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Blues Alright presents the ‘9th Annual Milwaukee Blues Festival’

April 14, 2022

On Friday April 9, 2022, Blues Alright presented the “9th Annual Milwaukee Blues Festival” at the Miller High Life Theater, 500 W. Kilbourn Ave., featuring various blues acts from Mississippi and Memphis, including Pokey Bear, Lenny Williams, Willie Clayton, Sir Charles, and Bobby Rush. They played to a sold-out crowd and Willie Clayton did a… [Read More]

How Questlove’s ‘Summer of Soul’ win got lost in Oscars’ ugliest moment

March 31, 2022

The winner of this year’s Oscar for documentary feature was “Summer of Soul ( … or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised),” Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s sublime, ecstatic film about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. Few were surprised; even fewer seemed to take notice. For those in the Dolby Theatre and those of us watching… [Read More]

Singer Traci Braxton of ‘Family Values’ dies of esophageal cancer at 50

March 17, 2022

Singer Traci Braxton, who appeared on the reality series “Braxton Family Values” with her sisters, including Grammy- winner Toni, died Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 50, her family said. “We have come to a time where we must inform the public that after a year of privately undergoing a series of treatment for esophageal cancer,… [Read More]

Legendary Vogue editor André Leon Talley dies at 73

January 20, 2022

The larger-than-life figure was hugely influential both at American Vogue, where he worked for three decades, and in the fashion world at large. André Leon Talley, former Vogue editor and a force to be reckoned with in the world of fashion, has passed away at the age of 73. Reports state that Talley died at… [Read More]

Milwaukee’s own Esquires inducted into WAMI Hall of Fame

November 11, 2021

On Sunday, October 17, 2021, the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) celebrated their “40th Annual WAMI Awards and Hall of Fame” inductions at the Turner Hall Ballroom. This year WAMI celebrated 40 years of music excellence by inducting four legendary music acts from the great state of Wisconsin. Among this year’s honorees were the legendary… [Read More]

‘Hamilton’ heralds Milwaukee live theater return

October 21, 2021

By Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times After a COVID-19 pandemic- enforced hiatus of more than 18 months from all things social and most things entertaining, live theater has returned to Milwaukee. And what a return it is. One of the most celebrated modern musicals – Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony, Grammy, Pulitzer and Kennedy… [Read More]

5 Points Art Gallery announces ‘Signs O’ The Times’ art show

September 16, 2021

Show runs until October 31, 2021 On Friday, September 10, 2021, 5 Points Art Gallery and Studios welcomed the public to attend the opening reception to “Signs O’ The Times,” an ambitious group exhibition tackling the ambiguous, and for some, politically and socially polarizing, topic of gentrification. “Gentrification,” a result of urban renewal, is a… [Read More]

‘The Wire’ and ‘Lovecraft Country’ actor Michael K. Williams found dead in NYC apartment

September 9, 2021

Michael K. Williams, an actor best known for his role as Omar Little on HBO’s “The Wire,” has died. He was 54. Williams was found dead in his New York City apartment Monday, September 6, 2021, a law enforcement official told CNN. “It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Emmy… [Read More]

Lynden Sculpture Garden presents Daniel Minter: Rootwork

September 9, 2021

The Lynden Sculpture Garden welcomed Daniel Minter for his second Call & Response residency with an artist reception on Saturday, July 24, from 4 to 6 p.m. His exhibition, Rootwork, will be on view in the gallery. Earlier in the day, from 10 am-1 pm, Minter offered a public carving workshop as part of his… [Read More]

Biz Markie, pioneering beatboxer and ‘Just A Friend’ rapper, dies at 57

July 22, 2021

Biz Markie, an American original born Marcel Theo Hall and a larger-than-life hip-hop figure, has died at the age of 57. Known widely for a career spanning back to 1986, Hall went on to become a beloved cultural figure later in life, celebrated for his spirited personality as much as his massive 1989 hit, “Just… [Read More]