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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."
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...
Dining Out
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
Cedarburg’s Cream & Crepe Café (N70 W6340 Bridge Road) offers its namesake pastry in numerous variations, which are as delightful as its rustic setting in the converted woolen mill of the Cedar Creek Settlement building. The Café engages in acts of international fusion with Asian shrimp and
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...
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...