Say “Plus One” to support LGBT youth

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Sandra Bernhard -Sunday June 8, -7PM- Miller Lite Mainstage


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Sandra Bernhard- A compelling performer who loves to engage her audience with personal provocative and deeply emotional content.

Sandra is a sports fanatic -Detroit Lions & Tigers. Venus and Serena Williams inspire her to take it to the order cialis site limit. Her dog George, a rescue from Tennessee is a constant source of joy. Travel abroad, Morocco, Paris, London Rome – inspiring. Delicious food, free range, sustainable, farm to table is a passion. The word that best describes her lifestyle is Schawazee! On the move, a fastidious housekeeper, folder of laundry and organizer keeps her on point. Fashion comes into play but does not rule her in any way. Short car trips up the California coast clear her mind, but she keeps a New York state most of all. Up late up early. Humming whistling and on the move.

Sandra Bernhard began her career at L.A.’s famed Comedy Store in the ‘70s, and since then has written and starred in numerous one-woman shows, acted in movies and where to soft cialis on television, recorded albums and authored books.

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Her first one-woman show, the groundbreaking Without You I’m Nothing, ran for 6 months off-Broadway in 1988 and served as inspiration for the film and Grammy-nominated album of the same name. The critically acclaimed I’m Still Here… Dammit! opened off-Broadway in 1997, moved to Broadway a year later, and was filmed for an HBO special. The New York Times described Bernhard as a “living, breathing bonfire” and applauded the show, calling it “an angst driven, foul-mouthed, poison-laced joy ride that banks and careens frenetically through the we like it worlds of fashion, celebrity, rock, and religion.” In 2006, Bernhard’s Everything Bad and Beautiful also opened to raves. “Give the dame her due, it’s invigorating to be in the presence of a true original.” (New York Times, 6/06) Her most recent show, I Love Being Me, Don’t You? played to sold-out crowds for an extended run last summer in Los Angeles. The album version of the show was released on Rooftop Records last fall, and she has been touring it with since. “She has chutzpah to spare, but it’s her articulate intelligence that earns our attention … It’s [her] combination of glamour and accessibility that accounts for Bernhard’s enduring appeal,” wrote the Los Angeles Times.

Sandra B-Mirror-2From 1991-1996 Bernhard played Nancy Bartlett—the first openly gay character on a network sitcom—on Roseanne. And she has had guest starring or recurring roles on numerous other shows, among them: Good Christian Belles, Hot in Cleveland, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Crossing Jordan, Law & Order: SVU, Will&Grace, The Sopranos, The L Word, Ally McBeal, The Larry Sanders Show, and The Richard Pryor Show. She has appeared more than 30 times on Late Night with David Letterman and has been a regular guest of Howard Stern’s since the early ‘80s.

Bernhard’s film credits include Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy, for which she was awarded Best Supporting Actress by the National Society of Film Critics, Nicholas Roeg’s Track 29, Hudson Hawk, Dinner Rush, and Dare.

Bernhard’s music albums include: I’m Your Woman (Polygram, 1986), Excuses for Bad Behavior (Epic, 1994) and the world music album Whatever It Takes (Mi5). She has also sung with or opened for various musical acts, including: The Pretenders, Cyndi Lauper, and the Scissor Sisters. Other notable performances include her participation in the Stormy Weather Benefit, the Rainforest Benefit, and The Elton John Tribute for Broadway Cares. “She has musicality to die for,” the L.A. Times wrote recently, “a voice that swoops from the bluesy basement to a top-floor falsetto and a campy soulfulness that can compellingly reinterpret the Isley Brothers’ “That Lady” or just go nuts with “Lady Marmalade.”

Bernhard has also written three books: Confessions of a Pretty Lady (Harper&Row, 1988), Love, Love and searches how much does levitra cost Love (HarperCollins, 1994), and May I Kiss You on the Lips, Miss Sandra? (William Morrow,1998). Her work has also been published in numerous magazines, including, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Conde Nast Traveler, Rolling Stone, Interview, and Spy.

“A performer of stunning originality. Funny but foxy, super smart and slightly mad!” (WCBS) Bernhard’s live performances are a thrilling hybrid of stand-up comedy and rock ‘n roll, a raucous mix of political satire, pop culture commentary and cabaret. “The experience is like hanging out with a hip and funny friend who never fails to lift you up with her outrageous freedom.” (Los Angeles Times, 8/11)

 

2016 PrideFest in pictures

Another year, another fabulous Pride weekend accomplished! Thank you to the many photographers who submitted images to the festival archives.

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Check out our album for 2016 over on our flicker.com page.

 

You can also view the meet and greet photos featuring Blondie, and Big Freedia, and Deborah Cox and Crystal Waters!

We had a blast!

Thank You!

PrideFest Milwaukee Meets Blondie!

Sunday June 12, 2016 some very lucky fans got to meet the legendary band and viagra fast no prescription required safety PrideFest Milwaukee headliner, Blondie!

Scroll through the meet n greet pics in our Flickr album!
2016 PrideFest Milwaukee Meets Blondie!

PrideFest Milwaukee meets Crystal Waters!

2016 headliner Crystal Waters met with lucky fans in the VIP Meet and Greet tent

 

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PrideFest Milwaukee 2016 Meets Deborah Cox

Were you in the VIP Meet and Greet tent to meet headliner Deborah Cox?

Take a peek through these photos to grab yours!

2016 PrideFest Milwaukee Meets Deborah Cox

PrideFest 2016 celebrates triumph over tragedy

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Photo credit: Bobby Tanzilo

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Milwaukee Pride responds to Orlando tragedy

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Sorry Not Sorry comedy on Milwaukee Record Stage

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Join us at Opening Ceremonies Friday, June 10

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Help the Fests Feed Milwaukee!

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See Colin Falvey and the 2016 PrideFest Dancers!

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