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Join us for Radio Milwaukee’s 15th Birthday Party on Oct. 1!

Free event features live music from You Win !!!, Kia Rap Princess and Gego Y Nony We are so excited to be able to welcome the entire Radio Milwaukee community back into our Walker’s Point home for our first major event since early 2020! The birthday party, beginning at 4 p.m., is free and open to the public, and will feature food and beverages from local food trucks, interactive entertainment and live music performances from an all-Milwaukee lineup of dark-pop […]

todaySeptember 26, 2022 11

Music

Makaya McCraven’s ‘In These Times’: A musical marvel made by meticulous process

With In These Times, Makaya McCraven has perfected a method in which he weaves jazz improvisation and hip-hop recording techniques together with sensitivity that masks an obsessive attention to detail. Sulyiman Stokes/Courtesy of the artist When it comes to understanding Makaya McCraven's musical output of the last decade, the proof is in the process. As a drummer, producer, bandleader and composer — "beat scientist" is the official nom de groove — McCraven forged his style out of whirring parts and […]

todaySeptember 23, 2022 3 2

Milwaukee

Doors Open invites guests to explore new places, neighborhoods this weekend

Wisconsin Black Historical Society It’s a chance to explore Milwaukee and get access to places and spaces you may have never seen before. This is an invitation inside more than 100 buildings around the city. It’s called: Doors Open. The two-day, mostly free event celebrates Milwaukee’s art, architecture, culture and history through individual, self-guided and public tours. “What makes Doors Open Milwaukee unique compared to other cities is that we have a heavy neighborhood focus, so it’s not just talking […]

todaySeptember 22, 2022 105

Music

Chingy drops new single, ‘Can’t Blame Me’, returns to music scene with nothing to prove

You don’t even have to say his name and most likely – when you hear his voice – you’ll already know who he is. Yep. Chingy. His song "Right Thurr" inspired dance moves, and other tracks like "Holidae In" and "One Call Away" are happily burned into our memories. Chingy has built a massive fanbase since his 2003 debut, but after attorney mishaps and various disputes, we started hearing less and less of him on mainstream airwaves. Well, Chingy is […]

todaySeptember 20, 2022 92

News

Why Black characters in ‘Rings of Power’ and ‘Little Mermaid’ make fantasy better

Ismael Cruz Cordova as Arondir in Prime Video's The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. My first reaction when I saw the email was exasperation: This is not a debate we should still be having in 2022. The note popped up from a listener a few days after my review of Amazon Prime Video's The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power was broadcast on NPR. "I was embarrassed for you about your review of Rings of Power," […]

todaySeptember 19, 2022 13


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