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Black Lens MKE hosts kick-off party

October 10, 2019

On Friday, October 4, 2019, Black Lens MKE hosted the world renowned kick-off party for the 2019 Black Lens Film Fest, part of the MKE Film Festival, at The Cooperage, 822 S. Water St. In 2014, Black Lens was created with a singular focus: to spotlight the incredible work of African American filmmakers by bringing… [Read More]

MHSI’s Laughter 4 the Soul was for more than just laughs

September 26, 2019

On Saturday, September 21, 2019, Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. (MHSI) hosted “Laughter 4 the Soul,” a comedy event at the Riverside Theater. The event marked the 30th anniversary of MHSI and is also a fundraiser for MHSI to support a variety of their health programs that help underserved neighborhoods. Prior to the start of the… [Read More]

71st Emmy Award winners make history

September 26, 2019

The 71st Emmy Awards was all about looking towards the future this year. The Sunday, September 29, 2019 awards show, took a page from the Oscars playbook and decided to go sans a host. This year also marked the most nominations and wins for streaming services Netflix and Amazon Prime. Another way the Emmys looked… [Read More]

5 Points Art Gallery & Studios “Discarded” exhibition opening on Sept. 6

September 5, 2019

Chicago artists make artistic treasures from common person’s trash in “Discarded” exhibition The 5 Points Art Gallery & Studios extends its visual representation of Chicago artists from its “This Is America” group exhibition to “Discarded”, the two-person showcase of conceptual found-object assemblages by Marvin Tate and Spencer Hutchinson, opening September 6, 2019. Friday, September 6,… [Read More]

South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center presents ARTRAGEOUS

August 29, 2019

Interactive art and music experience opens Saturday, September 21, at 7:30 p.m. South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center is proud to present ARTRAGEOUS, an interactive art and music experience where large-scale “masterpiece” paintings are created live on stage while musicians, singers and dancers entertain and engage the audience. “We chose ARTRAGEOUS for our season opener this… [Read More]

6th Annual Shoreline Jazz Festival coming on August 22, 24 and 25

August 8, 2019

DTE Proudly Presents Alexander Zonjic’s 6th Annual Shoreline Jazz Festival Heritage Landing, Muskegon, WI August 22, 24 & 25, 2019

Ko-Thi Dance Company presents JUBA-LEE!

August 1, 2019

Milwaukee’s own Ko-Thi Dance Company has reached an incredible milestone in 2019. This veritable artistic gem, Milwaukee’s ‘best kept secret’, celebrates 50 years! Always working to build community while addressing the challenges of our community through dance and the arts, this ensemble, founded and led by Ferne Yangyeitie Caulker, has literally reached thousands of communities… [Read More]

Colson Whitehead on the ‘incredible evil’ of the real school that inspired ‘Nickel Boys’ – the true story about black youth

July 18, 2019

By Carolyn Kellogg Two miles north of Interstate 10, a cool breeze ruffles the overgrown grass around the Dozier School for Boys. This is 2,200 miles east of Santa Monica, in Marianna, FL, where the air is filled with humidity. Grasshoppers sing and a jay swoops by, bright blue. The scattered buildings are picturesquely losing… [Read More]

Local actor has special screening of new movie for family and friends

June 20, 2019

On Monday, June 10, 2019, Shiloh Tabernacle United Holy Church of America, Inc., hosted a special showing the new movie, “Play The Flute,” at the Landmark Downer Theater, 2589 N. Downer Ave. The reason for the special showing was former church member, Ken Ivy, is making his major motion picture debut in the film. “Play… [Read More]

“Martin Luther King, Jr.: Voice for Equality!” by James Buckley, Jr. and YouNeek Studios

June 6, 2019

The heroes in comic books arrive in fancy costumes. Their heads are ringed by bubbles that say things like “POW!” and “ZOOM!” and that’s when bad guys fall like dead twigs from a tree. BAM! All the heroes in comic books are super-powerful and mighty but here’s the thing: as you’ll see in the new… [Read More]