First Lady of Song: Alexis J Roston Sings Ella Fitzgerald

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Milwaukee Rep

Milwaukee Rep returns to in-person performances for the first time in over a year with First Lady of Song: Alexis J Roston Sings Ella Fitzgerald presented by Artist Lounge Live, April 27-May 23.

 A live band will join Roston on stage to perform classic Ellington, Gershwin and Porter tunes like “Summertime,” “Our Love is Here to Stay” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing.”

 Award-winning actress Alexis J Roston was last seen at Milwaukee Rep as Billie Holiday in the sell-out hit Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill and she returns to pay tribute to another legendary singer.

 Extensive health and safety protocols are in place including reduced capacity and socially distanced seating, mask requirements and enhanced cleaning. Milwaukee Rep is one of the first local venues to return to live performances with this concert event featuring Ella Fitzgerald’s best-known songs. Tickets at (414) 224-9490 or .


Ojo De Dios by Isabel Castro & Tom Galbraith, Hija de Both by Whitney Salgado

Latino Arts

Hyphenated Americans, featuring seventeen Artists and Friends of LUNA, is currently on display at Latino Arts, Inc., located on the southside of Milwaukee. Hyphenated Americans explores what it means to be Latinx in the United States, and celebrates the impact that female Latinx artists have made on the Milwaukee community. The exhibit opened at the beginning of Women's History Month in March, and is on view through June 4, 2021. Each piece shares the different Latinx experiences in America, through the eyes of each artist.

 LUNA (Latinas Unidas eN Las Artes) was co-founded by the exhibit curator, Katie Avila Loughmiller. The group of 30 female artists have created a space in Milwaukee's art scene that helps increase Latinx representation in arts organizations.

 The Gallery is open for viewing on Tues. and Thurs. 4-5pm, Wed. and Fri. 11:30am-1:30pm. Pre-registration is required.