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Dining Out
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014
You’ll get cabbage and plantains for a side dish with your entrée at Irie Palace, and you’ll like it. OK, that’s not a demand. But steamy strips of cabbage flecked with carrot and fried slices of the banana’s starchier relative are staples at Irie Palace (7506 W. Appleton Ave.), Milwaukee’s
Album Reviews
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
On his third album, Jupiter in Velvet continues to draw from his Anglophile glam-rock fascination into fantastically hooky ends. Glitter On The Sun makes the case for the early ’70s sounds of T. Rex, The Sweet and David Bowie as the connective tissue to many trends in rock that followed. Like a
Album Reviews
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
The paranda music of the Central America’s Garifuna people proves appealing on the second album by Aurelio Martinez. His smooth, fleet guitar work bears resemblance to West African high life, Hawaiian steel guitar and Southern Californian surf sounds. The wistful picking and strumming
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Around Milwaukee
Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
Milwaukee's absence of a full-time smooth jazz radio in recent years has translated to the music's scant presence in the city's concert listings. Chocolate Bar Productions has been on a one-woman mission to restore borderline smooth jazz in the form of fusion and R&B to local venues. The setting so far has been 3041 North at 3041 W. North Ave., billed as "an urban country club for the soul."