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‘London Has Fallen’ worth seeing

‘London Has Fallen’ worth seeing

by Edgar Davis, Times Staff Reporter

March 22, 2016


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“London Has Fallen,” directed by Babak Nijaf and released March 4, picks up at an unspecified amount of time after the events of the movie “Olympus Has Fallen,” which came out in 2013. Some of the key players In “Olympus Has Fallen,” that, in my opinion made both movies soar to the top of ...

‘Allegiant’ is more dull than dazzling

by Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service

March 22, 2016


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Of all the post-apocalyptic young adult trifles, the “Divergent” series has been the sexiest thanks to the steamy make-outs between stars Theo James and Shailene Woodley but it’s also strangely the most sanitized. In the third installment, “Allegiant” (or rather “The Divergent Series: Allegiant Par...

How TV beats film in giving women and minorities greater opportunities on screen

How TV beats film in giving women and minorities greater opportunities on screen

by Scott Collins, Tribune News Service

March 3, 2016


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Shonda Rhimes, an African-American writer-producer, is one of the most powerful people in the TV business. Last week, Disney’s ABC TV network made history by naming Channing Dungey to head its entertainment division, the first African-American to fill that role. In fact, even as the big screen industry is ...

Students unwind at Winter Jam

February 11, 2016


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‘X-Files’ is eerie addition to wave of series revivals

‘X-Files’ is eerie addition to wave of series revivals

by Rich Heldenfels, Tribune News Service

February 11, 2016


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In the first episode of “The X-Files” in 1993, an exasperated Scully dismisses Mulder’s latest ideas as “crap” and demands, “I want the truth.” In the 20-plus years since audiences first saw that moment, the truth may have been out there but whatever constituted that truth was elastic and elus...

EL VY takes Turner Hall beyond

by Teresa Rae Butler, Downtown Milwaukee Campus Editor

December 17, 2015


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The dreamscape synth-pop sequences of Soren Juul prepped listeners for the billowy, futuristic float of EL VY. Changing emotions in a fog filled room; the group came to Turner Hall on Nov. 20 to cast uncanny allure in their shadow of song. With their debut album ‘Return to the Moon,’ Milwaukee...

Turner Hall purrs to Cat Daddy, Jackson Galaxy

Turner Hall purrs to Cat Daddy, Jackson Galaxy

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Downtown Campus Editor

December 8, 2015


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On Nov. 22, cat lover and self-proclaimed feline father, Jackson Galaxy, came to Turner Hall to talk cat-i-tics, the kitty politics of being a particular pet owner, in a new book tour. His heartfelt approach to soothing litter box woes, loving previously abused adopt-ites and “funning” with fri...

Matisyahu, the Jewish/reggae rapper performs at Pabst

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Downtown Milwaukee Campus Editor

November 18, 2015


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Beat box master blaster and lyrical leader in his own right, Matisyahu, pronounced ‘mah-teese-yah-hoo,’ took to the stage at the Pabst Theater on Oct. 27. With a full house turn-out, he was welcomed with, “Milwaukee loves you!” The Jewish/reggae rhyme-sayer asked the crowd what song would th...

Gimball hosts an ‘Evening with America’s Test Kitchen’

November 18, 2015


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“It’s about you. It’s about your recipes,” Christopher Gimball, host of “America’s Test Kitchen” explained at the Riverside Theater on Nov. 3. Gimball presented a live event featuring different clips of the show, demonstrations, and question and answers. Gimball read fan questions that had bee...

One more song, one more song, Houndmouth tears Turner Hall down with their performance

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Downtown Milwaukee Campus Editor

November 18, 2015


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Opened to the sweet, protective drawl of Cicada Rhythm, Milwaukeeans and those abroad turned out at Turner Hall to receive Houndmouth on Oct. 29. Totally a band designed for the working class, rule breakers and good timers, it’s not really a musical combination delivery we’re used to on the cont...

It’s all about Melissa Etheridge

It’s all about Melissa Etheridge

by Kirsten Schmitt, Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2015


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Melissa Etheridge is back. Her heyday was in the ‘90s through the early 2000s. Her new solo tour is called ME, because not only is it her initials, but she says “since I turned 50, it’s all about me.” Etheridge played at Turner Hall a few days after she was at Lambeau Field, at what she calls “fo...

America’s got (lots of) talent

by Dawn Scott, Times Staff Reporter

November 4, 2015


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America’s got a lot of talent, and on Oct. 13, at Milwaukee’s Historic Pabst Theater, some of the best of the best from the past 10 years of the show, “America’s Got Talent,” performed for a diverse audience. Taylor Williamson, 29-year-old stand-up comic, hosted the show. Williamson is f...

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