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Milwaukee Magazine Weddings 2012

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Starting this week, Wherehouse hosts Milwaukee Meltdown

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MTV's hit dance competition, "America's Best Dance Crew (ABDC)," has become a phenomenon for wannabe dancers in much the same way "American Idol" has lifted the hopes of vocalists around the country.

Capitalizing on ABDC's popularity, local nightclub "Wherehouse" (818 S. Water St.) will host "Milwaukee Meltdown: Dance Crew Competition," a four-week contest showcasing some of the Midwest's best dance teams.

Starting this week, competitions will be held each Thursday night at the club until a winning team is announced at the July 28 finale.

The final round of competition will feature performances by Enigma Dance Kru from Season One of ABDC and Milwaukee native and world traveler, rapper Juiceboxxx.

"Milwaukee Meltdown" begins at 10 p.m. and is hosted by local break dancing specialist "Mijo" of Motion Disorderz Dance Crew - the winner of the 2010 BC1 Red Bull Cypher One Break Dancing Championship. Cover is $7.

For more information visit www.hotwatermilwaukee.com.

- Geraud Blanks, Special to the Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/entertainment/musicandnightlife/124954909.html

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  • The Oxford band Glass Animals will make their Milwaukee debut at Turner Hall on September 8, but 88Nine Radio Milwaukee will have them for special interview and performance earlier that day at noon.  Want to be part of the audience?  Just fill out the form and below and the question: We have been playing the Glass Animals' song "Gooey." Name your favorite "Gooey" food to eat. Winners will be drawn at randon and notified by email by September 5. Click here for contest rules.   Fill out my online form.  

  • There’s been a lot of talk lately about Beyonce’s VMA performance and it’s been interesting seeing our collective unconscious surface due to this expression of the Jungian animus / anima archetype. But as profound as the performance of our modern day booty shaking goddesses was,  I’m tempted here to go on a screed about how nobody paid attention when Daft Punk finally broke down the human/robot barrier during their famous 2007 Alive concert encore when they performed “Together” in front of the words ‘HUMAN TOGETHER’ in big letters!  Seriously though, all the talk and all glitz and all the big letters aside, it still boils to the music. The goal is great music. I say let the artists make the music that makes them happy, and then let the music speak for itself. That’s all. To wit, I took the time a couple weeks ago to check out the local artist Esh perform at the Newaukee Koss Lunar Series.  She is another of those tireless artists giving voice to great music that touches us so deeply. Here’s what she has to say about her music:   Q: How’d you learn to play? Did you study music formally? No, not formally. I was introduced to music in church. My grandmother was a local gospel singer and she was a huge part of why I started singing.   Q: What inspires you to make music? Does the inspiration spring more from within yourself or from without? For me, music comes from within.  The lyrics, music and feelings definitely came from within. Whatever I'm feeling at that moment gets documented. Disappointment inspired my most recent CD. It is about a fucked up long term relationship, my pain, and my family not knowing or supporting me at all.      Q: What are the things that you absolutely must have in order to be creative? Is it a frosty brew? If so, our readers want to know: PBR or Highlife? There isn't one particular thing that awakes my creative spirit.  I'm inspired by tons of things. The more I travel and experience life, the more I write. Creativity is unlimited space & time in my eyes. I'm not a beer person, but down to drink both to prove my love of this city.  I tend to keep it simple with bottled water, lemon slices and warm tea.   Esh @ Newaukee Koss Lunar Series     Q: You seemed very comfortable during your performance the other night. Can you speak a bit about how the crowd can affect your performance, or is the crowd a non-factor? Over the years I've learned to do what I do best and have fun because at the end of the day I know I'm an entertainer.   Q: What do you consider to be an exceptional performance? I would consider a exceptional performance when a artist walks off the stage after a show, only to be called back by the audience chanting their name for an encore. A performance that's memorable and timeless, whenever it's heard, it still evokes the same emotions. For example, Whitney Houston singing the National Anthem.        Q: Is there a particular artist right now that you’re following and learning from? Not really. When I'm in record mode I really stay away from studying or listening to any other kinds of music because I want to make sure my music sounds authentic.   Q: What's the most interesting musical collaborations you’ve been a part of over the years? I was the lead singer of a 9 piece afrobeat band called Tristan Royalty Squad from Milwaukee. The band was filled with a lot of well respected heavy hitters in the Midwest music scene. The band was a pretty big deal and my introduction to the Milwaukee music scene.   Q: Can you speak a bit about the challenges and rewards you’ve experience from working in the music industry today? I'm an indie artist, without label support, and that's a challenge in itself because the business aspect is on me. The music industry isn’t what it used to be. And as an indie artist I have to work twice as hard to be seen, heard and paid. Finding a balance between working a 9-5 and still being able to create good music is a challenge too. Of course these things make me a more well rounded artist for sure.   Q: And finally, what can you tell me about any upcoming projects you’re working on right now? I'm super stoked to release my first music video, and I have a 12 track cd coming out this fall. My team is setting up a five city mini tour to get my feet wet on the road. Once the new music is released, I don't plan on slowing down anytime soon. If I'm not creating music, I'm just not fucking happy!!!   Connect with Esh BandCamp: EshrocksFacebook: Eshthesinger Twitter: EshthesingerInstagram: Singeresh Reverbnation: Eshthesinger

