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Ranky Tanky brings celebration of Gullah music, culture to Wilson Center

May 9, 2019

From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, the Charleston- based quintet Ranky Tanky will perform the timeless music of Gullah culture as the final performance in the 2018/2019 season at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts on Friday, May 17, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. Ranky Tanky (which… [Read More]

Tips and tricks for successful senior independent living

May 2, 2019

Today, successful senior independent living is a more viable option than ever. Contrasting with the antiquated periods in recent history where residents in a retirement community or senior housing community were all treated the same, seniors today have an abundance of choices to pick and choose from as they map their personal blueprint detailing their… [Read More]

The Milwaukee Symphony Presents “Unforgettable: 100 Years of Nat and Natalie”

May 2, 2019

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Associate Conductor Yaniv Dinur will present “Unforgettable: 100 Years of Nat and Natalie” May 3-5, 2019 in Uihlein Hall at the Marcus Center. The MSO will be joined by guest artists Denzal Sinclaire and Dee Daniels for this tribute to Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole. The… [Read More]

August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running” at Milwaukee Rep April 16 – May 12

April 25, 2019

Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s 65th Anniversary Season concludes in the Quadracci Powerhouse with Two Trains Running, part of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson’s trailblazing American Century Cycle, April 16 – May 12, 2019. The Two Trains Running cast features local husband and wife duo Chiké Johnson (Our Town, Milwaukee Rep) as Sterling and Malkia Stampley (Dreamgirls,… [Read More]

Book honoring great women of color: Condoleezza Rice

March 21, 2019

I have the honor to introduce to our readers a woman who have left an indelible mark on the world . She was bold, smart, posed and remarkable. Condoleezza Rice. She is the first African American woman to hold the post of Secretary of State. She was the first woman to hold the post after… [Read More]

Celebrating Black women writers: Toni Morrison

March 14, 2019

As we continue to feature African American female writers, this week we showcase Toni Morrison. Morrison is one of most beloved female writers in American history. She has exceptional creative energy for examining the life of African American women and the black experience. I have a few of her books in my home library. Here… [Read More]

Celebrating Black women writers: J. California Cooper

March 7, 2019

The first African American female writer featured this month is J. California Cooper. Ms. Cooper was honored as Black Playwright of the Year and has received the America Book Award, the James Baldwin Writing Award and the Literary Lion Award from the American Library Association. Ms. Cooper passed on September 26, 2014. I have a… [Read More]

Seven safety tips for senior travelers

February 28, 2019

You don’t have to stop traveling just because you’re getting older. If anything, it’s when you are older that travel means more; a lifetime of knowledge allows you to fully appreciate the new experiences you’re having. And, if not for travel, what did you work so hard for all those years? But being older does… [Read More]

Meet Cynthia M. Roberson – donation ambassador for the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin

February 21, 2019

In August 2014 Cynthia had kidney failure and went through dialysis for 3½ years. In March 2018, she got the call and on March 21, 2018 she had a kidney transplant at UW Health Hospital in Madison. “I am forever grateful for another chance of life that God granted me,” Cynthia says. “I am deeply… [Read More]

Books to build your personal library of inspiration

February 14, 2019

The President’s Bookshelf By Lynda Jackson Conyers For years, Nathan Conyers compiled lists of books which inspired him as a writer; that presented thoughts and experiences with which he believed everyone could identify with; and thereby gain insight, strength, and guidance. He thought that everyone should have their own library of spiritual, inspirational, and self-help… [Read More]