Arts and Entertainment

‘Strange Fruit Volume II’ by Joel Christian Gill

April 19, 2018

Apples, bananas, cherries, and oranges. Tasty things, available from an appropriate tree, perhaps even one in your back yard. But what’s the story about them? Who was the first brave soul to take a chance and take a bite? In the new book Strange Fruit Volume II by Joel Christian Gill, you’ll see that some… [Read More]

Dael Orlandersmith: A ‘theater worker’ who writes the truth

April 12, 2018

By Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times Others have described Dael Orlandersmith as an actress, a performer, a playwright, a poet. From her own viewpoint, she is simply ‘a theater worker’. That is, she is someone who applies their talents to create products for public consumption to be delivered via the stage. The… [Read More]

Anthony Russell to preform ‘Convergence’

April 5, 2018

Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell, along with famed klezmer trio Veretski Pass, will perform CONVERGENCE, the sold-out hit of the 29th annual Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at 7 p.m., at Anodyne Coffee Walker’s Point, 224 W. Bruce St, Convergence brings together 100 years of Yiddish folk music and African-American spiritual music…. [Read More]

A vision of black power

March 22, 2018

Being Frank By Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times The African American community recently received a jolt of energy via the movie, Black Panther. The response to the movie was simply astounding. Box office returns were overwhelming. Many African Americans donned African garb to view the movie. The movie gave African Americans a concept… [Read More]

‘Until the Flood’ revisits the trauma, legacy of racism

March 22, 2018

By Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an 18-year-old high school graduate just days away from starting college, was shot 12 times and killed by Darren Wilson, a 28-year-old police officer in Ferguson, MO, a suburb north of St. Louis. Brown was suspected of committing a strong-arm… [Read More]

“All the Women in My Family Sing,” edited by Deborah Santana

March 22, 2018

Who are you? Spoken or unspoken, serious or in jest, you get asked that question all the time. Where are you from? Who are your parents? Have you been here before, and what do you do? In All The Women in My Family Sing, edited by Deborah Santana, the questions stand: who are you and… [Read More]

Lynette DuPree: The voice behind ‘Black Pearl’

March 8, 2018

By Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times There are some kids who grow up struggling to find an interest or talent that they can turn into a career. Lynette DuPree didn’t have that problem. She knew exactly what she wanted to do when she grew up; she wanted to be a performer. The… [Read More]

Jordan Peele was among the few to make history with his Oscar win

March 8, 2018

Jordan Peele stopped writing the script for his horror- satire film Get Out about 20 times before he finally finished it. On Sunday night, it won him an Oscar. “I thought it was impossible,” Peele said while accepting the award for best original screenplay. “I thought it wasn’t going to work. I thought no one… [Read More]

Mural Kickoff Celebration and Blessing!

June 22, 2016

Lakefront Festival of Art 2016

June 17, 2016

DATES & HOURS Friday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. MAM After Dark, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADMISSION Advance tickets $10 (click here to buy online) Adults $17 Seniors/students $15 Museum Members $10… [Read More]