The night is coming on in “Eventide at the Duchess’s.” The sky glows orange with an apocalyptic burn, familiar in the paintings of artist John Wilde (1919–2006). The sunset bathes a wild bunch of cavorting bodies. Some couples embrace and others face off, while in other vignettes single figures dot the improbable landscape. A woman lounges on a gigantic leaf as another balances on a beach ball floating in water, or on a head sticking up from the ground. In the distance, with striking nonchalance, is the painter who busies himself working at his easel.
You can always count on a Majestic ‘80s vs. ‘90s party being a blast, but when it’s a Michael Jackson-themed anniversary bash? It’ll be thrilling, dangerous and “bad” — in the best way. DJs Nick Nice and BROOK will square off with a combination of Jackson’s discography and those of his contemporaries, as well as hosting a moonwalk competition and happy birthday singalong at midnight. Single white glove optional.
Lady Gaga is going from pop star to the hospitality industry — she’ll be playing a hotel owner in American Horror Story: Hotel.
There was a time in the early 20th century when just about every little Wisconsin town could be counted on for two things: a church and a bar. But now, the rapid rise of craft brewing means that in many towns, the third constant is a brewery.
Art often reflects the most deeply held feelings and beliefs in the minds and hearts of artists — and, by extension, the audiences who view the work. Several new exhibits at Madison-area galleries speak to a variety of emotions, with many works even cathartic for their creators.
Just as hip-hop legend Dr. Dre announced that Detox — the legendary album he’s been working on for more than 15 years — had finally been scrapped, he released a whole new project: Compton, named for the LA neighborhood he calls home. He’s also promised it will be his last. The new release coincides with the upcoming biopic Straight Outta Compton, which tells the story of Dre’s legendary hip-hop group N.W.A. The biggest question about Compton is whether Dre still has the goods after so many years. The answer is yes. Compton isn’t groundbreaking in the manner of Dre’s solo debut The Chronic but it’s well worth hearing — and, with frequent appearances by fellow Compton artist Kendrick Lamar, it feels like a passing of the torch too.
She’s become a Hollywood legend for playing great women, mastering accents and generally making her mark as the greatest actress on Earth. But now it seems that Meryl Streep is enjoying a second life as a musical performer.
When you make a film where a 15-year-old girl sleeps with her mother’s 35-year-old boyfriend, a few things are certain: You’re going to make some people uncomfortable and you’re going to get feedback. A lot of it.
Say “Sprecher,” and you think “root beer.” In its 30-year history, it’s for that tasty soda that the Wisconsin brewery has become best known. Yet as it approaches this milestone, founder Randy Sprecher says his company’s growing bigger than ever — and it won’t be all about the root beer for long.
Ten years ago, no one would have thought of Milwaukee as a comedy hub. One of the reasons that’s slowly changing is the Milwaukee Comedy Festival.