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Off the Cuff
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013

Dan Fleming’s cityscape featured at Best of Milwaukee party

 Most weeks, Shepherd Express readers are treated to the work of a rising local artist whose illustrations are an important contribution to the paper’s look. Dan Fleming’s artistry will also be prominent at the Shepherd’s Best of Milwaukee Party on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Harley
Film
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013

Douglas, De Niro, Freeman and Kline hit the Town

 It’s an old Hollywood trick and sometimes it pays off. In the comedy Last Vegas, a gaggle of instantly recognizable stars—Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline—are given roles allowing them to play off each other’s familiar mannerisms. Unlike Ocean’s
Home Movies/Out on Digital
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013
 Byzantium is a neatly drawn, elegantly filmed contemporary Gothic story with long, twisted roots. Director Neil Jordan had dramatized the undead before (Interview with a Vampire). Here, the story centers around mother-daughter vampires on the run (for centuries) from the Brotherhood, a
Album Reviews
Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
 Grounded in the Middle East but finding meaningful connections with music from many other places, the American group Salaam explores chordal connections with mariachi, minor-key electronica and jazz on Train to Basra. “Blue notes” often provide the common ground—in a shared musical language drawn from the
Books
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013
 Classical music lost ground in the 20th century to the music of the dispossessed, whether American blues, the Gypsy jazz of Paris, Argentine tango or the yearning strains of Greece, called rebetiko. David Prudhomme’s graphic novel tells a story about the Athens underclass of the 1930s and the
Dining Out
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013
 Downtown West Allis is changing for the better. One sign of growth in the old business strip east of State Fair Park, Urban Joe Café (7028 W. Greenfield Ave.), opened in September. The interior of the totally rehabbed