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Zevin’s new novel has hit shelves and my feels

Zevin’s new novel has hit shelves and my feels

by Jenna Dillon-Lorenz, Times Staff Reporter
November 14, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Scene

Because I ride the bus for two hours every day, I have a lot of time to read. I went to the library looking for my newly found favorite author: Gabriella Zevin. I found a book of hers waiting for me in the recent arrivals section: “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry,” published by Algonquin Books. The...

Students delight the ears of Mayfair shoppers

Students delight the ears of Mayfair shoppers

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Staff Reporter
November 14, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Scene

Shoppers were captivated and calmed by the sweet melodies sung by Music Occupations student Jordin Baas, accompanied by her nimble strumming of her guitar. Baas smiled as she pulled ears closer to her performance.  Her effortless flow combined perfectly with the robust beat kept by fellow student Josh...

OK Go brings unique brand of fun to Turner Hall

OK Go brings unique brand of fun to Turner Hall

by Crystal Montgomery, Times Staff Reporter
November 14, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Events, Music, Scene

OK Go started in Chicago in 1998 as a quartet. They moved to Los Angeles three years later and have since transformed into the wonderful, well-known band they are today. Some of their songs like “Writing on the Wall” and “Turn up the Radio” were inspired by the troubles and issues that helped...

‘The Color Purple’ retells rich story on Rep stage

‘The Color Purple’ retells rich story on Rep stage

by Kourtney Stevens, Times Opinions Editior
October 15, 2014
Filed under Scene

“The Color Purple,” a glorious musical saga featuring an outstanding, multi-talented cast, opened in the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Quadracci Powerhouse on Sept. 26. The audience was eagerly engaged, awaiting each act that told this compelling story through poetic song. The theatrics were nothing...

“Tusk”: an introduction to marine life, love and terror

by Derek Sproveri, Times Staff Reporter
October 15, 2014
Filed under Scene

Beloved cult writer/director Kevin Smith, responsible for “Clerks” and “Dogma”, has been branching out to more serious forms of cinema. His newest release, “Tusk,” is the first entry of a Canadian urban legend horror trilogy. I will say this, film fans: It is important to watch “Tusk”...

‘after all the terrible things I do’ is not what you think it’s about

by Yolanda Blakely, Times Staff Reporter
October 15, 2014
Filed under Scene

“after all the terrible things I do” was a very misleading title for the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s play that I reviewed. I waited in the foyer reading the promotional billboard. Statements like “I cheated on my pregnant wife” and “I stole from my job” lead me to believe I would see...

Star-studded cast best part of ‘This Is Where I Leave You’

by Cary Darling
October 3, 2014
Filed under Scene

There’s one thing nobody can take away from “This Is Where I Leave You”: its stellar cast. Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Adam Driver, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant and the underrated Corey Stoll. If there’s a dramedy to be made about contemporary upper-middle-class Americans...

‘Game of Thrones’ keeps viewers on dagger’s edge

by Jerica Fehr, Times Scene Editor
September 17, 2014
Filed under Scene, Uncategorized

Game of Thrones Airs on HBO TV-MA When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. This tagline for HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones” sums up the entire series. “Game of Thrones” is one word – addicting. For those of you who have become entangled in the complicated series, you...

The force for hunger rocks!!

by Alfonso Brooks, Times Staff Reporter
July 2, 2014
Filed under Scene

We have all heard the saying “Let the force be with you” and on Wednesday, May 7, the force was in the building when the MATC Music Occupations program presented the Rock Hunger 6 concert as a benefit for the Hunger Task Force. The concert was held near the downtown campus at Best Place at the historic...

Morgan Kibby is White Sea

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Photo Editor
July 2, 2014
Filed under Scene

On June 3, White Sea and Strange Babes opened for the alternative rock band, The Naked and Famous, at the Pabst Theater. White Sea is Morgan Kibby, a singer based out of Los Angeles. She started with the band The Romanovs, and worked with M83 before striking out on her own. She is touring and promoting...

Sleeper Agent plays again

Sleeper Agent plays again

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Staff Reporter
May 20, 2014
Filed under Scene

Sleeper Agent hit Milwaukee for the second time. This time they were promoting their sophomore album, “About Last Night.”  The band performed “Waves,” a single off their new album, as well as songs from their first album, “Celabrasion.” Sleeper Agent is a sextet, made up of singer-guitarist...

Tutoring Club presents Comedy Night

Tutoring Club presents Comedy Night

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Staff Reporter
May 20, 2014
Filed under Scene

On April 4, MATC Tutoring Club sponsored a comedy night titled, “A Night of Laughs.” James Rauth, Human Services program, is the president of the Tutoring Club. He offered MATC students a chance of free admission to watch Chicago’s very own Class Clown Robert Kliener. The event took place at Rounding...

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