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Behind the 8 ball: The story of jazz organist Baby Face Willette

Published Sept. 11, 2019

With a name as suited to a Prohibition-era gangster as to a diminutive, sharp-dressed musician with a winning smile, the late jazz organist "Baby Face" Willette feels almost mythical. And the fact that he spent time in Milwaukee, not only pursuing a career, but building a life, albeit briefly, feels a bit like fiction. We try to uncover the facts.

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4 award-nominated must-see acts at the Fresh Coast Jazz Festival

Published Aug. 31, 2019

One day might already be in the books for the brand new Fresh Coast Jazz Festival, but the smooth sounds are by no means ready to start taking their Labor Day vacation. Here are four great acts you shouldn't miss these next two days.

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How to celebrate Mardi Gras in Milwaukee

Published March 4, 2019

In case the weather hasn't tipped you off, we're far away from New Orleans. But even if you can't celebrate in the Big Easy, there are several events going on throughout Brew City to party for Mardi Gras.

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Blame it on the Jazz

There is something about jazz that I just don't get.  You may say that it's because I'm not cultured enough but I think I've done a pretty good job at rounding myself out.  I have seen, participated and appreciated opera, jazz, blues and theatre and I've had fine wines and good cigars...

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