With a history in Milwaukee stretching back decades, Dave tries to bring a unique perspective to his writing, whether it's sports, politics, theater or any other issue.
He's seen Milwaukee grow, suffer pangs of growth, strive for success and has been involved in many efforts to both shape and re-shape the city. He's a happy man, now that he's quit playing golf, and enjoys music, his children and grandchildren and the myriad of sports in this state. He loves great food and hates bullies and people who think they are smarter than everyone else.
This whole Internet thing continues to baffle him, but he's willing to play the game as long as OnMilwaukee.com keeps lending him a helping hand. He is constantly amazed that just a few dedicated people can provide so much news and information to a hungry public.
Despite some opinions to the contrary, Dave likes most stuff. But he is a skeptic who constantly wonders about the world around him. So many questions, so few answers.
|Bars & Clubs - June 29, 2016|
|City agrees to pay Silk nearly $1 million for loss in strip club license suit|
|The city has agreed to cut a check for $968,331.75 after losing its lawsuit at trial and again in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals after the initial verdict. The amount covers both the damage award and attorney fees.|
|Arts & Entertainment - June 28, 2016|
|DeVita scales new heights with first adult book, "A Winsome Murder"|
|It's easy for the normal person to wonder what mountains there are left to climb for James DeVita, who may well be the finest actor ever to grace the stages in Milwaukee and Wisconsin. A mystery, "A Winsome Murder," is his first novel for adult readers.|
|Arts & Entertainment - June 27, 2016|
|Wilder's wild and weird "Skin of Our Teeth" resonates with some crazed fun|
|"The Skin of Our Teeth" is about as unusual as it gets, and the production at Off The Wall has just about everything that I don't like in a theatrical production. The curious thing is that I loved all of it and found myself riveted at the end.|
|Arts & Entertainment - June 24, 2016|
|Milwaukee Opera Theatre stages provocative "Thank You, Next"|
|"Thank You, Next," with music by Tim Rebers and lyrics by Alicia Berneche, opens as Milwaukee Opera Theatre and artistic director Jill Anna Ponasik continue to redefine what opera means, staging provocative and very relatable productions.|
|Buzz - June 23, 2016|
|Revolting votes by Johnson, GOP senators mean more gun murders|
|It may not be possible to be any more revolted by the Republican Party than I am right now. This week Senate Republicans, including our Sen. Ron Johnson, turned down a couple of serious attempts to enact minor laws designed to help control gun violence.|
|Arts & Entertainment - June 21, 2016|
|Ballet reports big gains in revenue and attendance for 2015-16 season|
|The Milwaukee Ballet is celebrating this summer after seeing a 15 percent boost in attendance and record revenue of $2.3 million, proving that high-quality work will capture attention - and, perhaps most importantly, dollars - in Milwaukee.|
|Arts & Entertainment - June 20, 2016|
|"Death of a Salesman" gets exquisite treatment under the stars at APT|
|Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" receives a spectacular, blistering treatment at American Players Theater in Spring Green. There are many who claim this is the greatest of all American plays and, after seeing this production, it'd be hard to argue.|
|Music - June 17, 2016|
|Meet "Tank," a Kenny Chesney roadie|
|His name is "Tank," and he drives a big semi - one of 30 that will be in Milwaukee for Kenny Chesney's show at Miller Park Saturday night. He took my Uber ride and provided a little look into what it takes to keep a show like this one the road.|
|Buzz - June 14, 2016|
|The only way to stop gun insanity is simple - but oh so difficult|
|This may come across as a little heartless and dismissive but it's time to put a stop to the kind of hopeless junk that rose up after the horror of the massacre in Orlando. The only way to win the battle for gun control is with sophisticated politics.|
|Travel & Visitors Guide - June 14, 2016|
|Summer trip to Spring Green provides world-class theater and plenty more|
|Summer in Wisconsin offers dozens of quick trips that are filled with experiences new and memorable, and one of the best possible trips revolves around the lauded American Players Theater up in Spring Green.|
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