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Around Milwaukee
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Urban Comedy with Kellyz Kellz and D-Rock

Local stand-up mainstays Kellyz Kellz and D-Rock host an urban comedy showcase every Friday at a relatively new spot for central city night life, Lux Lounge (2712 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr.).  Doors for the cover-free show open at 7 p.m., and the laughs begin at 8. Kellz and Rock are both versatile enough to work clean or blue, but it may be better to expect humor on the raw side at this 2...
Around Milwaukee
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Phil Anderson's “Blues After Dark” was the one local show to survive for a while as the local 1290 AM frequency switched from African-American talk and grown folks music (blues, gospel, smooth jazz, r&b oldies) music WMCS to its current WZTI Martini Radio adult standards format. Anderson may no longer have an air shift on Milwaukee airwaves, but the man with one of the cheer...
Theater
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Acacia’s biblical comedy ‘Fish Eyes’ avoids pit falls

Playing the Bible for laughs can be dicey business. Offending the faithful with flippancy or falling comically flat with overly cautious reverence loom as risks to be
Album Reviews
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
Using only his first name from the early ’80s until a comeback CD earlier in the ’10s, Milwaukee’s Harold Stewart plied lover man R&B with a voice triangulating influences from Freddie Jackson, Luther Vandross and Al Jarreau. With One People, he applies his tenor to some convincing odes to sexy times, yet now his lyrics
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Around Milwaukee
Monday, Oct. 13, 2014
Whether wittily, if vacuously pontificating on “The Daily Show,” playing the beleaguered personal computer foil to Matt Long's victorious Mac in Apple commercials, or in any of the other forums that have granted John Hodgman “minor celebrity” (his words), he brings a steely self-assurance to comedy. His fictional non-fiction books, such as The Areas of My Expertise and ...
Around Milwaukee
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
Stand-up comedy may usually be associated with evening hours. But this Saturday's Blues Brunch at 3041 North, Milwaukee's "urban country club for the soul"(3041 W. North Ave.) will have local comic D-Rock among the guest talent. Along with his gigging behind the mic for over a decade, the Little Rock native has hosted cable access show “Mixed G,” had parts in R&B singer Brandy Norwood...
Album Reviews
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
 Though he claims Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney as inspirations, Waukesha native Ian Ash doesn’t quite as much encompass the simultaneous universality and specificity of The Beatles and The Beach Boys at their best (the latter band’s “Vegetables” inspired the album title). Instead, he