Saturday, February 26, 2011

MILWAUKEE CONSCIENCE ON INDEFINITE HIATUS

Hi all,
Effective immediately, the Milwaukee Conscience blog will be on an indefinite hiatus. In the meantime, please feel free to friend the Facebook page and to "like" the fan page, as these will remain active on a very intermittent basis. Thank you all for your support, and please keep posted for when the blog will function on a more consistent basis.

Friday, February 25, 2011

SATURDAY MORNING (2/26)--COMMUNITY BRAINSTORMING CONFERENCE FORUM

THE COMMUNITY BRAINSTORMING CONFERENCE BREAKFAST FORUM
http://www.communitybrainstorming.org
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Breakfast: 8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Program: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Saint Matthews C.M.E. Church
2944 North 9th Street (Parking on 8th Street , off Chambers)

COMMUNITY BRAINSTORMING CONFERENCE Presents:
JOBS NOW: MILWAUKEE LABOR
Build Milwaukee: A Development Strategy for Milwaukee’s Inner City North Jobs
Raising awareness:
-76% of Milwaukee’s Residents are African American
-Reported Unemployment 40%
-Retail Spending Power $500 Million, 65% spent outside of the Target area

Panel Participants
SHEILA COCHRAN--Chief Operation Officer/Milwaukee Area Labor Council
EDWARD McDONALD--UW/Milwaukee County/Cooperative Extension
FRED ROYAL, JR.--Board Chairman/Social Development Commission
KHALIL COLEMAN--Author/Speaker/Educator/Student Advocate
Planner Moderators: WALLACE WHITE and MARTHA LOVE
Chairperson: Honorable RUSSELL W. STAMPER, SR.

ALL ARE INVITED! COME AND PARTICIPATE!

SONG OF THE WEEK (YO! MTV RAPS)

Today's Song of the Week (Two for Today):

FREESTYLE FROM FINAL EPISODE OF YO! MTV RAPS:



EVENTS FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25th

COMMUNITY FUNK AND ARTS FESTIVAL GALLERY NIGHT
at ONE SPORTS LOUNGE (1003 Old World 3rd St.)
Begins at 7:00/FREE (21+ venue)/dress code strictly enforced
Hosted by BRAD BERNARD (Professor of Art at MOUNT MARY COLLEGE)
Music from DJ MISTER MARTIN
For more information, call (414)278-1111

BEAT MUSIC SERIES
at ART BAR (722 E. Burleigh)
Begins at 9:00pm/NO COVER
Featuring
JIM SEEM
RYAN HURLEY
BRYAN CHERRY
JENNIFER MORALES
MELISSA CZARNIK
ERIC MIRE & ALEJANDRO SANTIAGO
For more information, call (414)372-7880

"FAT FRIDAYS" #1 FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY
at NOTTE (1033 N. Old World Third St.)
Opens at 9:00pm/FREE until 11:00/$10 after 11:00
Dress code strictly enforced
Music from DJ NUSTYLEZ
For more information, e-mail aboveaverage.milwaukee@gmail.com
More information about Above Average, Inc.: http://www.aboveaverageevents.com

Thursday, February 24, 2011

SONG OF THE DAY (YO! MTV RAPS)

Today's Song of the Day:

Fu-Schnickens--"LA SCHMOOVE"

EVENTS FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24th

THROWBACK THURSDAYS

at NOSTALGIA (7155 N. Sherman Blvd.)

6:00-9:00pm—after work set/9:00-until—house party

Hosted by DJ VEL and THE BASEMENT CREW from JAMMIN’ 98.3

Music, games, and more…

For more information, call (414)247-1441

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CIGARETTE BREAK performs LIVE soul music

at ONE SPORTS LOUNGE (1003 N. Old World Third St.)

8:00pm-midnight

For more information, e-mail bassicmg@hotmail.com

More about CIGARETTE BREAK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf6g0cbOCqM

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TASTE THURSDAYS

at BYO STUDIO GALLERY/COCKTAIL LOUNGE (2246 S. Kinnickinnic)

Begins at 9:00pm/NO COVER

Hosted by:

DJ BIZZON

MS. CREAM

DECOTEAU BE COOL

For more information, e-mail djbizzon@gmail.com

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

SONG OF THE DAY (YO! MTV RAPS)

Today's Song of the Day:

Souls of Mischief--"'93 'TIL INFINITY"

EVENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd

GRASSROOTS WEDNESDAYS OPEN MIC AND ARTIST SHOWCASE
at MIRAMAR THEATRE (2844 N. Oakland)
Presented by Power of Word Productions
Music from DJ BIZZON
Doors open at 8:00pm
Open Mic at 9:00pm
Featured Poets/MCs/Singers/DJs to follow
NO COVER
For more information, please call (414)967-0302
or visit http://www.themiramartheater.com
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SOULFUL WEDNESDAY R&B SHOWCASE
at NOSTALGIA 2 (9316 W. Appleton Ave.)
9:00-11:00pm/$5 cover
Hosted by RODNEY POE and DJ VEL
Open jam session/R&B open mic
For more information, call (414)463-3880
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414 VIP MKE WEDNESDAYS
at CLUB TIMBUKTU (520 E. Center St.)
9:00pm until…(No cover until 10:00pm)
Hosted by TASTE EMCEES
Music from DJ L BOOGIE
Drink and food specials ($2 drinks and $5 wing buckets)
For more information, call (414)841-4523, or e-mail vipmke@yahoo.com

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

SONG OF THE DAY (YO! MTV RAPS)

Today's Song of the Day:

Grand Puba (of Brand Nubian)--"360 DEGREES (WHAT GOES AROUND)"

EVENTS FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd

$2 TUESDAYS at 500 CAFÉ (500 N. 29th St.)

Begins at 5:00pm/NO COVER

$2 for all food items on the menu and other specials

For more information, call (414)837-6313

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THE MAD KIDS (KID CUT UP and DJ BIZZON)

WMSE 91.7FM—9:00pm-12:00am

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HIP-HOP TUESDAY PRESENTS: VINYL ONLY

10:00pm

at THE UPTOWNER (1032 E. Center St.)

hosted by HIM and HER (DJ JANK ONE and DJ VENUS)

For more information, call (414)264-3481

Monday, February 21, 2011

SONG OF THE DAY (YO! MTV RAPS)

Today's Song of the Day:

Digable Planets--"REBIRTH OF SLICK"

EVENTS FOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21st

UWM Sociocultural Programming presents

SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION

(Bill Guttentag & Dan Sturman, USA, video, 82 min, 2009)

part of the AFRICAN-AMERICAN FILM SERIES

at UWM Union Theatre (2nd floor of Union—2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.)

6:30pm/FREE and open to the public

This film tells the story of the American civil rights movement through the powerful music and the freedom songs of the time- songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in paddy wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality. The infectious energy and charged lyrics of these revolutionary chants are rendered anew with performances from contemporary artists including John Legend, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean, and The Roots, as well as archival footage and interviews with civil rights foot soldiers and leaders Harry Belafonte, Congressman John Lewis, Julian Bond, and Ambassador Andrew Young, among others.

For more information, call (414)229-6998 or (414)229-4070

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POET’S MONDAY at LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN (1001 E. Locust—corner of Weil & Locust)

Hosted by Timothy Kloss

Open Mic: 7:00-9:00pm

Featured Poet: 9:00-10:00pm

$3 cover

For more information, call (414)263-9844

http://www.linnemans.com

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SUCKA FREE MONDAYS at THE HIGHBURY (2322 S. Kinnickinnic )

Begins at 10:00pm/NO COVER

Music from DJ BIZZON and DJ JANK ONE (of HIM and HER)

For more information, call (414)294-4400

Sunday, February 20, 2011

EVENTS FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20th

MAMA’S GUN—A WEEKLY OPEN MIC SERIES FOR ALL AGES

Hosted by MS. JAZZI

at SWEET BLACK COFFEE (2411 N. Martin Luther King Dr.)

7:30-10:00pm/$5

For more information, e-mail blackartmovement@yahoo.com

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Above Average Entertainment, T. Ricketts Entertainment and Jammin’ 98.3 present

R&B LIVE

at SUITE (1103 N. Old World Third St.)

Doors open at 7:00pm/Show begins at 8:00pm

21+/Dress code enforced

$10 in advance/$20 at the door

“FOR THE LOVER IN YOU”

Hosted by JRE RILEY and the R&B LIVE HOUSE BAND

Food provided by: Jamaica Fe Real

Advanced tickets online at http://rblivemke.eventbrite.com

Or text (219)808-6312

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SOUND TRAVELS at THE NOMAD (1401 E. Brady St.)

