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“For Purely Elfish Reasons” is the newest theatrical endeavor by actor, composer, and playwright Jason Powell. Milwaukee’s Alchemist Theatre in Bayview commissioned Powell to produce lighter, more kid-friendly holiday fare for the holiday season, a departure from the theater’s usual array of mature themed plays and musicals. Powell is best known for his original theatre creations such as "Invader? I Hardly Know Her" (2009) and "In Love Yet Again" (2012), both Alchemist productions. This past year the Milwaukee Opera Theatre presented his operatic feature, "Fortuna the Time-Bender vs.
From Germany to the West Coast, The Great Escapebring a gritty, fun-loving vibe in their self-titled new album, “The Great Escape.” Featuring melancholy tracks like “Don’t Wake Me Up” and the raspy, powerful “Rebel,” their new album gives off a laid-back California vibe, the state where the trio currently lives. Drummer Kristian Lord, guitarist Malte Hagemeister, and singer Aimie Mariello strive to bring back that raw sound of pop/rock from the 60s and 70s.
Comedian Martin Morrow has been performing on stage since the age of 18, at that time performing mostly during open mic nights. His professional career took off in 2009. He joined the award winning comedy duo “Tubbi and Martin” in Auburn, Ala., perfecting his improve, sketch, and stand-up comedy skills. Originally from Birmingham, Ala., Morrow now resides in Chicago Ill. His comedy routine has brought him coast to coast, from New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and various cities across the Midwest.
In our interview with Hayward Williams last month, he discussed his attempts to diffuse anxiety both on and off the stage. He started performing songs in a lower key, slower tempo and even putting himself in sensory isolation before shows. These struggles seemed entirely distant from the stage that Williams stood on to celebrate the release of his new album, The Reef.
Wisconsin native Jeffrey Foucault, recorded live at Anodyne Coffee in Walker’s Point on Nov. 16, just a few weeks ago. Strangely enough, it was far colder that evening, so we are enjoying a little respite from that now. Since then he has played shows in the US, Canada, and Europe. Jeffrey’s in The Netherlands at the moment, but he’ll be back in Wisconsin on Dec. 17, playing at Cafe Carp in Fort Atkinson.
In many ways, the story of Kim and Scott Collins of The Smoking Flowers reads like a great fictional love story: love at first sight, musical partnership, Kim's battle with breast cancer, and her recovery using completely natural methods. Their June performance at the Circle-A Café was their second in Milwaukee, a market which they say has always been kind to them. The Collins called in to WUWM@Nite’s Rachel Owens to talk about their musical aspirations and their new album 2 Guns.
“There isn’t really a specific kind of music that is Canadian,” says Lauren Gillis, whose stage moniker is Lucette. “Because we’re such close neighbors, it just makes sense to draw so much from American music.”
The 22-year-old Canadian songwriter took to Nashville to work with producer Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson) on her latest record, Black is the Color.