John Jahn

John Jahn, a graduate of UW-Milwaukee, is a former history teacher and paralegal. His arts and entertainment-related articles were a regular feature in the Milwaukee-based LGBTQ weekly newspaper, The Wisconsin Light, throughout the 1990s. He has edited several books and written hundreds of freelance articles. In spring 2017, he became a member of Shepherd Express’ staff as Editorial Assistant and Assistant to the Publisher. John Jahn is a proud, life-long resident of Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood, where he resides with his beloved parakeet, Chipper.  

During the height of the Cold War in the 1950s came what Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones describes as “the defining moment and acme of the ‘special intelligence relationship’” between the United States and the United Kingdom. Never before (or sinc... more

Dec 15, 2013 7:50 PM Books

Wisconsin’s AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) leads the way in the state in the ongoing fight against the spread of HIV, the deleterious effects of AIDS and the ignorance and bigotry about HIV/AIDS that still plague our country. more

Nov 21, 2017 4:46 PM News Features


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Theatre Gigante brought back one act from its past seasons for its 30th-anniversary season: It was a great choice—David Gaines and his one-man comedic powerhouse, 7 (x1) Samurai, which ran at Kenilworth 508 Theatre Nov. 17-19. more

Nov 21, 2017 4:42 PM Theater

Early Music Now hosted French ensemble Le Poème Harmonique in a varied and revelatory concert of Spanish music that made its way into France—influencing generations of the latter’s infatuation with all things south of the border. more

Nov 14, 2017 2:01 PM Classical Music


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Local theatrical productions this week are headlined by Annie by Skylight Music Theatre and Theatre Gigante’s one-man show, 7 (x1) Samurai. But, there’s much more, too! more

Nov 14, 2017 11:59 AM Performing Arts Weekly

UW-Milwaukee’s Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genres presents the 32nd-annual LGBT Film and Video Festival, Nov. 2-12. more

Oct 31, 2017 4:46 PM Film

Local theatrical productions this week are headlined by the dramatic mother-daughter story, 26 Miles, by the UW-Milwaukee Theatre Department. Also Latino Arts brings the terrific ensemble, Jarabe Mexicano, to town. more

Oct 31, 2017 2:11 PM Performing Arts Weekly

Local theatrical productions this week include The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Waukesha Civic Theatre and a puppet show take on the classic 1968 horror film, Night of the Living Dead at Next Act Theatre. more

Oct 25, 2017 10:15 AM Performing Arts Weekly


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Sex with Strangers? Reformation-era music? A cat’s personal biography? All that and more on Milwaukee stages this week! more

Oct 17, 2017 4:53 PM Performing Arts Weekly

Franz Lehár’s operetta masterpiece, The Merry Widow, the work that launched his life-long career as a composer, gets the royal treatment by the Florentine Opera and Milwaukee Ballet. more

Oct 17, 2017 1:21 PM A&E Feature


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Skylight’s season opener is a delight for the eyes, the ears and—especially in these tense times—the heart and (metaphorically speaking) the soul. more

Oct 10, 2017 3:49 PM Theater


Sister Act to be performed Oct. 12-Nov. 5 at Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove.

Coming up this week is Sunset Playhouse’s production of the stage musical, Sister Act, Off the Wall Theatre’s unique take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream and more. more

Oct 10, 2017 2:46 PM Performing Arts Weekly


Regretfully, 20 years after its premiere, Jonathan Larson’s Rent is still very relevant to our lives and culture. more

Oct 4, 2017 2:36 PM Theater

In this week's spotlight at First Stage’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Notes from the Field: Community Perspectives at Miller High Life Theatre with actress, playwright and professor Anna Deavere Smith; and more. more

Oct 3, 2017 1:52 PM Performing Arts Weekly

Comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short come to Milwaukee’s Riverside Theater Oct. 8, appearing along with The Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko. more

Oct 2, 2017 10:19 AM A&E Feature

Three seasoned musicians showed a large and enthusiastic audience why the Prometheus Trio has been so successful for nearly two decades and counting more

Sep 26, 2017 12:00 AM Classical Music

“Rent 20th Anniversary Tour” makes a welcome stop at Milwaukee’s Marcus Center Oct. 3-8; key members of Rent’s original creative team have reunited for this national tour. more

Sep 26, 2017 12:00 AM Theater

Performing Arts Week spotlights artistic events September-October, including the Skylight’s Hot Mikado, Next Act’s Silent Sky and Theatre Gigante’s I Am My Own Wife. more

Sep 26, 2017 12:00 AM Performing Arts Weekly

Performing Arts Week spotlights artistic events September-October, including the Florentine’s “Season Sampler" concert, Boulevard Theatre’s Small Things and Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. more

Sep 19, 2017 1:25 PM Performing Arts Weekly

Off the Cuff chats with Mary Atwood, Marketing Director of Morning Star Productions theater company. more

Sep 6, 2017 11:43 AM Off the Cuff

Off the Cuff talks to local organ recitalist Karen Beaumont. more

Sep 5, 2017 1:13 PM Off the Cuff