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.  

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William Shakespeare’s The Tempest will blow into Tenth Street Theatre courtesy of Bard and Bourbon Theatre. Read more

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“The challenge for us is making this art form relevant; if you’re excited by what we do and attend, we’re delighted to have you,” says Maggey Oplinger. Read more

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Miscast is a musical revue in which Waukesha Civic Theatre performers sing songs for characters they would never have the chance to play in real life due to their sex, ethnicity or age. Read more

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The Concord Chamber Orchestra and pianist Gregory Hartmann performed works by Mozart, Jean Sibelius, Geirr Tveitt and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Read more

Classical Music

9 to 5 The Musical, featuring music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, comes to the Racine Theatre Guild this week. Read more

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CCO concert features works from Europe’s cold, densely forested north and its sunny and warm south. Read more

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Village Church is the site for Windfall Theatre’s production of Enchanted April, a 2003 stage play by Matthew Barber adapted from Elizabeth von Arnim’s 1922 novel. Read more

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Tinker Bell comes to the Marcus Center to tell the story of Peter Pan, et al from her own unique perspective in a fun new musical. Read more

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Evelyn Patricia Terry, In America, Wandering and Saving Souls

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Musical tells the true story of what happened when 38 passenger jets landed unexpectedly in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, following 9/11. Read more

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Classical (and classical crossover) music hits it big with concerts by the Prometheus Trio and Black Violin. Read more

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Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s 'Two Trains Running.' Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

Moral dilemmas aren’t easy to resolve, and the one at the heart of Ben Butler at the Cabot Theatre this play is quite intriguing—and possibly history-making. Read more

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Bronzeville Arts Ensemble asks you to join Just a Conversation Over Chicken and Dumplings this week in Milwaukee’s performing arts’ scene. Read more

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Eun Sun Kim, Photo by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Chorus performed Brahms’ greatest work with enormous gravitas and precision under the skillful baton of guest conductor Eun Sun Kim. Read more

Classical Music

Highlighting this week’s arts’ scene, The Constructivists beckon you To Fall in Love at The Underground Collaborative, and the Festival City Symphony plays music of Aaron Copland in Pabst Theater. Read more

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The Florentine Opera presents a beautifully performed adaptation of Monteverdi’s nearly 400-year-old opera. Read more

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Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee Opera Theatre, Danceworks Performance Company and Chant Claire Chamber Choir present Carmina Burana as a visual and aural spectacle full of boisterous energy. Read more


Highlighting this week’s arts’ scene, Little Wars can be seen breaking out in the Brumder Mansion, and The Coronation of Poppea takes place in the Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall. Read more

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Highlighting this week’s arts’ scene, First Stage’s production of Big River flows into the Marcus Center’s Todd Wehr Theater; and Ronn McFarlane and Paul O’Dette “lute” the Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts. Read more

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