Oniomania turns double digits
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:21:00 CDT - On Feb. 14, 2005, Oniomania - a West Allis-based boutique selling the creations of more than 40 local artists - opened its doors. A decade later, OnMilwaukee.com checked in with the owners to get the scoop on the past, present and future of this successful local business.
Family Fest builds connection with local TV stations
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:14:00 CDT - CW 18 (WVTV-TV) and My 24 (WCGV-TV) will head back to Southridge Mall for its latest edition of Family Fest.
Admirals looking to build on historic run
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:03:00 CDT - The Milwaukee Admirals return from the American Hockey League All-Star break looking to pick up where they left off, which was a Jan. 23 victory that secured a franchise-record nine game winning streak.
"The Fantasticks" gets a fantastic performance from Theatre Unchained
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:03:00 CDT - It's the longest running musical in history, by far, and a troupe in Walker's Point is staging a production of "The Fantasticks" that is as good as the name implies. With great music, it's easy to see why this show has been around and stood the test of time.
Life, death and the music between: A chat with Jon Mueller of Death Blues
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:16:00 CDT - Started in 2011, Jon Mueller's Death Blues is a multi-media performance project taking on the idea of death, the idea that our lives are finite, and using those realizations "as impetus to become more present in each moment." Before its finale, "Ensemble," hits the Pitman Theatre stage Saturday night, I had a chat with Mueller about the project's origins, records, the state of music - and those who consume it - and life after Death Blues.
OnMilwaukee.com Weekend Preview, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2015
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:01:00 CDT - The Green Bay Packers aren't in the Super Bowl this weekend, but there is still plenty to keep you super busy.
#WeWant 3Doodler, Korean beauty, puffer coat, leather watch and more
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:00:00 CDT - Here are just a few things that we just can't get enough of this week.
Wilson faces steep first-year learning curve
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:05:00 CDT - Sometimes, trying too hard, or wanting something too much, can be a bad thing. Marquette University freshman Duane Wilson has lived that this season in his first year on the court for the Golden Eagles. So, he's learning how to dial it back, while keeping his intensity level high. It's a tricky learning curve to navigate, especially in the Big East.
Milwaukee Art Museum construction takes steps forward
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:01:00 CDT - If you've walked or driven past lately, you've likely seen that work on the Milwaukee Art Museum and War Memorial Center is well underway. Here's an update.
Indie rockers Cold War Kids get through the growing pains
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:16:00 CDT - After a little more than a decade under its belt, it seems Cold War Kids are still musically toying around a bit with what it wants to be when it grows up. But according to frontman Nathan Willett, it feels pretty close to now.
Bowersox fills Turner Hall with fantastic voice
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:29:00 CDT - The beautiful part of the Turner Hall ballroom on 4th Street is the acoustics in the room can benefit from a band, or a single singer. For Crystal Bowersox, the "American Idol" runner up in the show's 9th season, just her powerful voice filled the space.
15 years in numbers
Sat, 28 Sep 2013 13:01:00 CDT - As we celebrate 15 years in Milwaukee media, OnMilwaukee.com takes a mathematical look at just how much has happened in our city since 1998.
Sun, 7 Apr 2013 06:02:00 CDT - This is where we're going to collect ideas for stories that eventually can put on the budget.
A Meditation on reggae: A great roots harmony trio plays Shank Hall
Sat, 17 Mar 2012 09:03:00 CDT - In honor of this weekend's Milwaukee performance by The Meditations, we present five great 1970s reggae harmony groups - not an easy list to narrow down.
Preserve Our Parks is obstructing an important development proposal
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:30:00 CDT - The group, Preserve Our Parks, engaged in a campaign to halt construction of the proposed Couture project, a 44-story building that will add to life at the lakefront. The group is using ancient constitutional provisions to try and stop the project.
Looking for snow fun? Try Christmas Mountain at the Wisconsin Dells
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:19:00 CDT - The snow is falling and it's cold outside, but you can get away to hit the slopes (or a snow tube run) with a jaunt to Christmas Mountain Resort at the Wisconsin Dells.
Conversation: A chat with WITI's Ted Perry
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:56:00 CDT - The story tellers don't just repeat what happened. The reporters, producers, editors, video and photo journalists, engineers, managers and directors ... they all have had a hand in what is shaped before it is delivered. Ted Perry is one of those people.
Carlino finding his way with Golden Eagles
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:01:00 CDT - Matt Carlino transferred to Marquette University from Brigham Young and immediately became first-year head coach Steve Wojciechowski's "go to" player on offense. After all, not many others on the team had played as much, or scored as much, as Carlino had. But the transition hasn't been easy for the senior guard.
The Brass Tap brings 200 beer options to Greenfield
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:08:00 CDT - Actually, The Brass Tap, 7808 W. Layton Ave., has more than 80 brass taps, all lined up in a row behind the bar and ready to dispense craft beers - stouts to lagers to IPAs. The first Wisconsin franchise opened last week at the end of a strip mall in Greenfield.
Urban Spelunking: Metropolitan Block
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:02:00 CDT - The fire that destroyed the Metropolitan Block - described as "the equal to any building in the country" - was a sad reality, despite my own foggy memories of it.