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26. 7 questions for Wisconsin's own Tom Wopat
It's been more than a decade since OnMilwaukee spoke to Tom Wopat, best known as Luke Duke from the hugely popular `80s series, "Dukes of Hazzard." Wopat, of course, is from Lodi, just outside Madison, and in his career he's done a lot more than the Dukes. A Tony-nominated Broadway actor, he's also released a number of successful albums in different genres. Now, Wopat is coming home (or close to home, anyway) to open the Oconomowoc Arts Center's Main Stage Series on Saturday. He'll be performing jazz-inspired renditions of contemporary classics from his album, "I've Got Your Number."
27. The Who postpones entire tour, including Oct. 13 stop in Milwaukee
It's official. The Who today confirmed that they are postponing all remaining dates on their "THE WHO HITS 50!" North American tour, including a stop at Milwaukee's BMO Harris Bradley Center on Oct. 13.
28. Milwaukee music ex-pat Castelaz steps down as president of Elektra Records
According to a this morning, Milwaukee music ex-pat Jeff Castelaz is stepping down as president of Elektra Records at the end of the month.
29. Janet Jackson schedules Bradley Center show for next June
This morning, pop star Janet Jackson announced the third leg of her current "Unbreakable" world tour show, including a stop next summer in Milwaukee at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on June 5.
30. Garth Brooks adds third show to Milwaukee stop
This morning, country phenomenon Garth Brooks added a third show to his two-night stop at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
31. Field Report returns to Milwaukee for Pabst Lower Level show in October
This afternoon, The Pabst Theater announced that local darlings Chris Porterfield and Field Report will return to Milwaukee for a Pabst Lower Level show on Thursday, Oct. 29.
32. Garth Brooks ends his 19-year MKE drought with two Bradley Center shows
As part of his world tour, Garth Brooks will play a pair of shows at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Friday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26, ending a 19-year Brooks drought in Milwaukee.
33. Meet hip-hop star "DMC" from Run-D.M.C.
Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels - of hip-hop group Run-D.M.C. - will be at Clicks, 1916 E. Capitol Dr., on Saturday, Aug, 22 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
34. Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard book Milwaukee Theatre gig
The "outlaw country" legends Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard will play the Milwaukee Theatre in October.
35. 5 questions for Alice Cooper
Lindsay Garric gets personal with Alice Cooper - her husband, Chuck, is Cooper's bassist - and asks him five great questions. Cooper gigs in Milwaukee on Friday, Aug. 7.
36. Milwaukee Soundbites: Ald. Michael Murphy
Episode three of Milwaukee Soundbites sends us over to City Hall to chat with Alderman and Common Council President Michael Murphy. But, we're talking music, not politics, as Ald. Murphy recalls his first record, his first concert, that time he shared the stage with Prince and - at the risk of losing potential votes - his guilty pleasures.
37. Shelton shows off his star power at Country Thunder
Blake Shelton's Saturday night headliner set at Country Thunder was one of those shows that you hope you catch at some point in your life. It was big. It was high. It was hilarious. It was fun. It still felt intimate even though there were 30,000 people there. In short, it was kinda epic.
38. You couldn't want more from Jamie Lynn Spears' Country Thunder set
Despite it being literally hot enough to fry an egg on the pavement, Jamie Lynn Spears' came out and gave it her all Saturday afternoon at Country Thunder in Twin Lakes.
39. Bentley brings fire to an already steamy Country Thunder
When I think about Dierks Bentley, what comes to mind is dedicated, thoughtful, emotional, energetic and loyal. His music is honest, real, sometimes painful, sometimes fun and always country. He delivered all that and more on Friday night at Country Thunder.
40. Maddie & Tae storm through Country Thunder
Maddie & Tae looked hot - like not the temperature hot, well, that too. But they looked hot in that ready to play their tails off way. And they did. For a little over an hour underneath the brutal Wisconsin summer sun, in front of thousands, Maddie & Tae nailed their set at Country Thunder Friday afternoon.
41. Bono's onstage pranks at The Palms: U2's Milwaukee debut
There were about 500 people on hand to watch U2 at The Palms on April 15, 1981. The show was part of the Irish band's first U.S. tour. Here's a look back...
42. The touching confusion of Tame Impala's "Currents"
Tame Impala's new album has already garnered serious attention as one of the year's best new albums.
43. Turner Hall and turn tables: Kweli kicks crisp rhymes
Talib Kweli is one of the true hip-hop legends. He performed in front of an enthusiastic audience at Turner Hall last night.
44. Showing off
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45. Peter Mulvey gives me Milwaukee hope
An intimate show by singer-songerwriters at Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. Tuesday night provided moments of hope.
46. A grand goodbye weekend to The Grateful Dead
Another phase of the big American adventure that is the Grateful Dead came to a close in Chicago over the weekend with "Fare Thee Well," a multi-night concert goodbye to the group.
47. Latest Flame Records schedules farewell shows for October
On Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24, Latest Flame Records will host a two-day farewell show at Club Garibaldi, featuring 14 of the label's favorite bands it supported over its dozen years of existence.
48. A more "innocent" approach boosts U2 experience
U2 is in the midst of an eight-day, five-gig run at the United Center in Chicago as part of its iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour. We went down to have a look and a listen.
49. Hello, my name is Larry, and I'm a Stonesaholic
I got hooked on The Rolling Stones back in 1968, at age 11, when I first heard "Jumping Jack Flash" on a tiny red and white transistor radio. Although I began buying their albums like crazy after that, I didn't see the Stones in concert until June 8, 1975 when they played at County Stadium. Flash forward 40 years and two weeks to June 23, 2015. In that span of time, I've managed to see the band 21 times.
50. Milwaukee band Maritime's new album set to drop in October
This afternoon, Maritime announced the release date for "Magnetic Bodies/Maps of Bones," the local band's fifth album. The long-anticipated follow-up to the group's 2011 LP "Human Heart," will drop on Friday, Oct. 16, released through Dangerbird Records.