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Wisconsin native Carlie Hanson is just getting started

Wisconsin native Carlie Hanson is just getting started

by Maribel Guarin, Times Staff Reporter

October 15, 2018


Filed under Area, Arts & Entertainment, Events, Features, In the Community, Music, Scene

It wasn’t too long ago when pop singer Carlie Hanson was living in Wisconsin and working at McDonald’s. Now, the 18-year-old is touring across the country with some of the biggest names in music today—something she has yet to get used to. “Just recently, it hit me,” she said when asked about the mo...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show arrives at First Stage Theater

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show arrives at First Stage Theater

by Times Contributor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Events, Features, In the Community, Scene, showcase

Four timeless stories and 75 magical puppets bring Eric Carle's iconic creatures to life.  This colorful stage production faithfully adapts four of Carle's beloved stories, "The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse," "Mister Seahorse," "The Very Lonely Firefly," and of course, the star of the show- "The...

Thunderpussy

Thunderpussy

by Gregory Zeller, Times Contributor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Events, In the Community, Music, Scene

If you're wondering who Thunderpussy is, you're definitely missing out.  This young, talented and newly emerging band has a sound just as unique as their name.  Led by vocalist Molly Sides, this hard rocking group brings in an abstract sound that can't be compared to anyone else.  Thunderpussy has...

Lord Huron, a memorable mashup

Lord Huron, a memorable mashup

by Hannah Stoffield, Times Scene Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under Music, Reviews, Scene

The folk-indie-rock-fusion band Lord Huron headlined at the Riverside Theater on April 23, offering a distinct mashup of memorable harmonies, thought- provoking lyrics and jamming acoustics. The opening act, In Tall Buildings, a familiar face in the Milwaukee area that last played at the Backroom @ C...

Michael Pink wows crowds with rendition of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

by Hannah Stoffield, Times Scene Editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Scene

Michael Pink has been known for creating and choreographing beautiful retellings of classic fairy tales such as “Peter Pan,” “Alice in Wonderland,” and “Snow White.” He pleased audiences with his new retelling of “Beauty and the Beast.” The ballet was performed April 12-15 at the Marcus...

Mastersons, a duo you don’t want to miss

by Hannah Stoffield, Times Scene Editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under Music, Scene

The Mastersons, a husband-wife duo from Brooklyn, took the stage around 8 o’clock in the evening on March 30 at the Pabst Theater. They dressed in fancy outfits with a little country-chic style prominent to the audience. Chris and Eleanor Masterson have been together for years, sharing a common lov...

In Tall Buildings takes on the U.S. in celebration of new album, ‘Akinetic’

by Hannah Stoffield, Times Scene Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Music, Scene

I could feel the anticipation in the air as I entered the Back Room on March 23.  As luck would have it I ended up sitting pretty close to the stage. The lights dimmed, revealing a man with white-rimmed glasses that introduced himself as J.E. Sunde, the opening act. He began to fingerpick a complex ...

‘Les Misérables,’ the revolution we’ve been waiting for

‘Les Misérables,’ the revolution we’ve been waiting for

by Hannah Stoffield, Times Scene Editor

May 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Scene

This year marks the 25th anniversary of “Les Misérables” the beloved musical based on Victor Hugo’s famous novel. The musical was performed at Uihlein Hall Marcus Theater, March 28 through April 1.  “Les Misérables” explores the story of a convict named Jean Valjean (Nick Cartell) being ...

‘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...

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