entertainment

Live at the Hollywood Bowl: The Simpsons celebrate 25 years

Written by The AP
and WiG reports
Monday, 15 September 2014 11:18

Doh! did you miss it? Bart and Lisa Simpson, Chief Wiggum and son Ralph, bartender Moe and Apu from Kwik-E-Mart came to the Hollywood Bowl to celebrate 25 years of "The Simpsons."

Those characters are performed by three actors — Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith and Hank Azaria — who hosted the world premiere of "The Simpsons Take the Bowl"at the legendary concert venue on Sept. 12. The program featured music, stars and reminiscences from TV's longest-running scripted show.

New cars: What’s ahead in 2015

Written by TOM KRISHER
and DEE-ANN DURBIN,
AP Auto Writers
Friday, 12 September 2014 01:50

Sales of small crossover SUVs are booming in the U.S., and automakers are responding quickly with new entries in the 2015 model year.

Ten brands — Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Honda, Jeep, Lexus, Lincoln, Maserati, Mercedes and Tesla — are rolling out new vehicles to cash in on the buying binge.

'Long Way Home' tops Nielsen's bestseller list

Written by AP Saturday, 06 September 2014 06:43

Best-selling books for the week ending Aug. 31, as tracked by Nielsen Bookscan. Listings include hardcover fiction and non-fiction as well as mass market and trade paperbacks.

Mellower with age, Bob Mould still plays fast and loud

Written by Bill Lamb,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 04 September 2014 10:28

Bob Mould. — PHOTO: Courtesy

When thinking of gay artists in popular music, the alternative rock genre rarely comes to mind. However, 53-year-old out artist Bob Mould can fairly lay claim to being an elder statesmen of alt rock. He was a co-founder of legendary punk band Hüsker Dü and, through his later band Sugar and a series of well-received solo albums, he’s been a guiding light in the alternative rock community for 25 years.

WigWords: ‘Mathematician’s Shiva’ a wryly funny 1st novel

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Friday, 12 September 2014 04:09

Stuart Rojstaczer celebrated the publication of his debut novel in the city where he debuted, so to speak.

Rojstaczer, who was born in Milwaukee, returned to Milwaukee on Sept. 10 to talk about The Mathematician’s Shiva, his wryly funny first novel about middle-age, family, genius and the Jewish Eastern European immigrant experience after World War II.

Go For the Food: Bourbon in Louisville

Written by BRUCE SCHREINER,
AP writer
Thursday, 11 September 2014 15:00

In Kentucky’s bourbon country, the classic American whiskey isn’t just for sipping anymore.

Restaurants stretching along the Urban Bourbon Trail in Louisville are creating bourbon-inspired sauces and glazes to jazz up main courses, side dishes and desserts. The 6-year-old bourbon cocktail and culinary experience has grown to 34 establishments, adding more zest to the city’s nightlife.

Milwaukee restaurant groups offer menu of choices

Written by Matthew Reddin,
Staff writer
Thursday, 04 September 2014 11:29

Milwaukee's basic food groups …

Milwaukee’s dining scene isn’t as well-known as Chicago’s or New York’s, but Brew City is far from starving for quality culinary options. The metro area hosts a feast of high-quality, creative food and drink options that cater to big spenders and average Joes alike.

‘Love Is Strange’ is an understated but tender film

Written by The Associated Press Thursday, 04 September 2014 10:23

Alfred Molina and John Lithgow in Love Is Strange. — PHOTO: Courtesy

A gay couple together for almost four decades are separated — at least physically — by factors beyond their control in Love Is Strange, the latest tender and meandering exploration of human relationships from indie darling Ira Sachs (Keep the Lights On, Forty Shades of Blue). 

WiGWired: Cach-ing in at state parks

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Friday, 12 September 2014 02:00

With the sport of geocaching continuing to grow, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Wisconsin Geocaching Association placed “official” caches in 47 state park properties.

Jeans feeling the blues as consumers turn to yoga pants

Written by Anne D’Innocenzio,
AP Retail writer
Saturday, 06 September 2014 18:30

Levi's slim fit indigo blue jeans.

Americans’ obsession with jeans is beginning to wear thin.

Oktoberfest begins September — are you ready to pour?

Written by Michael Muckian,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 04 September 2014 11:19

Octoberfest. It begins in September!

As you’re reading this, there’s probably enough time left to catch a flight to Munich for the annual opportunity to drink copious amounts of hearty German beer from 1-liter tankards with 6 million of your closest friends. Ach du lieber!

Art Gaze: Milwaukee — Argentinian collective Artistas en Cooperativa

Written by Kat Murrell,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 04 September 2014 10:16

Noella Farias, ”A la espra (Waiting),“ 2012. — PHOTO: Courtesy Dean Jensen Gallery

‘Lejos’