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larry_penn
On Music
Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
Milwaukee’s folk scene lost one of its fixtures this week. A staple of local stages and union rallies for decades, singer-songwriter Larry Penn passed away on Wednesday after a long illness.

“He was loved in many different communities,” said Milwaukee musician Lil Rev, Penn’s friend and occasional collaborator. “The Wisconsin labor community; the IWW [Industrial Workers of the ...
the_who
On Music
Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
One of the most influential rock bands of all time, The Who will celebrate a half century together next year with an expansive tour that will include a show at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. The setlists for the group's "The Who Hits 50!" tour promise to include songs from the band's entire career, many of which will be featured on a corresponding compilation album of the...
artstop
On Music
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly half hour of opinions with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we examine the state of film making in Milwaukee. The city produces plenty of short films (usually of the experimental variety), but what's holding it back from producing more feature films? And while we're on the subject of film, Matt ponders how (or if) the Milwaukee Film Festival could improv...