Kendrick Lamar

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The modern jazz master discusses his twisty career, and how he fell in love with hip-hop. Read more

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Genesis Renji fesses to insecurity and revisits Milwaukee with fresh eyes on his new EP “I Might Be Home.” Read more

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Kendrick Lamar displayed his immense talent Wednesday night, though his hour set left many fans wanting more. Read more

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 Summerfest opened earlier this week, and there's some newfood and drink options added to the mix of all your regular favorites. The mostnotable additions are new food vendors Milwaukee Ice Cream Company, Ward'sHouse of Prime and Vagabond. .. Read more

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Summerfest is in full swing, but those steering clear of the Big Gig have plenty of options this weekend, too. Read more

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While Summerfest is now synonymous with food, beer, cup-stacking, and music, the very first Summerfest was quite a bit different. Milwaukee had been trying to establish itself as a host for a nationally-known festival since the 1930s ... Read more

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Intelligence was a point of pride in ’90s hip-hop. From Q-Tip, Nas and Common on down, many of the best rappers of the era spoke important truths, contending that rap could and should be a force for societal betterment. By the mid-’00s, tho... Read more

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The most influential contemporary rappers all have one thing in common: a great narrative. Today’s rappers are first and foremost self-mythologizers, and their brands are Read more

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<p> Odd Future and Kendrick Lamar will each headline the Rave in September, the venue announced this morning. Odd Future hits the venue on Saturday, Sept. 15 as part of its Odd Future Camp Flog Gnaw Tour, while Lamar will play the venue a week lat.. Read more

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Nowadays outdoor dining in Milwaukee can hardly be considered a novelty. One of the true pioneers for dining al fresco was La Casita on Farwell Avenue. La Casita eventually closed, as did Sol Fire and Pepe’s Rockn’ Taco Shack in the same sp... Read more

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In How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder From World War II to Hip-Hop, The Machine Speaks (Stop Smiling Books), Dave Tompkins traces the fascinating history of this device from its use in guarding a secure phone line for Roosevelt and Chur... Read more


Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, in conjunction with the UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts, hosts a production of William Inge’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1953 drama Picnic, directed by C. Michael Wright. The play follows the arrival of an athlet... Read more

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