On display through April 29, “Melodies and Memories: 200 Years of Milwaukee Music” tells the story of Milwaukee music. more

Jan 17, 2017 3:48 PM Music Feature

Kochanski’s Wednesday night polka jams draw a spirited crowd of musicians—but one that won’t be around forever. more

Sep 27, 2016 3:50 PM Local Music

The Pabst Mansion (2000 W Wisconsin Ave) is hosting a nightof beer tasting, history and polka for their annual Retro Beer Night on Friday,Oct. 7. Pabst, Schlitz, Blatz and Old Milwaukee will be available totaste, and classic beer memorab.. more

Aug 26, 2016 7:16 PM Around MKE


Maggie Vaughn/ Shepherd Express

I want you to picture a young boy, in the 3rd or4th grade. It is the mid 1990’s.  He is sitting on the floor with a VHStape of “Weird Al” Yankovic music videos, and he is losing his mind. At one point during the “Fat” video, he rollsuncon.. more

Jul 7, 2015 6:41 PM Comedy

Gun politics were always going to be the elephant in the room after Andy Kochanski, owner of Kochanski's Concertina Beer Hall, shot and killed a robbery suspect at his bar earlier this month, but for a while there seemed to be no need to dwell on .. more

Aug 26, 2013 6:00 PM On Music

An enduring cross-cultural exchange occurred in 19th-century Texas when Mexicans heard the accordion-powered polka of Central European immigrants and made the music their own. On their latest CD, the Grammy-winning Tex-Mex... more

Aug 6, 2012 12:00 AM Album Reviews

Blazonczyk formed his first band while a teenager living in Crandon with his father in the late 1950s. After moving back home with his mother in Chicago, he and his band, The Bell-Aires, recorded a handful of rockabilly-oriented singles, of... more

May 28, 2012 12:00 AM Local Music

Whether or not it was life-changing, Philip “Philo” Kassner's first encounter with a South Side landmark became a second encounter and then a third—until the preoccupation turned into his recently published photography book, Kochans more

Feb 27, 2012 12:00 AM Books

Showcasing primarily young designers, Art vs. Craft is an art fair rife with silk-screened posters, tiny jewelry, ornaments, stationery, one-of-a-kind toys and precious paintings of birds. Each of the 60-plus vendors, a mix of Milwaukee more

Nov 27, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

A year ago, the author of Sh*t My Dad Says (HarperCollins), Twitter phenomenon Justin Halpern, was a relatively unknown comedy writer who had moved in with his parents after his long-term girlfriend broke up with him. As a writer for Maxim.... more

Aug 10, 2010 12:00 AM Books

Summer Theatre is always a bit weird come July/August. Between The Sunset Playhouse’s production of Hair and Nicholas Cialdini’s Boomtown, this weekend is an impromptu area theatre tribute to baby boomers. There are musicals and comedies opening .. more

Jul 18, 2010 11:54 PM Theater

Monster Jam is one of the best known monster-truck franchises, thanks to the event’s long-running television show on the Speed network. Though to most spectators Monster Jam’s live events can seem chaotic—an excuse for 12-foot-tall, tric more

Jan 15, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

The play exploresaspects of sexual intimacy in fairly graphic detail. The story involves Red Light Winter ,Theater more

Jan 13, 2010 12:00 AM Theater

Dimsum, the Chinese equivalent of tapas or small plates, makes for aunique dining experience. Larger restaurants boast cart service, withnumerous carts bearing a variety of items. One former Milwaukee,Dining Out more

Jun 24, 2009 12:00 AM Dining Preview

UW and Notre Dame discussing football seriesBy Jeff Potrykus of the Journal SentinelMay. 26, 2009 4:30 p.m. Madison - Wisconsin football fans longing for a nonconference game against a big-name program may soon get their wish.UWathletic director .. more

May 29, 2009 4:00 AM More Sports

The Cardinals' Jason LaRue Nearly Gets Wienered from on Vimeo.I heard about this on the radio this morning and couldn't believe I'd missed it. Thank god someone had video.  more

May 29, 2009 4:00 AM More Sports

This is a very good read about Trevor Hoffman and how he's fitting in in MilwaukeeAnd this is an NYT blog post about Todd Coffey's sprint to the mound more

May 29, 2009 4:00 AM More Sports

Crossing the country form Portland, Oregon hoping to find fresh opportunities, Jason Burczyk traveled home to Milwaukee. The 2006 UW-Milwaukee Film and Graphic Design graduate participated in the University's DIVA program, an intensive field of.. more

May 29, 2009 4:00 AM Visual Arts

When Hal Rammel isn’t hosting “Alternating Currents,” WMSE’s Sunday night experimental music showcase, or inventing his own instruments (he’s proudly patented the triolin, the snath, the aerolin and the hydro-aerolin), he fin more

Feb 21, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee