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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...
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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...
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