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Dining Out
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Comfort food, old-time ambiance

One look inside Alioto’s will bring back memories, bygone times, for anyone of a certain age and up. For younger people, it’s a taste of retro—a glimpse of what some supper clubs looked like in the 1960s and ’70s. The paneled walls in the enormous dining room and the authentic
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I Hate Hollywood
Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Patrick McGoohan before The Prisoner

One of the most acclaimed TV series of the 1960s, “The Prisoner,” has an unusual backstory. That memorable opening scene, where an angry spy (Patrick McGoohan) resigns from his agency before being kidnapped and confined to a resort-prison, refers to the previous star vehicle for McGoohan. That earlier show, released in the U.K. as “Danger Man” and the U.S. as “Secret Agent,” is out now...
Album Reviews
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
Leonard Cohen turned 80 this fall, and thoughts inevitably turn to the end game: How long will he maintain his stamina on stage? Live in Dublin documents a particular night on his recent world tour, whose Milwaukee leg revealed a performer of dignity, grace and energy. He was likewise in
Album Reviews
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
It’s easy to hear how much fun TriBeCaStan had recording this collection of holiday tunes. The New York band (featuring onetime Milwaukeean John Kruth) opens Coal, Again! with a hotel-lounge ska rendition of “O Little Town of Bethlehem” before moving on to a “Silver Bells” delivered with