  • One of my favorite events in Milwaukee is the Milwaukee Film Festival, and no it is not because I can have  a Margarita with my yeast covered popcorn (it doesn't hurt). The reason I love the Milwaukee Film Festival is because of the wide variety of films, the entertainment and the focus on locally-made films.  Today, Milwaukee Film announced the films for the Milwaukee-centric series, Cream City Cinema.  There will be four feature flims screened including the popular and future cult classic Hamlet ADD, and one documentary about a haunted house and a passionate entrepreneur called Psycopath. In addition to the feature films, the short film showcase for filmmakers 18 and under, The Milwaukee Youth Show, will return for a third year. Plus, the very popular short-film showcase, The Milwaukee Show, will be back for two installments during the Milwaukee Film Festival. At the end of the series, the Filmmaker-in Residence prize will be awarded a residency with Milwaukee Film. The residency includes a mentorship program, a $5,000 cash prize, and a production services package, sponsored by Independent, North American Camera, and RDI Stages, valued at more than $20,000 to help the winning filmmaker produce their next film. Past winners include Michael T. Vollman (2013), Chris James Thompson (2012), Michael Hawkins-Burgos (2011), Tate Bunker (2010), and John Roberts (2009). Here are the film that will be screened during Cream City Cinema: Hamlet A.D.D. (USA / 2014 / Directors: Bobby Ciraldo, Andrew Swant)      From the twisted minds of the men who brought you What What (In the Butt) and William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet comes this bizarre and comical reimagining of Shakespeare’s work the way it was meant to be seen—chock-full of time travel and featuring Screech from “Saved by the Bell.” Hop-scotching from the 1800s through the 1950s and ‘70s (rest assured there will be disco dancing) before making its way into the distant future, Hamlet A.D.D. remakes Shakespeare for an era of viral videos and memes—a boldly irreverent take on the source material over 10 years in the making. The Milwaukee Show I The first of two installments celebrating our abundance of hometown talent, The Milwaukee Show I brings a diversity of styles and voices to the big screen, a veritable wealth of filmmaking riches. The stories in this program include extraterrestrials searching for one another in the Milwaukee area and a sobering examination of the untimely death of Corey Stingley. The Death of Corey Stingley | Spencer Chumbley An Evening at Angelo’s | Kara Mulrooney Glider | Junehyuck Jeon The Harpist | Erica Thompson The Kenny Dennis | WC Tank Little America | Kurt Raether New Planet | James Tindell Settlers | Nathaniel Heuer   The Milwaukee Show II This second installment of the perennial favorite, The Milwaukee Show II shorts program brings us even more local filmmakers showcasing their immense talent on the festival’s biggest stage, with work spanning several genres and modes of storytelling. The films here range from a live-action narrative short of a young girl that brings happiness and color into the world through balloons to a wacky musical about an amnesiac trapped in a derelict bar adrift in time and space. Balloons | Sitora Takanaev Geoffrey Broughe Handles Confrontation Poorly | Jon Phillips MECCA: The Floor That Made Milwaukee Famous | Chris James Thompson One Week Vacation | Brendan T. Jones Smoky Places | Michael DiMilo This is Jackie. | Anna Sampers 'Tis the Season | Kirsten Stuck To Hold In the Heart | Pang Yang Her The Waystation in the Stars | Brandon L Morrissey The Milwaukee Youth Show When you take a look at the remarkable work being created by our area youth (ages 18 and under), you’ll know without a doubt that the kids are all right. Spanning a range of styles, this showcase for the next generation of local filmmakers is a great way to get acquainted with the names