At his bumping return to the Riverside, the neo-soul vet reaffirmed himself as one of his generation’s greatest soul men. Read more

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Pusha T and Too Short anchor big rap bills, while the weekend-long Holiday Folk Fair International kicks off the holiday season. Read more

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Summer festival season hits its peak this weekend, with Polish Fest, HartFest and the Lakefront Festival of Art among the highlights. Read more

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This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly chat with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we share some of our favorite Milwaukee concerts of 2014, fondly recalling for performances from Lorde, Rural Alberta Advantage, Maxwell, Miley Cyrus and Alvern.. Read more

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After a two-year hiatus, Your Mother Dances (YMD) is holding a hot fundraising burlesque party to help produce their upcoming May show, Back in Black (and purple) . The cabaret-style Burlesque Blowout! , scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 13 from 8-10 p.. Read more

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Just as quickly as the ’90s ushered in a new soul-music renaissance, the ’00s put that renaissance on hold, as some of neo-soul’s brightest talents retreated from the spotlight. Lauryn Hill and D’Angelo spent much of that decade off the gri... Read more

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This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly half hour of civil conversation with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we offer our annual summer concert preview, sharing the shows we're most excited to check out in the coming months. Among some of our.. Read more

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Maxwell may not be the most reclusive of all the great neo-soul singers—that honor still belongs to D'Angelo, for now—but he works at a mighty slow clip. With his 1996 debut Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite , Maxwell helped establish mellow, groove-base.. Read more

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With his 1996 debut Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite, Maxwell helped establish mellow, groove-based neo-soul as a commercially viable alternative to the more dance-based R&B of the time, but after his 2001 album, Now, he willfully retreated from ... Read more

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This week's issue of the Shepherd features an interview with Sharon Jonesin which the revivalist soul singer objects to being called retro. "There’s nothing retro aboutSharon Jones," she tells L. Kent Wolgamott. "I was born in 1956. If I was 20 .. Read more

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Early spring weather has car windows rolled down all over the city, and to celebrate here are five recent songs from the worlds of commercial and sub-commercial R&B that will sound mighty good blaring out of them: YahZarah - ".. Read more

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Talk about hidden treasures. Tucked at the rear of the Indian Bazaar grocery store (5254 S. 27th St.), located in an inconspicuous strip mall, is a sit-down, fast-food restaurant with counter service. Overlook the makeshift setting and plas... Read more

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After the death of founding member Brian Reilly in 2000, and several other shakeups to the band's roster in the subsequent years, Reilly has cemented its lineup and its footing in the Milwaukee scene as one of the area’s most popular Read more

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For the past couple decades, contemporary R&B has suffered an image problem. Hip-hop is largely to blame for that. In by the late '80s, the genre had adopted most of rap's bad qualities: the tougher-than-thou attitude, the sterile, mechanical beat.. Read more

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The Milwaukee Bucks take on the Atlanta Hawks tonight at the Bradley Center at 7:30 p.m.,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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Although figure from the DNR are not released until tomorrow, preliminary estimates put th December 11-14 antlerless deer only gun hunt ,News Read more