Music from DJ MARCUS GARVEY (of 88Nine)

Begins at 9:00pm/NO COVER

For more information, call (414)224-8111

Saturday, February 19, 2011

EVENTS FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19th

UW-Milwaukee Union Theater presents the Milwaukee premiere of

THE STRANGE CASE OF ANGELA

(Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal and other countries, in Portuguese w/Eng st., 97 min, video, 2010)

3:00pm and 7:00pm/$6 public/$5 UWM staff/$4 UWM students

At 102 years old, legendary director Manoel de Oliveira endures in creating inspired, original films. Though deceptively simple, Angelica is no exception, for this fantastic story of impossible love is also reflexive nod to tradition and technology. Set near the Douro River where he made his first film, Douro, Flaina Fluvial (1933), we follow Isaac, a young photographer, who receives an urgent call one night from a wealthy family to come and take the last photograph of their daughter Angelica, who died just a few days after her wedding. At first glimpse Isaac is overwhelmed by her beauty. As soon as he looks at her through the lens of his camera, she appears to come back to life just for him; from that moment on, Angélica will haunt him night and day. Perhaps the director’s final film, it is both playful and dramatic, with whimsical dream sequences invoking his own animated beauty.

AGUIRRE: THE WRATH OF GOD

(Werner Herzog, Germany, in German w/Eng st., 93 mins, 35mm, 1972)

5:00pm and 9:00pm/FREE and open to the public

An arthouse sensation for decades, Aguirre remains a revered cult classic and the most volatile creative collaboration between Herzog and Klaus Kinski. Perhaps the dreams and delusions of the film’s Lope de Aguirre, a menacing 16th century Spanish conquistador who usurps the expedition’s leaders while in search of El Dorado, were a stretch none too far from those of the director and lead actor: Herzog stole the camera from the Munich Film School, shot on location in the Peruvian rainforest and on handmade rafts down the Amazon River, while Kinski’s own explosive, tyrannical behavior continued off-screen (or vice versa). Antics aside, the film established Herzog as a true visionary of modern cinema obsessed with grand themes. The eminent dangers of the jungle are palpable in Thomas Mauch’s lensing, complemented by Popuh Vuh’s hypnotic experimental-synth soundtrack.

For more information, call (414)229-4070

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SUPERFLY SATURDAYS

at ARJ’s PANACHE LOUNGE (4034 W. Good Hope Rd.)

8:00pm/call number below to find out ticket price

Hosted by MR. THUNDER

Live music, food, and much more

For more information, or to purchase tickets in advance, call (414)795-9274

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THE TAKEOVER FREESTYLE BATTLE #2

at STONEFLY BREWERY (735 E. Center St.)

Doors open at 9:30pm/Battle begins at 11:00pm/$5 cover

Battle between 8 MCs

Performances by

KING HELL BASTARD

THE HOLLOWZ

RAZE

Live Art by ELIAS VALLEJO

For more information, e-mail djbizzon@gmail.com, or call (414)899-5339

Friday, February 18, 2011

SONG OF THE WEEK (LOVE)

Today's Song of the Week from guest selector CECILIO "BABA CEELOE" NEGRON, JR.:
(NOTE: Ceeloe's selection wasn't available online, but since I wanted to keep the artist he selected, I selected a song on his behalf. Hope this is cool, dude, and thanks!)

BILLIE HOLIDAY--"Good Morning Heartache"

EVENTS FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18th

Still Waters Collective presents

VOLTAGE TEEN OPEN MIC

at Centennial Hall (733 N. 8th St.)

6:00-8:30pm/FREE and open to the public

Feature performance by CARRIE RUDZINSKI

Special readings from the Scholastic Writing Awards winners

Slam competition for 2011 Wisconsin Brave New Voices team. Open to ANY youth, ages 13-19

For more information, e-mail dasha@stillwaterscollective.com or julie.schumann@marquette.edu

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UW-Milwaukee Union Theater presents the Milwaukee premiere of

THE STRANGE CASE OF ANGELA

(Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal and other countries, in Portuguese w/Eng st., 97 min, video, 2010)

7:00pm/$6 public/$5 UWM staff/$4 UWM students

At 102 years old, legendary director Manoel de Oliveira endures in creating inspired, original films. Though deceptively simple, Angelica is no exception, for this fantastic story of impossible love is also reflexive nod to tradition and technology. Set near the Douro River where he made his first film, Douro, Flaina Fluvial (1933), we follow Isaac, a young photographer, who receives an urgent call one night from a wealthy family to come and take the last photograph of their daughter Angelica, who died just a few days after her wedding. At first glimpse Isaac is overwhelmed by her beauty. As soon as he looks at her through the lens of his camera, she appears to come back to life just for him; from that moment on, Angélica will haunt him night and day. Perhaps the director’s final film, it is both playful and dramatic, with whimsical dream sequences invoking his own animated beauty.

