The Disclaimer: What we talk about when we talk about Milwaukee art
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Nearly every Wednesday at noon, Ryan Schleicher of WMSE, Evan Rytlewski of the Shepherd Express, and Matt Wild of The A.V. Club Milwaukee take to the WMSE airwaves to discuss all things Milwaukee. The half-hour fun-fest is called The Disclaimer, so titled because none of the sometimes cranky and ridiculous opinions expressed during the show represent those of the three hosts’ employers. Milwaukee music, Milwaukee art, Milwaukee events, and D.I.Y. lawn care tips are frequently discussed—and rarely agreed upon.
With news of Milwaukee being awarded a $350,000 ArtPlace grant for an art-themed bike path in the Harambee neighborhood, and using two blogs from Journal Sentinel art critic Mary Louise Schumacher and Ald. Nik Kovac as jumping-off points, The Disclaimer crew once again dives headlong into the thorny issue of art in Milwaukee. Ryan, Evan, and Matt wonder why any concerns and constructive criticism (such as the ones brought up by Schumacher) inevitably lead to cries of negativity and “hating,” and why the ensuing conversation never gets around to addressing, you know, art. Evan also fills the gents in on a cancelled Chief Keef show at 618 Live On Water, and explains why he believes local promoters acted appropriately in pulling the plug on the controversial rapper.
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