Northern Lights Theater

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At Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s Northern Lights Theater, Gray proves she’s one of modern music’s true eccentrics, a complicated blend of sheer talent and humility. Read more

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Murray the Magician will be at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s Northern Lights Theater on Saturday Aug. 24. Read more


No lack of laughter in Milwaukee in the days ahead, as Mark Curry, 'Schitt’s Creek' and 'The Last Podcast on the Left' are coming to town. Read more


Tim The Dairy Farmer brings the farm life and laughter to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s theater on July 13. Read more


Touring comedians love Milwaukee; this weekend, Rocky LaPorte, Flip Orley and Tiffany Jenkins will be making Milwaukeeans laugh. Read more


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After building more than 1 million social media followers through viral Facebook videos, comedian Kountry Wayne is working on a budding career in standup comedy. Read more


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The Shepherd Express presents its Holiday Arts Guide 2017, a compilation of holiday-themed music and theater performances for the season. Read more

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Ruthie answers a question from a reader concerned that his boyfriend has secretly gotten into prostitution, and plugs exciting events including John McGivern’s ever-popular A Kodachrome Christmas at The Northern Lights Theater through Dec. ... Read more

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The 13 musicians in Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán filled the intimate Northern Lights Theater with joyous Mexican music Friday night. Read more

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Blues guitarist Jonny Lang and his crack band paid tribute to the late B.B. King Saturday night. Read more

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Dear Ruthie answers a letter from a reader worried about planning the perfect Valentine’s Day, and plugs fun events including She Kills Monsters (Feb. 12-15) at UW-Milwaukee, The B-52s at Potawatomi’s Northern Lights Theater Feb. 13, and Bl... Read more

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Dear Ruthie fields a question from a reader concerned about his genital health and plugs exciting events including UW-Milwaukee’s Art & Design BFA Exhibition, Taylor Dayne’s performance at Potawatomi’s Northern Lights Theater and the Miltow... Read more

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The snow appeared early this year and as if right on cue, Brian Setzer flew into town like a magical holiday entity. Read more

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Paul Pörtner’s Shear Madness is a cozy little comedy currently running at The Northern Lights Theater at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. A colorful ensemble of characters find themselves in a Read more


I’ve seen over 850shows as a theater critic in the past dozen years. In all that timeI’ve never once gone to the Northern Lights Theater in PotawatomiHotel & Casino. It’s an interesting venue. From the nearest busstop I could find, it’s a long.. Read more


I love theater. I don’t care if it’s a drama at the Rep or talent night at the Rusty Nail Trailer Park, I’m all about the performing arts. From William Shakespeare’s classics to Three-Finger Judy playing the spoons in the community room, I ... Read more

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One of the things I love about Milwaukee is that we know how to throw a helluva party…and we throw a lot of them, too! After all, PrideFest may have come and gone Read more

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When he played an acoustic show at a Madison club in 2001, Kip Winger took requests from the rambunctious crowd, with one caveat: “I won’t play ‘Seventeen,’ because she’s now 30,” he sa,Concert Reviews Read more

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Spearheaded by the songwriting/production team Gamble & Huff, the Philly soul renaissance produced almost impossible volumes of great music throughout the ’70s, the biggest and most memorable of which came from Read more

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Despite outlandish costumes, publicity stunts and multiple musical-direction changes, Patti LaBelle and her band Labelle couldn't seem to break out in the 1970s. Then they released “Lady Marmalade” and everything changed. The single... Read more

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