Dear Ruthie responds to some very personal reader inquiries and runs down the events of potential interest to the LGBTQ community taking place June 20-25. more

Jun 20, 2017 2:04 PM Dear Ruthie

On Eye of the Soundscape, Polish progressive-rock innovators Riverside embrace many of the sounds it shunned on previous albums. Instead of heavy guitars, odd time signatures and dense arrangements, Riverside indulges in loops, percolating ... more

Dec 13, 2016 2:26 PM Album Reviews

Soulstice Theatre’s snug, little space echoes with populist anger this early autumn as it presents a staging of Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman’s Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. It’s a pop punk history driven by music reminiscent of the soun.. more

Sep 26, 2016 11:00 AM Theater

As Bay View’s Avalon Theater prepares to host several prime attractions in this year’s Milwaukee Film Festival, the movie palace stands as the incredibly rare example of a local theater reopened and thriving. more

Sep 20, 2016 2:40 PM Film

Alfred Hitchcockmight have appreciated the story line: a beautiful film student is foundmurdered on opening night of a Hitchcock film festival, with the time of deathcoinciding with the screening of Spellbound.Although one migh.. more

Aug 13, 2014 4:48 PM I Hate Hollywood

Aziz Ansari, Street Eats, Slayer and more! more

May 14, 2014 4:35 PM This Week in Milwaukee

 This pastJanuary, as the University Press of Kentucky was publishing my biography ofdirector Rouben Mamoulian, Mamoulian: Life on Stage and Screen , I learned that another book on theneglected auteur was scheduled for publication thi.. more

Oct 31, 2013 6:58 PM I Hate Hollywood

The Quasimondo recently announced its upcoming season. On Halloween I find myself thinking of their upcoming horror mid-February Valentine's Day show Love and Cthulhu. It's an interesting bit contrast--this February they're doing horror inspired .. more

Oct 31, 2013 6:37 PM Theater

Folks—I’ve got aproblem. I’m going throughGov. Scott Walker’s use of the state plane this year. And I’m scratching myhead over his whereabouts on March 14, 2013. The plane leftMadison with a security guy and Walker’s deputy chief of staf.. more

Sep 5, 2013 6:21 PM Daily Dose

The Natalie Ryan sci-fi stage play series reaches the end of its trilogy this summer with its third annual production Natalie Ryan and the Edge of Eternity sees the high school-aged time traveler on her final staged adventure. Local comic writer.. more

Jun 19, 2013 10:00 AM Theater


Erik Ljung

"I remember playing this theater, but I don't remember playing to this audience," Passion Pit singer Michael Angelakos remarked after the band’s rendition of "The Reeling" early on Thursday night at the Riverside Theater. more

Nov 2, 2012 12:05 PM Concert Reviews

One might have thought Cory Chisel would have been disappointed when it became obvious... more

Oct 3, 2012 3:24 PM Music Feature


CJ Foeckler

In the five years since her debut full length, Marry Me, Annie Clark, better known by her stage name St. Vincent, has built up quite a bit of traction. But even for an artist whose star was already on the rise, teaming up... more

Sep 17, 2012 3:57 PM Concert Reviews

<p> A program calling itself “The Universe” has lots of space to travelnot to mention billions of years to traverse. The History Channel's “The Universe: The Complete Season Six” (out May 15 on Blu-ray and DVD) is comprised of over 10 hours of in.. more

Apr 30, 2012 7:37 PM I Hate Hollywood

The long (feeling) national nightmare that was Mark Kotsay (in CF) is over. He signed a one-year contract with the Padres, meaning Brewers fans will never again have to worry about Ron Roenicke starting Kotsay in CF in games that matter. Kotsay .. more

Nov 15, 2011 9:17 PM More Sports

This week, Morning Star Productions presents a contemporary drama by Morningstar Artistic Director Alan Atwood. The company, which was founded as the Drama Ministry at Eastbrook church, has developed some interesting work in the past couple of.. more

Apr 9, 2011 3:51 AM Theater

To watch A Summer in Genoa (2008) is to understand why Colin Firth was ideally cast in his Oscar-winning role as George VI in The King's Speech. He plays Joe, a British expatriate professor in Chicago whose wife (Hope Davis) is killed in a car .. more

Mar 27, 2011 12:38 PM I Hate Hollywood

Spend your New Year's Eve with The Hold Steady with special guests So So Radio and JAILL. The show starts at 9pm at the Riverside Theater, plus a midnight ,Holiday Guide 2010 more

Dec 31, 2010 12:00 AM Around MKE

The one and only king of the Blues is coming to Milwaukee! B.B. King will be performing at the Riverside Theater on Saturday, November 13 at 8pm. Check out the Riverside's ,Sponsored Events more

Nov 13, 2010 12:00 AM Around MKE

Twenty-six years together as a pop-punk band, hundreds of songs and a huge following... NOFX is coming to Milwaukee! Come out and see NOFX perform at the ,Sponsored Events more

Apr 29, 2010 12:00 AM Around MKE