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


Performing arts openings this week include a sequel to Boeing Boeing, a production of Tartuff and a tribute show to Rodgers and Hammerstein. more

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Among this week’s performing arts openings are Doubt: A Parable at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Pericles, Prince of Tyre at Marquette University, Secrets from the Wide Sky at Danceworks, and a concert and masterclass by organist Jon Gillock at the ... more

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The festival for horror-film fans includes feature length and short films April 13-15 at the Times Cinema. more



Upcoming events in the performing arts include Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Our Town, Next Act Theatre’s I and You and Die Already!, performed by UW-Milwaukee faculty members and Milwaukee Opera Theatre artists at Peck School of the Arts. more

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Opening this week are Alchemist Theatre’s production of David Mamet’s scintillating Sexual Perversity in Chicago, and Boozy Bard Productions’ Shakespeare Raw: Antony and Cleopatra, a playful, drunken staging of Shakespeare’s classic. more

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Coming up this week in Milwaukee’s performing arts scene are Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Always… Patsy Cline (March 23-May 20), Voices Found Repertory’s Macbeth (March 22-31) and Ex Fabula’s StorySlam, TMI (March 22). more


Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Misérables, has had a complex and exciting artistic history. The English-language musical version, reprised under original producer Cameron Mackintosh, comes to the Marcus Center, March 27-April 1. more

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A touch of steampunk, along with excellent voices, uplifts an entertaining Tales of Hoffman by Skylight Music Theatre and Milwaukee Opera Theater. more


The show’s artistic director, Mark Shaub, who has worked for some two decades in modern dance, began his employment with Cirque in 2005 with Corteo. more

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Coming up this week are Windfall Theatre and Milwaukee Entertainment Group’s Dancing With Hamlet, Acacia Theatre’s The Hiding Place, Skylight Music Theatre and Milwaukee Opera Theatre’s The Tales of Hoffman and Memories Dinner Theater’s Are You Sure? more

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Upcoming concerts this week include Canada’s Ensemble Caprice, Milwaukee Musaik, Master Singers of Milwaukee and Shen Yun. more

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In its concert titled “Between Two Worlds,” Present music presents music that will explore contrasts as well as parallels between traditional folk music and contemporary classical music. more

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This week, the Wisconsin Philharmonic presents a concert featuring young, up-and-coming instrumental soloists, highlighted by violinist Julian Rhee and pianist Eric Chen. more

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This week’s theatrical openings in the greater Milwaukee area are highlighted by Dael Orlandersmith’s one-woman show, Until the Flood, and Off the Wall Theatre’s modern interpretation of The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus. more

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It was not quite a year ago when UW-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts Mainstage Theatre was the site of a building fire. But a remodeled and upgraded theater opens in the same space on Wednesday, March 7. more



This week’s theatrical openings in Milwaukee are highlighted by Sunset Playhouse going Into the Woods and by UWM Peck School of the Arts offering us 12 Ophelias. more

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This week’s theatrical openings in Milwaukee are highlighted by First Stage’s “Theatre for Young Audiences” take on the 1974 Tony Award-winning musical, The Wiz. more

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This week, the Present Music ensemble leaves everything to chance in a series of four concerts in four different Milwaukee venues; their aptly named concert is “Give Chance a Piece.” Hyperlocal presents its 16th collaborative music and dance ... more

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This week, the visiting Flanders Recorder Quartet gives a concert in Milwaukee for the last time; its members are wrapping up 30 years of live performances, which have taken them around the world, this season. more

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