Northern Lights Theater

Whether you’re decking the halls, hauling out holly or stuffing your stockings this week, there’s a ho-ho-ho lot to do when celebrating Saint Nick in Milwaukee this week. Read more

Dear Ruthie

Recently admitted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Moody Blues’ bassist will perform at Northern Lights Theater. Read more

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Tom Keifer, frontman for ’80s multiplatinum rockers Cinderella, is still on the road and coming to Milwaukee. Read more

National Act


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The versatile comedian talks about his career and escape through laughter. Read more


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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

Concert Reviews



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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Saturday night at Potawatomi Casino’s Northern Lights Theatre, he demonstrated why some superstars of rock ’n’ roll have chosen him as their wingman. Read more

Concert Reviews

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Photo Credit: Paul Mobley

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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Photo Credit: Michael Brosilow

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

A&E Feature

In the psychological horror film It Comes at Night, Director Trey Edward Shults thrusts viewers into a situation without explanation, but enough facts become clear as the story moves on. Read more

Film Clips

The new material shone at Steven Wright’s return to the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Friday night. Shame there wasn’t more of it. Read more


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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Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán

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

Concert Reviews

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

Concert Reviews



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 dry comedian told some jokes that fans have probably heard before Thursday night. Read more