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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.  

Skylight Musical Theatre’s production of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman’s Hairspray is a timely presentation of a big and bold story of a teenager who fights for everyone’s rights’ and of her own triumphant transformation. more

Performing Arts Weekly

Marquette Theatre’s production of Clybourne Park—a 2010 play by Bruce Norris based on Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun—portrays events set both prior to and in the wake of that classic play. more

Performing Arts Weekly

“Ko-Thi Dance Company’s November concert (Ujima) is comprised of a totally engaged and culturally proud multigenerational cast between the ages of 5 and 40 years old,” says the troupe’s Ferne Yangyeitie Caulker. more

Performing Arts Weekly

Frankly Music brings the Texas-based Miró Quartet to Milwaukee for a concert of three, well, quartets. more

Performing Arts Weekly

Many Wisconsin voters are under the impression that they must have a good reason to present to election officials in order to be “allowed” to vote via absentee ballot or to vote early (that is, prior to Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6). more

Daily Dose

There will be dancing, drumming, food and more at the 14th-annual Forest County Potawatomi Hunting Moon Pow Wow, which takes place Oct. 19-21 at the Wisconsin Center. more

Short Order

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Photo credit: Tom Bamberger

Early Music Now bring Estonian vocal ensemble Heinavanker to Milwaukee, and Racine Theatre Guild presents the inspiring play, Lombardi. more

, Performing Arts Weekly

“Nate the Great is a brand new ‘whodunit’ musical based on the popular series of children’s detective stories written by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat,” explains First Stage director Niffer Clarke about their upcoming production. more

Performing Arts Weekly

Six UPAF “Cornerstone Groups” will receive about 86% of the dollars allocated. more

Daily Dose

ARCW’s 2018 AIDS Walk Wisconsin/5K Run takes place Saturday, Oct. 6. We urge you to join this annual effort to combat the pernicious spread of HIV/AIDS. more

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The Shepherd Express has joined forces with the Racine Zoo to foster a celebration of Wisconsin’s classic cocktail—the Old Fashioned. more

Short Order

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Photo Credit: Ross Zentner

Composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz used the idea of a son growing up under the pressure of being the heir to the throne as the basis of a story about finding one’s own place in life. more

Theater

“With the summer festival season coming to a close, the Shepherd Express is delighted to extend a welcome to the perfect fall festival—Bacon, Bourbon and Blues,” says event coordinator Rachel Repetti. more

Short Order

Third Avenue Playhouse presents Billy Bishop Goes to War, and SMPAC’s season kicks off with a presentation of The Life and Times of Vince Lombardi by John Pinero. more

, Performing Arts Weekly

In addition to her love of the performing arts, Rachel Sorce brought more than two decades of communications and management experience to her role at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center. more

Fall Arts Guide

“It is no small task to launch a symphony,” says Maestra Christine Flasch. “The good news for me is that the finest players in town have happily accepted my invitations to play.” more

Fall Arts Guide

Due to the success of its 2017 events and fundraising efforts, UPAF has branded September 2018 as Performing Arts Month and, in so doing, it continues its efforts to both establish and further cultivate an affinity for performing arts in our region. more

News Features

The Jealous Revolver opens this week at the Astor Bar in the historical Astor Hotel, and Muskie Love is back by popular demand starting Aug. 31 at the Door Community Auditorium. more

Performing Arts Weekly

The Marcus Center’s Broadway Series promises to be diverse, engaging with something for everyone, offering a wide selection of musicals with four shows making their Milwaukee debuts. more

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