AGUIRRE: THE WRATH OF GOD

(Werner Herzog, Germany, in German w/Eng st., 93 mins, 35mm, 1972)

9:00pm/FREE and open to the public

An arthouse sensation for decades, Aguirre remains a revered cult classic and the most volatile creative collaboration between Herzog and Klaus Kinski. Perhaps the dreams and delusions of the film’s Lope de Aguirre, a menacing 16th century Spanish conquistador who usurps the expedition’s leaders while in search of El Dorado, were a stretch none too far from those of the director and lead actor: Herzog stole the camera from the Munich Film School, shot on location in the Peruvian rainforest and on handmade rafts down the Amazon River, while Kinski’s own explosive, tyrannical behavior continued off-screen (or vice versa). Antics aside, the film established Herzog as a true visionary of modern cinema obsessed with grand themes. The eminent dangers of the jungle are palpable in Thomas Mauch’s lensing, complemented by Popuh Vuh’s hypnotic experimental-synth soundtrack.

For more information, call (414)229-4070

_______________________________

"FAT FRIDAYS" #1 FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY

at NOTTE (1033 N. Old World Third St.)

Opens at 9:00pm/FREE until 11:00/$10 after 11:00

Music from DJ NUSTYLEZ

For more information, e-mail aboveaverage.milwaukee@gmail.com

More information about Above Average, Inc.: http://www.aboveaverageevents.com

Thursday, February 17, 2011

SONG OF THE DAY (LOVE)

Today's Song of the Day from guest selector CECILIO "BABA CEELOE" NEGRON, JR.:

Alex Cuba--"DE MANERA QUE"



EVENTS FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17th

THROWBACK THURSDAYS

at NOSTALGIA (7155 N. Sherman Blvd.)

6:00-9:00pm—after work set/9:00-until—house party

Hosted by DJ VEL and THE BASEMENT CREW from JAMMIN’ 98.3

Music, games, and more…

For more information, call (414)247-1441

__________________

CIGARETTE BREAK performs LIVE soul music

at ONE SPORTS LOUNGE (1003 N. Old World Third St.)

8:00pm-midnight

For more information, e-mail bassicmg@hotmail.com

More about CIGARETTE BREAK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf6g0cbOCqM

__________________________

TASTE THURSDAYS

at BYO STUDIO GALLERY/COCKTAIL LOUNGE (2246 S. Kinnickinnic)

Begins at 9:00pm/NO COVER

Hosted by:

DJ BIZZON

MS. CREAM

DECOTEAU BE COOL

For more information, e-mail djbizzon@gmail.com

AN OPEN LETTER TO WISCONSIN RESIDENTS FROM UW-MILWAUKEE ACADEMIC STAFF LEGISLATIVE SUBCOMMITTEE

Yesterday morning, an open forum took place at UW-Milwaukee amongst its workforce to learn about the university's administrators correspondence with the Walker Administration regarding the latest legislation up for vote today. Faculty, staff, and students were invited to share their thoughts and ideas about the situation. The UWM Academic Staff Legislative Subcommittee, who have been offering guidance to faculty and staff on how to correspond with legislators to express their thoughts, produced this document that is consistent with the testimonies from the forum:

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

SONG OF THE DAY (LOVE)

Today's Song of the Day from guest selector CECILIO "BABA CEELOE" NEGRON, JR.:

Bettye Lavette--"ONLY YOUR LOVE CAN SAVE ME"

EVENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16th

A lecture on

THE DIALECTICS OF MASS MEDIA IN AFRICAN PEOPLES’ QUEST FOR LIBERATION

presented by DR. AHMED MBALIA of the Africology Department at UW-Milwaukee

at the HAGGERTY MUSEUM OF ART—MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY

(530 N. 13th St.—between Wisconsin and Clybourn)

6:00pm/FREE and open to the public

For more information, call (414)288-1669

More about the exhibits THE TRUTH IS NOT IN THE MIRROR and HOLLYWOOD ICONS, LOCAL DEMONS:

http://www.marquette.edu/haggerty

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GRASSROOTS WEDNESDAYS OPEN MIC AND ARTIST SHOWCASE

at MIRAMAR THEATRE (2844 N. Oakland)

Presented by Power of Word Productions

Music from DJ BIZZON

Doors open at 8:00pm

Open Mic at 9:00pm

Featured Poets/MCs/Singers/DJs to follow

$5 cover ($3 with Student ID)

For more information, please call (414)967-0302

http://www.themiramartheater.com

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SOULFUL WEDNESDAY R&B SHOWCASE

at NOSTALGIA 2 (9316 W. Appleton Ave.)

