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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, April 30, Guster @ Marquette University, 7:30 p.m. Following the jam-band business model even though they don’t much care for jamming, Guster has gradually built their following by encouraging tape trading and touring colleges like the one that spawned them 18 years ago, Tufts University. They've become...
Monday, Feb. 23, 2009

Dance Preview

If your idea of interactive dance involves a two-drink minimum and a stack of singles, then read no further and proceed to the ads in the back of this publication. Milwaukee's more enlightened dance aficionados, however, are abuzz over the coming...
Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009

Tonight @ Alverno College - 8 p.m.

There aren’t actually 17 of them, but Berlin’s 17 Hippies top off at a still-respectable 13 members, specializing in instruments ranging from accordions, banjos, bagpipes, clarinets, violins and bouzoukis (a lute-like tool that’s far less nefarious than its name sounds). All those instruments and players suggest a cluttered slog of sound, yet these Germans mercifully resist the over-boiling melting pot approach now favored....
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Barbara Walters @ Alverno’s Pitman Theatre, 7 p.m. Who would want to know the lurid details of iconic journalist Barbara Walters’ sex life? Apparently plenty of people. This year the queen of celebrity interviews, so adept at scooping her competition, turned the spotlight on herself with the announcement that...
Saturday, April 19, 2008

Tonight @ Alverno College - 8:00 p.m.

There’s something reassuring about international ska bands, a comfort that comes from knowing that although a band may hail from half a globe away, their music can still sound like it was recorded next door. The French outfit Babylon Circus, which plays an 8 p.m. show at Alverno College tonight, puts a few globe . . .
Saturday, March 29, 2008

Tonight @ Alverno College - 8:00 PM

Jazz pianist Vijay Iyer has established himself as one of modern jazz’s most ambitious performers, the rare player with a grasp of traditional jazz and an ability to bring in disparate outside influences. On his records, he’s incorporated sounds from Asia and has even recorded with underground rap legend Mike Ladd . . .
Monday, Jan. 14, 2008

Tonight @ Alverno College - 7:00 PM

In his breakthrough book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, UC Berkeley professor Michael Pollan charted the history of four distinctly different meals, and in the process dug up some ugly truths about the food Americans eat (chief among them is