Archive | February 2004

Stephanie Dosen’s ghosts, mice, & vagabonds

by Thomas Durkin Listening to the Milwaukee singer’s ghosts, mice & vagabonds for the first time is a cathartic experience. Stephanie Dosen’s angelic voice on this CD, her first solo album, is soothing, reassuring, and refreshing. Dosen possesses such a wide vocal range that it is hard not to be drawn to her music. At […]

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Blaxploitation Films

by Dan Wilson In 1971, Melvin van Peebles financed, wrote, directed, and starred in “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasss Song.” He created the film as a response to what he perceived as an inaccurate portrayal of contemporary African American life. The film was a milestone for a number of reasons.

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The Mighty Quarter

Well folks, winter is well and truly here, and if it was any other month I’d play it smart, only emerging from my cave to hunt woolly mammoths when supplies ran low. But this February The Barhopper becomes an old, old man of twenty-five, so it’s time to go hoist a few. …at Dino’s and […]

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Literary Arts

Congrats to Vital Source, the Riverwest-based monthly arts and entertainment magazine celebrating its second birthday this month. They’re having a party at Onopa Brewing Company on Saturday, February 21. Join staff and friends of the Vital Source at 9 p.m. for live music, great food, and plenty of prizes. Proceeds will benefit WMSE, Frontier Radio […]

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Odds n’Ends

If you participate in Milwaukee’s exercises of choice — eating and drinking — don’t miss the Milwaukee Public Museum’s Food and Froth Fest on Saturday, February 7. The fest is at the museum (800 W. Wells) and features beer and food from more than 40 breweries and restaurants. Tickets are a bit pricey at $40, […]

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