9:00-11:00pm/$5 cover

Hosted by RODNEY POE and DJ VEL

Open jam session/R&B open mic

For more information, call (414)463-3880

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414 VIP MKE WEDNESDAYS

at CLUB TIMBUKTU (520 E. Center St.)

9:00pm until…(No cover until 10:00pm)

Hosted by TASTE EMCEES

Music from DJ L BOOGIE

Drink and food specials ($2 drinks and $5 wing buckets)


For more information, call (414)841-4523, or e-mail vipmke@yahoo.com

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

SONG OF THE DAY (LOVE)

Today's Song of the Day from guest selector CECILIO "BABA CEELOE" NEGRON, JR.:

Kings Go Forth--"HIGH ON YOUR LOVE" (one of the bands with whom Ceeloe performs)

EVENTS FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15th

$2 TUESDAYS at 500 CAFÉ (500 N. 29th St.)

Begins at 5:00pm/NO COVER

$2 for all food items on the menu and other specials

For more information, call (414)837-6313

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THE MAD KIDS (KID CUT UP and DJ BIZZON)

WMSE 91.7FM—9:00pm-12:00am

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HIP-HOP TUESDAY PRESENTS: VINYL ONLY

10:00pm

at THE UPTOWNER (1032 E. Center St.)

hosted by HIM and HER (DJ JANK ONE and DJ VENUS)

For more information, call (414)264-3481

Monday, February 14, 2011

SONG OF THE DAY (LOVE)

Today's Song of the Day from guest selector CECILIO "BABA CEELOE" NEGRON, JR.:

Esperanza Spalding--"LOVE IN TIME" (congratulations, by the way)


EVENTS FOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14th

UWM Sociocultural Programming and UWM Union Theater present

FREEDOM RIDERS—a documentary by Stanley Nelson

at UWM UNION THEATRE (2nd floor of UWM Union—2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.)

6:30pm/FREE and open to the public

FREEDOM RIDERS is the powerful and inspirational story of over 400 black and white Americans, who risked their lives and endured brutal treatment traveling together through the Deep South during the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Through the testimonies from the Freedom Riders themselves, state and federal government officials, and journalists who witnessed the Rides firsthand, this award-winning film features the experiences of these individuals who were trying to fight racial injustice through non-violent activism. Executive producer Mark Samels will be present for a post-screening discussion.

For more information, call (414)229-4070

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POET’S MONDAY at LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN (1001 E. Locust—corner of Weil & Locust)

Hosted by Timothy Kloss

Open Mic: 7:00-9:00pm

Featured Poet: 9:00-10:00pm

$3 cover

For more information, call (414)263-9844

http://www.linnemans.com

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SUCKA FREE MONDAYS at THE HIGHBURY (2322 S. Kinnickinnic )

Begins at 10:00pm/NO COVER

Music from DJ BIZZON and DJ JANK ONE (of HIM and HER)

For more information, call (414)294-4400

Sunday, February 13, 2011

EVENTS FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13th

Live performance of the stage play

A BLACK WOMAN’S BURDEN

at WISCONSIN BLACK HISTORICAL SOCIETY (2620 W. Center St.)

Doors open at 2:30pm/Show begins at 3:00pm/$20

One woman's poetic, true account of her struggle to find love and to love herself in the midst of surviving rejection from the church, fear of the community she loves, domestic violence, self hate, and emotional and sexual abuse.

For more information, go to http://www.linettadavis.com

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FINAL DAY OF THE FESTIVAL OF FILMS IN FRENCH at UW-MILWAUKEE:

3:00pm—L’ÉPINE DANS LE COUER (A THORN IN THE HEART)

http://www4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm/index.cfm?page=thorn

5:00pm—ORPAILLEUR (THE GOLD FOREST)

http://www4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm/index.cfm?page=gold

7:00pm—HOME

http://www4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm/index.cfm?page=home

For more information, call (414)229-4070

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MAMA’S GUN—A WEEKLY OPEN MIC SERIES FOR ALL AGES

Hosted by MS. JAZZI

at SWEET BLACK COFFEE (2411 N. Martin Luther King Dr.)

