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1. Talking jazz with Andy Milne
Lindsay Garric chats with jazz pianist Andy Milne about his band Dapp Theory, the details of his Shatner collaboration, Milwaukee's vegetarian culinary fare and more. Dapp Theory gigs at the Jazz Estate on Friday, March 27.
2. That's not hot: petition created to remove Paris Hilton from Summerfest
A fella from New Jersey must of had some extra time and some built up Hilton-fueled anger this week because he formed a petition on change.org to remove DJ Paris Hilton from the Summerfest line-up.
3. Here's your chance to meet country star Sam Hunt
Courtesy of our friends at the Hunger Task Force, we have a meet and greet opportunity for you. Just read on to bid on a chance to win two great seats for Hunt's show on April 4 at The Rave and you'll also score a meet and greet with this rising country star.
4. WAMI Awards announce performers, induct Judas Priest to Hall of Fame
This morning, the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) announced its performers for the upcoming 35th annual awards show on April 19 at the Turner Hall Ballroom. In addition, the WAMI Awards announced that, for the first time ever, it would feature a global "honorary" WAMI Hall of Fame induction.
5. Northern Lights Theater set shows Allman's a survivor
Gregg Allman may still be playing cards with old man Fate, and he opened Wednesday night's concert by inviting those whom may have lost money in the casino to come in and drown their sorrows in some blues. But God knows Allman has drawn many poor cards in his life, and it's nearly a miracle he survived this long, with an almost savior-like gift for rebirth and renewal.
6. Summerfest names more than 90 grounds stage headliners
Summerfest has announced a long list of grounds stage headliners for the 2015 festival, which is scheduled for June 24-28 and June 30-July 5.
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7. State Fair adds Chris Young, Happy Together Tour to main stage lineup
This morning, the Wisconsin State Fair announced two more headline acts for its main stage lineup: country artist Chris Young and '60s/'70s revival compilation Happy Together Tour.
8. Summerfest announces rapper Kendrick Lamar as Day 7 headliner
Summerfest this morning announced rap star Kendrick Lamar as its latest Marcus Amphitheater headliner, taking the main stage - along with special guest ScHoolboy Q - on Wednesday, July 1.
9. Bid on 4th row seats for Vince Gill and help the Hunger Task Force
Vince Gill shares the Milwaukee Theatre stage with Ashley Monroe, Charlie Worsham and daughter Jenny Gill at 8 p.m. this Sunday, March 22. Here's an opportunity to score amazing seats!
10. Present Music introduces new engagement program ComposeMilwaukee
This morning, Present Music introduced ComposeMilwaukee, a new corporate and community engagement program with the goal of promoting innovation, imagination and collaboration.
11. Ringo Starr returns to Milwaukee for Riverside show in October
Days before the Rolling Stones are expected to announce some concert related news, a Beatle beat them to the punch. The Riverside announced this morning that famed Beatles drummer, Mr. Conductor himself Ringo Starr is coming to Milwaukee in October to play the Riverside Theater.
12. WAMI announces 2015 awards nominees
This afternoon, the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) announced the nominees for its 35th annual WAMI Awards. The show itself will be held at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) on Sunday, April 19 at Turner Hall Ballroom, with a nominee celebration several weeks before on Sunday, March 29 at Papa's Social Club.
13. Spacehog drummer's top 5 concerts ... ever
As a jobbing musician, talent buyer, venue manager, etc., seeing live music is a frequent occupational pastime. It's easy to get jaded, but every now and again someone or something blows your mind.
14. Jazz in the Park announces its lineup for the 2015 season
It may be called Jazz in the Park, but as usual, the schedule for the beloved summer concert series - entering its 24th season - has much more than jazz to offer. The influences scattered across the upcoming 2015 lineup - announced just this afternoon - run the gambit from flamenco, reggae, Latin, blues, big band, vintage rock, soul, Celtic and, of course, jazz. Here's the rundown.
15. Bob Dylan returns to Milwaukee for a Riverside show on May 13
The Riverside Theater had some big news late this morning, announcing the return of Bob Dylan to Milwaukee for a show on Wednesday, May 13.
16. Zac Brown Band headlines Summerfest for second straight year
If you missed Zac Brown Band's Marcus Amphitheater show last year - or just desperately needed another fix of the country jam band - you're in luck. Summerfest announced today that the southern rockers will be headlining the main stage yet again this summer, performing on June 28.
17. A personal look at Downtown's disappeared rock clubs
This morning we posted a look back at some of Milwaukee's dead and gone Downtown rock and roll clubs. Here, Bobby Tanzilo recalls a few of them.
18. Violent Femmes announce first new songs in 15 years for Record Store Day EP
Today, Milwaukee-bred rock band Violent Femmes announced it will release its first set of new songs in 15 years, just in time for Record Store Day.
19. WAMI names 2015 hall of fame honorees
WAMI announces its 2015 hall of fame honorees: The Robbs, originally from Oconomowoc, Sigmund Snopek and Milwaukee-based psychedelic rock band Plasticland.
20. Naughty by Nature headlines Bucks' '90s night
The Milwaukee Bucks are continuing a fan favorite tradition in 2015 with the return of '90s Night, which will feature a performance by hip-hop group Naughty by Nature on March 28.
21. Kings of Leon headlines second day of Summerfest
Summerfest announced that Kings of Leon will headline day two of Summerfest on June 25.
22. State Fair adds Casting Crowns and Justin Moore to main stage lineup
This afternoon, the Wisconsin State Fair announced two more main stage shows: contemporary Christian rockers Casting Crowns and country singer-songwriter Justin Moore.
23. Manilow's BMO Harris Bradley Center gig rescheduled for March 2
Bad news for Barry Manilow fans. This afternoon, the classic crooner announced that he was rescheduling three shows on his current "One Last Time!" tour, including his upcoming gig at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The show - once scheduled for tomorrow evening - will now be Monday, March 2, at the same time, 7:30 p.m.
24. Dietrich jazzes up an old genre
Jazz and youth are not mutually exclusive. Twenty-six-year-old jazz trumpeter and Wisconsin native, Paul Dietrich, is proof of that.
25. Boston will open 2015 Wisconsin State Fair
It was only a matter of time before the Wisconsin State Fair joined Summerfest in naming its big musical acts for 2015, and today, the wait ended. This morning, State Fair announced that classic rockers Boston will hit the main stage on the fair's opening night on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 7:30 p.m.