Concerts

Captured! By Robots, March 28, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Captured! By Robots, March 28, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

I’ve never seen anything like Captured! By Robots, and I’m still not sure what to make of it.

Florentine Opera Company, March 17, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Florentine Opera Company, March 17, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

This wasn’t just any opera; this was the Florentine Opera Company presentation of Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni.’ But that meant little to me, I confess.

Chuck Berry, June 1972: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Chuck Berry, June 1972: Shows I’ll Never Forget

I did not know Chuck Berry was a black man until he stepped on that Des Moines stage.

Jamey Johnson, Feb. 24, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Jamey Johnson, Feb. 24, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Jamey Johnson is confident and solid, offering straight-ahead country music that’s performed with conviction.

La Original Banda el Limon + Banda Maguey, Feb. 11, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

La Original Banda el Limon + Banda Maguey, Feb. 11, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

La Original Banda el Limon, Banda Maguey and others performed at the gorgeous Eagles Club Ballroom – a space built for the likes of Glenn Miller.

Kanye West, November 17, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Kanye West, November 17, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

By now, you think you know what happened at Kanye West’s Nov. 17, 2016 concert at San Jose, California. You probably do not.

Mavis Staples goes behind the scenes at the Band’s Last Waltz: ‘It wasn’t rehearsed to go like that’

Mavis Staples goes behind the scenes at the Band’s Last Waltz: ‘It wasn’t rehearsed to go like that’

Mavis Staples joined the Band on “The Weight” after their famous ‘Last Waltz’ concert on Thanksgiving 1976 – and something amazing happened.

Alice Cooper, Oct. 28, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Alice Cooper, Oct. 28, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Alice Cooper once said he enjoyed “playing the heavy – a bizarre vaudevillian character.” The same remains true today.

Wicked Realm, Aug. 26, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Wicked Realm, Aug. 26, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Wicked Realm should be proud that they can make these songs come alive. Prouder still should be Milwaukee for being able to call them our own.

Yes, Aug. 21, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Yes, Aug. 21, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

The night was a success. The concert had been enthusiastically received. But was it Yes?

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