Snaps of fingers can be heard from the audience as the Lyrical Sanctuary’s programming Assistant Mikey Murry shares a spoken word piece on black women. Several audience members are taking in her words, nodding along and sharing their appreciation for the topic. This type of reaction is frequent during the Lyrical Sanctuary event held monthly […]
By Bryn Johnson It’s the day after Mark Soriano and Gabby Powell had just lost their lead guitarist. The two are driving around in Soriano’s car in search for a new band name. The street names, house shapes, mannerisms of strangers on the streets do nothing to light a spark. Then Soriano digs into his […]
When Gigi Garcia asked a friend about her favorite song, it sparked a conversation about the language of cheating.
The Riverwest Public House Cooperative is a safe space to discuss all views and vent frustrations. A Donald Trump-themed art show marked the president’s 100th day in office. Jordan Garcia checked it out.
UW-Milwaukee student Zari Blackmon interviewed her dad and found out that music takes his mind off a weighty day job.
UW-Milwaukee film students spent spring semester organizing the Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, a student-run showcase of experimental film work. The festival unspooled in April, but how did it all come together? Hugo Ljungbäck reports.
Milwaukee art lovers attended Var Gallery’s intimate 30x30x30 exhibit. Viewers arrived ready to view, critique, and embrace art. Rashaud Foster reports.
UW-Milwaukee film and puppetry students are working on a musical called “Angelaaa.” Jenna Buege reports.
Christopher Gilbert dances us through a week in his world as a local artist and a choreographer.
One of the first things viewers saw as they entered Kenilworth Open Studios on April 8 was a mural depicting the history of the United Migrant Opportunities and LatinX activism in Milwaukee. It was also one of the biggest pieces on display. Painted by a UW-Milwaukee Community Arts class and Artworks Teen interns, the piece […]
Dancers at the 39th Annual UWM Autumn Pow Wow circled the floor amidst a stunning aural tapestry of drumming and singing. With their regalia generously adorned with metal ornaments, dancers clanged and shucked to the their individual rhythms. At times one could see four generations dancing together, grandparents in the same circle where young children […]
T.J. Thao stood in a corner of the Fireside Lounge at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The scene around him was bustling: a student recited poetry at a microphone from the front of the room, the audience shouted encouraging commentary, and a live band accompanied the whole scene. For T.J., though, it was as if it […]
UW-Milwaukee hosted Sisters Like Me, an event showcasing the complexity of blackness in celebration of Black History Month in the Fireside Lounge. “We wanted students to see that intersectionality and blackness are connected. We are a unique group of people,” said Anita Mogaka, Black Student Union president. Moderator Charmaine Renee Lang began the discussion by […]
Hip-hop artist Maal Himself introduced each Lyrical Sanctuary performer by hyping up the crowd with a little music and this saying, “Up next on the m-i-c, I say.” The UW-Milwaukee audience responded: “Gotta be too damn hot for me.” Himself, a Milwaukee-based podcaster, fashion designer and rapper, hosted the March 8 open mic event at […]