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A top travesty is in ‘Denial’

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Scene Editor

November 2, 2016


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On Oct. 20, the AMC Mayfair 18 theater in Wauwatosa held an exclusive, special, advance (by invitation only) screening of “Denial.” Based on a true story, it opens with Dr. Deborah E. Lipstadt (played by Academy Award-winner Rachel Weisz) being upstaged by self-proclaimed, Holocaust historian Brit, David...

The Pines serenade Milwaukee crowd

The Pines serenade Milwaukee crowd

by Caravaughn Frizzell, Times Staff Reporter

November 2, 2016


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The Pines; hear the name and picture Pacific Northwest woods in fall – the air cool, the crisp leaves. A man’s plaintive wailing voice telling us where she went, and how she’s doomed to shiver the whole night through. Hailing from Iowa, Alex and Benson Ramsey, along with lead David Huckfelt, exist...

Porch politics of Charlie Parr’s Stumpjumper Tour

Porch politics of Charlie Parr’s Stumpjumper Tour

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Scene Editor

October 18, 2016


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On Oct. 6, Charlie Parr took to the Linneman’s Riverwest Inn stage in Milwaukee, for his Stumpjumper Tour. With rolled up jeans and a “Guess what” chicken t-shirt, Parr opened his show with the rolling, swiftly played strings and roaming words in “Mastodon,” a song about one feeling so unwelco...

A down-home chat with Charlie Parr

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Scene Editor

October 18, 2016


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Musical storyteller Charlie Parr, from Minnesota, talks to the MATC Times via telephone about his Red House Records’ Stumpjumper Tour. Times: Hello, and thank you for this interview. How did you find yourself doing this genre of music? Parr: Well, when I was young, my folks were both really into ...

Josienne Clarke, Ben Walker bend ears at Back Room

Josienne Clarke, Ben Walker bend ears at Back Room

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Scene Editor

October 7, 2016


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Liv Mueller (of The Lovelies) rocked the crowd as a special guest and awesome opener for Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker at Colectivo Coffee’s Back Room on Sept 18. The star duo consists of gifted guitarist, Walker, and the pristine voice of Clarke, accompanied by two microphones and a soft spotligh...

Josienne Clarke talks ‘Overnight’ to the MATC Times

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Scene Editor

October 7, 2016


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Times: Hello, and thank you for joining us. So, why don’t you tell me about your latest endeavor? Clarke: Hello and yes. The album is called “Overnight.” It’s got a loose concept, in that it goes from the afternoon, right into the darkest part of the night, and back into the dawn again. Tim...

Loving Lydia Loveless even more

Loving Lydia Loveless even more

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Scene Editor

September 21, 2016


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Colectivo’s Backroom was the hot spot to be on Sunday Sept. 11, for the Lydia Loveless concert. Opening was Will Courtney and his band, serving up the classic flair of something set in stone like the style of Kenny Rogers. Courtney’s story-telling song, “A Century Behind,” from his 2013 album with the ...

Tech N9ne ‘lets off’ at the Rave

Tech N9ne ‘lets off’ at the Rave

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Scene Editor

September 21, 2016


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Saturday Sept. 10, The Rave in Milwaukee welcomed Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko, for “The Calm before the Storm 2016 Tour.” With Opening acts, “We Are One,”  “JL “ and Baltimore artist, “StarrZ,” The first-to-go performers were a fire-side lineup constantly crushing the crowd, setting the...

Kira Small bosses breakup for “3AM”

Kira Small bosses breakup for “3AM”

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Scene Editor

July 8, 2016


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Kira Small, our big hometown gem, has performed with and for some of the best. There are Martina McBride, Kenny Rogers, Garth Brooks and Willie Nelson to name a few, but no feel-good tune the award-winning singer/songwriter has ever performed prepared her for one of the most painful experiences of h...

Whitesides’ story time music delights fans

Whitesides’ story time music delights fans

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Contributor

July 8, 2016


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The female-heavy crowd screamed with delight as 18- year-old Jacob Whitesides, singer/songwriter, took the stage at the Rave Club on June 4. The mostly teenaged crowd swooned with his smooth voice and constant dancing. He could hardly stay still while singing about love, but he did slow down at one p...

Prince, the music continues…

Prince, the music continues…

by Teresa Rae Butler, Downtown Milwaukee Campus Editor

May 11, 2016


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The Times Cinema was packed tight, on the evening of April 28, as fans crowded in to view Prince’s movie “Purple Rain.”  Fittingly, outside the sky was a deep grey purple with light lavender clouds hovering over the theater, dropping a hint of purple mist. Inside, the excitement in the air was al...

Screaming Eagle of Soul sells out Turner Hall

Screaming Eagle of Soul sells out Turner Hall

by Teresa Rae Butler, Downtown Milwaukee Campus Editor

May 11, 2016


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The pop punk band Tenement blazed the onlookers with their fame by opening for the 67- year-old “Screaming Eagle of Soul,” Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires on April 29 at Turner Hall. The unseen combo captured audiences for a sold-out concert. Lovers and singles alike, as well as speculated mu...

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