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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:16:04 CDT


Living life musically: A conversation with the MSO's Megumi Kanda

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:56:00 CDT

You've likely seen trombone player Megumi Kanda on stage during MSO concerts, but you may not know just how remarkable her place is there, earning the distinction of being the only female principal trombone player in a major orchestra in the country.

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6 Qs for They Might Be Giants (TMBG)

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:06:00 CDT

They Might Be Giants are coming to The Pabst Theater on Friday, Match 16. Unlike their 1992 performance at the Modjeska, stage collapse will not be part of the show.

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Arte Para Todos announces its 2018 lineup

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 19:46:00 CDT

The summer festival season is almost upon us - and it will start as soon as next month with the fourth annual Arte Para Todos local music fest, returning to Milwaukee stages on Thursday, April 26 through Sunday, April 29.

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Alice Cooper returns to Milwaukee to headline Wisconsin State Fair on Aug. 3

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:26:00 CDT

Shock rock icon and famed "Mill-e-wah-que" spokesman Alice Cooper will return to Cream City this summer to headline the Wisconsin State Fair on Friday, Aug. 3.

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Josh Groban will perform at the new Bucks arena on Nov. 3

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:16:00 CDT

This morning, the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center (WESC) announced its latest big-name concert headed to the new Downtown venue: operatic singing extraordinaire Josh Groban, who will take the stage - along with very special guest Idina Menzel - on Nov. 3.

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Milwaukee Irish Fest announces its 2018 musical lineup

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 13:26:00 CDT

The hopefully final snowfall has melted away (*knocks on wood*), which means we can finally start looking ahead to summer festival season - including Milwaukee Irish Fest, which today announced its lineup of musical entertainment.

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State Fair adds Huey Lewis and The News, TLC to headliner lineup

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 10:59:00 CDT

This morning the Wisconsin State Fair added two new headliners to its Main Stage lineup, with Huey Lewis and The News bringing the power of love on Saturday, Aug. 4, and TLC bringing the party - no scrubs invited! - on Friday, Aug. 10.

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Here's the lineup for Gathering on the Green 2018

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 08:00:00 CDT

In case you need reassurance that it won't be slushy and cold forever, Gathering on the Green announced this morning its lineup for this summer's two-day musical extravaganza, hosted at Rotary Park, 4000 W. Highland Rd., in Mequon on July 13-14.

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"Celtgrass" strummers We Banjo 3 feel the love in Milwaukee

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 19:26:00 CDT

Milwaukee may be a long way from We Banjo 3's native Galway - only a casual 3,510 miles - but, for the popular Irish band of brothers, it feels like home.

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Violin star Andre Rieu will waltz onto the UWM Panther Arena stage on Sept. 15

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 12:56:00 CDT

Classical music star, Johann Strauss Orchestra founder and "King of the Waltz" Andre Rieu will bring his orchestra's modern spectacle to Milwaukee, starting his upcoming arena concert tour at the UWM Panther Arena on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m.

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Summerfest taps Arcade Fire as its closing night headliner

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 05:01:00 CDT

Summerfest kept the car running after yesterday's J. Cole announcement, revealing this morning that Arcade Fire (along with a special guest to be announced) will serve as the Big Gig's closing night headliner on Sunday, July 8.

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Metallica returns to Milwaukee for Oct. 16 show at the new Bucks arena

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 08:11:00 CDT

This morning, the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Complex (WESC) named yet another huge get for its inaugural year: Metallica, bringing its "WorldWired Tour" to the new venue on Oct. 16.

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J. Cole to headline Summerfest on July 3

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 05:01:00 CDT

Summerfest added yet another act to its American Family Insurance Amphitheater lineup this morning: hip-hop artist J. Cole, who will hit the main stage on Tuesday, July 3.

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State Fair adds Reba McEntire and The Happy Together Tour

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:25:00 CDT

Wisconsin State Fair today announced two Main Stage headliners for this year's festival, which runs Thursday, Aug. 2-Sunday, Aug. 12: Reba McEntire and the Happy Together Tour with The Turtles.

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Bernard Fowler talks singing with the Stones and paying tribute to Bowie

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:16:00 CDT

Bernard Fowler will appear in Milwaukee as part of the "Celebrating David Bowie" tour at The Pabst Theater. Before then, however, he took time to speak with OnMilwaukee about his extraordinary career and his lifelong love for music.

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Country star Blake Shelton will headline Summerfest on July 6

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:01:00 CDT

This morning, Summerfest added country star, famed "The Voice" judge and People's reigning Sexiest Man Alive Blake Shelton to its upcoming headliner lineup, hitting the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on Friday, July 6.

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Mike Garson talks "Celebrating David Bowie" and remembering the Thin White Duke

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:06:00 CDT

When David Bowie hired pianist Mike Garson in 1972, the contract was for eight weeks of work. Their collaboration would last well beyond those initial days - and continues into The Pabst Theater's upcoming "Celebrating David Bowie" concert.

