Summerfest picks: Matt Mueller
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:56:00 CDT - As OnMilwaukee's resident insufferable millennial, it is my job to look at the Summerfest lineup every year, scoff at all the bands and then resume snarkily Snapchatting a GIF-storm. However, there's still a lot worthy of your earholes this year.
Remembering the Clifton Tap, one of the city's first known gay bars
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:56:00 CDT - Behold the Clifton Tap, one of the city's earliest-known "gay bars" and the resident tavern of the ancient Clifton House Hotel. The Clifton Tap, 336 W. Juneau Ave., shared a block with what would later become the Sydney Hih Building. Let's learn more about it.
After Sudan, Australia and Canada, Thon Maker eager to say 'I'm from Milwaukee'
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:17:00 CDT - For reasons first of survival and later opportunity, Thon Maker has been all over the world. In his 19 years on earth, the Bucks' first-round draft pick has already seen much of the planet. Now he's eager to see more of Milwaukee and call his new city home.
Editing Omar Mateen's 911 calls is harmfully editing history
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:06:00 CDT - It's true that Omar Mateen's motives in Orlando may have been complicated, but here's why understanding the shooter's motives, and not editing his 911 calls, matters: Knowing the cause helps us craft solutions that are directly related to it.
Corvina Wine Company blends family history with wine
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:01:00 CDT - West Allis hasn't been far behind Milwaukee in terms of new food and beverage businesses cropping up in the area. Among the gems is Corvina Wine Company, a well-appointed retail shop and wine bar that's nearly as much about family as it is about wine.
Milwaukee Opera Theatre stages provocative "Thank You, Next"
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:02:00 CDT - "Thank You, Next," with music by Tim Rebers and lyrics by Alicia Berneche, opens as Milwaukee Opera Theatre and artistic director Jill Anna Ponasik continue to redefine what opera means, staging provocative and very relatable productions.
Summerfest picks: Molly Snyder
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:02:00 CDT - It's senior writer Molly Snyder's umpteenth Summerfest, and here's what she hopes to check out during the 11-day music festival, including Willie Nelson, Black Violin, Garbage, Whiskeybelles, Common, Def Lepperd and more. See you there!
Bucks confident hardworking, high-character Thon Maker will reach big potential
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:37:00 CDT - With the 10th pick in the NBA Draft, the Bucks surprisingly selected Thon Maker. The 7-foot-1 center, who was born in Sudan during the civil war, escaped to Australia and has lived in the U.S. and Canada, has the personality and work ethic (plus basketball skills) to be a star.
OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview: June 23-26, 2016
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:01:00 CDT - The great Milwaukee weekend is here - and so is your OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview. The city of festivals doesn't disappoint, with options such as Greek Fest, Strawberry Festival and Summer Soulstice Festival. Cheer on your Milwaukee Brewers, attend community yoga and more!
City's first surf shop rolling into Shorewood
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:01:00 CDT - Jake and Alaina Bresette will open Milwaukee's first surf shop, Lake Effect Surf Shop, in mid-July at 1926 E. Capitol Dr. The couple, who are both surfers, chose the location, in part, because of its proximity to Atwater Beach.
Who will the Bucks pick? Here are our NBA Draft predictions
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:13:00 CDT - We won't know who the Bucks will draft until tonight, but that doesn't mean we can't join the chorus of speculation and submit our suggestions of who we think Milwaukee should take. Thus, we offer these official OnMilwaukee draft predictions.
Revolting votes by Johnson, GOP senators mean more gun murders
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:16:00 CDT - It may not be possible to be any more revolted by the Republican Party than I am right now. This week Senate Republicans, including our Sen. Ron Johnson, turned down a couple of serious attempts to enact minor laws designed to help control gun violence.
Bay View dining guide
Sun, 4 Oct 2015 13:00:00 CDT - Bay View is a serious contender within Milwaukee's food scene. Whether you are looking for an option that is classic or something new and exciting, Bay View has it.
Sticks and stones? Should the Redskins change their name?
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:03:00 CDT - The Washington Redskins football team is starting the process of getting a new stadium, either in Maryland or Virginia or Washington. A reporter asked team president George Allen if he would be willing to drop the nickname in order to get support for the new stadium. "No," Allen replied.
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.
Brunch brings more breakfast Downtown, beginning this weekend
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:06:00 CDT - Brunch, a restaurant specializing in everyone's favorite morning meal, is slated to open on Saturday, June 25 in the former home of Agave Southwestern Grill Downtown. And, in our opinion, there's really no reason why you shouldn't be excited. Here's the dish.
100 things to do at Summerfest
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:06:00 CDT - The big list for the Big Gig is back and better than ever. In the spirit of our trademark articles, here's the exclusive OnMilwaukee 100 things to do at Summerfest list.