Traveling the Lake Michigan beer trail

There was a time in the early 20th century when just about every little Wisconsin town could be co...

Meryl Streep rocks harder than ever in ‘Ricki and the Flash’

She’s become a Hollywood legend for playing great women, mastering accents and generally making her ...

Matt Kemple’s 10 reasons to see the 10th annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival

Ten years ago, no one would have thought of Milwaukee as a comedy hub. One of the reasons that’s slo...

Progressive Madison reigns atop ‘best-of’ lists

For nearly 70 years, Madison has been regarded as one of the nation’s best places to live — for a va...

Tory Folliard showcases a strong roster Salon-style

To be completely enveloped in art, simply visit the Tory Folliard Gallery. The Salon Show is a power...

Tigernite, Mötley Crüe, Charli XCX and Bleachers, Diana Krall " >

The Sets List:
Tigernite, Mötley Crüe, Charli XCX and Bleachers, Diana Krall

Tigernite Album Release Spectacular  9 p.m. Aug. 1 at Cactus Club, Milwaukee. $8. cactusclub.dostuf...

Off the Wall dares to stage a chaotic, less saccharine ‘Spring Awakening’

Spring Awakening has always been a challenging play to me. Its music is undeniably beautiful, but ju...

Singer/songwriter Paul Anka still does it ‘his way’

Every career has its watershed moments, times when the nature, direction and fortunes of a life chan...

'Pro-life' woman will stand trial for threatening to kill doctor

A Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial over a letter she sent to a Wichita doctor saying someon...

Shopping local boutiques" >

Think outside of the big-box
Shopping local boutiques

While the days are still warm and sunny, take the opportunity to flip your wardrobe. Boutiques all a...

Edwin Booth play cycle seeks to redeem the name of America’s greatest actor

Edwin Booth is arguably the most acclaimed, most beloved and most talented American actor to ever st...

Classic farce ‘Boeing Boeing’ kicks off MCT’s season

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre takes a look back at the “swinging ‘60s” through the lens of classic Frenc...

  • Traveling the Lake Michigan beer trail

    Thursday, 30 July 2015 10:53
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  • Meryl Streep rocks harder than ever in ‘Ricki and the Flash’

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  • Matt Kemple’s 10 reasons to see the 10th annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival

    Thursday, 30 July 2015 09:42
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  • Progressive Madison reigns atop ‘best-of’ lists

    Thursday, 30 July 2015 09:20
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  • Tory Folliard showcases a strong roster Salon-style

    Thursday, 30 July 2015 08:49
    Published In: Art
  • Tigernite, Mötley Crüe, Charli XCX and Bleachers, Diana Krall " >

    The Sets List:
    Tigernite, Mötley Crüe, Charli XCX and Bleachers, Diana Krall

    Thursday, 30 July 2015 08:09
    Published In: Music
  • Off the Wall dares to stage a chaotic, less saccharine ‘Spring Awakening’

    Thursday, 30 July 2015 06:27
    Published In: On Stage
  • Singer/songwriter Paul Anka still does it ‘his way’

    Thursday, 30 July 2015 05:15
    Published In: Music
  • 'Pro-life' woman will stand trial for threatening to kill doctor

    Thursday, 30 July 2015 05:02
    Published In: National
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    Think outside of the big-box
    Shopping local boutiques

    Thursday, 30 July 2015 04:00
    Published In: Lifestyle
  • Edwin Booth play cycle seeks to redeem the name of America’s greatest actor

    Thursday, 30 July 2015 01:37
    Published In: On Stage
  • Classic farce ‘Boeing Boeing’ kicks off MCT’s season

    Wednesday, 29 July 2015 23:32
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Federal court looks at N.C. voting law

Demonstrators march through the streets of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on July 13, after the beginning of a federal voting rights trial challenging a 2013 state law.
—PHOTO: AP/Chuck Burton

“This is our Selma,” the president of the North Carolina NAACP said, rallying activists and denouncing Republican efforts to suppress the vote 50 years after the brutal, bloody marches for voting rights in the South.

