Harry Cherkinian

Harry Cherkinian is an award-winning writer and reviewer in the arts and entertainment field, specializing in music and theater. He has written for a number of publications and websites, including The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Theater Beat, The Onion, Wisconsin Trails, Milwaukee Magazine, Milwaukee Journal, Milwaukee Sentinel and The Business Journal, among others.

He has created courses, lectured and taught writing, publishing and arts criticism extensively at a number of area colleges and universities. 

Read more of his arts and entertainment coverage and reviews of current and  upcoming concerts and productions at


Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Two-week festival offers something for everyone. Read more

Film Reviews

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A cleaning woman who doesn’t like to clean teams up with a woman who loves cleaning, accidentally unearthing secrets in the laundry. Read more


Stopping in Milwaukee during its national tour, ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ is a uniquely modern musical, with a backdrop made of social media pages. Read more

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The Constructivists gave life to ‘The God of Hell,’ a play written in response to 9/11 and tackling ‘Republican fascism.’ Read more



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Anna Deavere Smith’s 'Fires in the Mirror' gives voices to 26 different characters following outbursts of racial tensions in Brooklyn. Read more



Photo Courtesy of the Milwaukee Art Museum

Julian Schnabel and Jamie Nares, visiting ‘Nares: Moves,’ discuss life and art. Read more

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The whimsically strange tale of the boy from another planet who fell to Earth by Antoine de Saint-Exupery hits the stage at Waukesha Civic Theatre. Read more



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In this season opener at Stackner Cabaret, actors Joe Kinosian and Ben Moss play multiple roles, focusing on quick study caricatures. Read more


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Sanford’s award-winning chef Justin Aprahamian showcases Armenian wine and cuisine in a special event. Read more

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Here's a comprehensive list of all of the visual arts exhibits scheduled for Fall 2019 in Milwaukee. Read more

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Here's a comprehensive list of all of the classical music performances scheduled for Fall 2019 in Milwaukee. Read more

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Here's a comprehensive list of all of the dance performances scheduled for Fall 2019 in Milwaukee. Read more

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Here's a comprehensive list of all of the theater performances scheduled for Fall 2019 in Milwaukee. Read more

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Mark Knopfler two-hour performance at the Riverside Theater reinforced why he and his stellar 10-piece band are one of best groups recording and touring today. Read more

Concert Reviews


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The Milwaukee Art Museum highlights some of the people, movements, businesses and neighborhoods that have shaped our city with the exhibition “Portrait of Milwaukee.” Read more

Visual Arts


Illustration by: Ann Ward

The world’s largest Irish music and cultural festival returns to the Summerfest grounds this month. Read more

A&E Feature

State Fair talent bookers saved one of the best for the last night at the Fair—Melissa Etheridge. A breast cancer survivor, her fierce, indomitable spirit has kept her and her music going—and growing—since she picked up her first guitar at age 8. Read more

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PHOTO CREDIT: Melissa Miller

The rap pioneers performed to an appreciative crowd at The Riverside. Read more

Concert Reviews

‘Nares: Moves,’ on display at the Milwaukee Art Museum through Oct. 6, pays special attention to motion and a vision to create, capture and manipulate moving images. Read more

Visual Arts

Variety is the theme for this year’s lineup of bands and singers. Read more

Music Feature

Eau Claire, Wis., has become a happening town thanks to Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver), who headlines the Amphitheater today with his indie-alt folk. Read more

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