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Remembering Adonis Ames, Milwaukee's elastic man

Published Jan. 13, 2017

Milwaukee's own John A. Krause, more popularly known at the turn of the century as world-renowned contortionist Adonis Ames, bent over backwards to become famous - and paid for it by dying before he was 30 years old.


Century-old vaudeville tradition lives on in Milwaukee

Published Oct. 5, 2015

When the "America's Got Talent" cross-country tour stops at Milwaukee's Pabst Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 13, audience members may have no idea they're part of an historic show business genre that began in the years following the Civil War.


Dead Man's Carnival kept the old-timey spirit alive

Published Jan. 1, 2014

The bulk of my New Year's Eve was spent at the Oriental Theatre, checking out the Dead Man's Carnival for the first time. Despite the buzz, we managed to capture a pretty good video of the best two minutes of the show.


Urban spelunking: Riverside Theater

Published Sept. 3, 2013

In some ways the Riverside has always been the theater that almost never was. Erected in 1928 as part of the new Empire office building - which replaced a previous Empire Building on the site - The Riverside Theater (which was designed by Kirchhoff and Rose) opened just before America plunged into the Great Depression. Somehow, the theater - the bread and butter of which was vaudeville - survived. Let's take a look...

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Tuesday August 3rd, 2010 - Lake Villa, IL   Any good artist, or person in general for that matter, constantly evolves. Singers, actors, comedians, writers, radio personalities, anyone. Early Elvis and The Beatles are a far cry from their later stuff, and that’s good. Not all fans ...

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