you’ll be seeing at future editions of MFF. 200,000 | Gavin White, Tyler Matthews, Jeremy LeCleir, Scott Meade Assist Bhopal | Megan Sai Dogra The Autumn Vignette | Serbata Tarrer Counting the Dead | Alexandra Van Den Heuvel Dreaming | Felicia McGowan Get Real People | Griffin Anderson, Mitch Dykstra, Tanner Dykstra, Ronnie Al-Ramahi Iero | Gabriella Avila, Alexia Jaso If You Weren’t Here | LaVarnway Boys & Girls Club workshop participants La Decisiones de Tu Vida | Alondra Mercado, Ana Ornelas Let the Children Live | Clarke Street Boys & Girls Club workshop participants Media and Mental Illness | Eden Raduege, Mikayla Bell Protect Yourself | Youth from Townsend CLC Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee Wake Up and Pay Attention | Youth from the Daniels-Mardak Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee The Other One (USA / 2014 / Director: Josef Steiff)      Schoolteacher Amber, who survived a school shooting, returns to her rural childhood home to tend to her mother, whose dementia is becoming increasingly unmanageable. As her mother’s mental state deteriorates, family secrets are spilled that throw everything Amber thought she knew about her childhood into question. Family conflict brews as the women deal with the traumatic events of the past that have shaped them in the present. A supernaturally tinged drama about how the past can quite literally come back to haunt us, The Other One asks whether or not some emotional scars can ever heal and if redemption is possible when one struggles to forgive herself. Preceded by Years | Director: Rose Curley Pester (USA / 2014 / Director: Eric Gerber)    Pester Teaser - FINAL from The Surgery Room on Vimeo.   A family extermination business run by two brothers and their father falls upon economic and ethical hardships in this challenging drama from UWM graduate Eric Gerber. With a cast and crew largely exported from Milwaukee to film in Los Angeles (including co-star Nick Sommer from MFF 2013’s Billy Club), Gerber delves into this unusual portrait of the American dream, as both brothers struggle with issues of identity and very different forms of addiction. Their pest control business hangs in the balance, in danger of being muscled out of the market by bigger corporate entities. Preceded by Give It Up for the Girl | Director: Carol Brandt Psychopath (USA / 2014 / Director: Manny Marquez)  Oklahoma garbageman Victor Marquez has held a lifelong dream of creating gruesome makeup effects for Hollywood movies, but life got in the way and Victor deferred his dream to start a family with the love of his life. Twenty-five years later, husband and wife pool their life savings to purchase acreage where Victor will put together a haunted house that showcases his ghoulish talents, a risky business venture in rural Oklahoma where such celebrations of the macabre raise the ire of locals who perpetuate racial stereotypes. A documentary from Victor’s nephew Manny (MFF 2012 Work-in-Progress alum), Psychopath is a portrait of a self-made entrepreneur following the American dream despite long odds. Preceded by Carnival of the Animals | Director: Sitora Takanaev Serial Daters Anonymous (USA / 2014 / Director: Christopher Carson Emmons)      Filmed entirely in Milwaukee, this rom-com features jilted fashion columnist Claire cutting a wide swath through the local dating scene on the heels of being informed by her fiancé of his philandering tendencies at the altar. She blogs about each first date while refusing to go on a second. But this angel of dating vengeance meets her match in Kyle (Milwaukee-born Sam Page, a.k.a. Joan’s hot husband from “Mad Men”), a former flame who threatens to derail her plans for revenge on the entire male populace by introducing feelings back into the equation. A dating comedy with local flavor, Serial Daters Anonymous is a witty tonic for the brokenhearted. Preceded by Anchovies | Director: Annabelle Attanasio

