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Around Milwaukee
Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Veteran R&B singer at soul music fish fry

The versatile Jon Pierre Gee & Ahvant Soul return Oct. 3 to the wittily-named Coffee Makes You Black, 2803 N. Teutonia Ave., for an evening of jazz at the restaurant/reading room/coffee house's weekly fish fry. The fried filets provide enough of an enticement, but Gee, a former singer with funky Motown greats Junior Walker & The All-Stars, puts on a dynamic performance and r...
Around Milwaukee
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
WNOV 860AM's Saturday “Blues Café” DJ, Mr. Deboe, has plans to warm the autumnal air with the aromas of grilled meat with a celebrity grill-off challenge, tentatively scheduled for Oct. 4. Among the men manning the barbecues alongside Deboe, who prides himself on making a fantastic beef brisket, should be Washington Park Festival regular "Baby Back" Willie Coleman among other black males...
Album Reviews
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
In the early ’80s a Milwaukee band with a humble-brag of a name, The Pop, issued a lone single with a heavy debt to Merseybeat-era Beatles, and then...nothing, until now. Partially composed of members of that long-ago band, D’Pop compiled both sides of that collectible 45 onto an album of otherwise new material
Album Reviews
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
A band name and album title such as theirs may lead one to think that Milwaukee trio Black Wings’ Everything Comes to an End bristles with gothic metal. Not quite. The band cribs from the spartan arrangements of The Cure’s early albums and offsets the gothiness with the kind of bucolic
Dining Out
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
The Rubenstein Family Kosher Oasis (1414 N. Prospect Ave.), located off the lobby of the Jewish Home and Care Center, caters to residents and visitors but is open to the public. While bagels and cream cheese are on hand, most of the items are contemporary American with a rabbinical
Dining Out
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

Short Orders

The attraction of Thai Bangkok (9112 W. Brown Deer Road) is its reasonably priced menu. Debit and credit card usage is limited to orders over $15, but that’s no difficulty when getting an appetizer and soup alongside an entrée. Especially good is the gang pad pak with choice of meat or tofu