7:30-10:00pm/$5

For more information, e-mail blackartmovement@yahoo.com

_____________________

SOUND TRAVELS at THE NOMAD (1401 E. Brady St.)

Music from DJ MARCUS GARVEY (of 88Nine)

Begins at 9:00pm/NO COVER

For more information, call (414)224-8111

Saturday, February 12, 2011

EVENTS FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12th

Live performance of the stage play

A BLACK WOMAN’S BURDEN

at WISCONSIN BLACK HISTORICAL SOCIETY (2620 W. Center St.)

Doors open at 6:30pm/Show begins at 7:00pm/$20

One woman's poetic, true account of her struggle to find love and to love herself in the midst of surviving rejection from the church, fear of the community she loves, domestic violence, self hate, and emotional and sexual abuse.

For more information, go to http://www.linettadavis.com

(A performance will also take place Sunday 2/13 at 3:00pm)

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HIM AND HER (DJ JANK ONE and DJ VENUS)

at QUARTERS (900 E. Center St.)

10:00pm/NO COVER

Classic Hip-Hop and everything in between all night

For more information, call (414)263-4140

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DJ BIZZON of WMSE’s THE MAD KIDS

at REDROOM (1875 N. Humboldt)

10:00pm/NO COVER

For more information, call (414)224-7666

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KID CUT UP of NO REQUEST SOUND and WMSE’s THE MAD KIDS

at CRISP PIZZA BAR (1323 E. Brady St.)

9:00pm until…/NO COVER (FINAL WEEK OF RESIDENCY)

For more information, call (414)727-4217

Friday, February 11, 2011

SONG OF THE WEEK (J DILLA'S BIRTHDAY WEEK)

Today's Song of the Week from guest selector NIGEL WADE:

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson--"SUITE FOR MA DUKES" (Tribute to J DILLA)


EVENTS FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11th

Live performance of the stage play

A BLACK WOMAN’S BURDEN

at WISCONSIN BLACK HISTORICAL SOCIETY (2620 W. Center St.)

Doors open at 6:30pm/Show begins at 7:00pm/$20

One woman's poetic, true account of her struggle to find love and to love herself in the midst of surviving rejection from the church, fear of the community she loves, domestic violence, self hate, and emotional and sexual abuse.

For more information, go to http://www.linettadavis.com

(Performances will also take place Saturday 2/12 at 7:00pm and Sunday 2/13 at 3:00pm)

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Tonight’s films for the FESTIVAL OF FILMS IN FRENCH at UW-MILWAUKEE

CLIENTE (A FRENCH GIGOLO)—7:00pm

http://www4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm/index.cfm?page=gigolo

ARNACOUER (HEARTBREAKER)—9:00pm

http://www4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm/index.cfm?page=heartbreaker

For more information, call (414)229-4070

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"FAT FRIDAYS" #1 FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY

at NOTTE (1033 N. Old World Third St.)

Opens at 9:00pm/FREE until 11:00/$10 after 11:00

Music from DJ NUSTYLEZ

For more information, e-mail aboveaverage.milwaukee@gmail.com

More information about Above Average, Inc.: http://www.aboveaverageevents.com

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SIRIUS BOOTY DANCE PARTY

at REDROOM (1875 N. Humboldt)

10:00pm/NO COVER

Featuring electro/funk/old-school hip-hop music from DJs FUZZY LOGIC and BRAZIL

For more information, call (414)224-7666

Thursday, February 10, 2011

SONG OF THE DAY (J DILLA'S BIRTHDAY WEEK)

Today's Song of the Day from guest selector NIGEL WADE:

Mos Def featuring Talib Kweli--"HISTORY" (production by J Dilla)

EVENTS FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10th

POSITIVELY POETRY
All ages Open Mic at

KINGS COMMON GALLERY (2767 N. Martin Luther King Dr.—off Hadley St.)

6:00-8:00pm/FREE and open to the public

Hosted by TIFFANY MILLER (aka COVER GIRL)

For more information, call (414)467-9940

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THROWBACK THURSDAYS

at NOSTALGIA (7155 N. Sherman Blvd.)

6:00-9:00pm—after work set/9:00-until—house party

Hosted by DJ VEL and THE BASEMENT CREW from JAMMIN’ 98.3

Music, games, and more…

For more information, call (414)247-1441

____________________

CIGARETTE BREAK performs LIVE soul music

at ONE SPORTS LOUNGE (1003 N. Old World Third St.)

