Arts and Entertainment

“Summer’s Best” Free Concerts

May 11, 2016

County Executive Chris Abele Announces Parks’ “Summer’s Best” Free Concerts Milwaukee, WI (May 10, 2016) – Today, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Parks Director John Dargle, Jr. announced the lineup for the “Summer’s Best” concert series. From June 2–September 14, the public can listen to more than 100 live performances in a variety of… [Read More]

Dear Mama: Afeni Shakur, mother of rapper Tupac Shakur, dies

May 3, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Afeni Shakur, the former Black Panther who inspired the work of her son, rap icon Tupac Shakur, and fostered his legacy for decades after he was slain, has died of an apparent heart attack, authorities said Tuesday. She was 69. Responding to a 911 call to Shakur’s home in Sausalito Monday… [Read More]

Local Scholarship Fund incorporates “laughter” into raising money for education

April 7, 2016

About six years ago, the Lois M. Chapple Scholarship was established to raise educational scholarships for youth. Our mission is to aid in their development by assisting them with completing their education, which will empower them to achieve economic self-sufficiency. “We recognize that one positive relationship can change the course of a young person’s life…. [Read More]

“Firefight: The Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York’s Bravest” by Ginger Adams Otis

December 11, 2015

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire seem so cozy. Just humming that tune warms you up, right? Roaring flames on hearth or sand always seem welcoming, even romantic – except when they go out of control. And as for the person who puts out a fire like that, as you’ll see in “Firefight” by Ginger… [Read More]

“The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks” by Toni Tipton-Martin

December 10, 2015

You woke up this morning with a craving. So is breakfast time too early to think about dinner? Is it bad to want to sneak home for lunch, just to make your favorite comfort food? No, because nothing else tastes good when you’re hankering for something specific. Your stomach won’t give up until you’ve satisfied… [Read More]

Riverworks Development Corp. unveils new ‘Milwaukee Superheroes’ mural

November 6, 2015

Riverworks Development Corporation commissioned the new public art project “Milwaukee Superheroes” by Milwaukee-based artist Jasmine West. The mural consists of 18 dedicated cultural leaders who have contributed immensely to the City of Milwaukee. Cultural leaders featured on the mural include: Congresswoman Gwen Moore; civil rights activist The Honorable Vel Phillips; Ald. Milele Coggs; Sen. Lena… [Read More]

The best Halloween books for kids of all ages

October 23, 2015

Multi-media artist visits Milwaukee for Annual Weekend art event

September 10, 2015

Atlanta, GA artist Elliott Hubbard is pictured with his clay sculpture entitled, “Guitar.” Elliott, who works with clay, paint and prints, participated in the Labor Day weekend art exhibit in the Third Ward. Elliott says his inspiration for his art is, “family, music, and love.” Being an artist has allowed Elliott to compose creations that… [Read More]

“Something Must Be Done about Prince Edward County” by Kristen Green

July 30, 2015

The color pencils are sharp, lined up like fence posts in their unscuffed box. So are the crayons, the pens all wear caps, and notebook covers are free of doodling. The backpack seems as though it’s been starched, but give it a month: after your child goes back to school, it’ll be a different story… [Read More]

Talk show host Wendy Williams brings comedy tour to Milwaukee

July 23, 2015

The Emmy-nominated queen of media comes to The Riverside Theater for her “Sit-down” stand-up comedy performance on July 30, 2015 Wendy Williams knows how to bring the heat! And after 23 years in radio, multiple New York Times bestselling books and a nationally-syndicated (and recently Emmy-nominated) talk show (The Wendy Williams Show), she’s still on… [Read More]