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Critics and fans propel ‘Blade Runner 2049’ to No. 1, but ticket sales still disappoint

Critics and fans propel ‘Blade Runner 2049’ to No. 1, but ticket sales still disappoint

by Sonaiya Kelley, Tribune News Service

November 3, 2017


Filed under Movies, Scene

“Blade Runner 2049” topped the box office its first weekend, but despite strong reviews and positive audience reaction, sales were estimated at only $31.5 million in the U.S. and Canada, according to the measurement firm ComScore, significantly below analysts’ projections. A sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi cul...

‘They Call Me BIG AL’

‘They Call Me BIG AL’

by Michael Dozier, Times Photo Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Scene, showcase

I recently listened to a CD of a Milwaukee native named Big Al Dorn titled, “They Call Me BIG AL.” This was a very delightful and feel-good CD. Big Al is an alumnus of MATC and found his niche in music, after being inspired by just- blues greats, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, The Three Kings an...

Royal Blood set to play Rave/Eagles Club

Royal Blood set to play Rave/Eagles Club

by Armand Edwards, Times Downtown Milwaukee Campus Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Scene

In our current day and age, music has become something of a topic of debate. Many people state that music now tends to sound too much alike or, that there’s no real soul to the industry. But there are a few who believe that hidden within the fields of clichés and reused soundtracks, there are a...

Music instructor takes advantage of local resources

by Keith Schubert, Times Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2017


Filed under Scene

Since he started teaching at MATC four years ago, World Music and Music Appreciation instructor Harold Kacanek has been taking his classes to Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) rehearsal sessions.  When he started teaching, he noticed that a lot of courses required students to independently see a conc...

In This Moment kicks off tour with sold-out show

In This Moment kicks off tour with sold-out show

by July Carranza, Times Photographer/Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Scene

In This Moment kicked off the first show of their Half God/Half Devil tour in Milwaukee in front of a sold-out crowd at The Rave on April 7. Guests Gemini Syndrome, Avatar and Motionless In White also performed. Seeing In This Moment is a very different experience from other concerts.Their shows a...

Music instructor takes advantage of local resources

by Keith Schubert, Editor-in-chief

May 10, 2017


Filed under Scene

Since he started teaching at MATC four years ago, World Music and Music Appreciation instructor Harold Kacanek has been taking his classes to Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) rehearsal sessions.  When he started teaching, he noticed that a lot of courses required students to independently see a conc...

Memphis May Fire rocks The Rave

by July Carranza, Times Photographer/Writer

April 21, 2017


Filed under Scene

The guys of Memphis May Fire were rocking out with their fans at The Rave along with Blessthefall, The Color Morale, Sylar and Bad Seed Rising the night of March 9. The room was packed and everywhere you turned you’d see a fan representing the guys in a band T-shirt. The most memorable person in the crowd was hands...

Troy Boi brings energy from floor to ceiling

Troy Boi brings energy from floor to ceiling

by July Carranza, Times Photographer/Writer

April 21, 2017


Filed under Scene

Troy Boi is an EDM artist from London who has managed to make a name for himself in the music industry with his unique and diverse style. During his Mantra Tour, Troy Boi partied with Milwaukee fans at Turner Hall the night of March 8. He was joined by special guests Ekali and Manatee Commune. The...

Big Gigantic fills Riverside with energy

Big Gigantic fills Riverside with energy

by July Carranza, Times Photographer

March 15, 2017


Filed under Scene, showcase

Big Gigantic delivered an energetic show the night of Feb. 24 at the Riverside Theater to a packed house. Dominic Lalli, DJ and saxophonist, first made his appearance when he joined their special guests, Brasstracks, on stage and had a sax duel with their Ivan Jackson, who plays sax for Brasstrack...

Turner Hall crowd jumping to Illenium’s show

Turner Hall crowd jumping to Illenium’s show

by July Carranza, Times Photographer

March 15, 2017


Filed under Scene

It was definitely all about the bass the night of Illineum’s show at Turner Hall. Nick Miller, aka Illenium, had everyone jumping and dancing on March 2 with their hands in the air the entire night. You could feel the floor at the venue shake. Not only was his music high energy, the amazing light show...

Tesla connects with fans on Milwaukee stop

Tesla connects with fans on Milwaukee stop

by July Carranza, Times Contributor

March 8, 2017


Filed under Scene

 In the middle of their North American tour, Tesla stopped to rock with their Milwaukee fans at the Pabst Theater on the night of Feb. 8 in front of a nearly sold-out crowd. The audience was a mix of old die-hard fans who have followed Tesla since the “good ol’ days,” and new faces of people who we...

A ‘Disgraced’ dinner with dessert

by Charita Ford, Times Business Manager

February 10, 2017


Filed under Scene

For the 2016/2017 season the Milwaukee Repertory Theater is offering students and community   members some serious food for thought in producing the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Disgraced,” that premiered Jan. 17 and runs through Feb. 12. The show has become the “toast of the town,” all over ...

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