Open Mic

Every third Saturday of the month, Objective open mic gives the stage to comedians, musicians and all artists who use their voice to entertain. Read more


Legendary comedians Martin Short and Steve Martin are stopping in Milwaukee during their newest tour. Read more


A Milwaukee open-mic staple, Chris Haise credits trial and error for his efficiently folky debut EP. Read more

Local Music

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There’s no question that it’s a frustrating time for a modern feminist. There’s been a lot of progress towards equality on the march into the 21st century. Every now and then something gets said by someone in public office and suddenly it fe.. Read more


It'snot like the Lord ever said, "Let there be laughter" in Genesis'creation account, but church folks can appreciate stand-up comedy much as anyone.Humor comes Saturday Nov. 1 to the Mason Temple Church, 6098 N. 35th St.,as promoter Arthur Bu.. Read more

Happening Now

 I had walked rather gingerly into the theatre. I'd seen touring productions of Monty Python's Spamalot on a couple of different occasions over the years. Here I was going in to see a local production on a much smaller stage on a much, much smalle.. Read more


What’s worse than an aging coal plant that emitted more than 10 million pounds of sulfur dioxide, 3 million pounds of nitrogen oxide, 699 million pounds of particulates and 2.8 billion pounds of carbon dioxide in one year?How about an aging... Read more

News Features

E-40 is nothing if not prolific. With 30 years in the game and a dozen albums and EPs (as well as a slew of singles and group efforts) under his belt, you would think the Bay Area rap icon would show some signs of slowing down. But then he ... Read more

Album Reviews

The film chroniclesBad Blake, a down-and-out country singer/songwriter. Once a rising for Crazy Heart ,Film Read more

Film Reviews

Thought that the controversial anti-incumbent, anti-union “reform” group Advocates for Student Achievement (ASA) was up to more than they were letting on? Well, according to the e-mails they posted on their Yahoo Group, they were. The un.. Read more

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To the Editor: We are dismayed by the Shepherd’s biased reporting of the MPS school board contest between ReDonna Rodgers and Peter Blewett, and deeply offended by the mischaracterization of Ms. Rodgers. For more than 20 years, ReDonna R.. Read more

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It’s a little bit out of most Milwaukeean’s regular commute, but the price is Pro Tools ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Whirlwind mandolinist Chris Thile spent more than 15 years playing with his roots-pop trio Nickel Creek, but in recent years he spent more and more time working on his many outside projects, and by the time,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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With their sprightly guitars and doe-eyed songs, System and Station play like a punkier ve A Nation of Actors ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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Troubadour Matt White, a New Yorker and UW-Madison graduate, was snatched up by Geffen Rec Best Days ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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Last call for knoedel! If you’re still got a craving for kuchen, sauerbraten, rollbr Blender ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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The Milwaukee Brewers wrap up their series against the Houston Astros this afternoon with Blender ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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A write-or-die guy,Kwabena Antoine Nixon—Chicago ,Off the Cuff Read more

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