Jewel brings her latest tour and release to the Pabst Theater tonight.
In preparation for the show, the singer-songwriter gave away tickets via her Twitter account, and at about 2:30 p.m. today called Milwaukee a "surprisingly cool city." Her full Tweet was:
"Having a blast in Milwaukee- just did hot yoga and headed to lunch-what a pretty day in a surprisingly cool cit."
I've seen Jewel live once, and she's passionate and energetic on stage. Her current Star Light Café Tour began June 1 and covers 20 cities. "Sweet and Wild," is Jewel's second country set, and it hits iTunes and stores June 8, almost exactly two years after her first country endeavor, "Perfectly Clear."
Jewel heads to Chicago's Vic Theatre next for a Friday night show there.
Update: Jewel wrote and sang a new song at Thursday's show. It was called, "Milwaukee - Beer built this city but there's so much more!" See my tweets from the show here.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
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