8:00pm-midnight

For more information, e-mail bassicmg@hotmail.com

More about CIGARETTE BREAK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf6g0cbOCqM

__________________________

TASTE THURSDAYS

at BYO STUDIO GALLERY/COCKTAIL LOUNGE (2246 S. Kinnickinnic)

Begins at 9:00pm

Hosted by:

DJ BIZZON

MS. CREAM

DECOTEAU BE COOL

Live Art by FIELD LEHMANN

Music from THE FRESH NEW DUO

For more information, e-mail djbizzon@gmail.com

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

SONG OF THE DAY (J DILLA'S BIRTHDAY WEEK)

Today's Song of the Day from guest selector NIGEL WADE:

J Dilla--"WILD"

EVENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9th

Screening of OPAILLEUR (THE GOLD FOREST)

as part of the FESTIVAL OF FILMS IN FRENCH at UW-MILWAUKEE UNION THEATER (2nd floor of Union—2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.)

7:00pm/FREE and open to the public

For more information, call (414)229-4070

More about the film: http://www4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm/index.cfm?page=gold

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LYRICAL SANCTUARY OPEN MIC SERIES

at UW-MILWAUKEE UNION BALLROOM (1st floor of Union—2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.)

Begins at 8:00pm/FREE and open to the public

Hosted by SOL ELECTRO/Music by URBAN SOL

For more information, call (414)229-6998

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414 VIP MKE WEDNESDAYS

at CLUB TIMBUKTU (520 E. Center St.)

SPECIAL FUNDRAISING BENEFIT FOR

DJ KOOL HERC (ONE OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS OF HIP-HOP)

9:00pm until…(No cover until 10:00pm)

Hosted by TASTE EMCEES

Music from DJ L BOOGIE

Drink and food specials ($2 drinks and $5 wing buckets)

For more information, call (414)841-4523, or e-mail vipmke@yahoo.com

More about DJ KOOL HERC’s condition:

http://www.djpremierblog.com/2011/01/31/update-donations-to-kool-herc-via-paypall-now-available

http://www.djpremierblog.com/2011/02/01/update-kool-hercs-bills-are-getting-handled

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GRASSROOTS WEDNESDAYS OPEN MIC AND ARTIST SHOWCASE

at MIRAMAR THEATRE (2844 N. Oakland)

Presented by Power of Word Productions

Music from DJ BIZZON

Doors open at 8:00pm

Open Mic at 9:00pm

Featured Poets/MCs/Singers/DJs to follow

$5 cover ($3 with Student ID)

For more information, please call (414)967-0302

http://www.themiramartheater.com

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SOULFUL WEDNESDAY R&B SHOWCASE

at NOSTALGIA 2 (9316 W. Appleton Ave.)

9:00-11:00pm/$5 cover

Hosted by RODNEY POE and DJ VEL

Open jam session/R&B open mic

For more information, call (414)463-3880

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

SONG OF THE DAY (J DILLA'S BIRTHDAY WEEK)

Today's Song of the Day from guest selector NIGEL WADE:

EVENTS FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8th

$2 TUESDAYS at 500 CAFÉ (500 N. 29th St.)

Begins at 5:00pm/NO COVER

$2 for all food items on the menu and other specials

For more information, call (414)837-6313

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Milwaukee Premiere of
L’ARGENT (MONEY)

as part of the FESTIVAL OF FILMS IN FRENCH at UW-MILWAUKEE UNION THEATER (2nd floor of Union—2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.)

7:00pm/FREE and open to the public

For more information, call (414)229-4070

More about the film: http://www4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm/index.cfm?page=money

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THE MAD KIDS (KID CUT UP and DJ BIZZON)

WMSE 91.7FM—9:00pm-12:00am

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HIP-HOP TUESDAY PRESENTS: VINYL ONLY

10:00pm

at THE UPTOWNER (1032 E. Center St.)

hosted by HIM and HER (DJ JANK ONE and DJ VENUS)

For more information, call (414)264-3481

Monday, February 7, 2011

SONG OF THE DAY (J DILLA'S BIRTHDAY WEEK)

Today's Song of the Day from guest selector NIGEL WADE:

EVENTS FOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7th

POET’S MONDAY at LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN (1001 E. Locust—corner of Weil & Locust)

Hosted by Timothy Kloss

Open Mic: 7:00-9:00pm

Featured Poet: 9:00-10:00pm

$3 cover

For more information, call (414)263-9844

http://www.linnemans.com

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SUCKA FREE MONDAYS at THE HIGHBURY (2322 S. Kinnickinnic )

Begins at 10:00pm/NO COVER

Music from DJ BIZZON and DJ JANK ONE (of HIM and HER)

For more information, call (414)294-4400

Saturday, February 5, 2011

EVENTS FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5th

FILMS SCREENING TONIGHT AT UWM’S FESTIVAL OF FILMS IN FRENCH

(All films showing at the UWM Union Theater—2nd Floor—2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.)

