilwaukee o.. Read more

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For whatever John Sieger took away spiritually growing up in the Catholic Church, he didn’t take away much musically. The Gregorian chants at his church’s Latin masses were austere and foreboding, little like Read more

Music Feature

Some local events tohonor Martin Luther King Jr. Day: The 30th Annual Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration programming highlights the youth inour community who every year interpret Dr. King’s words through an art, speechand writi.. Read more

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