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"Beautiful Music" at the Rep belongs more in a classroom than a theater

Published Jan. 19, 2015

"The Beautiful Music All Around Us" is a long and involved journey through the early days of American folk music. The problem is that the whole thing, with Stephen Wade as the professor, seems more like a college lecture than a night of theatrical entertainment.


Carey comes home to share Luray's "The Wilder"

Published Sept. 16, 2013

Luray's debut CD, "The Wilder" - out now - is a beautifully airy, sincere and unadorned modern Americana roots record that is the vision of singer, songwriter and banjo player Shannon Carey, who fronts the group that also includes her brothers Sean and Colin Carey. The Careys - Sean plays with Bon Iver and S. Carey, too - hail from Lake Geneva and bring Luray to Milwaukee for a Sept. 21 gig at Linneman's Riverwest Inn.


A few questions with banjoist extraordinaire BĂ©la Fleck

Published March 26, 2013

Fifteen-time Grammy winner BĂ©la Fleck has made a career out of innovative, genre-hopping compositions and collaborations. Now, he's coming to Marcus Center for the Performing Arts with renowned pianist and one of Fleck's biggest musical idols, Chick Corea. We caught up with Fleck via email to ask about performing with one of his biggest inspirations, the new-found mainstream popularity of the banjo and his recent travels to Africa.


Three comedians, three Milwaukee shows

Published Feb. 18, 2010

The folks at The Pabst and Riverside Theater are setting up spring with lots of laughs. Bill Maher, Steve Martin and Craig Ferguson all make their way to Milwaukee for three very funny, entertaining shows.

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