Arts and Entertainment

Books for Black History (part 1) The Publisher’s Bookshelf

February 26, 2014

By Lynda Jackson Conyers Publisher for the Milwaukee Times Our history is a rich one, filled with individuals who were pioneers, movers and shakers, leaders, and rebels. During the month of Black History we focus on those that fought for civil rights or were pioneers as black first this or that. There are those though… [Read More]

The Artery holds a call for performance ideas

January 23, 2014

In May, 2013 the Creational Trails team, a collaboration between the Greater Milwaukee Committee’s Innovation in Milwaukee initiative and Art Milwaukee, received a $350,000 grant from ArtPlace America. Through this grant, beintween has announced a $40,000 call for performance ideas to showcase the diverse talent of the community along the artery next summer. What is… [Read More]

A warm welcome

January 22, 2014

Sherman Multicultural Arts School staff and students handed out hot chocolate and pastries to parents in November as they dropped off their children at school. Located in the heart of the Sherman Park neighborhood, the K4-8 school is led by Principal Lonnie Anderson (center).

Lincoln statue now seen in a new light

January 22, 2014

The choir from MPS’ Lincoln Center of the Arts Middle School performed at the Light the Lincoln event Monday, December 9, 2013 at the Milwaukee County War Memorial, where the switch was flipped on new lighting for the Abraham Lincoln statue. A Lincoln impersonator recited the Gettysburg Address inside the War Memorial before the ceremony… [Read More]

‘Letters to an Incarcerated Brother’ by Hill Harper

January 17, 2014

  “borrow” a car, gain respect. Make a little money and it’d be all good, right? Now that lock you had… has you. You’re in prison and it’s a whole new world in there, one you’re not sure you can survive. But when you read “Letters to an Incarcerated Brother” by Hill Harper, you’ll see… [Read More]

‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ actor James Avery dead at 65

January 15, 2014

James Avery, a classically trained actor best known for his role as the wealthy uncle of the young rapper Will Smith in the 1990s television comedy “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” has died at age 65. Avery’s death was confirmed to CNN by his publicist, and more widely in a Twitter message on Wednesday, January… [Read More]

New book, ‘Bet on Black’ challenges stereotypes of black fatherhood

November 14, 2013

Between the oft cited statistic that shows two out of three black children living apart from their fathers, and the often oversimplified media portraits of black dads who “walk away” from their children, the most common image of black fatherhood is that of absence. In the upcoming anthology “Bet on Black: African American Women Celebrate… [Read More]

“Who Asked You?” by Terry McMillan

November 14, 2013

things right when they’re not yours to correct. You can’t throw money at something to make it go away, there are some issues that can’t be mended, and you surely can’t fix stupid. You can, however, try to lessen the impact of life gone wrong – and in the new book “Who Asked You?” by… [Read More]

Music Under Glass concert schedule announced

November 11, 2013

Light shows, live music, great food and drink every Thursday night The Milwaukee County Parks has announced the concert schedule for Music Under Glass (MUG), the concert series at the Mitchell Park Domes. Live performances and computer light shows will fill The Domes every Thursday night, Nov. 7–April 3 (including Thanksgiving). The Domes are located at… [Read More]

Definition of a Dream

October 21, 2013

By Marquis Garner  What  is the defintion  of a dream? You want me to tell   what the defintion of a dream mean? Martin Luther King  had a dream, We as black men,   need to step up, and   take the lead! Treat our black women  like queens! Be the real men God  said that we are suppose  to be as men! Don’t disgrace our  community, Show that we know  true unity! Don’t use derogatory   language Calling our women   profane names, Listen to our elders   because they most  likely boycotted and  made it possible for us to sit anywhere … [Read More]