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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 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
 Buzz - May 3, 2016
 Funny, sad, eye-opening road tales from an Uber driver
 Being an Uber driver in Milwaukee is a one-of-a-kind experience that allows Dave Begel to meet some of the city's most interesting people. Everybody has a story, and Tales from the Road will highlight some of those stories.
 Arts & Entertainment - April 30, 2016
 Rep season closes with moving staging of August Wilson's "Fences"
 Playwright August Wilson is famous for his 10-play cycle examining the experience of black people in the United States, and none of his plays stands as revered as "Fences," which The Rep opened Friday night.
 Arts & Entertainment - April 29, 2016
 Crazed life of opening night fuels Off the Wall's "It's Only a Play"
 A play about life in the theater, a life full of ups and downs and in betweens, is sometimes a shaky thing, trying to connect with an audience that may or may not have the inside knowledge that you need to get all the jokes.
 Marketplace - April 28, 2016
 Let's not assault good taste and history with new Grand Avenue entrance
 In our lust to keep Milwaukee a happy place for millions of millennials, are we going to get stuck with a bunch of buildings that look like they belong in a Saturday morning cartoon?
 Arts & Entertainment - April 26, 2016
 Local theaters committed to the issues in the world around them
 Several Milwaukee theaters - from The Rep to First Stage to Next Act and more - have become crusaders for the world around them, staging productions and activities that try to shed light on a wide variety of social issues.
 Arts & Entertainment - April 23, 2016
 "Ernest in Love" closes In Tandem season with a howling success
 Place. Play. Performance. When all three P's are there, a night at the theater can turn into magic, and that's what you get at "Ernest in Love" that opened at In Tandem Theatre Friday night.
 Buzz - April 21, 2016
 Feingold victory could shift balance of power in U.S. Senate
 Everybody in Wisconsin was all worked up about the presidential primary races a couple of weeks ago but the race between Sen. Ron Johnson and former Sen. Russ Feingold could have a lasting impact on the balance of power in Washington.
 Arts & Entertainment - April 19, 2016
 Equity versus non-Equity debate rages on for theater audiences
 The recent staging of the touching hit musical "Once" that played a week at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts raised an issue that some people think is important to the quality of a production.
 Arts & Entertainment - April 16, 2016
 Chamber's "Fallen Angels" is a tour de force of delightful drunkenness
 For a master class on how to put a drunk scene on stage, let me recommend "Fallen Angels," the Noel Coward drawing room comedy that opened Friday night at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre.
 Travel & Visitors Guide - April 16, 2016
 New boutique and suite hotels keep coming to Downtown Milwaukee
 Hotel rooms are expanding with openings imminent or on the drawing board for the near future. Perhaps the one drawing the most attention is the Klimpton Journeyman Hotel, scheduled to open in the Historic Third Ward in June.

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