By Dave Begel Contributing Writer Published Dec 20, 2006 at 7:39 AM
I love live entertainment, theatre, music, dance and even performance artists.

Sometimes you get very special performances and during the holiday season. I love to search for something with some level of nostalgia.

Saturday night at Shank Hall, I've got it. A reunion gig by the R&B Cadets is on tap. With John Sieger and Robin Pluer headlining, what is one
of the best bands this city every produced will showcase many of its great hits.

The Subcontinentals, with Sieger and Kelli Gonzales, will play before the Cadets. I'm hoping they can do "I'm Your Puppet," by the Purify Brothers, one
of my favorites.

And the generational run of the Siegers continues with Sam on drums leading his band, the Calamaties at 8 p.m.

Rock and Roll should be a big part of Christmas and this evening promises to deliver.
Dave Begel Contributing Writer

With a history in Milwaukee stretching back decades, Dave tries to bring a unique perspective to his writing, whether it's sports, politics, theater or any other issue.

He's seen Milwaukee grow, suffer pangs of growth, strive for success and has been involved in many efforts to both shape and re-shape the city. He's a happy man, now that he's quit playing golf, and enjoys music, his children and grandchildren and the myriad of sports in this state. He loves great food and hates bullies and people who think they are smarter than everyone else.

This whole Internet thing continues to baffle him, but he's willing to play the game as long as keeps lending him a helping hand. He is constantly amazed that just a few dedicated people can provide so much news and information to a hungry public.

Despite some opinions to the contrary, Dave likes most stuff. But he is a skeptic who constantly wonders about the world around him. So many questions, so few answers.