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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.  

We preview The Children’s Hour (Outskirts Theatre); Peter and the Starcatcher (Racine Theatre Guild); and the world premiere of Lost Girl (Milwaukee Repertory Theater). more

Performing Arts Weekly

The festival features some of the best professional comedy acts from across the country—including stand-up, sketch and improvisational comedy routines—in incredible Milwaukee venues. more

A&E Feature

Now celebrating its 37th anniversary, Bastille Days graces Milwaukee’s Cathedral Square area with French food, culture and entertainment, July 12-15. more

A&E Feature

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Photo credit: Social Candy

This week, we preview King Lear (Optimist Theatre) and Ballet Beat (Milwaukee Ballet). more

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This week, we preview Lungs (Third Avenue Playhouse), I’ll Eat You Last (Theatre RED) and the summer 2018 Door Shakespeare season. more

Performing Arts Weekly

The pedigree of An American in Paris: A New Musical, which is coming to Milwaukee for a one-week engagement starting June 26, is both fascinating and unique to the annals of the stage musical. more

A&E Feature

This week, we preview an all-Bach concert by Great Lakes Baroque, as well as theatrical productions of The Madwoman of Chaillot (by Off the Wall) and Fortuna the Timebender vs. the Schoolgirls of Doom (by Milwaukee Metro Voices). more

Performing Arts Weekly

Thanks, in large part, to the hard work of the United Performing Arts Fund, Milwaukee’s performing arts community continues to thrive. It’s the season of giving and the organizations has several great events in the offing. more

News Features

This week, we preview the summer theatre seasons of four different production companies: American Players Theatre, The Peninsula Players, Northern Sky Theatre and SummerStage of Delafield. more

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This week, we preview the murder mystery send-up Any Number Can Die and Heathers: The Musical—a rock musical based on the 1988 cult film, Heathers. Both shows are in current production at Elm Grove’s Sunset Playhouse. more

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Performing Arts Week highlights live theater, dance and classical music performances throughout the greater Milwaukee area. This week, we preview a concert by the Glenn Miller Orchestra; Bronzeville Arts Ensembles production of Flyin’ West; and a ... more

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The Master Singers of Milwaukee present an array of music from the big screen, orchestrated for vocal ensemble, in their concert “At the Movies,” Sunday, June 3. more

A&E Feature

The 13th annual Downtown Dining Week includes a great list of restaurants offering specials for lunch and dinner May 31-June 7. more

Eat/Drink

This week, we look at a musical tribute to the legendary composer and lyricist Cole Porter at Sunset Playhouse; Over Our Head Players’ send-up of the Oregon Trail videogame; and a concert of children’s music by Milwaukee Musaik. more

Performing Arts Weekly

Off the Cuff recently chatted with Casey Rozanski, vice president of fund development and marketing for St. Ann, about the awards and the center’s role in our community. more

Off the Cuff

Burger Week kicks off with a party on Monday, May 14, at Mulligans Irish Pub & Grill. Restaurants participating in Burger Week will donate $1 to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin for every specialty burger sold during the week. more

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Photo Credit: Michael Steinbach for Bach Photography

Racine Theatre Guild presents the popular staged musical version of Whoopie Goldberg’s 1992 smash hit film, Sister Act, May 11-27. Star Jasmine Ridgell, who is making her RTG debut, shares her thoughts on the production. more

A&E Feature

The Shepherd Express’ Performing Arts Week highlights live theater, dance and music performances in and around the city of Milwaukee. This week, we look at productions of Judy Moody & Stink, Celebration and Haydn’s oratorio, The Creation, as ... more

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The Shepherd Express’ Performing Arts Week highlights live theater, dance and music performances in and around the city of Milwaukee. This week, we look at productions of The Fantasticks, Wait Until Dark and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and ... more

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