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Urban spelunking: Milwaukee city records center

The history of Milwaukee lies below ground. About three stories below ground to be exact. That's where you'll find Milwaukee city records center, headed by Jacquelyn Block, and its stacks of boxes, the rolls of blueprints, the shelves of plat map books in which the quotidian history of the city is inscribed.

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A Sea of White: The Oscars and Lack of Representation

By Sierra Wolff Jada Pinkett-Smith. Will Smith. Spike Lee. Mark Ruffalo. These are just a few names on an increasing list of celebrities boycotting this year's Academy Awards. For the second straight year, the Academy has no nominations for people of color in the big categories. The Academy itself has a historic background lacking in [...] The post A Sea of White: The Oscars and Lack of Representation appeared first on Media Milwaukee.

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Kesslers Diamonds opens in Downtown tomorrow

Kesslers Diamonds opens in Downtown tomorrow

The new Kesslers Diamonds store in Downtown Milwaukee opens Friday, Oct. 2, at 450 E. Mason St.  It's the first non-suburban store for the company, which operates five other diamond centers in Wisconsin, and also will open its first out-of-state store in metropolitan Grand Rapids, Mich., in November. The Downtown store occupies 2,200 square feet [...]

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5 Tips From a Chocolatier
Thinking of making a super indulgent chocolate dessert for Valentine's Day? If so, how do you ensure that your chocolate masterpiece is, well, actually a masterpiece? These tips should help.
Ultimate Dinosaurs
T. Rex's bigger and badder cousin Giganotosaurus is here and so are some of his friends, until May 15. The new exhibit at Milwaukee Public Museum is full of interactives and more that your kids (and you) will love. Here are some of them.
Bike Fed Classics Ride
Wisconsin Bike Fed has organized three rides starting in mid-March to get you out of the gate and into the saddle as soon as possible, and they're cleverly modeled after the European Classics. These rides take to the back roads of Wisconsin and travel to Paris, Rome, Belgium, and Denmark, all without leaving this beautiful state.
Newski's new EP
Milwaukee's globe-trotting troubadour Brett Newski went to South Africa, wrote some songs and came back home to record them with no less than Victor DeLorenzo. The result is a five-song disc called the "Hi-Fi D.I.Y." EP. We asked him about the new record.