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03.18.2010 | | Posted at 05:13 PM

And sometimes it takes a man tap dancing in drag

By Russ Bickerstaff
  It’s always difficult to tell what’s going to draw an audience into a performance. That complex dynamic between the audience, the performers and the material they are performing can be kind of difficult to bring into focus. The right kind of energy can be difficult to come by. The performance dynamic at the Rep's Stackner Cabaret last night was kind of interesting. The St. Patrick’s Day ...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

William Knowles at the Stackner

By Russ Bickerstaff
Over the years of seeing shows at the Rep’s Stackner Cabaret, I’ve come to appreciate the work of William Knowles. That quiet, charismatic guy at the piano makes it to the stage of the Stackner Cabaret for his seventh time these next two months, appearing pianist/musical director of its latest production—Roz White's Pearl Bailey . . . By Request. The set-up of the band at the Stackner usual...
Monday, Jan. 14, 2008

A world-premiere musical

Most residents of southeast Wisconsin, even music fans, are still surprised to learn that Port Washington and Grafton were home to a significant blues label in the 1920s, Paramount Records. Awareness has been rising: Dutch blues researcher Alex van der Tuuk authored a book on the label, and a . . .
Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008

Tonight @ Stackner Cabaret - 8:00 PM

The latest Milwaukee Rep production tells the story of a once forgotten blues record label in unassuming Grafton, Wis. Grafton City Blues documents the depression-era label Paramount, which released sessions from future legends like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Ma Rainey and even Louis Armstrong.
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008

Tonight @ Stackner Cabaret - 8:00 PM

The latest Milwaukee Rep production tells the story of a once forgotten blues record label in unassuming Grafton, Wis. Grafton City Blues documents the depression-era label Paramount, which released sessions from future legends like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Ma Rainey and even Louis Armstrong. Set in a modern-day Bronzeville attic where relics from the . . .
Friday, Jan. 11, 2008

Tonight @ Stackner Cabaret - 8:00 PM

The latest Milwaukee Rep production tells the story of a once forgotten blues record label in unassuming Grafton, Wis. Grafton City Blues, which debuts in the Stackner Cabaret tonight with an 8 p.m. performance, documents the depression-era label Paramount, which released sessions from future legends like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Ma Rainey . . .
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008

Tonight @ Stackner Cabaret - 8:00 PM

The latest Milwaukee Rep production tells the story of a once forgotten blues record label in unassuming Grafton, Wis. Grafton City Blues, which debuts in the Stackner Cabaret tonight with an 8 p.m. performance, documents the depression-era label Paramount, which released sessions from future legends like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Ma Rainey . . .

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