Every Wednesday at noon, Ryan Schleicher, Evan Rytlewski, and Matt Wild take to the WMSE airwaves to discuss all things Milwaukee. This half-hour fun-fest is called The Disclaimer, so named because none of the oft-ridiculous views expressed on the show necessarily reflect the views of the hosts’ employers. Milwaukee music, Milwaukee art, Milwaukee events, and D.I.Y. lawn care tips are frequently discussed—and rarely agreed upon. The Disclaimer: Talk radio for the sane.
Last month’s news that the long-running performing arts series of Alverno College, Alverno Presents, would be coming to a close after its current season really sucked. For 56 years, Alverno Presents has been bringing internationally celebrated dance, music, and performance to Milwaukee’s doorstep. In addition to that, the last decade has seen director David Ravel cook up and commission works from some of Milwaukee’s finest creators, too. One-time only shows like Betty Blexrud-Strigens’ “Smith Uncovered,” Jordan Lee’s “Jones Uncovered,” Hello Death’s “Prince Uncovered,” and Christopher Porterfield’s recent “How To Write A Popular Song” have been big, bold, and unmistakable highlights of their respective years. Though four AP shows still remain, Ryan, Evan, and Matt take a moment to say goodbye to the series. Also discussed: recent changes to the RIAA’s gold and platinum certifications, and outgoing Brewers radio announcer Joe Block.