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Lavish CD/vinyl releases make perfect gifts of music

Published Dec. 5, 2019

The holidays can be a time of giving and what better to give a loved one than a gift they'd love but would never buy for themselves, thinking it too extravagant? You might even argue it's that one time of the year when you can give yourself an extravagant gift ... like one of these impressive reissues.

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Summerfest 50: The 2010s

Published July 6, 2017

As soon as he arrived as Summerfest's new executive director in 2004, Don Smiley set about improving the grounds and facilities as a means for enhancing the guest experience at the Big Gig. That work continued, full steam ahead, in the second decade of the new millennium.

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8 highlights of the Rolling Stones' "Exhibitionism" show in Chicago

Published June 21, 2017

The Rolling Stones' "Exhibitionism," which runs through July 30 at Navy Pier in Chicago, includes more than 500 artifacts, nearly 200 original artworks, a room full of flamboyant outfits worn by the band members across the years, videos, photographs, concert posters, guitars and more.

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Rumpus Room hosts Rock & Roll Roots dinner series

Published Oct. 17, 2016

Enjoy juicy tidbits of music history while indulging in four thematic courses during the new Rock & Roll Roots series at Rumpus Room. The three-dinner series will feature music and commentary from Steve Palec of WKLH and Wisconsin Foodie host Kyle Cherek.

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No matter your age, the Rolling Stones still deliver plenty of satisfaction

Published June 24, 2015

When people hear that The Rolling Stones are one of my favorite bands, they're taken aback since I'm 20 and Keith Richards is seemingly pushing 100. Of course, this is another typical joke about how The Rolling Stones are old. However, after the energetic show they just put on at the Marcus Amphitheater, I'm confident that their energy and sound trumps any modern rock band a quarter their age.

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Hello, my name is Larry, and I'm a Stonesaholic

Published June 24, 2015

I got hooked on The Rolling Stones back in 1968, at age 11, when I first heard "Jumping Jack Flash" on a tiny red and white transistor radio. Although I began buying their albums like crazy after that, I didn't see the Stones in concert until June 8, 1975 when they played at County Stadium. Flash forward 40 years and two weeks to June 23, 2015. In that span of time, I've managed to see the band 21 times.

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Stones roll into Milwaukee to kick off the Biggest Gig ever

Published June 24, 2015

Living rock and roll legends the Rolling Stones took the stage at the Marcus Amphitheater Tuesday night for what may well be their last Milwaukee appearance. Here's what happened when the Zip Code Tour steamed into 53202.

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April fools: Rolling Stones cancel Summerfest show, replaced by Elton John

Published April 1, 2015

Just one day after Summerfest made it official - booking the Rolling Stones for Summerfest on June 23 - the aging rock group cancelled its appearance, citing a nasty case of arthritis and erectile dysfunction. Fortunately, Summerfest had a backup plan all along: this morning it announced that Elton John would replace the Stones, and it will move the concert to Veteran's Park - and it will be free.