Masterworks Broadway

Although other Broadway songwriters have had bigger hits in recent decades, none can compare with Stephen Sondheim for his consistent ability to work marvels within the tradition and pushing American musical theater forward rather than turn... more

Apr 5, 2016 2:36 PM Album Reviews

Released on German labels, the two latest albums by Milwaukeean Richard Franecki’s on-again/off-again assemblage of minor key, mind-expanding noisemakers, F/i, are trips unto themselves. Cosmic Assassin and Venusian Holiday feature keyboard... more

Feb 2, 2016 4:53 PM Album Reviews

 Therereally was a generation gap—a gaping chasm—between the rock’n’rollers and theold school entertainers of the previous era. Nowhere was this more evident thanin the 1963 movie Bye Bye Birdie , adapted from a recent Broadway hit... more

Jan 16, 2013 4:42 PM I Hate Hollywood

Although they created major buzz, with a little help from a red hot Jack White, with the 2003 single “Danger! High Voltage,” Detroit’s Electric Six somehow failed to parlay that excitement into lasting mainstream recognition. It wasn&rsq more

Nov 24, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

If you’re a singer-songwriter looking for a profile boost, there are worse ways to make a name for yourself than joining Fleet Foxes. A late addition to that indie-folk band, joining them on drums shortly after they recorded their breakthro... more

Nov 7, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee