The Lighter Side of Tig Notaro

The breast cancer survivor known for her utter frankness was simply funny at Turner Hall.

John Hodgman, Humor for White Elites

The longtime “Daily Show” humorist offered a Turner Hall show, most of which might have played better at a Yale reunion.

Bastille Storms the Milwaukee Theatre

British electro-rockers bring big sound to the Pabst Group’s first production at the old Auditorium.

“Play With My Mind”

The late Lou Whitney and his band The Skeletons, were American classics.


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.


The Wind Cries Mary

There’ll never be another Jimi Hendrix. But what made him so inimitable an artist?

“Play With My Mind”

The late Lou Whitney and his band The Skeletons, were American classics.


Iowa Is/Isn’t For Lovers

Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist Marilynne Robinson returns to her fictional town of Gilead, Iowa, for an unusual romance story.

“The Magic Will Not End”

The final part of Lev Grossman’s epic trilogy is worth your attention, even if you missed the first two.


Don Quixote is Spectacular

Milwaukee Ballet scores another triumph with its big, three act show.

Far Off Broadway, But Successful

Soulstice Theatre presents Moon Over Buffalo in St. Francis.

The Six Wives of Edo de Waart

Our classic story on the man who may be the most married conductor in musical history.

Monkey Business

Milwaukee Opera Theatre’s Lucy is an opera about a psychologist who adopts a chimpanzee.


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


Alem Offers Exotic Ethiopian Fare

Downtown Ethiopian restaurant offers extensive menu of spicy offerings.

The Subtle Elegance of Ardent

Featuring the “best chef in the Midwest,” its food is exquisite yet reasonably priced.


The Swan Song of John McGivern

26 years after he first performed in it, McGivern is again the lead in Shear Madness, and loving every minute of it.

Frankly Music Goes Back to Bach

The Frankly Music chamber music season begins this Monday night at a new venue.


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.