OnMilwaukee.com Weekend Preview, May 29-31, 2015
Thu, 28 May 2015 18:01:00 CDT - The great Milwaukee weekend is here! Taste your way through the Walker's Point Food Crawl, drink your way through the Alpine BierFest or eat your way through Taco Fest. Celebrate all things "Star Wars" at Miller Park, laugh your night away at the Black and Brown Comedy Get Down, check out Mitchell Street Sun Fair or listen your weekend away at Punk Fest. Ride the Miller Lite UPAF Ride for the Arts, celebrate the "Dog Days of Summer," and more! Make it a great one!

Spending some time with The Violet Hour
Thu, 28 May 2015 17:06:00 CDT - On the eve of the release of their second album, "Fragments," OnMilwaukee.com sat down with Karen Muehlbauer, Ignacio Catral and Keith Bauer of the Milwaukee-based indie rock band The Violet Hour to chat about their significant change in musical direction, the new album, their affinity for ping pong and how one of them is secretly a Sarah McLachlan fan.

#WeWant Walker's Point Food Crawl, binder, chips and more
Thu, 28 May 2015 15:07:00 CDT - Welcome to #WeWant, a weekly selection of the stuff OnMilwaukee.com editors and staffers love.

She said/she said: Happy hour at Fink's
Thu, 28 May 2015 13:02:00 CDT - She said/she said is a series of rapid reviews written by the intrepid duo, Lori Fredrich and Carolynn Buser. Tune in weekly for our latest meanderings on hot spots around town. This week's feature: Happy Hour at Fink's

NEWaukee event seeks long-term solution to empty storefront epidemic
Thu, 28 May 2015 11:01:00 CDT - In an effort to kickstart neighborhood revitalization by injecting new life into dead retail spaces, the Wisconsin chapter of the commercial real estate development association NAIOP and NEWaukee team up to present the Empty Storefronts Conference (ESC).

Want to graduate? Pass this civics test before you get your diploma
Thu, 28 May 2015 09:05:00 CDT - There's a proposal to make it a requirement for high school graduation for students to pass a 100 question civics test. The proposal is controversial but if it can help kids learn about the world in which they live, it's an idea worth exploring.

Local nurse embraces past and present with Free Hug Day
Wed, 27 May 2015 16:26:00 CDT - As a way to heal after the break-up of an 11-year relationshsip, Monica Lee started Free Hug Day in 2013. On June 20, she will host the event for the third time.

Did Walker scribble the state budget on a napkin?
Wed, 27 May 2015 15:16:00 CDT - What conclusions can we draw about such a hastily tossed together, ill-considered piece of budgeting?

7 great reasons to buy tickets to the Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival
Wed, 27 May 2015 13:02:00 CDT - If you love beer, buying tickets to a beer festival is a no brainer. But, here's seven great reasons why the Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival takes the cake.

Urban Spelunking: St. John de Nepomuc rectory
Wed, 27 May 2015 11:04:00 CDT - There are some places in town that most everyone has seen from the outside, but that few have actually entered. St. John de Nepomuc rectory, 325 W. Court St., in the Haymarket Square neighborhood is one of those places.

5 spectator sporting events Milwaukee needs
Wed, 27 May 2015 09:06:00 CDT - Milwaukee has a lot of spectator sports for a city its size, but that doesn't mean things couldn't be better. Here are five sports events that would add a lot to the landscape.

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.

STORY IDEAS
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.

Milwaukee band Spare Change Trio delivers a dash of didgeridoo
Tue, 26 May 2015 17:06:00 CDT - The origins of the Spare Change Trio probably sound like something you've heard a variation of before. What you may not have heard before in the Milwaukee music scene, however, is something quite like the Spare Change Trio's sound - a mix of jam-happy reggae roots rock with a dash of something from Down Under: a didgeridoo.

Friendship Club provides supportive sanctuary for addicts
Tue, 26 May 2015 15:06:00 CDT - On Jan. 21, 1989, Lawrence Harris spent the day smoking cocaine outside of the house owned by his mother, who refused to let him in because he was high again. There, he sat in his cold green '81 Cutlass Oldsmobile, too wired to sleep, and prayed. That night, Harris told Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, he made a promise to himself never to return to drugs, a vow he has kept for the last 25 years as a member of the Friendship Club,

Why no "opportunity" for Milwaukee's voucher schools?
Tue, 26 May 2015 13:06:00 CDT - Last week, Wisconsin's Joint Finance Committee passed a 29-page Republican-penned omnibus education funding package, which includes so many terrible provisions it's hard to know where to begin.

Don't feel guilty: Delegate dinner with Cream City Casseroles
Tue, 26 May 2015 11:08:00 CDT - Cream City Casseroles, a new meal delivery service in the metro-Milwaukee area provides heat-and-eat options for busy executives and families.

9 personality traits scouts prize in college and professional athletes
Tue, 26 May 2015 09:16:00 CDT - Being a top flight athlete requires a lot of different stuff. But certain sports place a premium on certain skills or traits. This article matches up qualities of athletes with the sport where it matters most.