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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
 Elaine Stritch emerged in the 1940s as a brassy, belting voice on the Broadway stage and remained active into the 21st century, playing Alec Baldwin’s mother on “30 Rock” and winning a Tony for her one-woman show, Elaine Stritch at Liberty. This documentary follows Stritch as she strides
Album Reviews
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
 Anyone looking for a ZZ Top CD culled from four decades of the trio’s career need look no farther than the two-disc Very Baddest. Early album tracks share space with hits from the “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Cheap Sunglasses” era as well as less-heard numbers from the 21st century. The Texans seldom strayed for long from
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Around Milwaukee
Monday, July 28, 2014
Most cities in Europe, Canada and the U.S. never got rid of their streetcars—or if they were dumb enough to do it, like Milwaukee, they have rushed in recent years to rebuild the old lines. Here in Cream City, many of our politicians are still dumb, but the smartest among them are pushing for light rail.Experience how the ride of the past is becoming the wave of the future at the second “Stree...
Around Milwaukee
Monday, July 28, 2014
Milwaukee’s ethnic festivals are always about food and usually about music. Rarely do they explore film. Filling the breech, the North Shore Library, 6800 N. Port Washington Road, offers Tuesday Movie Fest during the festival season with selections keyed to one of the following weekend’s ethnic festivals. Next up, in time for German Fest, is Barbara, director Christian Petzold’s ...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Zach Braff’s Midlife Crisis

  Thirty-five is not the new 25 in Zach Braff’s latest turn as writer-director, Wish I Was Here. The mid-30s can be an unsettling milestone, especially if the road of life is leading to a let down. Braff stars as Aidan, a chronically unemployed actor whose beautiful
Album Reviews
Monday, July 21, 2014
 Something magic clings to the gossamer notes heard on Tincian. 9Bach is all about its homeland. The lyrics are in Welsh and the album cover proudly proclaims: “Made in Wales.” And yet, Tincian is not another album of folk music or an ill-considered update of tradition, but a contemporary