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Arts & Culture
12:34 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Playwright Jason Powell Brings Marx Brothers-esque Christmas Elves to the Alchemist

“For Purely Elfish Reasons” is Milwaukee playwright Jason Powell's first foray into children's theatre.
Credit milwaukee.eventful.com

“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.

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Arts & Culture
1:19 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Album of the Week: The Great Escape

(l-r) Guitarist Malte Hagemeister, drummer Kristian Nord, and vocalist Amie Miriello pose on the cover of their new album, "The Great Escape."
Credit facebook.com/Wearethegreatescape

From Germany to the West Coast, The Great Escape bring 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.

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Arts & Culture
12:03 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Comedian Martin Morrow Talks Characterization and Hypersensitively

Martin Morrow performing at the 2014 Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon. Morrow performs tonight, Dec. 18, at Club Garibaldi in Milwaukee.
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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.

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Arts & Culture
3:26 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Ex Fabula: Holiday Stress

Adam Carr sharing a story.
Credit Art Montes

This week, Ex Fabula features two entertaining stories about the many reasons one feels and deals with stress throughout the holidays or sometimes the entire year.

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Arts & Culture
11:29 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Hayward Williams: Live at Anodyne Coffee

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.

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Arts & Culture
7:17 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Jeffrey Foucault, Live from Andoyne Coffee in Walker's Point

Jeffrey Faucault strums his guitar at Andoyne Coffee on Nov. 16.

    

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.

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Arts & Culture
11:22 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Ex Fabula: December Spectacular - Surprise/Sorpresa!

Rob Harrington sharing a story.
Credit Art Montes

In honor of our December Spectacular, this week we’re looking back on a story about surprises and a story about language.

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Arts & Culture
10:30 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

The Smoking Flowers: Burning Their Own Trail

Kim and Scott Collins of The Smoking Flowers
Credit Shea Corrigan

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.

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Arts & Culture
5:06 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

North Meets South with Lucette

Canadian songwriter Lucette.

“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.

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Arts & Culture
5:40 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Album of the Week: "The Real Book" by Danielia Cotton

Danielia Cotton
Credit 2014 © Danielia Cotton

 

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