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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Sunday, April 20, 2014

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1. Summerfest 2014 adds another batch of ground stage headliners
Summerfest is coming more and more together with yet another announcement of ground stage acts released this morning, highlighted by Arctic Monkeys, Cole Swindell and the "#SELFIE" DJ duo The Chainsmokers.
2. River Rhythms 2014 line-up announced
River Rhythms will once again offer free, outdoor concerts in Pere Marquette Park on Wednesday nights this summer from 6:30 to 9 p.m
3. Wait?! Is that an Italian pop star in Milwaukee?
It's true, the appearance in Milwaukee of an Italian pop star is so rare that a blog post about the event warrants a headline like the one above.
4. 2014 State Fair adds Aretha Franklin, Zendaya and more to Main Stage
This morning, the Wisconsin State Fair announced several new additions to the headliner lineup for the 2014 festival, including Zendaya, the Happy Together tour and icon Aretha Franklin.
5. Summerfest ushers in, well, Usher to the Marcus Amphitheater
Usher, along with special guest Bebe Rexha, will take the Marcus Amphitheater stage on Sunday, July 6. It's currently the only U.S. stop on the summer schedule for the R&B hitmaker, qualifying it as a genuine event for the music festival.
6. Jazz in the Park season announced
Now in its 23rd season, Jazz in the Park brings free concerts to cathedral Square every summer Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.
7. Remembering "The Dark Side" and Ron Cuzner
It was 11 years ago today when my mother called me from Milwaukee and told me Ron Cuzner had died that day at 64. I was stunned into a Cuzner-like pregnant-pause silence. I had moved to Madison in 1989, so I lost my close connection to Ron in those pre-radio streaming years. He had spun his last Ellington "Solitude" intro and uttered his last golden catch-phrase. He and his jazz program "The Dark Side" had finally moved on to the light.
8. Summerfest announces 2014 grounds stage headliners
This morning, Summerfest announced over 75 grounds stage headliners scheduled to perform at the upcoming 2014 festival.
9. Musical performers announced for 2014 WAMI Awards show
The 34th annual Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) has announced the local musicians that are scheduled to perform at the upcoming awards show on April 27 in Appleton.
10. "The Sing Off" champs Home Free bring a cappella to country
Before the country a cappella group Home Free takes The Pabst Theater stage for two shows Thursday night, I talked to tenor Rob Lundquist about the group's origins, its time on "The Sing Off," and why country music and a cappella just haven't gotten along until now.
11. Phil Vassar, MercyMe and 311 added to State Fair Main Stage lineup
This morning, the Wisconsin State Fair announced three more acts - Phil Vassar, 311 and MercyMe - for the Potawatomi Main Stage.
12. Summerfest tickets now on sale
Summerfest general admission tickets and passes are now for sale at a discounted rate.
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13. Cyrus' Bradley Center bash brings the noise
With her Disney days behind her, Miley Cyrus is embracing her crazy side and is all about putting on a good show for her fans - just like she did at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Sunday.
14. Miley Cyrus is Milwaukee-bound
You know her from the hit TV show "Hannah Montana," and more recently from her dramatic makeover and insane award show performances. Miley Cyrus is going to go "bangerz" at the BMO Harris Bradley Center this weekend.
15. Outside Lions, Kane Place Record Club and the Eastside Music Tour
Despite the weather, intern Rolando Kahn braved the Eastside Music tour.
16. Outkast to headline at Summerfest
Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials have revealed that the eighth major show slated for Summerfest 2014 will be Outkast, with special guest Gary Clark Jr. Outkast will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Sunday, June 29.
17. Fall Out Boy and Paramore added to Summerfest lineup
This morning, Summerfest added yet another show to the Marcus Amphitheater set list. Alt rockers Fall Out Boy and Paramore will perform at the festival's biggest stage Saturday, July 5, alongside special guest New Politics.
18. State Fair announces Alabama, Summerland Tour
This afternoon, the Wisconsin State Fair announced two more shows for the Main Stage: legendary country band Alabama and the Summerland Tour 2014, featuring Everclear, Eve 6, Soul Asylum and Spacehog.
19. Coolio's here Saturday but who else is on your old school rap list?
Last season it was Vanilla Ice. This season, the Bucks welcome Coolio. Y2K Night toasts old school ticket prices, a half time show gig from Coolio and Bucks legend Glenn "Big Dog" Robinson. But, what other rappers would you also like to see?
20. Seeger's paean to the S/V Denis Sullivan
By now everyone knows that Discovery World has strong ties to groundbreaking musician Les Paul, but few remember Pete Seeger's link to that lakefront institution. In 2001, Seeger - who passed away Jan. 27 at the age of 94 - wrote an ode to the S/V Denis Sullivan.
21. Paisley to headline Summerfest
Brad Paisley will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Friday, June 27. Darius Rucker and Joel Crouse will open the show.
22. Dear Yesterday and Today, here are my requests
This weekend, Beatles tribute Yesterday and Today comes to the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and I got a chance to talk to the group's Billy McGuigan for a story that runs later this week. The band builds its set list on audience requests. I'm working on mine.
23. Galactic brings a little New Orleans to Milwaukee
Galactic, a jazz / funk / hip hip band from New Orleans, opened their tour in Milwaukee tonight with an enthusiastic crowd at Turner Hall.
24. Cyndi Lauper added to Cher concert at the BMO Harris Bradley Center
Cyndi Lauper will join Cher as a special guest at the Oscar-winning diva's June 6 concert at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The concert is a part of Cher's "Dressed To Kill" tour.
25. Motley Crue's final tour will stop at Summerfest
While news of the band's retirement is certainly sad news for any Mötley Crüe fans out there, there is a silver lining to it all. As a part of their global final go-around, the Crüe is making a stop in Milwaukee to kickstart the heart of Summerfest.