Verge Music Festival

The playwright describes The Colored Museum as a cross between a party and an exorcism. George C. Wolfe’s 1986 exploration into African American culture and history makes it to an intimate staging at UWM this month courtesy of Milwaukee-based orga.. Read more


A casual Thai and Japanese fusion restaurant called Rice N' Roll Bistrowill be opening in early 2015 at 1953 N. Farwell in the former House of CornedBeef spot. Owners and chefs Tony Karaneekit and J.J. Lertsinsongserm, both fromThailand, have p.. Read more

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Oconomowoc’sTheatre on Main is opening its production of the Andrew LloydWebber/Tim Rice favorite Evita this weekend. The musical thatbrought the world Don’t Cry For Me Argentina has been around since itdebuted as a concept album in 1976. The .. Read more


As of this writing, attendance figures haven't been released for Summerfest's inaugural Verge Music Festival, though it's safe to guess from the spotty crowds this weekend that they probably weren't nearly what organizers were hoping for. Of cours.. Read more

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The Verge Music Festival saves its biggest headliner for its second night: Weezer, the iconic ’90s power-pop band that emerged from a late-’90s hiatus for an impressive run of hit singles from albums that sometimes disappointed longtime Read more

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Summerfest’s inaugural, two-day alternative music festival Verge kicks off with an opening day topped by the brooding alt-metal/post-grunge group Three Days Grace, who are supported on the main stage by Eagles of Death Metal and Crash Read more

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By the end, RiverSplash was on life support. For two decades, the event had marked the unofficial start of Milwaukee’s festival season the first weekend of each June, but following years of bad weather and even worse press after a 2008 shoo... Read more

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Atlanta rockers Manchester Orchestra, who canceled a planned performance at the Rave this weekend, have been added to the Verge Music Festival, along with Los Angeles' Scarlet Grey, Madison's Locksley and two Chicago bands, The Loyal Divide and Vi.. Read more

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Summerfest's upstart alternative music festival was finally christened this week following a competition to name the event: It will be called the Verge Music Festival. The festival, which will debut at the Summerfest grounds on June 4 and 5, also.. Read more

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Like burlesque performances, magic and variety shows have benefited from a sudden revival in recent years, as young performers put a modern twist on old-fashioned art forms. Twenty-something Shorewood nativ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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Though it deals with lofty issues of race, Alice Childress’ debut play, 1955’s Trouble In Mind ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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It isn't nearly as crowded as Times Square, but the quaint ice-skating rink at Red Arrow Park is the heart of Downtown's public New Year's Eve celebration today from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., and a fine option for,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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