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Friday, Nov. 12, 2010

Tonight @ The Pabst Theater, 8 p.m.

NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” hasn’t been a gigantic hit even by that network’s standards—it has flirted with cancellation a couple of times—but it has succeeded in boosting otherwise little-known comedians like Ralphie May, Iliza Shlesinger...
Monday, June 21, 2010

June 18, 2010

I’m almost willing to bet my weight in Pabst Blue Ribbon that anyone who spends an hour watching Aziz Ansari will walk away talking just like him. Start by proposing an everyday fact about life or a weird situation, drop down low into a sort of gangster dialect and finish it off by talking really fast in a high...
Thursday, May 27, 2010

Peter Buffett’s Good Life

Sustainability has become a crucial theme ecologically and economically. But without sustainable values, little good can be accomplished as a society or as individuals. Peter Buffett joins the values discussion with Life is What You Make It (Harmony Book). Despite its chicken soup for the soul title, Buffett has some valuable ideas to impart from his own experience...
Monday, Feb. 22, 2010

Comedy Review

Not since 1992 has Milwaukee had the pleasure of hosting comedian Patton Oswalt. His recent performance at the Pabst Theater on February 20 was far from his visit to Sir Laughs-A-Lot, a “comedy club” under the stairs of a hotel. Never heard of Patton Oswalt? Not for long...
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Diverse works come to Pabst Theater, Turner Hall Ballroom

When young composer Aaron Copland (1900-90) witnessed how dancer/choreographer Martha Graham turned his Piano Variations into the “very striking” ballet Dithyramb, he decided to see if they could next work collaboratively on an original stage work. Though she readily agreed, the project wouldn’t materialize for more than...
Monday, March 8, 2010

March 6, 2010

Judging by the response from the crowded Pabst Theater this weekend, it had been too long since The Chieftains have visited Milwaukee. But the quintessential Irish band, which has been touring for some 48 years according to founding member Paddy Maloney, made up for its absence Saturday with a joyous reel of a program...
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010

Feb. 16, 2010

You’ve got to admire the aura The Residents have created for themselves. Through tight-lipped secrecy and obfuscating layers of mythology and misinformation surrounding the band’s roots and personnel, The Residents occupy a position ...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010

Feb. 17, 2010

Annie Clark must have a thing for Milwaukee. The St. Vincent starlet has stopped here three times since June. "You are the shining gem of the Midwest," Clark told the city—charm is a quality that comes easy to her. Her latest gig We...
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010
In just the past several years, a support system coalesced around Milwaukee’s music scene, with venues, radio stations, promoters and cheerleaders offering new opportunities and a bigger spotlight for local musicians. Newly nurtured, the music scene flourished in 2009, closing the year stronger than it had been all decade. As a result, 2009 was marked with success stories...
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Oct. 1, MPTV Community Cinema: The 1930s’ Civilian Conservation Corps @ Discovery World, 6 p.m. The Civilian Conservation Corps, one of the boldest and most effective of all the New Deal programs, put men to work...

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