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Naturalization Ceramony

Naturalization Ceremony at MATC

January 30, 2020

From the naturalization ceremony held Oct. 10 in Cooley Auditorium: Becoming an American is a process unlike any other. With tears rolling down these individuals’ and their families’ faces, the room...

Pale Waves moves crowd with powerful performance

by Victoria Alexander, Times Staff Reporter March 19, 2019

On Nov. 23 I was delighted to attend the Pale Waves concert at the Rave/Eagles Club. Finishing up the tour for their new album, “My Mind Makes Noises,” this was their second time in Milwaukee, and...

‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Musical’

by Valerie Evans, Times Staff Photographer March 19, 2019

Captivating for all ages, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Musical” is continuing to play throughout the month of December at the Todd Wehr Theater. A misguided group of children feel left out...

The cast of 'Matilda' takes the Todd Wehr Theater by storm.

First Stage’s ‘Matilda’ brings it!

by Peace Speaks, Times Staff Reporter February 14, 2019

First Stage’s first full-length Broadway musical was a delight for all ages to indulge in. Todd Wehr Theater has opened its doors from January 11 - Febuary 24 for the approximately two hours and 40 minutes...

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Stan Lee’s ‘X-Men’ made it OK – heroic, even – to be different

by Tracy Brown, Tribune News Service January 24, 2019

The distinct instrumental opening theme of “X-Men: The Animated Series” will always remind me of the excitement and wonder I felt whenever I sat down to watch the show as a kid in the ‘90s. The...

Courtney Marie Andrews opens for The War and Treaty at Turner Hall on Nov. 11.

Courtney Marie Andrews tells about people

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Senior Editor January 24, 2019

Courtney Marie Andrews is no stranger to change. Moving from Arizona, where she grew up, to Seattle, she has been touring on the road since she left home at 16 to pursue her singing career. Despite...

Nicki Bluhm's bluesy voice soothes Shank Hall audience on Nov. 9.

Emotions flow through Nicki Bluhm’s concert

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Senior Editor January 24, 2019

With a glass of red wine in her hand, and swaying to the music, Nicki Bluhm impressed the crowd at Shank Hall with her great vocal range on Nov. 9. Bluhm, who left the group the Gramblers, is debuting...

Raye Zaragoza as the opening is opening eyes

Raye Zaragoza as the opening is opening eyes

by Peace Speaks, Times Staff Reporter December 19, 2018

On Dec. 1 the National Historic landmark, Turner Hall Ballroom, made way for the award-winning singer-songwriter and performer Raye Zaragoza. On the tail end of a summer-long tour opening for the band...

‘In the Heights’ draws audience into performance

by Victoria Alexander, Times Staff Reporter December 13, 2018

The musical “In the Heights” is based on the book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also wrote the popular musical, “Hamilton.” This production of the...

Molly Sides, lead singer of Thunderpussy, belts out one of their songs at the Rave on Oct. 19.

Thunderpussy puts on incredible show

by Gregory Zeller, Times Staff Reporter December 13, 2018

Seattle-based band Thunderpussy rocked Milwaukee at the Rave on Oct. 19. The crowd was young, energetic and enthusiastic. I’ve never witnessed a crowd that was so alive and in tune with a band’s music...

Carlie Hanson performing one of her songs for a packed show at the Rave on Oct. 20.

Carlie Hanson lights up the stage

by Maribel Guarin, Times Staff Reporter December 13, 2018

Pop singer Carlie Hanson graced the Eagles Ballroom with her catchy music and a memorable stage presence to match on Oct. 20. The La Crosse native, who with Kim Petras served as an opener for Troye Sivan,...

Michael Myers and Laurie Strode still going after 40 years

by Mara Cook, Times Editor-in-Chief December 13, 2018

The brand is what’s going to draw the audience to this slasher film. Even if you scare easily I think this film would be right up your alley, because it’s not scary in the traditional sense. Michael...

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