Brian Wilson, as he himself has sung, wasn't made for these times. Or any others, for that matter, which is part of the reason his music has remained so timeless through all of his breakups, breakdowns and breakthroughs.
Door County is known as a summer destination, a place to get away and embrace tranquility. But for theater lovers — and other vacationers looking to try something new — driving up to the northeastern woods doesn’t mean you’re cutting yourself off from a world of dramatic culture.
When Larry David was showing his old “Seinfeld” pal Jason Alexander the quirks of his Broadway dressing room, the discussion naturally went to the toilet.
“You know what he said? ‘It’s a two or three flusher,’” said Alexander. “He said, ‘Don’t assume.’ I said, ‘Really? OK, I won’t assume.’”
Originally formed with members of two of the more underrated acts of the ‘90s in their respective genres (The Promise Ring, an emo band with a cult following, and The Dismemberment Plan, considered a precursor to the dance-punk movement of the ‘00s), it’s too bad Maritime has to be called underrated as well.
According to Molly Roberts, the lead vocalist of Milwaukee band Tigernite, one of the Midwest’s biggest exports to the rest of the nation is rock music.
If so, consider the band a shipping magnate in the making. Since forming in June 2013, the quartet has shot to the forefront of the Milwaukee music scene and has been building a solid reputation for themselves and the city nationwide.
The stage has been set in Spring Green for another bravura season from American Players Theatre. Now in its 36th year, APT long ago took Shakespeare out into the sticks and proved that if you produce it — and do so exceptionally well — they will come.
Answering questions in a Casablanca police station, hoping to retrieve a missing backpack, author Vendela Vida was overcome by her feelings of good fortune.
“Halfway through the interview it just occurred to me that this was the entree into the novel,” says Vida, whose new book, “The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty,” begins with a stolen backpack in Casablanca.
Since Tyler Joseph and some college buddies formed Twenty One Pilots in 2009 in Ohio, the band has been one of the most adventurous to emerge from alt pop and rock circles. For their fourth album, Blurryface, they’ve added hip-hop, electronica and even reggae vibes.
Lex Allen says the positive vibes in his music are sincere. He’s had personal struggles, and his work in overcoming them accounts for his need to empower his audience, as well as himself, he says.
We talked about how he got to this point, the meaning of his career and his desire to be a focal point of the Milwaukee LGBT community.
Meet Me Halfway (University of Wisconsin Press, 2015), the fiction debut by Jennifer Morales, is subtitled Milwaukee Stories for good reason. Milwaukee is as much a character in the novel as any of Morales’ others: high school students Johnquell and Taquan, Johnquell’s mother Gloria and his aunt Bee-Bee, the elderly Frances and Mrs. Czernicki, and dedicated teacher Mrs. Charles.