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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tonight @ the Potawatomi Bingo Casino - 8 p.m.

One of the last of the great, popular crooners, the cumbersomely stage-named Engelbert Humperdinck charted his way through the 1960s with a number of romantic ballads—hits like “Release Me,” “There Goes My Everything” and “The Last Waltz”—fighting for fame at a time when the radio was increasingly dominated . . .
Wednesday, June 4, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

If last weekend’s RiverSplash! didn’t make it official enough, there can be no doubt that Milwaukee’s summer festival season has finally arrived now that Jazz in the Park has returned. Every Thursday through September in Cathedral Square Park, a different jazz artist will headline this free gig while patrons—
Friday, May 30, 2008

Tonight @ the Potawatomi Bingo Casino - 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Purists may stick to David Letterman, but the masses have voted with their remotes and they prefer Jay Leno, whose straight-forward, common-reference-point comedy can be a welcome change from the low-budget, hit-or-miss absurdism that makes up much of the late-night talk-show landscape. With his tenure . . .
Friday, May 16, 2008

Tonight @ the Potawatomi Bingo Casino - 9 p.m.

After playing together for more than 40 years, ironically, Blue Öyster Cult have reached the point where they do need to fear the reaper. They don’t, however, need to worry about their legacy, which is well cemented. They were one of the bands that lent a literary edge to heavy-metal songwriting—they were also the . . .
Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Tonight @ the Potawatomi Bingo Casino - 8 p.m.

The Rick Springfield train is parking in Milwaukee and staying for quite a while. Through May 10, the ’80s icon will be playing nightly 8 p.m. shows at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino’s Northern Lights Theatre. Thanks to the country’s persistent bout of ’80s nostalgia, Springfield’s career has been pretty busy recently . . .
Thursday, April 17, 2008

UFO

Tonight @ the Potawatomi Bingo Casino - 8:00 PM

The group’s best known member—guitarist Michael Schenker, also of Scorpions—may no longer be on board, but the seminal British hard-rock institution UFO, a band often cited as one of forefathers of heavy metal, has carried on, touring, re-releasing their classic albums, and offering up some respectable new ones . . .
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Potawatomi Bingo Casino

If variety is important in choosing a lunch buffet, then the buffet at Potawatomi Casino is a good bet. What’s surprising is the overall quality of the inexpensive lunch selection, which varies daily and can include hominy and beans and jerk chicken along with the usual carved meat and salad bar.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Tonight @ Potawatomi Bingo Casino - 8:00 PM

Though she could have stopped after recording the timeless “At Last,” R&B legend Etta James hasn’t rested since she recorded the 1961 hit. Tonight James, now 70 years old, rolls into town in support of her latest release, 2006’s All The Way, a collection of covers that includes takes on Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, James . . .
Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Tonight @ Potawatomi Bingo Casino - 8:00 PM

A raucous band of Irish transplants, L.A.’s Young Dubliners take the stage tonight at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino at 8 p.m. in support of their new record With All Due Respect: The Irish Sessions. The album, which finds them reinterpreting the work of other Irish songwriters, is a departure from their usual brand of . . .
Monday, Feb. 25, 2008

Hot Buttered Impresario

Isaac Hayes released his first album in 1967, but when Hot Buttered Soul hit the charts he made his indelible impression on popular music. In 1972, the singer and songwriter, became the first African-American composer to win an Academy Award, for the Shaft soundtrack. He was the creative grist behind Otis Redding and Sam & Dave, including co-authoring “Soul Man.” Hayes, 65, has emerged as an actor, radio celebrity and restaurateur, triple talents he combined in his role as Chef on “South Park.”

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