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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Friday, July 11, 2014

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South Shore Frolics: July 11-13 Image

South Shore Frolics: July 11-13

The 65th annual South Shore Frolics, originally known as the South Shore Water Frolics, is all about community. If you live in Bay View, you'll be glad you do after checking out this old favorite.The famous parade down Kinnickinnic Avenue will have kids scramble for some candy and the fireworks display that caps each night will make spectators gaze with excitement.

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12 p.m. at 88nine Radio Milwaukee Station
10 a.m. at Illinois/ Wisconsin Border

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Unusual pets
There are dog people. There are cat people. And then there are these people.
Hipster origins
Perhaps it's a bit trite to fall back on the argument of "you weren't the first to..." when it comes to hipsters, but -- like every mind-shattering fact on the Internet -- a Wikipedia page has given us the true origin of the hipster. And, guess what, they were cool 40 years before you were even born. So remove your Animal Collective vinyl and take off your wayfarers, because you're about to get a history lesson about the O.G. 1940s hipster.
"Postcards from America"
Often it takes a new perspective to see something differently. In the case of Milwaukee Art Museum's new photography show, "Postcards from America: Milwaukee," 11 visiting photographers trained their lenses on Milwaukee and even those of us who know the city intimately will see it with new eyes at this show, which opened on Friday and runs through Oct. 19 in the museum's contemporary galleries.
Hottest Kitchen Finalists
On Thursday, July 17 at noon, six finalists in both the Start-up and Early Stage business categories from the 2014 Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge will face off in a Food Network-style judging event.

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