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For the holidays, consider supporting pro- LGBTQ charitable organizations like Cream City Foundation, the Gay/Lesbian Community Fund or Milwaukee GAMMA. Read more


It’s hard to find anyone in downtown Milwaukee as excited for Christmas as Anna Lardinois, founder and guide of the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Tour. It’s certainly easy enough to spot Lardinois, dressed in a full-onSanta’s elf costume as she lea.. Read more

Happening Now

American holidays have become trying, especially family gatherings whose participants would rather not be together. It’s a subject for comedy, and has seldom been handled more provocatively than in Uncle Nick (2015). Read more

Home Movies

The silence in a room can only be defined by those who aren’t speaking. There’s a certain kind of silence that only happens in committee. There’s a special kind of silence that only happens in congress. There’s a certain kind of silence that o.. Read more


Paul Masterson comments on the confluence of holidays in the coming days, shares personal memories, and explores the shifting levels of inclusion and acceptance members of the LGBT community experience during this season. Read more

Hear Me Out

 If you’re not a fan of world-saving superheroes,chances are the summer movie you’re most looking forward to is The GreatGatsby , with Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role and Baz Luhrman in thedirector’s chair. For a little context .. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Milwaukee has never been known for teetotalism, and New Year's Eve only gives the city more cause... Read more

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Thanks to aggressive corporate marketing, many people start to tire of the holidays shortly after Thanksgiving. For those looking to enjoy theater offerings sans holiday fare, the city offers quite a few options this month.Right across the ... Read more


I can’t imagine how many shows I’ve seen at the Rep’s Quadracci Powerhouse Theatre. The quality at a Rep show has been pretty consistent over the years, which is great. The problem with a commitment to consistent quality is that all the shows so.. Read more


Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter/harpist Joanna Newsom will perform at the Pabst Theater on Friday, April 2, the venue announced today. It will be her first concert in Milwaukee since her well-received 2007 performance with a 30-piece orches.. Read more

On Music

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Art for Art's Sake

In 1989, community radio station 1290 WMCS and the Salvation Army teamed up to serve the n The 19th Annual Christmas Family Feast will be held Thursday, Dec. 25, from 11 a.m. to 2:3 ,News Read more

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Come on, Milwaukee. Keep your favorite locally owned companies in business during these tough economic times. Make a promise to buy local this ho,Expresso Read more

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Magic realism-stepping across the line dividing here from there-turns me on, be it in the Love Seed Pods ,Art Read more

Visual Arts

The morning of the first snow is probably as good a time as any to make mention of the Milwaukee Christmas/holiday theatre season. This season brings with it a few new items to mingle with the standard series of shows that tend to pleasantly plagu.. Read more


Don’t worry, carnivores; Catherine Friend isn’t going to tell you not to eat The Compassionate Carnivore ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

Today in Milwaukee

The Milwaukee stage holidays begin tonight with a pair of big, iconic openings downtown.  Two shows opening about a block apart from each other is far from being the insane flurry of openings next week. The two shows opening this week are however .. Read more