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On Music
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013
As self-employed artists, musicians are some of the people least likely to be covered by healthcare and thus most vulnerable to unexpected hospital bills and illnesses that could have been avoided with preventive treatments. The Affordable Care Act should help ease that burden by offering decent individual healthcare plans at a price most musicians might actually be able to afford, but of course t...
lady gaga art pop tour
On Music
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013
Summerfest has announced its first 2014 Marcus Amphitheater headliner: Lady Gaga. The pop provocateur's latest album Artpop hasn't been a smash quite on the scale of her previous albums, The Fame Monster and Born This Way, but it still debuted at number one on the charts last month, and has yielded the moderate hits "Applause" and "Do What U Want." The singer will be looking t...
st. vincent
On Music
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013
After spending a chunk of time on the road promoting her 2012 collaborative album with David Byrne, Love This Giant, St. Vincent will release a new solo album next year, a self-titled record she recorded with Dap-Kings drummer Homer Steinweiss, Midlake's McKenzie Smith and returning producer John Congleton, who brought out her wild side on 2011's Strange Mercy. And where there's a ne...
milwaukee symphony orchestra
On Music
Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

MSO announces staff and orchestra cuts

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's budget shortfall has been widely publicized, but now the organization is acknowledging just how dire the situation is. In a news release today, the symphony struck an alarmist note in its call for support, saying that it is in danger of "possible extinction if additional pledges cannot be secured to fund the MSO's much more modest, prudent budget and business pla...