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‘Finding Neverland’ is fun for all ages

‘Finding Neverland’ is fun for all ages

by Hannah Stoffield, Times Scene Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Scene

Based on the 2004 film and the book “The Man Who Was Peter Pan” by Allan Knee, “Finding Neverland” the musical had audiences flying out of their seats on Feb. 23 at the Uihlein Hall. The classic tales of Peter Pan and the creation of his story weave throughout lively performances by the cast, crea...

Rostam, Joy Again, captivate audience at Turner Hall

Rostam, Joy Again, captivate audience at Turner Hall

by Lauren Adlam and Lucia Balistreri, Times Photography Editor and Photography Assistant Editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under Music, Scene

A few talented artists hit the stage at Turner Hall Feb. 12. The opening act was a pop band called Joy Again based out of Philadelphia. These boys rocked the stage and  got the crowd pumped up for the opening act, Rostam. Rostam Batmanglij is formally known as the lead singer for Vampire Weekend, but as of r...

A movie worth seeing-twice, ‘Black Panther’ does not disapoint

A movie worth seeing-twice, ‘Black Panther’ does not disapoint

by Rocio Padilla, Times Staff Reporter

March 27, 2018


Filed under Movies, Scene

If you’re looking for a superhero movie that doesn’t disappoint (I’m still getting over “Fantastic Four” – both the original and the remake) look no further – Marvel’s got you covered! Director Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther” was in theaters starting Feb. 16, and manages to blast out ...

TV ratings for the Winter Olympic Games are down but ahead of NBC’s projections

by Stephen Battaglio, Tribune News Service

March 16, 2018


Filed under Scene, Sports

Television’s age of lowered ratings expectations has come to the Winter Olympics. Through the first five nights of NBC’s Winter Olympics coverage in Pyeongchang, South Korea, prime-time coverage is being watched by an average of 23.8 million viewers, according to Nielsen data, down 6 percent f...

Jones preaches the pros and cons of living in Milwaukee

by Hannah Stoffield, Times Scene Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under Scene

Sebastian Jones, a young poet from Milwaukee, makes his debut into the writing world with his poetry book entitled “1987,” the year that he was born. He writes about the ups and downs about living in Milwaukee. His poetry is beautifully written and heartbreaking. Jones has been writing since he ...

Bonnie Raitt’s ‘reincarnate’ Rachael Yamagata travels the U.S.

Bonnie Raitt’s ‘reincarnate’ Rachael Yamagata travels the U.S.

by Hannah Stofield, Times Scene Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Music, Scene

A concert to remember It’s about 7:50 p.m. and people are gathered in the intimate Back Room at Colectivo in Milwaukee Feb. 5. We’re waiting anxiously for the concert to start. Then we see Hemming walk across the stage, her guitar slung over her shoulder. She slowly finger picks a few notes a...

Ekko reverberates throughout Milwaukee

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Contributor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Music, Scene

Mikky Ekko’s voiced echoed throughout the Riverside Theater Jan. 26. The audience sang along as Ekko ended his set with the song “Stay” by Rihanna featuring Ekko that made him known. His song with Rihanna charted him in multiple countries worldwide. Before he began his last song of the night, E...

‘Maze Runner: Death Cure’ review: Franchise’s thrilling, but violent finale

‘Maze Runner: Death Cure’ review: Franchise’s thrilling, but violent finale

by Rafer Guzmán, Tribune News Service

February 20, 2018


Filed under Movies, Scene

Thomas, we hardly knew ye. We certainly had fun with Thomas, the teenager who escaped from a giant labyrinth in 2014’s “The Maze Runner” and then, in the 2015 sequel, launched a revolt against the tyrants who put him there. Played by a serviceable Dylan O’Brien, Thomas reaches the end of his j...

Check out our top 12 can’t-miss holiday movies

by Kaitlyn Dros, Times Staff Reporter

January 9, 2018


Filed under Movies, Scene

The holidays are once again among us. Many celebrations are ahead, so take some time off, relax and unwind watching some of our top holiday movies.           12. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (1996 and 2002) Two adaptations of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” to make your heart grow th...

Kamasi Washington – A true musical journey

Kamasi Washington – A true musical journey

by Mara Cook, Online Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Music, Scene

Kamasi Washington, who I was not familiar with, is a jazz musician that I had the privilege of seeing perform in concert at Turner Hall on Nov. 7. This venue fit the mood of the evening. Although it looked large, when the people started to fill the hall and the concert got underway, it was transforme...

Billy Strings the crowd along

Billy Strings the crowd along

by Lucia Balistrer, Times Staff Photographer

November 17, 2017


Filed under Music, Scene

Michigan-bred bluegrass genius Billy Strings continues to turn heads with his  superb finesse of his guitar. Strings, (aka William Apostol) eats, sleeps and breathes bluegrass music and is just 24 years of age. His love and knowledge for bluegrass music showed in his performance on Oct. 12 at the Back Room at Colectivo ...

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...

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