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Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012
 Originally formed as a backing band for the Easy Star label's reggae artists, the All-Stars are best known for Dub Side of the Moon, a reggae version of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, which has been on the reggae...
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I’m Art Kumbalek and man ohmanischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, just so you’s know, I’m a big-time fan of professional prize-fighting, the sweet science, otherwise known as boxing for you’s dunderheads. And so it came to me as complete shock, surprise, chagrin that my favorite...
06.29.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Michael Jackson music videos ran on a constant loop on cable this weekend, while radio recommitted itself to his songbook´┐Żat one point I caught three Milwaukee radio stations all playing different Jackson songs at the same time. Although there had been some initial doubt about how Michael Jackson might be remembered, as either the King of Pop or a tabloid freak show, in the end, fans c...
06.26.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
"Our entire set tonight is dedicated to the memory of Michael Jackson," Conor Oberst announced at the start of his Summerfest performance last night, and sure enough, he periodically evoked the fallen pop singer throughout the evening, albeit imprudently. It's doubtful, for instance, Jackson would have found much solace in the atheist rally cry "Nikorette," and Jackson's grieving family almost cer...
06.25.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Michael Jackson died this afternoon, the Los Angeles Times has confirmed. The news marks the end of the singer's long, painful decline. Michael Jackson was, without a doubt, the most tragic pop star the world has ever known. Other singers and rockers have battled with sex, drugs and violence. Many have committed crimes, but few have been accused of committing the taboos Jackson did. ...
Friday, Aug. 8, 2008

Tonight @ the Bradley Center - 7 p.m.

Sheryl Crow has come a long way since she sang backup for Michael Jackson on his 1987 “Bad” tour. Resisting early offers to record as a dance-pop artist, she waited until the ’90s to release her first album, which established her as a something-for-everyone singer-song writer. Her singles have found her . . .
02.12.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Epic faced an obvious problem marketing their 25th anniversary edition of Michael Jackson's Thriller: Everyone already owns the album. So, in addition to the requisite bonus DVD, the label packaged their set with five star-driven remixes, which ultimately are worth hearing only for the curiosity factor. Black Eyed Peas leader will.i.am masterminded four of these overhauls, headlining t...
01.23.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
As much as he might grumble, it's not like Rhymefest has never caught a break. The Chicago rapper has, after all, been able to make a living off of his craft, won a Grammy, bested a young Eminem in a freestyle battle and struck up convenient friendships with hitmakers like Kanye West and Mark Ronson. Where Rhymefest has had a difficult time, however, is in converting his good fortu...

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