Peter Pan gets the prequel treatment in Rep's "Peter and the Starcatcher"
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:06:00 CDT - Before the fairy tale riff "Peter and the Starcatcher" starts its run at the Milwaukee Rep on Tuesday, April 21, got a chance to chat with director Blake Robison about this particular Peter Pan retelling, making actors fly and why revisionist fairy tales are currently all the rage.

France-born Marin tattoos Milwaukee
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:11:00 CDT - Laurent Marin learned the art of tattooing by practicing on his own skin while growing up in Grenoble, France. Today, he co-owns Old Salt Tattooers in Bay View.

Seven Seat Bike Tours take riders 'round the city
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:13:00 CDT - There are a plethora of vehicles that offer unique ways to explore Milwaukee, from the Pedal Tavern to a Segway to a seven-seat bike. Shlomo Levin is the owner of Milwaukee Seven Seat Bike Tours, a seasonal business that takes riders on city adventures via a "conference bike."

Awaiting the Wisconsin walk: My chat with highwire artist Nik Wallenda
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:06:00 CDT - The Wisconsin State Fair's Main Stage lineup this summer features some of the biggest names the celebration has wrangled up in recent note. And the biggest of the bunch - or at least certainly the most unusual - is tightrope artist extraordinaire Nik Wallenda. got a chance to talk one-on-one with the stuntman about preparing for another life-threatening performance and being in a highwire family dynasty that shows no sign of stopping.

WMIL continues its market dominance
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:08:00 CDT - Super-serving a niche audience can provide radio dominance in Milwaukee. Media watchers need not look further than country music powerhouse WMIL-FM to find a successful playbook on how to get and maintain an audience.

Top moments in the new Bucks owners' first year
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:18:00 CDT - It was one year ago today that former Wisconsin Sen. Herb Kohl introduced Wes Edens and Marc Lasry to the city of Milwaukee as the new owners of the Bucks franchise. The pair would not, formally, be considered the owners by the league for a few weeks yet - but the press conference on April 16, 2014 signaled the start of a new era. A lot has happened in 365 days. Read on for some of the big moments.

Morales' stories capture multifaceted Milwaukee characters
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:03:00 CDT - I think of Milwaukee activist and former school board member Jennifer Morales as a strong advocate for the city's schools and children. Her new book, "Meet Me Halfway: Milwaukee Stories" collects nine short stories centered around Milwaukee and populated by Milwaukeeans. The richly drawn works open a window to the city and the struggles and joys experienced by its people.

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, 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.

Play it again, Sam: Inside the MSO and Riverside's showing of "Casablanca"
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 06:06:00 CDT - The Riverside's distant past will become the present as the legendary theater will play host to two screenings of the beloved 1942 classic "Casablanca" Friday and Saturday night. And to complete the blast to the past vibe of the event, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will perform Max Steiner's famous score alongside the movie. Weekend Preview, April 17-19, 2015
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:01:00 CDT - The great Milwaukee weekend is here! Take in Gallery Night & Day, see Blue Man Group, or catch some comedy at Club Garibaldi. Cheer on the Brewcity Bruisers, Milwaukee Admirals or your Milwaukee Bucks in the playoffs! Be Y.O.U. at MAM After Dark, listen to "Casablanca: Live" at The Riverside Theater or celebrate Record Day. All of these great options and more await you!

Getting to suburban jobs remains a challenge for city workers
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:26:00 CDT - Despite growing numbers of jobs located outside of Milwaukee's central city, according to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, many neighborhood residents continue to be unable to reach potential employers by bus.

#WeWant picnic stix, closet organizer, flatiron and more
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:01:00 CDT - Welcome to #WeWant, a weekly selection of the stuff editors and staffers love.

New owners' Midas touch turns Bucks around
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:15:00 CDT - Maybe there really is such a thing as The Midas Touch. Maybe these new owners of the Milwaukee Bucks can't do anything that doesn't wildly succeed. It certainly makes sense considering that the Bucks went from dregs of the National Basketball Association to one of the more inspiring stories in exactly a year.

17 striking Milwaukee murals
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:09:00 CDT - Milwaukee is a mural-iffic city featuring murals of all sizes in many different parts of the city. Some do a better job incorporating the architectural elements of the given space than others, but all of them are colorful and conspicuous.

Clarke's ideas about ending gun violence contain some truths
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:30:00 CDT - Sheriff David Clarke is the darling of the far right and he is a favorite of the Fox News Network. But amidst all the bluster there are some truths to be discovered when he talks about the epidemic of black violence in Milwaukee.

Small-market Bucks' new arena demands global perspective
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 19:46:00 CDT - As Milwaukee looks to build its third major sports arena in 30 years, we should view dramatic changes in pro sports as a big part of the project landscape.

State of Education: Dr. Driver proposes goals to improve student achievement
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:16:00 CDT - For nearly an hour, MPS superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver spoke to an assembled crowd of early birds at YP Week's State of Education event about some of the work that's been happening as well as some of the challenges and opportunities ahead.