Arts and Entertainment

Ten Chimneys Foundation presents 2018 Master Teacher, Stephen McKinley Henderson

July 26, 2018

On Friday, July 20, 2018, Ten Chimneys Foundation hosted a “Conversation with actor Stephen McKinley Henderson,” at their historic landmark estate in Waukesha, WI. Henderson is a star of stage, screen and television and was the 2018 Master Teacher for the nationally acclaimed Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship program at Ten Chimneys. Since its inception in 2009, the… [Read More]

American Players Theater presents ‘The Recruiting Officer’

July 26, 2018

The American Players Theater (APT) is proud to present a hearty comedy with a wicked streak, The Recruiting Officer, by George Farquhar. Directed by APT director William Brown, and featuring the talents of APT actors Kelsey Brennan, Nate Burger, Tim Gittings, Juan Rivera Lebron, Brian Mani, Cristina Panfilio, Jefferson A. Russsell, Andrea San Miguel, and… [Read More]

Michelle Williams ‘proudly’ seeks help from mental health facility to deal with her battle with depression

July 26, 2018

With the recent suicide deaths of beloved celebrities Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, there has been more widespread media coverage about the potentially tragic effects of mental illness and depression, resulting in many stars sharing their own personal battles with their fans. Singer Michelle Williams, one-third of Destiny’s Child, has always been vocal about her… [Read More]

Joe Jackson, manager of The Jackson 5, has died at age 89

June 28, 2018

Joseph “Joe” Jackson , the father and the manager of the Jackson family of entertainers, has died, TMZ reported Wednesday, June 27, 2018. The entertainment news website said Jackson had terminal pancreatic cancer, and a source told TMZ last week he was in end stages of his battle with it. Jackson, who managed The Jackson… [Read More]

Black Arts Fest MKE; Joins lineup of ethnic festivals at Henry W. Maier Festival Park

May 10, 2018

Summer in Milwaukee got more exciting with the announcement of Black Arts Fest MKE, a new cultural festival to be held at Henry Maier Festival Park The festival will celebrate and showcase African and African American culture from noon to midnight on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Derek Tyus, Chief Investment Officer and Vice President of… [Read More]

Bronzeville Arts Ensemble is ‘Flyin’ West’

May 10, 2018

Bronzeville Arts Ensemble will debut its inaugural production of Flyin’ West by Pearl Cleage on May 24- 27, 2018, at Wilson Theater in Vogel Hall at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Set in 1898 in the historic, all black town of Nicodemus, Kansas, Pearl Cleage’s Flyin’ West is the powerful story of four… [Read More]

‘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]