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Mary White, Milwaukee's first woman of the blues

Published Oct. 17, 2016

Spending her days spent as a supervisor of operations at MATC, Mary White also maintained the title of first female blues singer in Milwaukee. She has long since retired from her full-time position - but her more highly recognized title will remain.


Mamie's Bar & Grill shines in Silver City

Published March 30, 2016

In 1981, Debra Mickey - who was the single mother of a young son at the time - bought Mamie's Bar and Grill, 3300 W. National Ave., on a land contract. Mickey remains the sole owner of the bar, which will celebrate its 35th birthday this August.


Getting the dirt on the Rep's "Low Down Dirty Blues" with Felicia Fields

Published March 21, 2015

Early on in the 2014-15 season, the Milwaukee Rep staged "The Color Purple." It's a show actress Felicia P. Fields knows very well; after all, her turn as Sofia in the Broadway musical scored her a Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical back in 2006. It's another familiar show, however, that brings Fields back to Milwaukee: "Low Down Dirty Blues," a celebration of classic blues at its deepest and dirtiest.


Blues takes center stage to honor harp king Liban's 50th anniversary

Published Oct. 13, 2014

Liban has had quite a 50 years. He's been up and down and up and down and up. He's faced substance abuse, charlatan promoters, empty promises, dark and dingy clubs, big stages, European tours, the death of a loved one, some racial uncertainties and eventually his present state of comfort. If that sounds like a blues song, it's because his life has been like a great tune.

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40 of 40: Day 36 & 37

I'm blue.It could be all the changes; I'm not necessarily good with change.  Changes at work Changes in my life.  Changes coming for our country.  It could be the weather (I know it's the weather).  The worst part is, at least today, I can't shake it.One thing that's been heav...

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