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Ernie G celebrates 41 years in radio with concert

October 11, 2018

The 860 WNOV DJ will celebrate four decades on air with three great local acts, The Tempters, The Reconstruction Band, and the Jazzy Jewels For the last 41 years, Ernie Mitchell, also known simply as “Ernie G,” has been an institution unto himself on Milwaukee airwaves. And on Saturday, November 3, 2018 Milwaukee will honor… [Read More]

South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center presents SOWETO Gospel Choir

September 20, 2018

Songs of the Free: Celebrating the Centennial Of Nelson Mandela’s birth South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center is excited to present the inspiring SOWETO Gospel Choir on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. Hailing from the town of Soweto (South West Township), the birthplace of the South African democratic movement struggle for freedom, SOWETO Gospel… [Read More]

Viola Davis says she regrets acting in “The Help”

September 20, 2018

Viola Davis might have gotten an Oscar nomination for 2012’s The Help, but she says she regrets her role in the film. During a new interview with the New York Times, she admitted that she believes the film did not do justice to the stories of its black characters. “Have I ever done roles that… [Read More]

Kareem Abdul-Jabar returns to Milwaukee with one-man show, ‘Becoming Kareem’

September 13, 2018

On Friday, September 7, 2018, Iconomy Multi-Media and best selling author and sports legend Kareem Abdul-Jabar (back row, left) brought his hit one-man show “Becoming Kareem” to the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts Uihlein Hall in downtown Milwaukee. This was a homecoming for Kareem, as he had started his professional basketball career with the… [Read More]

Paying final R.E.S.P.E.C.T.s to the ‘Queen of Soul’

August 23, 2018

Aretha Franklin, the self-taught piano prodigy, vocalist and songwriter who first conquered the charts in the late ’60s and never relinquished her throne, died Thursday, August 16, 2018 of advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, her publicist confirmed to PEOPLE Magazine. She was 76. “In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we… [Read More]

Wisconsin Sportscaster, Bill Michaels Will Host The Legendary NBA Champ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Live On-Stage Show – Becoming Kareem

August 23, 2018

As You’ve Never Seen Him Before Reflective ● Candid ● Funny ● Human Iconomy Multi-Media & Entertainment and the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts are pleased to announce that Wisconsin Sportscaster, Bill Michaels, will be the  host of BECOMING KAREEM, a live on-stage performance with legendary NBA champion, NY best-selling author, and recipient of… [Read More]

Close friends confirm that Aretha Franklin is ‘gravely ill’, as family gathers around Queen of Soul

August 16, 2018

Shock and concern have spread around the music world overnight following reports that soul singing great Aretha Franklin is “gravely ill.” Franklin, 76, is reportedly surrounded by her family and close friends in Detroit. The family is asking for prayers and privacy. A source who has known Franklin since the start of her career told… [Read More]

Nichelle Nichols, actress who portrayed the iconic Lieutenant Uhura in ‘Star Trek,’ diagnosed with dementia

August 16, 2018

Nichelle Nichols, the actress who brought Lieutenant Uhura in Star Trek to life, has been diagnosed with dementia, according to conservatorship documents obtained by TMZ. She is 85 years old. TMZ says that Dr. Meena Makhijani, a specialist in osteopathic medicine, has been treating Nichols for the last two to three years. According to Makhijani,… [Read More]

Rachelle Ferrell, Jonathan Butler, Maysa, Alexander Zonjic, David Benoit and Marc Antoine, Pieces of a Dream and Kim Waters headline ‘The 5th Annual Alexander Zonjic’s Shoreline Jazz Festival’

August 10, 2018

On the Shores of Lake Michigan at Heritage Landing in Muskegon, Michigan, August 23-26, 2018 The 5th Annual Alexander Zonjic’s Shoreline Jazz Festival featuring headliners Rachelle Ferrell, Alexander Zonjic and Friends with special guest Maysa, Pieces of a Dream, David Benoit and Marc Antoine, Jonathan Butler and Kim Waters, along with four days of music… [Read More]

Franklin Armstrong: How two friends changed America’s most beloved comic strip and broke barriers at the same time

August 2, 2018

By William S. Gooden Special for the Milwaukee Times On July 31, 1968, a young, black man was reading the newspaper when he saw something that he had never seen before. With tears in his eyes, he started running and screaming throughout the house, calling for his mom. He would show his mom and she… [Read More]