Milwaukee theatre

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Kaye, Daugherty reflect on Patti Smith's "Horses"

Published March 8, 2017

The legendary Patti Smith takes the Milwaukee Theatre stage on Thursday, March 9 to perform her 1975 album "Horses." Recently, her guitarist and drummer chatted with Blaine Schultz about making the record and visiting Milwaukee.

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The night Reitman introduced me to a music legend

Published Jan. 3, 2017

The years erode my ability to recall what concert four of us from WSUW, the college radio station, drove to Milwaukee to see. I don't know who or where or how I even paid for a ticket. But what I do remember about that night was amazing.

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Milwaukee Theatre announces Patti Smith gig

Published Jan. 3, 2017

This morning Peter Jest of Alternative Concert Group announced that Patti Smith will bring her band to Milwaukee for an 8 p.m. show on Thursday, March 9 at the Milwaukee Theatre, 500 W. Kilbourn Ave. The show is Smith's fourth, but her first since 1979.

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16 pieces of old MECCA memorabilia

Published May 24, 2016

Last year, we took you inside the Milwaukee Theatre (formerly the Auditorium) and the Arena to get a look behind the scenes at these local landmarks. This time, we dig into the archives to find treasures from events held in those venues.

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Making some noise: 6 questions for one of the stars of "Stomp"

Published Feb. 22, 2016

Turning chaotic clinks and clanks into something resembling a beat is a primal and universal human delight - one that the theater show "Stomp," coming to the Milwaukee Theatre Thursday night, has been thriving off of for over a quarter of a century.

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Political mosh pit: Entering the GOP debate spin room

Published Nov. 11, 2015

The "spin room" isn't for the faint of heart. It's like running the gauntlet or walking the plank, and not just for the candidates. And if you're perceptive, you can learn a few things that are important.

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Let the debate circus begin

Published Nov. 10, 2015

One guy said he likes Donald Trump on "Shark Tank." Another was excited because the Republican debate here was the biggest national story about the city since "Jeffrey Dahmer." And they said the circus was inside?

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Kennedy tours Milwaukee, previews tonight's debate

Published Nov. 10, 2015

Lisa Kennedy Montgomery has been in Milwaukee since Friday preparing for tonight's Republican Presidential Debate. She's posting videos of her time in Brew City, and we are sharing them here.