Marquette Wire

“Angles” relives the 80’s

Annie Bolger

March 31, 2011

Filed under Marquee

If you’ve got even a speck of cultural awareness, you know the ’80s are making a comeback. For things like fashion and film, there’s not a lot to dislike, but with ’80s music, there’s always the chance you’ll get stuck list...

Behind the music

Sarah Elms

March 22, 2011

Filed under Featured

At first glance, Grace Mazza Urbanski, Peter Mulvey and Mark Konewko seem like ordinary individuals. Urbanski is the proud mother of five, Mulvey rides his bike to work and Konewko is a college professor. However, two significant forces tie...

MU Chorus finds opportunity in ‘Paradise Lost’

Matt Mueller

March 3, 2011

Filed under Featured, Marquee

There’s a running joke within the Marquette University Chorus that Father Wild isn't even aware that a choral group exists on campus. With their upcoming performance in famed composer Eric Whitacre’s musical theater piece “Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings,...

Hugo Moreno reminds this band geek why she loves music

Jennie Jorgensen

February 25, 2011

Filed under Uncategorized

Every spring, the Marquette University Wind Ensemble features a professional guest musician to perform at one of their concerts. This year, the Wind Ensemble welcomed world renowned trumpet player and multi-instrumentalist Hu...

Don’t be chicken, try this ‘Erotic Adventure’

Matt Mueller

February 10, 2011

Filed under Featured, Marquee

In the world of entertainment, an eye-catching name can make all the difference. It’s the sole reason why anybody wasted their time on movies like “Snakes on a Plane” or “Hot Tub Time Machine.” While those two films attempted to hide mediocre content be...

Milwaukee shows some Pablove

Sarah Elms

February 2, 2011

Filed under Uncategorized

Former Milwaukeean Jeff Castelaz, co-founder of California-based independent record company Dangerbird Records, returned to his hometown Jan. 29 to put on a rocking show at Turner Hall Ballroom. This wasn’t your average concert. Big names like Brian Aubert and Nikki Monnin...

HtM: Acapella in Autumn

November 11, 2010

Filed under Marquee

Leaves are blowing off trees, days are getting shorter and, let’s face it, it’s getting chilly out there! Although here at Marquee we like to encourage you to get off campus and explore the entertainment our great city has...

DJ ‘Will’ pumps up the crowds

Joe Carey

October 14, 2010

Filed under Featured, News

The typical DJ Will Brady event features the young disc jockey with his right arm in the air moving to the music while the left controls the tempo of the song. The crowd dances while Brady squints at his gear, picking out the...

Power: Open your ears to different musical experiences

Aloysia Power

October 12, 2010

Filed under Featured, Viewpoints

I was instantly intrigued by the guitar playing. The fingers of the guitarristas descended down the octave, and the music transformed from high-speed individual note plucking to rhythmic strumming and a flurry of notes all at once. ...

Unruly Music breaks sound barriers

Sarah Elms

October 7, 2010

Filed under Featured, Marquee

Some call it postclassical, some call it avant-garde and some call it experimental. And some might say it’s all of the above. Unruly Music, a production of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts and the Marcus Cent...

Annex concerts to refocus on student musicians

Jennifer Zahn

October 7, 2010

Filed under Featured, Marquee

You’re at the Annex on a Friday night, chilling with a few friends. There’s a plate of fried chicken wings in front of you, and you’re devouring the savory goodies without hesitation. The thought occurs to you: Is there anything tha...

Debo Band brings Ethiopian-American musical fusion to Milwaukee

Sarah Elms

September 23, 2010

Filed under Featured, Marquee

Take Ethiopian ’70s pop. Add some American funk. Toss in an accordion, saxophone, strings. The result: an unlikely, yet brilliant synthesis. Debo Band. This Boston-based Ethiopian rock band will combine forces with native Ethiopian group Fendika to showcas...