New music
Jill Scott, the Bird and the Bee, Titus Andronicus, Benjamin Clementine

The talented R&B vocalist Jill Scott has taken a long, roundabout path to her fifth studio album, Woman. But it is worth the wait. Never content with the grooves of conventional R&B, she smooths things out on “Fool’s Gold,” digs deep into gospel wailing on “You Don’t Know,” and explores Prince-influenced territory on the slinky “Beautiful Love.” “Closure” gets irrepressibly funky, a kiss off to a former love. If there is a thread that holds the entire album together, it is the exploration of love and sex in all its forms. Jill Scott is wise and experienced, and her voice is a treasure.

Singer/songwriter Paul Anka still does it ‘his way’

Paul Anka, songwriter for artists including Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones and Michael Jackson, will perform at Potawatomi’s Northern Lights Theater.
—PHOTO: Annie Leibovitz

Every career has its watershed moments, times when the nature, direction and fortunes of a life change forever. Singer/songwriter Paul Anka says one of his was a 1968 meeting with Frank Sinatra. 

Classic farce ‘Boeing Boeing’ kicks off MCT’s season

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre takes a look back at the “swinging ‘60s” through the lens of classic French farce with Boeing Boeing, the opening production of its 2015–16 season.

Edwin Booth play cycle seeks to redeem the name of America’s greatest actor

Edwin Booth is considered by many the greatest American actor of the 19th century, but his brother’s assassination of President Abraham Lincoln would haunt him to his dying day.
—PHOTO: David S. Shields

Edwin Booth is arguably the most acclaimed, most beloved and most talented American actor to ever strut the boards, a tragedian who was a pioneer of naturalistic acting. Yet today that reputation is buried beneath the weight of his brother’s name: John Wilkes Booth.

Federal court upholds ban on sales of puppy mill dogs

A federal court has upheld a measure banning pet stores in Phoenix from selling puppies produced in inhumane, commercial, dog breeding facilities known as puppy mills.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona rejected a pet store’s federal constitutional challenge to the local ordinance.

Out on the town

WMSE Record Ruckus

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 2

Charli XCX and Bleachers

7:30 p.m. Aug. 5 

‘Art to Art: True Stories’

7:30 p.m. Aug. 1 and 2

Hall and Oates

7:30 p.m. July 30

Dave Matthews Band

7 p.m. July 25 and 26 

Wendy Williams

7:30 p.m. July 30

‘Spring Awakening’

July 23 to Aug. 2

Reggie Wilson

2 p.m. July 18

Art Fair on the Square

July 11 and 12

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

8 p.m. July 9 to 19

Jazz in the Park

5 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays June 4 to Sept. 3

Experts create a diet for health and the environment, but Republicans try blocking it

New dietary guidelines are due later this year.

Congressional Republicans beholden to food industry lobbyists are complaining, “Where’s the beef?” in a scientific committee’s proposed revisions to the U.S. dietary guidelines.

Wisconsin justices reward their donors with a ruling that creates a lawless playing field for political campaigns

It came as no surprise when the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided to end a John Doe investigation into the illegal coordination of fundraising activities between Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 re-election campaign and the independent “dark money” groups that support him. After all, the court’s conservative majority had collected $8 million in donations from the political groups being probed.

Lab-raised endangered dragonflies being released in Illinois

Federally endangered dragonflies that have been raised in a laboratory over the past several years are being released at a forest preserve this week in Illinois, where scientists believe they'll be a good match with the small population still there.

Pabst Brewing returning to Milwaukee with new brewery

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Pabst Brewing Co. says it is coming home to open a new brewery and restaurant next year on the site of its original Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee.

Creative with crayons
Adult coloring books become best-sellers

Adult coloring books are giving Harper Lee a run for the money on best-seller lists this summer.

‘Hidden Treasures’ reveal themselves at Villa Terrace

Alphonse Mucha’s lithograph for magazine La Plume embodies Art Nouveau.
— Photo: Kat Minerath

In her description of the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum’s latest show, curator Annemarie Sawkins invokes the highly influential English artist William Morris: “true art (is) the expression of man’s pleasure in his work and therefore the arts, when honest, (can be) simultaneously beautiful and useful.”