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Back to the Future Day: What the franchise sneakily got right

Back to the Future Day: What the franchise sneakily got right

by Steven Zeitchik, Tribune News Service
November 4, 2015
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Many seismic events have shaken the world in the past 30 years–the fall of Communism, the rise of Clintons and Bushes, the invention of the iPhone, the realization that suspenders are a bad look for anyone under the age of 70. One constant, however, has been “Back to the Future.” The 1985 Robe...

Wilde Belle tolls for Turner Hall

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Downtown Milwaukee Campus Editor
November 4, 2015
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On Oct. 12, Milwaukee’s own, Canopies, with their synthesizing, electric, busy bustle opened up for the wild, wild sounds of the Wild Belle at Turner Hall. Wild Belle is known for their Afro-beat, reggae, and jazzy-saxy tantalizing tunes like: “It’s Too Late,” “Happy Home” and “Another Girl....

Colin Hanks draws on his own experiences for ‘Life in Pieces’

Colin Hanks draws on his own experiences for ‘Life in Pieces’

by Rick Bentley, Tribune News Service
November 4, 2015
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Colin Hanks has become a busier actor than his Oscar-winning father, Tom. Since the start of 2014, he’s been on the TV shows “Fargo,” “Bad Teacher,” “Mom,” “What Lives Inside,” “Talking Tom and Friends” and “Drunk History.” Toss in the film “Vacation,” and that’s lots of time on t...

The Lone Bellow energizes Turner Hall

by Kirsten Schmitt, Editor-in-Chief
November 4, 2015
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The Lone Bellow musical group performed at Turner Hall on Oct. 19 and played a bluesy, folksy, country kind of music. The band had a great energy that the audience fed off of. The lead singer, Zach Williams, was very involved with the audience, even directing them like they were part of a symphony o...

The Growlers grace Turner Hall

The Growlers grace Turner Hall

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Downtown Milwaukee Campus Editor
October 14, 2015
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The drums and electric dreamy hypnotics of “Babe Rainbow” and funky-sexy, kick dancing of “Disco,” DJ Johnny Basil put a fragrance on the crowd with grooviness as openers for The Growlers, who played Turner Hall Sept. 29. The forever-hit wonders easily drew a diversely attired crowd, ages 16-AARP,...

Last Comic Standing ovation in Milwaukee

by Charita Ford, Times Staff Reporter
October 14, 2015
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Chuckles, shrieks, and howls abounded as Milwaukeeans took in the comedic material from the popular NBC show, “Last Comic Standing.” The cream of the crop of season 9 for “Last Comic Standing” showed up and showed out and induced side-splitting laughter on Friday, Oct. 3 at the Pabst Theat...

Science lessons from NASA helped lend authenticity to ‘The Martian’

Science lessons from NASA helped lend authenticity to ‘The Martian’

by Steven Zeitchik, Tribune News Service
October 14, 2015
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When Ridley Scott was making “The Martian,” the new science-heavy film that has Matt Damon stranded on Mars, he did what few film directors ever get the chance to do: He called NASA. At the other end of the line, after a few relays, was James L. Green, the director of the space agency’s suitabl...

Taraji P. Henson as Cookie returns to claim her ‘Empire’

Taraji P. Henson as Cookie  returns to claim her ‘Empire’

by Robert Lloyd, Tribune News Service
September 30, 2015
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“Empire,” last year’s chart-topping, paradigm-shifting, prime-time, hip-hop soap opera success, returned for its second season Wednesday on Fox. If it earned only one major Emmy nomination the one it most deserved, for Taraji P. Henson’s portrayal of Cookie Lyon, the formerly incarcerated wife o...

Local rap group features MATC students

Local rap group features MATC students

by Edgar Davis, Times Staff Reporter
May 11, 2015
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Palm Tree Mentality is a rap group made of members from Wisconsin, Nevada and California. One of the members, Isidore Manuel, is an IT Network Specialist student at MATC. He is anxious to lead the group to stardom through networking and vision. A recent addition to the group is Jaquan Jackson, who is...

‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ is a winner

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Downtown Campus Editor
May 11, 2015
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The Milwaukee Repertory Theater hosts “Peter and the Starcatcher,” directed by Blake Robison for its Quadracci Powerhouse season. This play runs April 21 - May 24. Written by Rick Elice, it was derived from the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. This play is a five-time Tony Award...

The Bots are brothers by day, bandmates by night

The Bots are brothers by day, bandmates by night

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Photo Editor
April 21, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Audio, Events, Music, Scene

The Bots made their debut at the Rave on March 28 as part of a tour with the Preatures and Blood Band. Mikaiah Lei and Anaiah Lei are brothers by day and bandmates by night. They hail from Los Angeles and perform indie rock/garage punk music. Mikaiah is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and bassist, and...

Author, poet Baca shares stories old and new

Author, poet Baca shares stories old and new

by Crystal Montgomery, Times Staff Reporter
March 24, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Scene, Top Stories

Jimmy Santiago Baca is a poet that went through a lot and puts his experiences into his books. Some of his books that got him noticed are “A Place to Stand” and “Singing at the Gates.” He won the International Prize for the book “A Place to Stand” and said that he wasn’t expecting it. He...

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