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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.  

“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

A&E Feature

SummerStage of Delafield presents Pride and Prejudice; Doc Danger and the Danger Squad receives its premiere via Milwaukee Opera Theatre; and Theater RED presents This Prison Where I Live. more

Performing Arts Weekly

Mark Braude’s fine and simply written book is a fun read overall, and Braude’s unique focus allows The Invisible Emperor a welcome into the plethora of Napoléon biographies. more

Books

Musicologist Alan Walker has written a lengthy and detailed biography of the 19th-century Polish pianist and composer who created some of the most fervent piano music of all time. more

Books

Coming up in Milwaukee’s performing arts world are Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s production of Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, Danceworks on Tap’s performance Tapology and SueMo: A Dance Experience’s fifth anniversary show, FI(V)E. more

, Performing Arts Weekly

The Florentine Opera gathered together its fine young quartet of summer residency vocalists plus spirited pianist Ruben Piirainen for a delightful concert titled “Broadway and the Great American Songbook” last Friday and Saturday. more

Classical Music

This week, we preview Forty Carats by the Village Playhouse and The Flesh Trade by The Alchemist Theatre. more

Performing Arts Weekly

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

, Performing Arts Weekly

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

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