Music

MSO performs Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Age of Anxiety’

Written by Kirstin Roble,
Contributing writer
Friday, 30 January 2015 11:28

Pianist William Wolfram. — Photo: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra veteran guest William Wolfram returns to Milwaukee on Feb. 6 and Feb. 7 to perform one of the best Leonard Bernstein pieces you may have never heard.

Music reviews: Fall Out Boy, Sleater-Kinney, The Decemberists

Written by Bill Lamb,
Contributing writer
Friday, 30 January 2015 05:09

The latest from Fall Out Boy. — PHOTO: Courtesy

Fall Out Boy :: ‘American Beauty / American Psycho’

New music: Meghan Trainor, Mark Ronson, Jukebox the Ghost

Written by Bill Lamb,
Contributing writer
Friday, 16 January 2015 02:56

The cover of Meghan Trainor’s album Title. — PHOTO: Epic Records

Meghan Trainor :: ‘Title’

Sam Smith tops MTV's 2014 'best artist ' list

Written by AP Tuesday, 16 December 2014 13:04

This year’s breakthrough new singer, Sam Smith, went from an artist to watch to MTV’s best artist of 2014 and beat out megastars like Beyonce and Taylor Swift.

Florentine Opera sings to the heart for Valentine’s Day

Written by Michael Muckian,
Contributing writer
Friday, 30 January 2015 09:34

Florentine Studio Artists. — Photo: Danielle Chaviano

From a little light music to A Little Night Music, Milwaukee’s Florentine Opera will once again celebrate Valentine’s Day by offering a selection of songs that speak directly to the heart.

The Sets List: Death Blues, Fleetwood Mac, Riff Raff and more

Written by Matthew Reddin,
Staff writer
Friday, 30 January 2015 03:14

Death Blues. — PHOTO: Courtesy

Jon Mueller’s Death Blues 

The Sets List, Jan. 15-Jan. 28

Written by Matthew Reddin,
Staff writer
Thursday, 15 January 2015 13:03

Jukebox the Ghost. — PHOTO: Courtesy

Jukebox the Ghost 

The Get Down brings New Year’s grooves back to Turner Hall Ballroom

Written by Michael Muckian,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 11 December 2014 23:24

The Get Down on New Year's Eve. — PHOTO: Courtesy

On New Year’s Eve, Milwaukee musician Andy Noble will be doing what he loves best: introducing fans old and new to his collection of classic soul and funk 45 rpm records at The Get Down, Turner Hall Ballroom’s traditional end-of-the-year dance party.

A birthday party fit for a Stradivarius, at Frankly Music

Written by Kirstin Roble,
Contributing writer
Friday, 30 January 2015 09:12

Frank Almond, with his Lipiński Stradivarius.
—Photo: Frank Almond

From roughly 1700 until his death in 1737, Italian luthier and crafter Antonio Stradivari produced more than 1,000 instruments, considered to be “bold and innovative” even in his lifetime. To call a Stradivarius bold and innovative today is an understatement. The nearly 450 violins that have survived are considered some of the finest ever produced, and many of them are considered museum-quality pieces, on display at major cultural institutions across the world.

Bundle up for a good cause, great tunes at Mitten Fest

Written by Bill Lamb,
Contributing writer
Friday, 30 January 2015 03:05

Mitten Fest 2014. — Photo: Burnhearts

Why wait until the temperatures warm to enjoy an outdoor music festival? On Feb. 7, Bay View bar Burnhearts will present its third annual Mitten Fest — a free, one-day music festival benefiting the Hunger Task Force.

Katy Perry: Female anthems make me ideal Super Bowl performer

Written by RYAN PEARSON,
AP Entertainment Writer
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 12:11

Katy Perry says her female empowerment anthems make her the ideal Super Bowl halftime performer after an NFL season shadowed by highly publicized domestic violence cases involving players.

Perry was in discussions with the league last year as it faced scrutiny over its handling of incidents including Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice’s elevator assault of his then-fiancee.

Ty Herndon ‘extremely happy’ to finally live an authentic life

Written by Gregg Shapiro,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 11 December 2014 16:42

Ty Herndon. — PHOTO: Courtesy

National Coming Out Day is in October, but two country music artists waited until late November to share their good news. Ty Herndon was the first one out of the gate on Nov. 20, followed shortly thereafter on the same day by Billy Gilman, who cited Herndon’s announcement as an inspiration to him.