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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
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."
Around Milwaukee
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Local male vocal group Doc Smith and The Disciples will record a live album at a concert this Saturday

Soul gospel of the slicker variety regularly crossing over to adult R&B radio play may have a  higher profile in some circles, but more traditional sounds in popular African-American sacred music still maintain a vibrant, commercially viable  presence in some Milwaukee churches. Local male vocal group Doc Smith and The Disciples will record a live album at a concert this Saturda...
Around Milwaukee
Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Broderick Rice and Carl Strong Headline

It's not like the Lord ever said, "Let there be laughter" in Genesis' creation account, but church folks can appreciate stand-up comedy much as anyone. Humor comes Saturday Nov. 1 to the Mason Temple Church, 6098 N. 35th St., as promoter Arthur Burke brings his second annual gospel comedy festival to Milwaukee. Headlining the hilarity is Broderick Rice. His skewed ruminations on ecclesiasti...