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Life, death and the music between: A chat with Jon Mueller of Death Blues

Published Jan. 30, 2015

Started in 2011, Jon Mueller's Death Blues is a multi-media performance project taking on the idea of death, the idea that our lives are finite, and using those realizations "as impetus to become more present in each moment." Before its finale, "Ensemble," hits the Pitman Theatre stage Saturday night, I had a chat with Mueller about the project's origins, records, the state of music - and those who consume it - and life after Death Blues.


Alverno Presents "Smith Uncovered" plugs into a punk legend

Published Oct. 16, 2014

A little over a decade ago, Milwaukee musician and Testa Rosa lead vocalist Betty Blexrud-Strigens got a chance to see the legendary Patti Smith in Madison. Even though the show came quite some time after Smith's punk glory years, Blexrud-Strigens still remembers the rock legend providing a charge. Now, it's up to Blexrud-Strigens and a roster of Milwaukee artists and musicians to bring that essence back to the stage with "Smith Uncovered."


Milwaukee band Altos prepares to help the film festival hit its high note

Published Oct. 3, 2013

After months of practicing, tinkering and practicing some more, the breakthrough finally happened for Altos and guitarist Ken Palme. That was about two weeks ago. Now, Palme and the rest of Altos have had that amount of time to fine tune and perfect their breakthrough for a truly special one-night-only performance: providing the live score for the Milwaukee Film Festival's centerpiece selection, the 1930 Soviet silent classic "Earth."

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