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Steve Aoki talks Milwaukee's underrated EDM scene, "DJ boot camp" and more

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:06:00 CDT

After his high-energy, cake-splattering performance at Summerfest last June, EDM icon Steve Aoki quickly took to social media to make an important announcement: He f*cking loves Milwaukee. Less than a year later, the honeymoon is far from over.

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The two nights in 1968 that Milwaukee experienced Jimi Hendrix at The Scene

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:01:00 CDT

Among Milwaukee music fans there are some legendary concerts. The four sets performed by the Jimi Hendrix Experience over two nights at The Scene, 624 N. 2nd St., Feb. 28-29, 1968, are definitely in the top five of most any such list.

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Imagine Dragons will kick off Summerfest 2018

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:10:00 CDT

Summerfest has announced that Imagine Dragons will headline the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on the opening day of the festival, Wednesday, June 27.

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Come together at V100.7's seventh annual Family Affair Expo

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:02:00 CDT

Gather the entire family together for V100.7 FM's upcoming free seventh annual Family Affair Expo, hosted at a new location this year - the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St. - on Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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Flash Nites photo duo's eerily lit images adorn upcoming Field Report disc

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:40:00 CDT

When you see the new Field Report record, "Summertime Songs," you'll be looking at even more Milwaukee art than you might have thought.That's because the striking photography is the work of Milwaukee photographers The Flash Nites, aka wife and husband Katie and Chris Robleski.

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Summerfest taps Eppstein Uhen Architects to design new amphitheater

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:36:00 CDT

Using a competitive selection process, Summerfest has chosen Milwaukee's Eppstein Uhen Architects as the lead architectural firm to design a new American Family Insurance Amphitheater, expected to be completed by Summerfest 2020.

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Pop star Shawn Mendes to headline Summerfest on July 5

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:31:00 CDT

One big name missing from last week's flurry of concert announcements: the Big Gig. Well, no news no more: This morning, Summerfest announced that pop star Shawn Mendes will headline the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on Thursday, July 5.

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MSO's "My Fair Lady" is a loverly evening with a classic story

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 17:01:00 CDT

Under the masterful direction of conductor Yaniv Dinur, the lush score and the exceptional vocals of "My Fair Lady" become even more apparent in this concert setting, almost as if you're hearing the gorgeous melodies for the first time.

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Key change: Dandy Warhols' Zia McCabe pivots from rock to real estate

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 12:56:00 CDT

For this first column in an open-ended series, I spoke with Zia McCabe, the keyboard player of the Dandy Warhols, a Portland-based band with 10 studio albums over its 23-year career. McCabe, a community activist, DJ and mom, recently added another title to her resume: full-time realtor.

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Summerfest packs Labor Day weekend with Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker and BBQ

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 09:36:00 CDT

This morning, Summerfest announced that the country duo of Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker will come to the American Family Insurance Amphitheater for Labor Day weekend on Saturday, Sept. 1, as a part of their "Summer Plays On Tour."

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The Avett Brothers return to the Riverside for two shows on Aug. 11-12

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 09:01:00 CDT

OK, fine, one last concert announcement this week: This morning, Pabst Theater Group announced that folk rockers The Avett Brothers will return to Milwaukee for two shows at the Riverside Theater on Aug. 11-12.

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Bill Murray brings a night of music and literature to the Riverside on April 17

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 05:01:00 CDT

Here's something expected: yet another big concert announcement this week. Here's the unexpected part: The latest major show is beloved screen actor Bill Murray teaming up with cellist Jan Vogler for a night of live music and literature on Tuesday, April 17.

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Rapper Big Sean to perform at the BMO Harris Pavilion on May 29

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 11:49:00 CDT

There's been no shortage of big concert announcements this week - and here's another: Rapper Big Sean will bounce back to Milwaukee on Tuesday, May 29 - less than a year after co-headlining Summerfest with Migos and Future last July.

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Ed Sheeran will play at Miller Park in October

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 09:03:00 CDT

On a day top-loaded with major concert announcements, the Milwaukee Brewers have now announced that Ed Sheeran will perform at Miller Park on Tuesday, Oct. 23 as part of the British singer/songwriter's first North American stadium tour.

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Rick Astley to rickroll Milwaukee live at The Pabst Theater on April 26

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 09:00:00 CDT

He'll never give you up, let you down, run around, desert you, make you cry, say goodbye or tell a lie and hurt you. But one thing '80s pop star and famous internet prank Rick Astley will do is come to Milwaukee to perform at The Pabst Theater on Thursday, April 26.

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Eagles return to Milwaukee for first time since death of Glenn Frey

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 08:32:00 CDT

For the first time since the passing of founding member and front man Glenn Frey in 2016, legendary country-rockers The Eagles return to Milwaukee on Thursday, Oct. 18 to perform at the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center (WESC).

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Trip Lee comes to Milwaukee Saturday night

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 17:01:00 CDT

Rapper, singer, poet, author and teaching pastor, Trip Lee, takes the stage at Epikos Church, 6229 W. Greenfield Ave., in West Allis on Saturday, Feb. 10. He's the header for Epikos' "Big Winter Weekend."

