MATC Times

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...

‘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...

The student news site of Milwaukee Area Technical College
Scene