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Rx Drugs play a belated release show, FM 102.1 hosts its Big Snow Show and Radio Milwaukee celebrates the best Milwaukee music of the year. more

This Week in Milwaukee

Lupe Fiasco and Best Coast return to Milwaukee, while WMSE hosts a swinging fundraiser. more

This Week in Milwaukee

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For many Milwaukeeans it's a Sunday morning tradition as sacred as church or brunch: Dewey Gill's "The Sunday Big Band Show." Each week the WMSE DJ spotlights some of the rarest jazz and swing music on the planet, spinning ancient 78 records unear.. more

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The snow appeared early this year and as if right on cue, Brian Setzer flew into town like a magical holiday entity. more

Concert Reviews

Green tourism? For Milwaukeeans, what could place less strain on the environment than exploring our own backyard? In Green Travel Guide to Southern Wisconsin, travel writers Pat Dillon and Lynne Diebel sketch out socially conscious vacation... more

Books

One might assume that a Milwaukee rapper who calls himself a Martian with the soul of a hippie would be an East Side alternative MC with aspirations of being on a label like Def Jux or Rhymesayers. That Pretty Ricky Phontaine fits better wi... more

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Spoon last came through Milwaukee as part of their breakthrough year in 2007, touring behind their album Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga with a well-received show at Summerfest, then a return to the city that October for a long, heated performance at the Pabst The.. more

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Boulevard Theatre’s Stations of the Cross is a savvy comedy that combines the comic appeal of waiting tables with the comedy of Catholicism. Written by Beth Monhollen, the show has debuted to a very successful run with the Boulevard, behaving exac.. more

Theater

The Milwaukee Bucks take on the Phoenix Suns tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Bradley Center.,Today in Milwaukee more

Today in Milwaukee

Way back in July the Shepherd's own Art Kumbalek and Frank Clines predicted that the Brewe "Fairly Disinterested Observers" ,Sports more

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It's impossiblenot Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence" every year since 1990. All wines are offe ,Dining Out more

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Old-timey music is the new swing revival, with plenty of young bands dressing up in kitschy, 1930s costumes and puffing out creepy jazz and ragtime songs that exaggerate their antique influences. These band,Today in Milwaukee more

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  The minor-key sound of the Middle East was long embedded in the Balkans and carried Splitsville ,CD Reviews more

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In the increasingly rare moments that my grandfather remembers what I do for a living long enough to make conversation about it-I write about music, among other things, I tell him when he asks-he'll pose a follow-up question: "What's your favorite.. more

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La India Canela is a young woman whoplays accordion at supersonic speed, leaving the fast Daughters of the Dust ,CD Reviews more

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This column by Jayson Stark amasses a large number of strange, but true facts from this past baseball season. Some of the feats are truly remarkable.Worth the read. more

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December 13, 2007 Witha bit of help from some old friends (including Brian Eno and Comicopera ,CD Reviews more

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Sure, it feels like traveling to another country, but you can leave the passport at home, BeadStyle ,Traveling Shepherd more

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