#WeWant Bucks bobblehead, Wantable, cast iron pan and more
Thu, 25 Dec 2014 14:02:00 CDT - A collection of things we want and love this week!
Christmas means a break for Wisconsin teams
Thu, 25 Dec 2014 13:03:00 CDT - Christmas Day is usually an off day for most businesses, but the sports world isn't like many others. In fact, to play Dec. 25 is often considered an honor by the league and the television networks. The NBA has played on that date, every year, since 1947. But, the Bucks have not played since 1977. The Packers? They've only played twice on Dec. 25. We take a look back at some of those games.
Our New Year's resolutions
Thu, 25 Dec 2014 09:01:00 CDT - If you haven't already made your resolutions for 2015, you might want to start thinking about them. Or you might not. Here's what OnMilwaukee.com staffers plan to do - or not do - in the upcoming year.
The holidays are full of joy and fun but they also spark memories held dear
Thu, 25 Dec 2014 05:30:00 CDT - Something about the holiday season makes it time to celebrate, but also a time to remember the things and people that meant so much to you. It can be sad, but it can also bring a smile to your face.
WITI-TV Fox 6 ahead of pack in adult, women viewers
Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:08:00 CDT - For WITI-TV Fox 6, the station is touting its performance within the adult 25-54 group on Monday to Friday.
A very Larry Christmas
Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:04:00 CDT - It's the season of giving, and one that means a great deal to Larry Sanders. The Milwaukee Bucks' center opens up about what the holiday means to him, from the lessons learned as a kid in Florida to what he is hoping to teach his own children - including how to best use his status to make the holiday brighter for others.
The Belle Weather battles the sun and storms of band life
Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:16:00 CDT - 2013 marked one of the highest of highs for the Milwaukee rock folk band The Belle Weather. It wasn't just that the band released its debut album, "Hold On." It got to celebrate the new record as a headliner in one Milwaukee's finest concert venues, The Pabst Theater. A year after certainly one the band's highest highs, however, came also certainly one of its lowest lows.
Greater Milwaukee Foundation chooses new "Healthy Neighborhoods"
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 16:26:00 CDT - The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has designated four more neighborhoods as part of the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative: Harambee, Riverwest, Kinnickinnic River Neighborhoods (KK River) and Polonia, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.
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.
The surprising and not-so-surprising moments in 2014
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:06:00 CDT - This year, there were some things that were surprising ... and not-so-surprising. At the end of 2013, I didn't publish anywhere a list of predictions for this year, so I don't really have a scorecard I can use to gauge my success or failure as a prognosticator and pundit. There's no way to check what I got right and wrong for 2014. But I can talk about what surprised me this year and what did not.
Milwaukee Talks: Marquette Athletic Director Bill Scholl
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:05:00 CDT - Marquette University named Bill Scholl its new athletic director on Sept. 9 but he began his new duties in late October, just before basketball season began. Now that he's settling in, OnMilwaukee.com caught up with Scholl in his office at the Al McGuire Center to talk about his move to Milwaukee, working within a basketball-driven athletic department for the first time, the concerns with the unionization of college athletes and where Marquette stands in the new arena debate.
Urban spelunking: Lincoln Memorial Bridge & Water Tower Monument
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:02:00 CDT - Tens of thousands of folks came out to see the 1926 dedication of the new Lincoln Memorial Bridge and Drive. Fifty years later, the bridge was crumbling and was soon replaced. But a few bits of it remain today on Milwaukee's East Side.
The final "Hobbit" brings the journey to an unexpectedly entertaining end
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:16:00 CDT - With "The Battle of the Five Armies," at least the trilogy goes out on a high note, delivering an extended burst of some of what Jackson can do best. The final chapter is pure spectacle, and sure, much of it is hollow spectacle. But it's entertaining and enthusiastic, and it's the closest these echoes have felt to resembling the original volume of its Oscar-wining predecessor.
Packers deserve our attention but send good juju to the Bucks, too
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 05:30:00 CDT - Everybody expects that the bulk of sports attention is going to be directed to the Green Bay Packers and their huge game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. But a little bit of attention would be a good thing to pay toward this exciting edition of the Milwaukee Bucks.
Hey North Korea, is it OK if I see "The Interview" now?
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:36:00 CDT - Hollywood execs should consider that, if they were starring in their own movie right now, they'd be playing the role of the feckless bureaucratic jerks. You know, the jellyfish-spined types who cave into terrorists or blackmail.
Radio stations team up with Red Cross for blood drive
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:11:00 CDT - The Milwaukee Radio Alliance Stations of WLDB-FM B93.3, WLUM-FM 102/1, The Elf 100.3 FM and WZTI-AM 1290 are hosting a "Day of Donations" blood drive for American Red Cross on Friday.
Shopping malls fight back
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:04:00 CDT - The evolution of the mall, like much of America's history, has been fast and furious, and whether or not it's still relevant - in light of online shopping, box stores and technology, especially social media - is a fair question.