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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

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226. Les lives on with new Les Paul Artist Advisory Board
This week, the Waukesha County Museum announced the creation of the Les Paul Experience Artist Advisory Board.
227. Blake Shelton performing in Milwaukee
Blake Shelton is coming to Milwaukee. The 2012 CMA Entertainer of the Year and member of NBS's hit show "The Voice" will be performing at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Sept. 13, 2013 with special guests Easton Corbin and Jana Kramer.
228. 15 big ones from 1976
As Record Store Day and its accompanying vinyl avalanche nears, and as talk has turned to McCartney concerts and a reissue of "Wings Over America," I've found myself transported to the dawn of my vinyl obsession.
229. McCartney plays Miller Park on July 16
Today, Live Nation and the Milwaukee Brewers announced the date of the upcoming Paul McCartney concert at Miller Park.
230. Another look at the Avant Garde Coffee House show
Despite the fact that we had Dan Ball - a member of the legendary Velvet Whip - write about the new Avant Garde Coffee House show at UWM's Inova Gallery in the Kenilworth Building, 2155 N. Prospect Ave., I stopped in last week to get a tour from organizer John Stropes.
231. Cory Chisel, Field Report, Alex Wilson and more win big at WAMIs
The 33rd annual Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards were held last night at Turner Hall Ballroom, honoring this year's top musicians and industry notables in the state. See the winners here.
232. My guess for the date of the McCartney gig at Miller Park
As more Paul McCartney dates are announced it becomes (theoretically) easier to predict when his Miller Park concert - expected to be made public in a Monday morning announcement - will take place.
233. Paul McCartney to play Miller Park
Paul McCartney will return to Milwaukee after nearly a decade to play Miller Park sometime this summer.
234. Expect brutal honesty from Blue October's frontman
Blue October frontman Justin Furstenfeld is on tour promoting his book of lyrics and writings called "Crazy Making." The book explains what's behind many of Blue October's songs. He also has a Q&A session during the show allowing fans to ask him anything they want.
235. Record Store Day means deals, giveaways at Exclusive Co.
Lovers of vinyl will have the chance to celebrate the sixth annual Record Store Day on April 20 at The Exclusive Company.
236. May 2 Foster Fest fetes two years of Hotel Foster
Milwaukee will get the chance to celebrate Hotel Foster's second birthday with Foster Fest 2013, a four-day musical festival beginning on May 2.
237. Five questions for Chasing Mars
Good things are happening for Chicago-based electro rock/synth pop band Chasing Mars. Their sound is reaching a whole new audience with the release of their self-produced album, and they're embarking on their first big tour with a stop in Milwaukee on Sunday, March 24.
238. WAMI announces Hall of Fame inductees
The 2013 inductees into the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Hall of Fame have been announced.
239. Homophobic Shocked still scheduled to play Madison
After singer Michelle Shocked went on an anti-gay ramble during a show in San Francisco of all places on Sunday, every venue canceled her tour dates - including the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The Harmony Bar & Grill in Madison is the only venue that has not canceled on Shock.
240. Emmylou lets her hair down
The crowd at The Pabst Theater knew they were seeing something rare, a gem of a band, a star who usually maintains her well-deserved place center stage, letting her hair down and sharing a little of the limelight. Make no mistake about, in any sane country in the world, Emmylou Harris would be considered a national treasure and all her experiments are worth catching.
241. P!nk coming to BMO Harris Bradley Center
It was announced today that punk-rock superstar P!nk will be performing at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Nov. 3.
242. It's official: RadioMilwaukee is moving
In November, reported that 88Nine Radio Milwaukee (88.9 FM) would most likely move to a new location in the Fifth Ward and it was officially announced today that it will happen. A new Stone Creek Cafe will open on the ground floor.
243. Hallelujah, Leonard, I'm your man!
I was a lukewarm Leonard Cohen fan until last night, but now I'm close to red hot. I always respected the man's work, chuckled at a few of his best lines and adored, along with generations of Americans, his song "Hallelujah."
244. Jam for Jamaica announces line-up
The fourth annual Jam for Jamaica Music and Camping Festival will be held May 16-19 in Sullivan. Almost 40 musical acts spanning a wide variety of genres and styles have been announced to headline the event, says event founder Craig Baumann.
245. Tegan and Sara powered up The Pabst
Tegan and Sara played for an enthusiastic audience in an almost-full Pabst Theater last night. They drew heavily from previous albums, but peppered the set with new tunes from "Heartthrob," their seventh studio album, which came out last month.
246. Leckrone marches to the beat of his own drum catches up with Mike Leckrone the veteran composer and director of the UW-Madison Marching Band, to discuss his long tenure at Madison and what has changed since the early years - and to see if he really does remember the names of all his former players.
247. Imagine Dragons and Milwaukee: A love story
Imagine Dragons may be from Las Vegas, but the band has developed a special connection with Milwaukee.
248. WAMI nominees announced
The Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) has announced the nominees for the 33rd Annual Awards show ceremony, to be help Sunday, April 14 at Turner Hall Ballroom, 1034 N. 4th St.
249. TV's Pentatonix puts on five-star a cappella performance
I used to be in an a cappella group, and after seeing Pentatonix, the season three winners of NBC's "The Sing Off," perform Sunday night at The Pabst Theatre, I'm glad I'm no longer in it. The singing stars are so ridiculously talented, vocally skilled and ludicrously creative that if I was still in an a cappella group, I'd be so depressed.
250. Musicians band together to aid Christensen
When a musician faces tough times in Milwaukee, often his or her peers will step up to the mic to ask for help. A group of musicians here is doing just that on Sunday, March 24 with a benefit concert for bassist Gary Christensen.