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Bella Caffe co-owner Tim Talsky passes away

Published Feb. 20, 2015

The Third Ward awoke to some sad news this morning. According to an email sent out by Nancy O'Keefe, executive director of the Historic Third Ward Association, Bella Caffe co-owner Tim Talsky passed away Thursday night.


Milwaukee music loses a pair of veterans

Published Jan. 6, 2015

A couple friends have notified me in recent days of the passing of two veteran Milwaukee musicians. In November and December, rocker Roland Stone and jazzman Sammy Armato passed away.


Five questions for garage rockers Obits

Published Oct. 2, 2013

Brooklyn punks Obits come to Milwaukee on Oct. 6 to play the Cactus Club as part of a lengthy tour in support of the quartet's third Sub Pop Records disc, "Beds & Bugs." We were so smitten that we cornered guitarist Sohrab Habibion and asked him about the record, about the tour and, of course, about baseball.


JJ Cale was super blue

Published July 30, 2013

John Sieger remembers JJ Cale, who died last week at the age of 74.


Thoughts on the sudden death of a friend

Published May 3, 2013

Last night at about 3 a.m., I woke up to go to the bathroom. I used my phone to light my way, so as soon as my eyes adjusted, I noticed that my mom had sent me a death notice. My friend and neurosurgeon, Dr. Spencer Block - the guy who did my back surgery in 2011 - had died yesterday at age 51.

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