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The talented international company-in-training called MBII will perform a showcase on Saturday afternoon featuring new works made for them by international choreographers Kathryn Posin and Mimmo Miccolis. more

Feb 6, 2018 3:15 PM Dance

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In the midst of a stage crowded with as many as 16 performers, George Clinton sang, directed traffic, clowned and took it all in like the Orson Welles of funk. more

Feb 6, 2018 9:05 AM Concert Reviews 1 Comments


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The Festival City Symphony honors “Saints and Heroes,” the Concord Chamber Orchestra’s season sampler concert offers “People Power,” and the Fine Arts Quartet’s 55-year run of Milwaukee concerts comes to a grand finale. more

Jan 23, 2018 2:14 PM Classical Music

For two ecstatic hours, Hancock and his intergenerational compatriots blended jazz, R&B, funk and hip-hop into an experience that was as unclassifiable as it was triumphant. more

Oct 23, 2017 12:50 PM Concert Reviews


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The Milwaukee Paranormal Conference goes hunting for bigfoot, as Bay View puts its own spin on the traditional harvest festival. more

Oct 10, 2017 12:56 PM This Week in Milwaukee

Angel Olsen’s return to the Pabst Theater was a magnificent upgrade from her last show at the venue at year ago. more

Oct 2, 2017 12:51 PM Concert Reviews

On Saturday, Sept. 30, atheist crusaders Mythicist Milwaukee will amass its fourth annual Mythinformation Conference at the historic Pabst Theater. more

Sep 26, 2017 12:00 AM , Books

“Mystery Science Theater 3000" is now embarking on their first ever tour, where they will stop at the Pabst Theater for a two-show run on Saturday, July 15. We caught up with creator Joel Hodgson, and talked about creating the show for a... more

Jul 10, 2017 1:58 PM Off the Cuff

The ‘Mockingbird’ Lands First Stage and Autism Society riff on Harper Lee By John Jahn  Dutch American author Kathryn Erskine won 2010’s National Book Award for Yo,Performing Arts Weekly more

Mar 21, 2017 2:06 PM Performing Arts Weekly

Bess Wohl’s American Hero opens at the Soulstice Theatre on Jan. 27 and runs through Feb. 11; the Festival City Symphony continues its season by “Going for Baroque” at The Pabst Theater on Jan. 29; Momentum, with Milwaukee Ballet II danc... more

Jan 24, 2017 3:58 PM Performing Arts Weekly

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No songwriter in recent memory has better captured the physical sensation of depression than Julien Baker. more

Jan 19, 2017 9:00 AM Concert Reviews 1 Comments

The Canadian indie-rock super group The New Pornographers—quite possibly the only indie-rock "super group" that's actually earned the title—will play the Pabst Theater on Thursday, April 20 as part of a tour behind their new album. Interestingly, .. more

Jan 17, 2017 4:15 PM On Music

Ruthie answers a question from a reader unsure how to proceed with his boyfriend’s Barbie fetish. Exciting upcoming events include: All Things Beyoncé at Sidetrack Video Bar, Jan. 18; Milwaukappella 2017 at South Milwaukee Performing Arts C... more

Jan 17, 2017 1:35 PM Dear Ruthie

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra takes on Indiana Jones while the Rave’s Stellar Spark New Year’s Eve party kicks off a day early. more

Dec 27, 2016 2:06 PM This Week in Milwaukee

A newfound interactive levity helps to balance the Milwaukee Rep’s new A Christmas Carol as director Mark Clements has made the darkness visible and menacing and the spaces small and confining; it all works wonderfully amid the sets by Todd... more

Dec 6, 2016 4:51 PM Theater

This year, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater continues the holiday tradition with a new adaption of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol by Artistic Director Mark Clements. more

Nov 22, 2016 1:35 PM A&E Feature


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Tegan and Sara's dance-minded, mostly guitar-free return to Milwaukee was a strobe-lit spectacle. more

Oct 21, 2016 10:00 AM Concert Reviews


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A busy week brings Bryan Cranston, Brand New, Widespread Panic and Tegan and Sara through town. more

Oct 18, 2016 3:47 PM This Week in Milwaukee

Shaun Kempf has written a new comedy called Blind Dating at Happy Hour. (Really who wouldn’t want to see a comedy called Blind Dating at Happy Hour? ) The premise has a lonely accountant meeting the woman of his dreams online. He agrees to me.. more

Sep 28, 2016 11:00 AM Theater

The Taming by heavily produced modern playwright Lauren Gunderson runs at Next Act Theatre, Sept. 29-Oct. 23. more

Sep 27, 2016 3:27 PM Performing Arts Weekly