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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.  

Winners in the Dining Out category for Best of Milwaukee 2019 including subcategories like Best New Restaurant, Best Burger, Best Restaurant with a View and more. Read more

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Winners in the Retail Food and Drink category for Best of Milwaukee 2019 including subcategories like Best Liquor Store, Best Farmers Market, Best Grocery Store and more. Read more

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Winners in the Arts and Entertainment category for Best of Milwaukee 2019 including subcategories like Best Art Gallery, Best Movie Theater, Best Theater Company and more. Read more

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Winners in the Out and About category for Best of Milwaukee 2019 including subcategories like Best Attraction for Out-of-Town Guests, Best Beer Garden, Best Sports Bar and more. Read more

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Winners in the Milwaukee-Made Food and Beverages category for Best of Milwaukee 2019 including subcategories like Best Artisanal Cheese, Best Craft Beer, Best Cupcakes and more. Read more

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First Stage fuels the imaginations of audience members with its mainstage production of A Wrinkle in Time, based on the bestselling book by author Madeleine L’Engle and adapted for the stage by John Glore. Read more

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This week, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Chasin’ Dem Blues: Untold Story of Paramount Records, about the unlikely Wisconsin roots of this record label, will help you shoo the winter blues. Read more

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This week, the magic and wonder of a wintry day comes to life in First Stage’s production of The Snowy Day and Other Stories, based on a 1963 Caldecott Medal-winning book. Read more

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This week, Skylight Music Theatre and Milwaukee Opera Theatre collaborate to create an imaginatively reinvigorated performance of William S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s gothic melodrama Ruddigore. Read more

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Photo credit: Jonathan Kirn

This week, the MSO takes to Brookfield for its annual holiday season-themed concert at the Wilson Center. Read more

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Photo credit: Josh Pacheco Photography

This week, multiple holiday season-themed classical music, dance and theater performances take center stage in Milwaukee and beyond. Read more

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Photo credit: Michael Steinbach/Bach Photography

Racine Theatre Guild hasn’t returned to the land of Oz since 1997, but that’s about to change. The company is producing 'The Wizard of Oz' in a faithful-to-the-film version this month. Read more

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Photo credit: Andrey Zhuravlev

This frothy, comforting drink is perfect for chasing away winter’s chill. It’s a variant of eggnog with brandy and rum added and served hot, usually in a mug. Read more

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This week, First Stage’s Young Company—a training program for advanced high school actors—performs Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale as their first “Performance Project” of the season. Read more

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Illustration by: Dave Zylstra

Small Business Saturday, much like its elder cousins, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, has become a central part of the gift-giving holiday season in the U.S. and, indeed, the national economy. Read more

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This week, UW-Milwaukee theater students perform A Piece of My Heart, described by Vietnam Veterans of America as “the most enduring play in the nation on Vietnam.” Read more

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Photo Credit: Jennifer Brindley

Twenty years and counting, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music’s resident classical instrumental trio keeps its audiences satisfied with programs of familiar and challenging, new pieces. Read more

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This week, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre presents Jeeves at Sea, Margaret Raether’s fourth adaptation of the classic P.G. Wodehouse Jeeves stories. Read more

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This week, Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure takes to the stage at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center, thanks to a new production by Aura Theatre Collective. Read more

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Conductor Alexander Platt led the Wisconsin Philharmonic in a concert exploring classical and contemporary orchestral music’s darker themes. Read more

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