Grand Opening of Avalon Theater Announced

Refurbished, 1929, Spanish-Moorish theater reopens December 18 with The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies.

Five Great Bands & Many Designers

The FUTURA EXTRA BOLD show featured great music, images of design and lots of futuristic thoughts.

Bob Odenkirk Isn’t a Load of Hooey

The author and comedian best known for his role in ‘Breaking Bad” reinvented -- hilariously -- the traditional author reading.

How Jeff Gendelman Created The Surface

Hollywood producer’s 19-year journey leads to film set and shot in Milwaukee, now getting released nationally.

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A Guided Tour of Gallery Night

Man-about-town Michael Horne captures and comments on the scene, with photos, of course.

Renaissance Production of Amelia Wins Hearts

Acclaimed production captures love affair tested by Civil War. Our photos capture the action.

5th Annual Oktoberfest

The beer and music flowed and there was a great turnout, all captured in our photos.

Milwaukee’s First Ever Maker Faire

It was a slice of DIY heaven, as attendees could get lessons in 3-D printing, blacksmithing, wooden bowl making and robotics.

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“Lake Marie”

John Prine’s song finds something personal and yet universal in story set at a Wisconsin lake.

“Hello It’s Me”

Todd Rundgren may or may not be a pop “genius,” but this song works on every level.

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The Enduring Artistry of Margaret Atwood

If you’ve never read her, Atwood’s wonderful new book of short stories is a great place to start.

Back to the Future

Ben Lerner’s 10:04 is a poetic novel where change is constant and the future ever beckons.

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Happy Birthday Richard Strauss


Frankly Music celebrates the music of the great but controversial German composer.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

The Skylight’s Wizard of Oz is a show for the child in all of us.

Bing Crosby Begone

Present Music’s annual Thanksgiving concert packs in crowds for its warm, but untraditional holiday fare.

Next Act Commits Heresy

A. R. Gurney’s futuristic parable offers strong views and weak drama, but a stellar cast does its best.

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Going Drag in Milwaukee

A primer on the drag scene. And vote for your favorite drag queen!

How to Have a Green Morning

Four easy steps to “greening” your life before you even get dressed

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Stone Bowl Offers Cozy Korean Culture

The Farwell Ave. restaurant has good food and warm ambiance with some Western touches.

Onesto Offers the Pure Pleasure of Pasta

Third Ward Italian restaurant offers wonderful pasta dishes, and much more.

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Happy Birthday Richard Strauss


Frankly Music celebrates the music of the great but controversial German composer.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

The Skylight’s Wizard of Oz is a show for the child in all of us.

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The Sleazy Rock of Ramma Lamma

The Milwaukee band’s sleaze-riffic new album, Ice Cream, marries glam rock, punk and B movie themes. Yep, it’s fun.

Maxine Hupy Dances Toward the Top

A dance obsession leads to collaborations with music superstars.

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