  • One of my favorite events in Milwaukee is the Milwaukee Film Festival, and no it is not because I can have  a Margarita with my yeast covered popcorn (it doesn't hurt). The reason I love the Milwaukee Film Festival is because of the wide variety of films, the entertainment and the focus on locally-made films.  Today, Milwaukee Film announced the films for the Milwaukee-centric series, Cream City Cinema.  There will be four feature flims screened including the popular and future cult classic Hamlet ADD, and one documentary about a haunted house and a passionate entrepreneur called Psycopath. In addition to the feature films, the short film showcase for filmmakers 18 and under, The Milwaukee Youth Show, will return for a third year. Plus, the very popular short-film showcase, The Milwaukee Show, will be back for two installments during the Milwaukee Film Festival. At the end of the series, the Filmmaker-in Residence prize will be awarded a residency with Milwaukee Film. The residency includes a mentorship program, a $5,000 cash prize, and a production services package, sponsored by Independent, North American Camera, and RDI Stages, valued at more than $20,000 to help the winning filmmaker produce their next film. Past winners include Michael T. Vollman (2013), Chris James Thompson (2012), Michael Hawkins-Burgos (2011), Tate Bunker (2010), and John Roberts (2009). Here are the film that will be screened during Cream City Cinema: Hamlet A.D.D. (USA / 2014 / Directors: Bobby Ciraldo, Andrew Swant)      From the twisted minds of the men who brought you What What (In the Butt) and William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet comes this bizarre and comical reimagining of Shakespeare’s work the way it was meant to be seen—chock-full of time travel and featuring Screech from “Saved by the Bell.” Hop-scotching from the 1800s through the 1950s and ‘70s (rest assured there will be disco dancing) before making its way into the distant future, Hamlet A.D.D. remakes Shakespeare for an era of viral videos and memes—a boldly irreverent take on the source material over 10 years in the making. The Milwaukee Show I The first of two installments celebrating our abundance of hometown talent, The Milwaukee Show I brings a diversity of styles and voices to the big screen, a veritable wealth of filmmaking riches. The stories in this program include extraterrestrials searching for one another in the Milwaukee area and a sobering examination of the untimely death of Corey Stingley. The Death of Corey Stingley | Spencer Chumbley An Evening at Angelo’s | Kara Mulrooney Glider | Junehyuck Jeon The Harpist | Erica Thompson The Kenny Dennis | WC Tank Little America | Kurt Raether New Planet | James Tindell Settlers | Nathaniel Heuer   The Milwaukee Show II This second installment of the perennial favorite, The Milwaukee Show II shorts program brings us even more local filmmakers showcasing their immense talent on the festival’s biggest stage, with work spanning several genres and modes of storytelling. The films here range from a live-action narrative short of a young girl that brings happiness and color into the world through balloons to a wacky musical about an amnesiac trapped in a derelict bar adrift in time and space. Balloons | Sitora Takanaev Geoffrey Broughe Handles Confrontation Poorly | Jon Phillips MECCA: The Floor That Made Milwaukee Famous | Chris James Thompson One Week Vacation | Brendan T. Jones Smoky Places | Michael DiMilo This is Jackie. | Anna Sampers 'Tis the Season | Kirsten Stuck To Hold In the Heart | Pang Yang Her The Waystation in the Stars | Brandon L Morrissey The Milwaukee Youth Show When you take a look at the remarkable work being created by our area youth (ages 18 and under), you’ll know without a doubt that the kids are all right. Spanning a range of styles, this showcase for the next generation of local filmmakers is a great way to get acquainted with the names you’ll be seeing at future