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Dave Begel

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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.



Recent Articles
 
 Arts & Entertainment - February 13, 2016
 Milwaukee Ballet reaches new heights in Pink's Dorian Gray production
 It was a groundbreaking production of Michael Pink's "Dorian Gray," that had its world premiere at the Pabst Theater by the Milwaukee Ballet Friday night. It captures one of the world's great novels.
 
 Buzz - February 12, 2016
 Delivering the debate: Inside the UWM Democratic debate spin room
 The turbulence that is the Democratic Party establishment wound its way to Milwaukee Thursday night in a debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
 
 Buzz - February 11, 2016
 9 questions I want answered at the UWM Democratic debate tonight
 I am going to cover the festivities surrounding tonight's Democratic debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. There are nine questions I'm hoping to get answered.
 
 Buzz - February 9, 2016
 Two views of Milwaukee: one full of heart and one full of heartbreak
 Two views of the same city: one from PBS examining racial difficulties in the city, one a film from Purple Onion packing an emotional wallop of love for the city. Both have truth on their side.
 
 Arts & Entertainment - February 9, 2016
 Ballerina San Miguel keeps her toe shoes on despite big promotion
 Luz San Miguel has thrilled Milwaukee ballet audiences for 11 seasons and has been promoted to Ballet Mistress of the company. but that doesn't mean she is done dancing and will star in "Dorian Gray."
 
 Arts & Entertainment - February 9, 2016
 Carole King musical headlines Broadway shows coming to Marcus Center
 One of the most anticipated national touring shows in a long time headlines the series of Broadway tours coming to the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts next year when the Carole King musical arrives in Milwaukee.
 
 Sports - February 4, 2016
 Watch J.J. Watt read his less than glowing pre-draft scouting reports
 J.J. Watt may be the best football player in the league, but the scouting reports on his coming out of Wisconsin were mixed, to say the least. Dan Patrick had him read them on his show this week.
 
 Bars & Clubs - February 4, 2016
 Women handcuffed to a bar? Stupid is as stupid does
 This gimmick of handcuffing women to a bar for free drinks until they have to urinate makes me shake my head in wonder and almost a kind of sadness.
 
 Buzz - February 2, 2016
 Harvard researcher uses Milwaukee as lab for work on poverty and eviction
 Harvard's Matthew Desmond got his doctorate at UW-Madison and has used Milwaukee as a laboratory for his groundbreaking work on poverty and the relationship to eviction from homes for poor people.
 
 Arts & Entertainment - February 2, 2016
 Milwaukee theater delivered a weekend of fabulous females on stage
 Once I got a chance to sit down and think about it, I was full of marvel at the female actor talent that I saw on stage over the weekend. One spectacular performance after another proved one fact: The ladies rule!
 


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