Larry Penn

Off the Cuff with Brett Kemnitz of The Coffee House, an organization that, since 1967, has been a nucleus of social activism and a performance space for acoustic musicians and poets. more

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Milwaukee old-time music advocate Lil’ Rev leads a tribute to a legendary labor activist. more

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Boris and Doris attended a Local First Milwaukee Buy Local Gift Fair and other holiday events. more

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Milwaukee’s folk scene lost one of its fixtures thisweek. A staple of local stages and union rallies for decades, singer-songwriterLarry Penn passed away on Wednesday after a long illness. “He was loved in many different communities,” said .. more

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Milwaukee folkie Howard Lewis, aka Embedded Reporter, was probably inspired by Phil Ochs (but with a subtler touch), as well as musical funnyman Stan Freberg. Local News has many charms, among them a vocal tone more

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A few days ago the Milwaukee Bucks, playing without center Andrew Bogut, were on the brink of knocking the No. 3 team in the Eastern Conference out of the NBA playoffs. But the Bucks' shooting went cold, the Atlanta Hawks' competitive fire ... more

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Lollapalooza formally announced its 2010 lineup today, and it's characteristically fantastic. As rumored, main stage headliners will include Green Day and Lady Gaga, as well as the requisite look-which-'90s-alt-band-reunited act, in this case Soun.. more

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In an era when most singer-songwriters rarely travel farther then the distance between the War Stories ,CD Reviews more

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   Thenumber of worthwhile albums that memorialize politicians can probably be Songs for Frank Zeidler ,CD Reviews more

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