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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Tonight @ Milwaukee Boat Line Cruises - 9 p.m.

The Rusty Ps have thrown in a little extra incentive to take their Iroquois cruise ship ride tonight at 9 p.m. In addition to their performance, the veteran hip-hop group is offering passengers free copies of their newest CD, Unreleased Sweetness: Vol. 1.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tonight @ the Varsity Theatre - 7:30 p.m.

Hard-touring rapper Talib Kweli returns to Milwaukee for a 7:30 p.m. performance at Marquette University’s Varsity Theatre tonight. In recent years, Kweli has found a comfortable balance between his status as one of the underground rap scene’s favorite conscious rappers and one of mainstream rap’s long-shot stars, releasing . . .
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Jay-Z had it easy. He faced few restrictions in his quest for money and stardom. Unapologetically driven by material desires and founded on a platform of social Darwinism, Jay-Z’s ascent to mogul-hood represents capitalism in its purest form. Like most rappers, Talib Kweli wants what Jay-Z has—money, esteem, an audience—but in his pursuit of these goals he’s been held to a much stricter standard than Jay-Z. Long ago labeled a conscious rapper by his fans, Kweli is expected to be above the perceived vanity of mainstream rap. While rappers like Jay-Z can play anything-goes, Tammany Hall politics, Kweli must adhere to restrictive campaign finance regulations or risk alienating his idealistic fans.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8:00 PM

Robo-voiced rapper/crooner T-Pain guested on so many singles last year that he gave Timbaland a run for his money. If you didn’t hear T-Pain on his 2007 hit “Buy U a Drank,” then you almost certainly heard him on R. Kelly’s “I’m a Flirt,” Chris Brown’s “Kiss Kiss” or Kanye West’s “Good Life.” T-Pain started 2008 equally . . .
Monday, April 7, 2008

Tonight @ the Cactus Club - 9:00 PM

Pittsburgh’s Grand Buffet, a nerd-rap duo with a jokey, Tenacious D-esque live show, return to Milwaukee for the second time this year. Tonight at their 9 p.m. Cactus Club show, they’ll be paired with a fitting opener: Milwaukee’s Juiceboxxx, an electro-retro-hip-hopper who is also drawn to rap’s more irreverent side.
Friday, April 4, 2008

Danceworks

Danceworks Performance Company is an integral part of Milwaukee’s performing arts community, known for bringing humor and virtuosity to its concerts. Danceworks’ studio offers dance classes for ballet, hip-hop, modern and jazz. In addition to yoga classes...

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