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Monday, June 4, 2012

June 3, 2012

<p>Imagine the songs of the soundtrack to one of your favorite movies&mdash;not necessarily a musical and from nearly 40 years ago&mdash;are revived on stage by current singers, the biggest star among whom is a boyishly handsome reality...
Monday, May 28, 2012

May 27, 2012

Last night's Stylez 2012 Statements of Hair and Fashion Show was an enormous event of music, fashion and community. It featured some of the most relevant urban fashions, designers and boutiques, including the likes of Bouchard's, Rochelle&#...
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Novelist Alex Gilvarry fashions a winning satire

From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant (Viking Adult) is Alex Gilvarry's fictional indictment of Homeland Security's post-9/11 paranoia. The book's hero, Boyet...
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Oscar-Nominated film comes to Milwaukee

Film, movie, review, Milwaukee, Canada, Oscar, nomination, Monsieur Lazhar...
Friday, May 18, 2012

Sumud (Six Degrees)

“World music” is often a catchphrase for exotic mediocrity. Niyaz is among the great exceptions, a trio in cosmopolitan exile, retaining their Iranian roots but seamlessly fusing the quiet ecstasy of age-old melodies and rhythms with contemporary...
Friday, May 18, 2012

The Devil Ain't Got No Music (Aria B.G. Records)

Some blues musicians learn about music from attending church as children, later bringing gospel into blues music, while others start with blues music and bring that background into their spiritual songs. The older generations of musicians were...
Thursday, May 17, 2012

May 16, 2012

Given that opening bands are usually so eminently skippable, often just some underperforming label-mate of the main act, it's refreshing to come across a show that basically has two headliners. Beyond giving you more bang for your buck, it invit...

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