Miranda Levy, a self-taught Milwaukee-based fashion designer, has wowed audiences at local fashion events, including shows at the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Pritzlaff Building, Flying Car MKE and numerous gala and charity events. She’s held positions as curator for Tenth Street Gallery, adjunct professor at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and color specialist for Kohl’s. As a prominent member of Milwaukee’s fashion community, Levy’s work has been showcased on the cover of M Magazine and Info Magazine, among others.
Mitch Grassi is one of two openly gay members of Pentatonix, an a cappella group that came to fame on the NBC series “The Sing Off.” Pentatonix has just released “Volume 1,” a six-song EP that includes the group’s cover of Australian singer Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know.” Pentatonix is on a multi-city U.S. tour.
Straight filmmaker Lynn Shelton sure likes the gays. Her 2009 comedic feature “Humpday” was about a hetero bromance that went to the next level. Without giving away too much detail, “Your Sister’s Sister” is a film stocked with a variety of revelations. The movie shines a spotlight on strained sibling relationships and complicated friendships. It doesn’t offer easy answers, but it makes you laugh and cry and keeps you guessing.
Leslie Jordan, the diminutive comic actor with the big Southern drawl, entered our consciousness in a big way with his Emmy Award-winning portrayal of Beverley Leslie on the sitcom “Will & Grace.” Before that he worked on stage and on the big and small screens in a variety of productions.
In the 11 years between the release of “Because It Feel Good” and her brilliant new album “I Like to Keep Myself in Pain,” Kelly Hogan explored all the musical crayons in her box.
Milwaukee-area native playwright Aaron Thielen has a hit on his hands. His original musical “Hero,” which runs through Aug. 19 at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Ill., is receiving rave reviews from the press and audiences.