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MPM’s Crossroads of Civilization now open

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Downtown Campus Editor

March 24, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Scene

March 15 kicked off the first day of Crossroads of Civilization: Ancient Worlds of the Near East and Mediterranean, which is the Milwaukee Public Museum’s latest permanent exhibit. It has been more than a decade since there was an add-on of this kind, and many Milwaukeeans can finally see what happened...

Smith’s ‘Focus’ requires focus from audience

Smith’s ‘Focus’ requires focus from audience

by Crystal Montgomery, Times Staff Reporter

March 24, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Scene

Will Smith and Margot Robbie join together to make a movie about con artists at work. It is a very detail-oriented movie that you really have to pay attention to or you will get completely lost. This action movie keeps you hooked on every detail. Nicky (Smith) is a very well-experienced con man. He...

Saint Patty’s Day dancers jig Irish joy

Saint Patty’s Day dancers jig Irish joy

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Downtown Campus Editor

March 24, 2015


Filed under Events, Features, Scene

Once again, the tradition to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day while watching the art of Irish dancing was enlivened by Kinsella Academy of Irish Dance. With two knock-out performances given at the Downtown and West Allis campuses, they frolicked through the hearts of clapping, lucky onlookers. The traditional...

Silas Young is back and ready to show Milwaukee how a real man wrestles

Silas Young is back and ready to show Milwaukee how a real man wrestles

by Monte Driscoll, Times Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2015


Filed under Events, Scene

Ring of Honor wrestling will return to Milwaukee’s Turner Hall Ballroom on Friday, March 13, and a familiar face to the area will be featured in a match during the event. Silas Young, a Wisconsin native, will continue his road back from a leg injury that sidelined him for several months this winter. To...

Fifty shades of gray matter

by LeShone Hosea Jackson, Times Staff Reporter

March 9, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Scene

British author E. L. James, “Fifty Shades” trilogy writer, goes into explicit detail about the revelations of a control freak, (literally), and how he revolves in his own self-contained world of gain, pain, virtue and pleasure. Whereas, “Fifty Shades of Grey” director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, shows...

Open mic event thrills downtown audience

Open mic event thrills downtown audience

by Edgar Davis, Times Staff Reporter

March 9, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Events, Scene

A soulful event full of positive energy took place Wednesday, Feb. 25 from noon until 3 p.m. in the Downtown Milwaukee campus S-Building cafeteria. The area was filled with students and faculty waiting to be a part of this electrifying experience. DJ equipment was operated by Pierre Hall of the Black...

‘Kingsman’ is a flashy and violent thrill ride

‘Kingsman’ is a flashy and violent thrill ride

by Crystal Montgomery, Times Staff Reporter

March 9, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Reviews, Scene

Taron Egerton, Colin Firth and Mark Strong all come together in this action-filled comedy to stop the evil Samuel L. Jackson. The first couple of scenes show four men in a room with a terrorist. They are asking questions and the guy is telling them nothing. Then suddenly a guy jumps on a guy who has...

Fans jump on bus, then out of their seats

Fans jump on bus, then out of their seats

by LeShone Hosea Jackson, Times Staff Reporter

March 9, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Events, Scene, Sports

“Some of the best things in life are free,” is not just a quote, but a reality here at MATC. An opportunity to enjoy a weekend of shouting, anticipation, laughter and entertainment at Alverno College took place on Saturday, Feb. 21. The event was in support of the Play4Kay Foundation. In addition...

Ladysmith Black Mambazo harmonizes for peace

Ladysmith Black Mambazo harmonizes for peace

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Staff Reporter

February 28, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Scene

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the four-time Grammy Award winning, all-male choral group from South Africa, enchantingly delighted the Pabst Theater audience, Feb. 15. They brought the house down with selections from, “Live: Singing for Peace Around the World.” Their Grammy for that album was actually...

God, country, then family – “American Sniper” worthy of both film and book

God, country, then family – “American Sniper” worthy of both film and book

by LeShone Hosea Jackson, Times Staff Reporter

February 28, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Reviews, Scene

“American Sniper,” the book and the movie – both my eyes and mind equally activated intensively. Through the telescopic lens of an American sharpshooting Navy SEAL that became famous for more than 100 body count confirmed shootings, “American Sniper” vividly explains in descriptive details...

Jammin’ with The Davis Family band

Jammin’ with The Davis Family band

by Leo Strong, Times Assistant Photography Editor

February 28, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Events, Features, Music, Scene

As a returning favorite for Black History Month, The Davis Family Band played soulful renditions of jazz, classic R&B, and pop, from the ‘50s on, at the MATC Oak Creek campus on Feb. 11. They also will play at the other MATC campuses this month as well. There was free food and drink for this event. In...

Bells of laughter ring out in Hart’s latest

Bells of laughter ring out in Hart’s latest

by Crystal Montgomery, Times Staff Reporter

February 12, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Scene

Kevin Hart and Josh Gad yet again had the whole theater laughing as they had excellent performances on the screen in the big movie, “The Wedding Ringer.” The movie is about Doug Harris (Gad), who in the beginning is shown to be a complete loser. He has no friends and keeps calling people from high...

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