Lil Wayne

Three generations of hip-hop acts take the amphitheater stage on Summerfest’s closing night. The festival grounds will be alive to many others sounds, including the progressive salsa of La Sonora Ponceña. Read more

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The three rap stars will do a one-off date on the final night of Summerfest. Read more

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Jamal Quezaire, aka Zaire, recently appeared on MTV's “RapFix Live”—the first Milwaukee artist to do so. He was immediately co-signed by DJ Khaled of Cash Money Records... Read more

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Lil Wayne has added a 40-date second leg to his I Am Music tour, which includes a performance at Milwaukee's Marcus Amphitheater on Wednesday, Aug. 10. Supporting act Rick Ross will rejoin Lil Wayne for the second leg of the tour, but the rest of .. Read more

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Even to a public numb to the "rapper goes to prison" narrative, Lil Wayne's incarceration held particular intrigue. That was in part because of Wayne's staturehe's not just rapper, but one of the country's biggest pop stars, and it's rare to see a.. Read more

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After people’s lives—and their basements—have been deluged with floodwaters, nothing makes them madder than not having someone to be mad at.Kris Kristofferson wrote: “Everybody’s gotta have somebody to look down on … Read more

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The rise of a small, persecuted sect into a dominant force of world history, if not the single most important movement in human thought and feeling, is a large topic even for a six-hour documentary. The A&E Channel’s “Christianity: The First Two.. Read more

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In a bill that almost single-handedly atones for the dearth of rap acts at this year’s Summerfest, Lil Wayne and a slew of chart-topping rappers and R&B singers share a Wednesday, Sept. 2 bill at the Marcus Amphitheater which includes Young Jeezy,.. Read more

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Milwaukee’s weekend-long LGBT celebration has always emphasized music and celebration over parades and politics, and in recent years PrideFest has secured entertainment lineups that rival any other pride event in the country. Today the thre... Read more

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How does a scrawny Swede like Kristian Matsson so perfectly capture the Appalachian spirit of blues men like Mississippi John Hurt? With a voice so reedy it makes Bob Dylan sound like Pavarotti, Matsson finger picked his way through last ye... Read more

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News that Rebirth, Lil Wayne’s rap-rock album, will actually see the light of day has the blogosphere uniformly horrified, and with good reason. Its first single, “Prom Queen,” plays like an 11-year-old 311 song, complete to the outdated, tuneles.. Read more

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Nice to see that Lil Wayne invested some of his Tha Carter III profits into his live show. Tha Carter III ,Concert Reviews Read more

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The Milwaukee Public Museum followed up its popular “Body Worlds” exhibition with another high-profile exhibit that has broken records at museums around the world, “Titanic: The Artifact E,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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A completely subjective list of my favorites: 1. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III The cover made clear its ambitions of being a classic in the tradition of Nas' Illmatic and Biggie's Ready to Die, but Tha Carter III became an instan.. Read more

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The Grammy nominations took the collective breath away from the music blogosphere last night with an amazing roster of artists who, almost without exception* deserve the recognition. Not only is Lil Wayne nominated for album of the year, for insta.. Read more

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After a day's delay, DJ Drama finally posted the latest Lil Wayne mixtape, Dedication 3, on his Web site this afternoon. It's streaming for free now, and will also be available for download once some (significant) technical errors are worked out. .. Read more

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For the tween-aged girl in us all, the Bradley Center hosts the 2008 Tour of Gymnastics Superstars tonight at 7 p.m., which pairs young athletes with the music of “Disney Girlz Rock 2.” World ch,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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