Indigo Girl Amy Ray’s fifth solo studio album Goodnight Tender is a country record through and through. The traditional sounds on Goodnight Tender have a history of surfacing on the Georgia native’s recordings, both her solos and those she’s made with fellow Indigo Girl Emily Saliers.
Singer/songwriter and actress Macy Gray hit it big with her infectious hit single “I Try,” earning a Grammy Award for the track in 2000. Since then she’s released six more studio albums, including two in 2012 (Covered and Talking Book).
The Milwaukee Art Museum brass and architect Jim Shields have resolved their differences, and Shields is back as lead architect on the museum’s renovation/addition plans. On May 6, the museum released Shields’ revised plan, which would extend the 1975 Kahler annex eastward toward Lake Michigan.
In 1967, the Broadway musical world was rocked like never before by Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. Nothing like it had been tried before, and it spawned an entirely new direction in musical theater.
Band members generally spend a great deal of time preparing for performances — warming up, reviewing play sets, polishing difficult stretches, honing introductions.
Floating in past a misty Statue of Liberty, James Gray's "The Immigrant" somberly gathers its majesty as a metaphor-rich story of passage and survival. It's an old tale told with rare precision, channeling grand themes into an intimate melodrama.
Ellis Island, a portal of hope and new beginning for films from Elia Kazan's "America, America" to Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather, Part II," is here a more complicated rebirth.
More exotic creatures thrive in the shadows of summer blockbusters. Here are 10 of the most anticipated indie films due this summer, nary a caped superhero or city-crushing monster among them.
The color palette is bright or muted, depending on the type of paper used. The perspective isn’t always accurate. The bird’s-eye landscape views are better imagined than observed.
Milwaukee will be one of five cities to receive an advance screening of HBO Films’ original movie The Normal Heart, based on the Tony Award-winning play by Larry Kramer about the early days of the AIDS crisis. Directed by Ryan Murphy of Glee andNip/Tuck fame, the movie features Kenosha native Mark Ruffalo, along with Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer, Alfred Molina and Julia Roberts. HBO is partnering for the screening with Milwaukee Film, which previously presented the North American premiere ofMea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God during the 2012 Milwaukee Film Festival. The screening is at the Landmark Oriental Theater at 7 p.m. on May 21, and tickets are available to Milwaukee Film members and invited supporters. The Normal Heart debuts on HBO on May 25.
Anyone with a hankering for hash of snails or powdered duck or a host of other centuries-old British cookery should be plenty pleased with this year's James Beard Foundation cookbook of the year.
But for the rest of us — by which I mean, virtually every last one of us — the selection of Heston Blumenthal's "Historic Heston," a $200, 431-page epic exploration of mostly antiquated recipes, will be a head-scratcher. It's one of those books so fabulously out of touch with any cook who doesn't have an army of sous chefs at his side, one has to ask for whom this book was written.