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2014 Summerfest Guide
Monday, June 16, 2014

Sunday, July 6 @ Marcus Amphitheater, 7:30 p.m.

 This year marks the tenth anniversary of Usher’s fourth album, Confessions, the kind of certified blockbuster that the music industry hardly ever produces anymore. A collaboration with many of the best songwriters and producers of its era, it spurred hit single after hit single, earned Usher a
2014 Summerfest Guide
Monday, June 16, 2014

Wednesday, June 25 @ Marcus Amphitheater, 7 p.m.

 “Really? Bruno Mars?” That was the Internet’s collective response upon learning that the singer/songwriter/entertainer had been tapped for the Super Bowl halftime show this winter, making him the youngest (and least well-known) headliner to anchor that high-profile gig in eons. But why not Bruno
2014 Summerfest Guide
Monday, June 16, 2014

Thursday, June 26 @ Miller Lite Oasis, 10 p.m.

 The Adventures of Bobby Ray, Georgia’s B.o.B proudly introduced himself as not-your-typical rapper, collaborating with outsiders like Lupe Fiasco and Janelle Monáe and alternative rock figures Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and Hayley Williams of Paramore. These days, though, B.o.B is perfectly
2014 Summerfest Guide
Monday, June 16, 2014

Thursday, June 26 @ Marcus Amphitheater, 7:30 p.m.

 Artpop will not be remembered as Lady Gaga’s finest hour. Though the pop star’s third album met with decent, if not necessarily glowing, reviews, its creation was reportedly fraught with conflicts that drove a wedge between the singer and her inner circle, and the record underperformed badly—so
Music Feature
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
 Just as quickly as the ’90s ushered in a new soul-music renaissance, the ’00s put that renaissance on hold, as some of neo-soul’s brightest talents retreated from the spotlight. Lauryn Hill and D’Angelo spent much of that decade off the grid, sidelined by either personal issues or creative