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Justin Timberlake will perform at new Bucks arena on Sept. 21

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 09:46:00 CDT

One day after he performed for the entire country as the Super Bowl LII Halftime Show, the Bucks announced that global superstar Justin Timberlake is coming to Milwaukee on Sept. 21 for a concert at the new Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center.

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7 questions for Sam Llanas about his new "Goya sessions" project

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 09:02:00 CDT

For his new record, "Return of the Goya - Part 1," Sam Llanas both drew inspiration from the return of a beloved type of guitar and finally committed to tape some songs he's long had in his back pocket. We talked to him about making the record, which will get a follow-up later this year.

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George Clinton still brings the funk

Sat, 3 Feb 2018 10:05:00 CDT

On Friday night, OnMilwaukee publisher Andy Tarnoff brought his 9-year-old daughter Mara to see George Clinton at The Pabst Theater for her first real concert, and thus, her first concert review for OnMilwaukee. Here's Mara's take on the '70s funk icon. (Her dad thinks the review is pretty spot-on.)

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Dig dark lyrics and inspiring messages? Justin Furstenfeld is the guy

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:04:00 CDT

On Thursday, Justin Furstenfeld from Blue October brings his one-man show, "An Open Book," to Turner Hall. The show features storytelling, acoustic performance and is billed as "a transparent look at his life, his mistakes and his victories."

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Fifth annual Gospel Jubilee testifies for a great cause

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 09:26:00 CDT

For the fifth straight year, the Milwaukee Gospel Jubilee will bring together local gospel performers to benefit Progressive Community Health Centers, which provide medical, dental and integrated behavioral health services to underserved and uninsured individuals.

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Jason Isbell strums a spectacular storytelling showcase for the Riverside

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 01:31:00 CDT

What is there to say about Jason Isbell's performance at the Riverside Theater Wednesday night that can truly do it justice? To say Lora Kaelber was blown away is like describing a tsunami as "just a really big wave."

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Elton John will play at new Bucks arena on his farewell tour next year

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 13:56:00 CDT

The Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center continues to book high-profile acts ahead of its fall 2018 opening, and on Wednesday announced its biggest name yet: Elton John will play at the new Bucks arena on Feb. 19, 2019, as part of his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour.

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Foo Fighters added to concert lineup at new Bucks arena in October

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:23:00 CDT

Foo Fighters' North American Concrete and Gold Tour has just added seven dates to a tour that already boasts more than a dozen sell-outs, and one of those shows is Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the new Bucks arena, currently being called the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports center.

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Summerfest sets Journey and Def Leppard as Fourth of July headliners

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:06:00 CDT

You'll get an '80s flashback with your Independence Day fireworks this summer, as Def Leppard and Journey today confirmed a joint tour - complete with a stop at Summerfest as the festival's Fourth of July American Family Insurance Amphitheater headliners.

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Cream City covers Cream City: Local Coverage mashes up Milwaukee music

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:36:00 CDT

On Friday night at Turner Hall Ballroom, eight Milwaukee bands will pay tribute to a subject near and dear to their hearts - fellow Milwaukee bands - at the fourth annual Local Coverage concert concoction.

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Jack White will return to The Rave on April 20

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:56:00 CDT

Jack White, one of the most famous names in modern rock, announced today that he will return to The Rave for a concert on Friday, April 20. White's last Milwaukee visit took place in the same venue almost four years ago.

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Dave Matthews Band booked to headline Summerfest on July 1

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:05:00 CDT

Though it hasn't yet been announced by Summerfest, Dave Matthews Band - which is set to release its first studio album since 2012's "Away From the World" this summer - is slated to play the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on Sunday, July 1.

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You have to see this replica of the Beatles' Cavern Club

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:15:00 CDT

In an unassuming low-slung office building adjacent to a strip mall in suburban Hartland, Wisconsin, local technology entrepreneur and veterans' rights activist Dave Meister has built his own replica of Liverpool's Cavern Club, the Beatles' early hometown incubator.

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Bon Jovi tapped to help close out the Bradley Center's run as a concert venue

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:15:00 CDT

While concert announcements for the new Bucks arena have been trickling out already, don't turn out the lights at the BMO Harris Bradley Center quite yet. The soon-to-be-no-more arena announced today that pop hard rockers Bon Jovi will perform there on Sunday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.

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Chasin the Trane to Milwaukee: When John Coltrane did and didn't play here

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:02:00 CDT

The late tenor saxophonist John Coltrane is one of the enduring figures in jazz. His groundbreaking work continues to resonate, enrapture and inspire musicians and fans. Did the Trane ever stop in Milwaukee? Yes, but maybe not on the occasion that many people think.

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Summerfest adds Florida Georgia Line as third headliner act

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 05:30:00 CDT

The hit-making country duo of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard will take the American Family Insurance Amphitheater stage on June 30.

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