Schumer's star eclipsed by opening act
Usually at any concert the opening act is designed to serve as a solid appetizer to get the audience settled in for the headline performer. This was not the case at The Pabst Theater on Saturday night as Amy Schumer's opener Bridget Everett was a supernova that made Schumer's set feel like a post-dinner piece of hard candy.
Burr brings the funny to The Pabst
It's a pretty rare accomplishment for a stand-up comedian to receive a standing ovation from half the audience before telling a single joke, but Bill Burr managed to get such a response before starting his sold out late show at the Pabst Theater Friday night. Constantly touring, Burr has proved to be one of the most prolific stand-up comedians currently working.
Milwaukee Ballet announces 2013-14 season
The Milwaukee Ballet announced its 2013-14 season today.
OnMilwaukee.com skyline design now available
Based on popular demand, the footer of the OnMilwaukee.com home page is now available as a 9x24-inch print. It was created by OnMilwaukee.co designer, Jason McDowell.
Milchman pulls you in with "Cover of Snow"
Novels like Jenny Milchman's "Cover of Snow" prove that there's still no better way to pass an afternoon than lying on your couch, elbows-deep in a good mystery story.
Tame Impala caters to college atmosphere
For the most part, Tame Impala isn't a very flashy band. Kevin Parker hardly makes any sudden movements except for some slight arm swaying and holding his guitar up to the sky as if he's succumbing to the resonance he just unleashed on the crowd. Stage presence aside, it's all made up with the simple but fitting oscilloscope styled visuals and stage lighting which erupted in color with every sonic melody played by the band. Had you been anything else but sober, you could've probably seen the waves bursting from Parker's guitar.
John Mulaney delivers big laughs at Turner Hall Ballroom
John Mulaney might have been new to performing in Milwaukee, but his show on Saturday night at Turner Hall highlighted why he is one of the best stand-up comedians working today.
Lord of the Dance offers fancy footwork this Friday
More than 60 million people from 68 countries have seen Lord of the Dance, an Irish dance show created by Michael Flatley, and it's coming to the Milwaukee Theatre on Friday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Nick Offerman offers a night of storytelling and song
On Saturday night, "Parks and Recreation's" Nick Offerman (the actor behind the show's amazing character Ron Swanson) appeared at the Pabst Theater in front of a full house not exactly sure what they were about to get. Luckily, their instincts to come were rewarded with a terrific night of storytelling and song.
Ferguson's comedy is better on TV
While he may have been performing in a primetime spot, the host of "The Late Late Show" Craig Ferguson was certainly not any cleaner at his Friday night performance at the Pabst Theater.
They came, they saw, they boogied
They came, they saw, they boogied. Nobody broke the record for the longest "Soul Train" dance line at Potawatomi Casino Thursday, but they had a good time trying.
"The Last Romance" doesn't satisfy
Can a really good play can overcome weak acting to make a satisfying night at the theater? The answer to that is, unquestionably, "no."
Milwaukee Air & Water Show announces dates and headliner
The Milwaukee Air & Water Show will take place this year on the weekend of Aug. 3-4, it was announced today. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds - celebrating their 60th anniversary in 2013 - will headline the show.
Young performers surprise in DHS production of "Phantom of the Opera"
I want to make something very clear, right from the start. I'm not saying that Dominican High School's production of "Phantom of the Opera" was a great production for a high school. This was a great production.
Coming soon: "Underneath the Lintel"
One of the most interesting mysteries I've ever seen, "Underneath the Lintel" opens Feb. 20 at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre - and it should be a hot ticket in Milwaukee.
Coming soon: "A Time to Live"
About the only theater company in town that gives regular performances of works by local playwrights is tiny Windfall Theatre, and it is at it again. The company will present "A Time to Live" by Milwaukee playwright and actor Howard Goldstein, opening Feb. 15 and running through March 2.
Laughing at racism
Everyone can agree: race - and racism - is one touchy subject. With "Clybourne Park," the Milwaukee Rep tackles the issue in an unconventional way: with comedy. Gerard Neugent sits down with OnMilwaukee.com to discuss the power of comedy to create dialogue within the community.
Coming soon: "Pinkalicious: The Musical"
There is a group of young girls who have fallen in love with another young girl who can't get enough of the color pink in her life. It is, of course, "Pinkalicious," the minor phenomenon you can hardly avoid if you have a young girl in your life. And now you have a chance to see her action. First Stage Children's Theatre presents "Pinkalicious: The Musical" Feb. 22 through March 24.
Wisconsin native makes homecoming with "Disney on Ice"
An accomplished ice-skater since the age of seven, Taylor Blair auditioned for Feld Entertainment's Disney on Ice right out of high school, and he's spent the last two years touring the world one rink at a time. "Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic" comes to the U.S. Cellular Arena tomorrow for a four-day Milwaukee stint, allowing Blair's family some rare face time.
Let me take your photo
Speedies' "Let Me Take Your Photo" was a little new wave-era gem with a super-catchy chorus. The title also turned out to be somewhat prescient as guitarist Greg Crewdson would later grow into one of the most respected photographers in the world. Crewdson comes to Marquette to present a lecture this week.
Mardi Gras in Milwaukee
Even though Milwaukee is 1,000 miles from New Orleans, celebrating Mardi Gras in Brew City is one big easy.
Local Broadway vet teams with Milwaukee pianist for Valentine concert
Ollmann and Wilson present a Valentine's Day edition of their popular "How's Your Romance?" cabaret show at Ascension Lutheran Church this Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m.
ART Milwaukee, Baylor awarded $50,000
ART Milwaukee is once of four recipients of the 2013 Joyce Awards.
Coming soon: "Closer"
The story of relationships and the search for morality in them is as old as time, but it makes for fertile investigation in "Closer" the popular play by Patrick Marber that opens this week at Off The Wall Theatre.
Milwaukee witnesses the future of dance in "Genesis"
At Milwaukee Ballet's "Genesis" competition, audiences will once again have the rare opportunity to witness the world premier of pieces created by up-and-coming choreographers. The choreographers shared with OnMilwaukee.com the thrill of being chosen, the challenge of the rehearsal schedule, and why they really don't care who wins.