Riverside

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Here's the rundown for this weekend's #SaveOurStages Radiothon

Published July 8, 2020

Starting this Friday at 5 p.m., FM102/1 will launch a 24-hour "radiothon" called #SaveOurStages. The mission is to raise funds for Milwaukee's local independent music venues The Pabst Theater Group, The Rave/Eagles Club, Shank Hall, The Cactus Club and The Cooperage.

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OMG! Elle Woods comes to Milwaukee

Published March 31, 2019

Our fourth grade correspondent, Mara Tarnoff, checked out "Legally Blonde: The Musical," Saturday afternoon at the Riverside. She found it to be similar - but different - from one of her favorite movies.

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Riverside Tigers win 2018 MPS Drumline Competition

Published Dec. 16, 2018

Riverside captured its first win at the annual competition, which began in 2002. And while the Rufus King Generals came in second place this year, the Riverside Tigers managed to overtake them on home turf, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Chasin the Trane to Milwaukee: When John Coltrane did & didn't play here

Published Jan. 10, 2018

The late tenor saxophonist John Coltrane is one of the enduring figures in jazz. His groundbreaking work continues to resonate, enrapture and inspire musicians and fans. Did the Trane ever stop in Milwaukee? Yes, but maybe not on the occasion that many people think.

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Odelay: Beck brings back his fun side in long-anticipated show

Published Aug. 17, 2017

Beck Hansen's music has always been a Venn diagram of art, with balls-out unironic rap occupying one circle, and beautiful melodic folk in the other. Right in the middle is when Beck rocks, and it was super cool to see all slices of him a live performance.

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Paul McCartney and his band rehearsed in Milwaukee yesterday

Published July 8, 2016

Rumors are floating around that former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney was in Milwaukee at least a day early to run his band through its paces in advance of his Summerfest-headling concert tonight at the Marcus Amphitheater.

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Autograph collectors get aggressive, annoy people and have a lot of fun

Published June 6, 2016

Autograph collectors - or "graphers" as they are called in the field - are a weird, fascinating and often misunderstood group. There are five or six diehards in Milwaukee, a few who sell the autographs for money, but others, like Julie Thorsen, who do it solely for fun.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson praises beer commercial science

Published May 12, 2016

For more than two hours Wednesday night, Neil deGrasse Tyson systematically went through 11 scientific categories and gave examples of movies - and the occasional beer commercial - that did those concepts well, and ones that did them disastrously wrong.