L’ÉPINE DANS LE COEUR (A THORN IN THE HEART) 5:00pm

http://www4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm/index.cfm?page=thorn

LE CHANT DES MARIÉS (THE WEDDING SONG) 7:00pm

http://www4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm/index.cfm?page=wedding

WELCOME 9:00pm

http://www4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm/index.cfm?page=Welcome

All films are FREE and open to the public

For more information, call (414)229-5513

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HIM AND HER (DJ JANK ONE and DJ VENUS)

at QUARTERS (900 E. Center St.)

10:00pm/NO COVER

Classic Hip-Hop and everything in between all night

For more information, call (414)263-4140

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KID CUT UP of NO REQUEST SOUND and WMSE’s THE MAD KIDS

at CRISP PIZZA BAR (1323 E. Brady St.)

9:00pm until…/NO COVER


For more information, call (414)727-4217

Friday, February 4, 2011

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ALIA MARIE, THIS WEEK'S GUEST SELECTOR

Alia Marie is a performer with a lot of heart and tenacity. “Since I’ve been speaking I’ve been singing and sharing my gift with anyone who would listen.” Alia Marie has starred on Broadway in Rent and has traveled the globe as back up singer for an array of artists. Alia has worked with various bands in the tri-state area performing at weddings and corporate events while building her “chops.” I’m always discovering ways to be better.” Of her vocal comparisons to Stevie Wonder, Aretha and Sade, Alia Marie says, “It’s indicative of my range. People want to feel like they are hearing the real thing so I deliver but when I’m performing my own music I’m just, Alia Marie.”

Her own music is “Make Over Music;” which was released independently in September of 2010. “Make Over Music” is an electronic album with splices of R&B, Dub “and the Brazilian sounds I lived in while producing the album. It’s my interpretation of Electronic. It’s melodious, bass heavy and at times, hypnotizing.” There is a youthful energy with hit home messages of self-love, social awareness and expressions of love for others. “I wanted to make an album that made me feel like I do when I listen to my favorite artists. I love Arthur Verocai. He’s great for any occasion and any mood. His compositions break and mend my heart and that’s what I hope to have accomplished with Make Over Music. Above all, music is my life! Creating, sharing and performing are what I live for.”

Listen to snippets from Alia Marie's "Make Over Music," here:
http://cdbaby.com/cd/aliamarie

SONG OF THE WEEK (BIG LOVE)

Today's Song of the Week from guest selector ALIA MARIE:

Aretha Franklin--"MASTER OF EYES (DEEPNESS IN YOUR EYES)"


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EVENTS FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4th

UW-Milwaukee Black Cultural Center presents

FUNK: HIP-HOP and A MORE PERFECT UNION

a lecture from DR. FRANK WILSON (Sociology Dept.—UWM)

at the UNION FIRESIDE LOUNGE (1st floor of UWM UNION—2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.)

6:00pm/FREE and open to the public

For more information, e-mail rms2@uwm.edu

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GRASSROOTS WEDNESDAYS ANNIVERSARY SHOW

at the MIRAMAR THEATER (2844 N. Oakland Ave).

Doors open at 7:00pm/OPEN MIC begins at 8:00pm/10:00pm-12:00am—FEATURED POETS

NO COVER

Hosted by BABY GZUS and NICK RAMSEY

Music from GRASSROOTS HOUSE BAND (EITAN SILVER/JAMES MURPHY/MIKE LUCAS) and DJ BIZZON

Performances by:

KINGHELLBASTARD

DC MONROE

MELISSA CZARNIK

NIGEL WADE

COVER GIRL

MYSTIC EMBER

AMIRET EL SAHARA

For more information, call (414)967-0302

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"FAT FRIDAYS" #1 FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY

at NOTTE (1033 N. Old World Third St.)

Opens at 9:00pm/FREE until 11:00/$10 after 11:00

Music from DJ NUSTYLEZ

For more information, e-mail aboveaverage.milwaukee@gmail.com

More information about Above Average, Inc.: http://www.aboveaverageevents.com