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11.19.2014 | 30 days ago | Posted at 11:45 AM

Local male vocal group Doc Smith and The Disciples will record a live album at a concert this Saturday

By Jamie Lee Rake
Soul gospel of the slicker variety regularly crossing over to adult R&B radio play may have a  higher profile in some circles, but more traditional sounds in popular African-American sacred music still maintain a vibrant, commercially viable  presence in some Milwaukee churches. Local male vocal group Doc Smith and The Disciples will record a live album at a concert this Saturda...
09.30.2014 | 80 days ago | Posted at 10:19 AM
By Jamie Lee Rake
The Mighty Clouds Of Joy, the Los Angeles-based pioneering traditional soul gospel male vocal group who achieved unprecedented levels of general-audience success for any such group outside the church and gospel radio circuit, return to Milwaukee on Saturday, Oct. 11 for a program at Abundant Faith Church, 7830 W. Good Hope Road. The Clouds, who courted disco and R&B listeners for a while in ...
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
01.17.2014 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
You may have noticed there aren’t many prominent contemporary soul artists in Milwaukee. There’s a good reason for that: This music is hard to pull off. Nailing a modern R&B record requires a tricky combination of vocal presence, songwriting finesse and savvy production. Landing all three is tricky—and often expensive, since this style of music that doesn’t forgive production short cut...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Fans longing for an Outkast reunion should imagine how Big Boi feels. The rapper has made no secret of his desire to see his pioneering Atlanta hip-hop duo end its indefinite hiatus, but his estranged collaborator André
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
 When guitarist Brian Venable of the Memphis band Lucero visits Milwaukee or Wisconsin to play a show or see friends, he’s always fascinated by the many historic and unique buildings dotting

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