In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, Arab-American writer Khaled receives a visit from two government agents. Their friendly demeanor turns aggressively suspicious as the pair attempts to connect Khaled to the worst terrorist act ever to take place on U.S. soil.
We have good news and bad news about Joan Armatrading’s latest tour, passing through Madison this fall. Let’s start with the downer: The award-winning, prolific British musician has announced that this will be her final major tour, after more than 40 years on the road. On the other hand, this is also Armatrading’s first-ever “solo” tour — just her, a guitar, a piano and that voice of hers — which is sure to make this farewell to one of music’s greatest singer/songwriters even more poignant. Americana singer/songwriter Kristina Train opens.
One of Wisconsin’s best-kept tourism secrets may be the Driftless Area, that relatively small southwest corner of the state that wasn’t scoured flat by glacial ice some 500,000 years ago.
Most of the talk that surrounds the Milwaukee Film Festival seems to center on what’s being drawn to Milwaukee — what hit indie narratives, what special guests, what incisive documentaries. Yet equally important, if not more, is what’s already here.
Many gay men view the legalization of same-sex marriage as the culmination of the LGBT civil rights movement. For them, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling was a historical arrival point for gays in terms of social acceptance, as well as an opening of the doorway to full assimilation.
Crosseyed Heart is the first solo album from Keith Richards in 23 years, coming a decade after the last Rolling Stones album. Without Jagger, Richards is free to indulge in blues and country as well as rock ’n’ roll.
For years, Aaron Kopec has been terrifying audiences with haunting Halloween shows at his theater, the Alchemist — tales of paranormal horror, devilish dealings and general terror. That all ends this year. Kopec’s declared this fall’s Halloween show will be the theater’s last, and they’re going out with a bang.
When the Milwaukee Rep opens its season with Dreamgirls on the Quadracci Powerhouse stage, the company will take another step toward fulfilling two continuing commitments made by artistic director Mark Clements.
Right-wing presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and anti-gay Kentucky clerk Kim Davis stepped forward, hands clasped, arms raised, signaling triumph, imitating Rocky Balboa.