Rockabilly Girl Productions


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Burlesque in the format of late-night TV? In retrospect, it seems obvious. Burlesque is a staged variety show that pre-dates broadcasting. As broadcasting began to supplant the stage in popular entertainment, stage variety shows began to give way .. more

May 23, 2015 11:00 AM Theater

Rockabilly Girl Productions has been around for a long enough to have reached a level of success over the years. This year marks the third consecutive year of Horror-O-Rama—the group’s annual horror festival.For one day only, Rockabilly Girl pop.. more

Apr 19, 2015 11:00 AM Theater


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I remember attending the first Art Carnival. It was a sparsely-attended thing. In spite of his, it had a really engaging atmosphere. Artists were encouraged to show-up to work on pieces of art inspired by variety performers who were going to appea.. more

Mar 2, 2015 6:45 PM Theater


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Dear Ruthie commends Madonna, answers a letter from a reader wondering about kissing on a first date and plugs exciting events like the Taste of the Ward at Skylight Music Theatre, Pint vs. Fluid Chili Cook-Off and Barry Manilow concert at ... more

Feb 17, 2015 9:27 PM Hear Me Out

At some point in the mid-1970s, playwright Neil Simon wrote a script said to have been partly inspired by the life of a young Dustin Hoffman. The title of the script was Bogart Slept Here. It was set to become a major motion picture titled ... more

Sep 4, 2013 1:04 AM Theater

Singer-songwriter Langhorne Slim found time during a month off from his relentless touring schedule to finally throw down some roots, moving into a home in Portland, Ore., where he and his girlfriend will enjoy time away from his life on th... more

Jul 21, 2010 12:00 AM Music Feature

I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So, I’m near delirious about this Bangkokian heat and humidity this time we have in the Upper Midwest, about having had and having not, about the words of Harry Morgan—& more

Jul 8, 2010 12:00 AM Art for Art's Sake

The Wailers weren’t the only group that backed Bob Marley. Some of the reggae legend’s better tunes were recorded with the backing of the vocal trio The Meditations, including “Punky Reggae Party” and “Rastaman Live Up.&rdquo more

Jun 20, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee