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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, May 14, Keyshia Cole w/ The-Dream, Keri Hilson and Bobby Valentino @ The Milwaukee Theatre, 8 p.m. This remarkable concert brings more major contemporary R&B singers to Milwaukee than the city usually hosts in an entire season. At the top of the bill is Keyshia Cole, who offsets her urbane...
Monday, March 30, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, March 19, Ben Folds w/ Jukebox the Ghost @ The Rave, 8 p.m. With the Ben Folds Five abortion ballad “Brick,” Ben Folds scored his first major hit, a baleful departure from his usual goofball piano romps. Ben Folds’ solo career has swung back and forth between “Brick”-like confessionals and up-tempo...
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, March 12, A Braves New World @ Discovery World, 7 p.m. Just in time for the spring baseball season, this month sees the release of William Povletich’s Milwaukee Braves: Heroes and Heartbreak, a book that examines the economic and cultural impact of Milwaukee’s first Major League Baseball team...
Friday, Jan. 2, 2009

Tonight @ the Milwaukee Theatre - 8 p.m.

It’s a morose thought, but could the country’s economic situation actually be creating more demand for stage adaptations of Charles Dickens? Case in point, the Milwaukee Rep’s perennially popular production of A Christmas Carol is being followed this year by a two-night, three-show stop at the Milwaukee Theatre by a touring production of Oliver!, a sun-shine soaked musical adaptation of Dickens story about perhaps the most plucky and precocious...
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Dec. 18, Hardcore Comedy Show @ Cactus Club, 10 p.m. One of the loudest rallying cries from Milwaukee’s scattered comedy scene, The Hardcore Comedy Show pairs five burgeoning female comedians—grrrl comedians? in one of the city’s least likely comedy venues: the Cactus Club...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Sept. 25, Common w/ N.E.R.D. @ The Rave, 8 p.m. Kanye West cemented his star-making reputation when he produced Common’s 2005 hit Be, a soulful, down-to-Earth album that resuscitated Common’s career after 2002’s ambitious but muddled Electric Circus. Since then, life has been good...
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008

Tonight @ the Milwaukee Theatre - 7:30 PM

When it debuted on Broadway a decade ago, The Lion King set a new standard for visual spectacle in musicals, and this colorful, elaborate production continues to be a top draw as it tours the country. Tonight, the musical continues its month-long run at the Milwaukee Theatre with a 7:30 p.m. performance.
Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008

Today @ the Milwaukee Theatre - 1:00 & 6:30 PM

When it debuted on Broadway a decade ago, The Lion King set a new standard for grand visual spectacle in musicals, and this colorful, elaborate production continues to be a top draw as it tours the country. Today, the musical begins its month-long run at the Milwaukee Theatre with two performances . . . .
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008

The orchestra and the Broadway spectacle

For a lion, Simba sure can carry a tune. But not even this precocious feline, star of the hit musical The Lion King, could play 15 different types of flute. That’s where Darlene Drew comes in, as part of the pit orchestra for The Lion King. In fact, Drew will not only demonstrate her prowess on 15 different flutes, she’ll . . .

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