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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
 On a recent afternoon, two smiling couples emerged from Pop’s Custard (N87 W16459 Appleton Ave.) grasping turtle sundaes and root beer floats as they attempted to shield their faces from the blustering wind, while patrons seated inside the popular Menomonee Falls restaurant dined on
Monday, Aug. 20, 2012

My Heart, My Song (Behind the Cross Music Group)

Milwaukee singer Ocie Jackson's first release caters to soul-gospel sensibilities. Jackson adds her sweet, emotionally effusive soprano to songs of praise and testimony, most of which would sound as at home in smooth jazz and adult R&B contexts...
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012

Arrival (Cellar Live)

This New York-based Milwaukee native has deeply investigated Miles Davis' incendiary Live at the Plugged Nickel. The pianist's music isn't that daring or abstract, but his solos surge to an outer edge while retaining an innate sense of theme and melody...
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Off The Cuff with Jake Kornely

Since moving from Manitowoc to Milwaukee, comedian Jake Kornely wasted little time exploring the city's creative possibilities and establishing his niche within the comedy
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Do pop culture relationships influence us in real life?

 While walking through our latest snowstorm, I was listening to Frenemies, http://veritypodcast.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/verity-episode-34-frenemies/ the Jan. 29 podcast from “Verity!” (“six women talk all things ‘Doctor
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July 16, 2012

The friend who accompanied me to Diana Krall's show Monday night had been enjoying her music for a while, but he had never known her to be a pianist as well as a singer. As Krall pumped and clacked away in the black stiletto heels she s...
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Jack and Jill Jazz (Frozen Sky)

Guitarist Jack Grassel has long been one of Milwaukee's most proficient (and prolific) jazz musicians, and singer Jill Jensen has been his partner in marriage and music since before the present century began. On Jack and Jill Jazz, Grassel's 18th album...
Friday, May 4, 2012

Ride

Sara Erde began by rapping with Neneh Cherry and now pairs her urban contemporary vocals with the Andalusian cry of Alfonso Cid in Caramelo. The NYC group brings a jigger of jazz, a touch of klezmer and a heaping serving of flamenco to hot R&B...
Monday, April 30, 2012

Smashups (Foam@TheMouth Records)

The idea of blending cool jazz with heavy rock, melding “I Can See for Miles” with a touch of Miles Davis, may sound like novelty shtick—and it almost is, except that the Jazz Punks pull it off without a hitch. The proficient Los Angeles band shifts...

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