editions of MFF. 200,000 | Gavin White, Tyler Matthews, Jeremy LeCleir, Scott Meade Assist Bhopal | Megan Sai Dogra The Autumn Vignette | Serbata Tarrer Counting the Dead | Alexandra Van Den Heuvel Dreaming | Felicia McGowan Get Real People | Griffin Anderson, Mitch Dykstra, Tanner Dykstra, Ronnie Al-Ramahi Iero | Gabriella Avila, Alexia Jaso If You Weren’t Here | LaVarnway Boys & Girls Club workshop participants La Decisiones de Tu Vida | Alondra Mercado, Ana Ornelas Let the Children Live | Clarke Street Boys & Girls Club workshop participants Media and Mental Illness | Eden Raduege, Mikayla Bell Protect Yourself | Youth from Townsend CLC Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee Wake Up and Pay Attention | Youth from the Daniels-Mardak Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee The Other One (USA / 2014 / Director: Josef Steiff)      Schoolteacher Amber, who survived a school shooting, returns to her rural childhood home to tend to her mother, whose dementia is becoming increasingly unmanageable. As her mother’s mental state deteriorates, family secrets are spilled that throw everything Amber thought she knew about her childhood into question. Family conflict brews as the women deal with the traumatic events of the past that have shaped them in the present. A supernaturally tinged drama about how the past can quite literally come back to haunt us, The Other One asks whether or not some emotional scars can ever heal and if redemption is possible when one struggles to forgive herself. Preceded by Years | Director: Rose Curley Pester (USA / 2014 / Director: Eric Gerber)    Pester Teaser - FINAL from The Surgery Room on Vimeo.   A family extermination business run by two brothers and their father falls upon economic and ethical hardships in this challenging drama from UWM graduate Eric Gerber. With a cast and crew largely exported from Milwaukee to film in Los Angeles (including co-star Nick Sommer from MFF 2013’s Billy Club), Gerber delves into this unusual portrait of the American dream, as both brothers struggle with issues of identity and very different forms of addiction. Their pest control business hangs in the balance, in danger of being muscled out of the market by bigger corporate entities. Preceded by Give It Up for the Girl | Director: Carol Brandt Psychopath (USA / 2014 / Director: Manny Marquez)  Oklahoma garbageman Victor Marquez has held a lifelong dream of creating gruesome makeup effects for Hollywood movies, but life got in the way and Victor deferred his dream to start a family with the love of his life. Twenty-five years later, husband and wife pool their life savings to purchase acreage where Victor will put together a haunted house that showcases his ghoulish talents, a risky business venture in rural Oklahoma where such celebrations of the macabre raise the ire of locals who perpetuate racial stereotypes. A documentary from Victor’s nephew Manny (MFF 2012 Work-in-Progress alum), Psychopath is a portrait of a self-made entrepreneur following the American dream despite long odds. Preceded by Carnival of the Animals | Director: Sitora Takanaev Serial Daters Anonymous (USA / 2014 / Director: Christopher Carson Emmons)      Filmed entirely in Milwaukee, this rom-com features jilted fashion columnist Claire cutting a wide swath through the local dating scene on the heels of being informed by her fiancé of his philandering tendencies at the altar. She blogs about each first date while refusing to go on a second. But this angel of dating vengeance meets her match in Kyle (Milwaukee-born Sam Page, a.k.a. Joan’s hot husband from “Mad Men”), a former flame who threatens to derail her plans for revenge on the entire male populace by introducing feelings back into the equation. A dating comedy with local flavor, Serial Daters Anonymous is a witty tonic for the brokenhearted. Preceded by Anchovies | Director: Annabelle Attanasio

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