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Student musicians crank it to 11 to beat hunger

Student musicians crank it to 11 to beat hunger

by Edgar Davis, Times Staff Reporter

January 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Events, Music, Scene

One out of every nine households in Wisconsin struggles with hunger. To help, MATC’s Music Occupations program will host the “Rock Hunger Task Force Benefit Concert,” which is the epitome of what can be achieved when a room is filled with passionate, gifted musicians all striving for excellence...

Found Footage Festival pushes play for laughs

Found Footage Festival pushes play for laughs

by Derek Sproveri, Times Staff Reporter

January 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Events, Scene

There are people in this world who will go to great lengths to entertain us. Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher are two of the curators of the Found Footage Festival. Their mission, as curators, is to scour garage sales and resale shops, buying all the VHS tapes they can, hoping to find snippets of life that...

Phillips jams out in Milwaukee

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Photo Editor

January 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Scene

Phillip Phillips, the name can get confusing, but the man is not. From his simple attire to his whimsical lyrics, Phillip Phillips certainly captured the audience who turned out to hear him at the Riverside Theater on Nov. 22. The audience was filled with young and old, women and men. Along with Phillips,...

Yelawolf brings it

Yelawolf brings it

by Crystal Montgomery, Times Staff Reporter

January 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Scene

On Dec. 2, Milwaukee was blessed to have Yelawolf perform at the Pabst Theater. Yelawolf is a rapper from Alabama who came here on tour for his album “Love Story.” The concert had an opening act, then another performer, Ritz, who performed before Yelawolf. The good thing about the performers before...

Shakey Graves toasts Milwaukee

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Photo Editor

January 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Scene

Shakey Graves is not a name Milwaukee has heard before. Alejandro Rose-Garcia aka Shakey Graves performed his first show in Milwaukee on Dec. 4 at Turner Hall. Graves, from Austin, Texas, promoted his second album, “And the War Came.” His music, a combination of folk and blues, provided sage advice....

‘Lion King’ costumes roar with excitement and originality

‘Lion King’ costumes roar with excitement and originality

by JoAhne Penney, Times Mequon Campus Editor

January 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Scene

“The Lion King” costumes wear the actors, and they synchronize to give the audience an awesome and awe-inspiring experience. The costumes have personality, reflect cultures, show traditions and texture. They wrap around the audience’s imagination and provide the animal/human experience in every...

Phoenix annual reading keeps it short and sweet

by Michelle Ferrell, Times Features Editor

December 8, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Events, Scene

“A short story is something glimpsed from the corner of the eye,” said British short-story writer V.S. Pritchett. This quote seemed to be the theme of the Nov. 7 release of MATC’s literary and art magazine, the Phoenix. Hosted by faculty advisor Jason Kolodzyk in the 6th Street Cafe, the releas...

The unexpected virtue of ignorance, “Birdman” reviewed

The unexpected virtue of ignorance, “Birdman” reviewed

by Derek Sproveri, Times Staff Reporter

December 8, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Reviews, Scene

D: Alejandro Inarittu P: Regency Rated R When you saddle up for the two hour joyride that is “Birdman,” film fans, you will be greeted with dark comedy hiding behind a philosophical debate of timelessness. “Birdman” is the fifth feature film coming from Mexican director, Alejando Inarittu,...

Murder mystery dinner full of costumes and intrigue

Murder mystery dinner full of costumes and intrigue

by Kerry Lynch, Times Staff Reporter/Photographer

December 8, 2014


Filed under Events, Scene

Great Scott!  He’s dead!  And, the Great Scott magician was indeed dead, dropped over like a lead weight in the middle of his act.  The list of suspects was long at the MATC Mystery Dinner at Klemmer’s on Friday, Oct. 31. The event was sponsored by the MATC Student Government.  And, fittingly...

Have you heard of Fun? Then you’ll love Bleachers!

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Photo Editor

December 8, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Scene

The lead singer of the band Bleachers, Jack Antonoff, is also a member of the band Fun. Antonoff began writing songs on his own while touring with Fun and released his first single, “I Wanna Get Better,” this year. He performed his new single to a sold-out crowd at Turner Hall on Nov. 14. It was...

Yelawolf prepares to share his “Love Story” with Milwaukee

Yelawolf prepares to share his “Love Story” with Milwaukee

by Crystal Montgomery, Times Staff Reporter

November 26, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Scene

Yelawolf (born Michael Atha) is a well-known rapper who has grown to be a big star after developing a love of hip hop at an early age.   He was born in a small town in Alabama and is of Cherokee and European American heritage. He spent most of his youth in Nashville with his mother. This is where the...

Dracula Untold reopens the coffin of a classic thirsty-for-more

Dracula Untold reopens the coffin of a classic thirsty-for-more

by Derek Sproveri, Times Staff Reporter

November 14, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Reviews, Scene

Here we are, film fans, with a classic monster reboot. THE classic monster reboot, if you will. Universal Studios remembered it had an entire franchise collecting dust in a back room. That franchise was “brought back to life” with the king of the dead: Dracula. It can be speculated that Universal...

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