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Milwaukee songwriter Myles Coyne teamed with local illustrator Brandon Evans for the video for his latest Elephant 6-style indie-pop jaunt "Still Friends/Moon." It's an animated adventure filled with local color: The Milwaukee skyline looks like t.. more

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Like other Rocky Horror Picture Show troupes, Milwaukee’s Sensual Daydreams performs a “shadowcast” that gives an interactive performance with the film and audience every second Saturday of the month. more

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The success of the Milwaukee Film Festival has long roots and has grown remarkably in recent years. But 2014 was the year of reaching critical mass. The festival seemed to be everywhere, and not only because it had expanded to seven venues. Word o.. more

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Normal life paused a century ago in many places when the circus came to town. The performers trouped down Main Street in a cavalcade of wagons heavily carved and gilded. By the 1950s those rolling sculptures were more

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 Absolutefreedom sometimes spells paralysis or self-indulgence for artists. A firmdeadline can hasten the muse and boundaries can be isometrics for creativemuscles.For theseventh consecutive year, the 48 Hour Film Project sets out to do .. more

I Hate Hollywood

On this week's episode of The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly chit-chat between station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, Matt gives us the latest on New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's "Mayor's Challenge" c.. more

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Steady gigging has helped earn Chicago singer-songwriter Katie Todd a loyal regional following—though her fortuitous placement as one of iTunes’ artists of the week certainly didn’t hurt, either. With the site’s endorsement, Todd c more

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The hardest part of being in an instrumental post-rock band isn’t composing meticulous, 10-minute songs, says Canyons of Static guitarist Ross Severson. It’s naming them.“It’s the worst process,” he says with a groan. &ldqu more

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Christopher Durang’s contemporary family comedy The Marriage of Bette and Boo is a celebration of human imperfection. Paul Madden stars as Matt, a nice guy trying to make sense of his family. Anne Miller and Ken Dillon play his parents, the... more

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