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1. State Fair announces Bank Mutual Amphitheater lineup
Early this afternoon, the Wisconsin State Fair announced the lineup of upcoming free shows hosted at the Bank Mutual Amphitheater, as well as some ticket and Bargain Book deals.
2. Summerfest reveals headliners for JoJo's Martini Lounge
This morning, Summerfest filled in the headliners, dates and times for yet another Big Gig grounds stage, this time for JoJo's Martini Lounge. Here is the lineup.
3. 3 ways to pay tribute to Prince this week, in song and on screen
We're still all broken up about the sudden, shocking death of Prince. Thankfully, several Milwaukee venues are offering opportunities to continue the Prince mourning process this week and pay tribute to his artistic genius in both music and movies.
4. Reunited Culture Club comes to the Marcus Center on July 23
This morning, the Marcus Center announced that the recently reunited '80s pop act Culture Club - complete with all four original members, including Boy George - will make a stop in Milwaukee on its upcoming 40-city tour on Saturday, July 23 at 8 p.m.
5. Prince billboards now visible in Milwaukee
In tribute to the passing of Prince, Lamar Advertising created two Prince billboards that are running on digital billboards across the country.
6. That time Prince gifted the Violent Femmes a song
Shortly after Prince's sudden and tragic death early this afternoon, OnMilwaukee met up with Victor DeLorenzo, who had a fun story and a few thoughts to share about the late musical icon.
7. Remembering Prince
David Bowie. Merle Haggard. George Martin. Phife. Glenn Frey - 2016 has been exceptionally cruel and brutal in taking away some of our most universally beloved musicians and cultural icons. This morning, it unfortunately added to its list: Prince.
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8. Summerfest announces Miller Lite Oasis headliners
While most of the grounds stage headliners were announced a few weeks back, this morning, Summerfest began the business of announcing where we'll be able to find these acts when the Big Gig hits in late June. To start: the Miller Lite Oasis.
9. Will HBO's "Vinyl" touch on these 1979 classics?
Recently I was introduced to HBO's "Vinyl," set amid the world of the 1970s rock and roll business in New York. While I wasn't in the music business, I was an NYC rock fan in the '70s and lately a number of reissues of records from 1979 have transported me back.
10. Guys, the Kiefer Sutherland concert last night was actually pretty good
Over the course of a 70-minute set, country-rocker Kiefer Sutherland - yep, that Kiefer Sutherland; Jack Bauer himself - won over any skeptics in the crowd with a good show at Shank Hall Thursday night. Yes, a legitimately good show.
11. #tbt: Five Card Studs cover "Hello Milwaukee"
As today's the wonderfully-made up "414 Day," or "Milwaukee Day," depending on who you talk to - it's a sexy day to look back at this excellent video from 2014 by the Five Card Studs.
12. Waukesha BluesFest announces 2016 entertainment lineup
This morning, the Waukesha BluesFest - ringing in its 10th anniversary celebrating American music and art this summer - announced its lineup of entertainment for its milestone edition.
13. Happy Together Tour, Berlin round out State Fair main stage lineup
Late this morning, the Wisconsin State Fair announced its final two main stage headliners: the return of the Happy Together Tour and Berlin featuring original band member Terri Nunn.
14. Milwaukee Soundbites: Local musician Paul Cebar
The latest episode of Milwaukee Soundbites takes us to a Milwaukee music icon in his own right, Paul Cebar, who reminisces about his first record, his first concert and more.
15. Summerfest adds six more grounds stage headliners to lineup
This morning, Summerfest added six more ground stage headliners - including X Ambassadors, Chris Issak and The Record Company - to the over 90 acts the Big Gig announced last month.
16. DiFranco does it again
When perusing the online set lists from Ani DiFranco's shows in the past few weeks, it was no surprise to find that every night was a different mix of tunes. She played Friday night at Turner Hall.
17. KISS announces Aug. 8 BMO Harris Bradley Center show
This morning, famed rockers KISS announced that the band will make a stop in Milwaukee for a show at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Monday, Aug. 8., along with opener Caleb Johnson.
18. Handwritten Doors lyrics set to go up for bid at Channel 10 Auction
The Channel 10 Great TV Auction announced it's got something up for bid this year that will be worth tuning in for - and worth coughing up some serious cash: a set of authenticated, handwritten Doors music and lyrics.
19. Steely Dan and Steve Winwood announce BMO Harris Pavilion show
This morning, Steely Dan announced the band, along with fellow rock legend Steve Winwood, will play at the BMO Harris Pavilion on Saturday, July 16, as part of its "The Dan Who Knew Too Much" tour.
20. Carrie Underwood returns for BMO Harris Bradley Center show on Oct. 5
One year after headlining Summerfest, country star Carrie Underwood announced today that she is extending her current tour - including a return to Milwaukee for a concert at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Wednesday, Oct. 5.
21. "America's Got Talent" singer Jackie Evancho to headline Festa Italiana
This afternoon, Festa Italiana announced that 15-year-old soprano singing sensation Jackie Evancho would serve as the festival's headlining act this upcoming summer.
22. Chris Stapleton and Alabama Shakes slated to co-headline Summerfest on July 2
Hot off dominating awards shows over the last few months, country star Chris Stapleton and rock soul band Alabama Shakes will join forces for a co-headliner show at Summerfest on Saturday, July 2.
23. Flowers for Agatha
It is September 1979. I am in high school in Horsforth, a suburb of Leeds, England. My friend Pete had the kind of drum kit every young rocker dreams about - a black Premier Elite with a full battery of single headed concert toms (very Phil Collins). I was hooked.
24. WMSE Local/Live: Milwaukee hip-hop duo The Sounds Of Time
The Sounds Of Time expertly create retro-laden hip-hop gems, filled with a bit of disco, soul and lots of references to everyday life in their hometown of Milwaukee. WMSE's Local/Live talked to the duo about how they came together and the songs that influenced them.
25. Arte Para Todos announces the lineup for its second annual extravaganza
Last year marked the debut of Arte Para Todos, a local music event spread over three days and three neighborhoods, with 100 percent of the proceeds spread equally to three local schools. And for year two, it has managed to become even more awesome.