OnMilwaukee.com Weekend Preview, Feb. 27-March 1, 2015
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:01:00 CDT - The great Milwaukee is upon us! Are you ready?
Moving from the East Side to the West Allis
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:26:00 CDT - For a while, we didn't know exactly what city we were moving to because the house is at the convergence of three cities. Then we got the official postcard from the post office. West Allis.
#WeWant soda siphon, Guinness glasses, wine fridge and more
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:01:00 CDT - To help honor the end of OnMilwaukee.com "Bar Month," we give you some of our most wanted bar related items for for the home. Cheers.
Wave begins quest for a new title
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:02:00 CDT - What's old (the Milwaukee Wave in the playoffs) is new again (in the Major Arena Soccer League) and the franchise is searching for a way to meld the two together by winning the organization's seventh indoor soccer championship. That quest begins tonight as the MASL playoffs begin.
Bicycle messengers deliver the goods
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:05:00 CDT - Although cars and technology made some communications faster and / or paperless, many businesses and individuals still need to transport hard copies - and transport them near the speed of light. This is good news for Wayne Wallner, who owns Breakaway Couriers, and Steven Feih, the owner of Milwaukee Courier Company.
City leans toward settlement in Silk lawsuit over Downtown strip club
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:30:00 CDT - After losing a half-million-dollar judgement, the City of Milwaukee is looking at ways to avoid paying the money. One of the solutions being explored is granting Silk a license in exchange for dropping the lawsuit.
13 daily occurrences at UW-Milwaukee
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:36:00 CDT - Whether it's seeing the same person in a specific location every day or having the same cashier every day at lunch, college campus life can feel like one big continuous cycle sometimes. Here are some of the things that seem to happen every day on campus at the UW-Milwaukee.
TV Tidbits: Farewell, "Parks and Recreation"
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:03:00 CDT - Over the last few days, we've had to say our goodbyes to Pawnee as NBC's "Parks and Recreation" ended its run after six seasons, homophobic "Walking Dead" fans had to deal with the stress of the show's first on-screen gay couple, and one more funny person from "The Daily Show" will be leaving. Look on the bright side, at least a new show about the last man on earth will be premiering this Sunday.
Baseball needs to speed it up
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:05:00 CDT - Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association agreed to enforce rules already on the books (wait, what?) in the hopes of speeding up the game. There will be hemming and hawing from veteran players, but the game does need to move little quicker.
Pan-African group helps refugees, immigrants adjust to U.S.
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:16:00 CDT - Wendmy Nida Moyenga entered Washington High School as a sophomore several months after emigrating from Burkina Faso. First hour - an English as Second Language class - went well, but she soon had to plunge in to regular high school classes. Moyenga found the language and cultural differences challenging, but was most upset by the bullying. After that first semester, Moyenga connected with the Pan-African Community Association, 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.
Milwaukee All-Star: Potawatomi Hotel & Casino's Shay Bolden
CDT - There are many Milwaukeeans who create positive energy in their every day lives, even when they are doing mundane things. Shay Bolden is one of these people.
GGOOLLDD rush: Getting to know the growing MKE music pop phenoms
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:16:00 CDT - If you've kept an ear to the local music scene over the past year or two, the odds are good that you've heard about GGOOLLDD. The band hits the Company Brewing (the former Stonefly Brewery) stage on Saturday night as a part of Arte Para Todos. Before that, however, OnMilwaukee.com caught up with the group to learn more about Milwaukee's latest music obsession.
Getting to know the Milwaukee Bucks Dancers
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:36:00 CDT - On game day, the Milwaukee Bucks Dancers are part of the larger entertainment experience for fans who purchase a ticket to see that day's basketball game. The troupe is well known and highly regarded, and are also a big part of the organization's outreach effort, representing the team year-round for public and charitable appearances. But who are they, and what is being a Bucks dancer really like?
No jury would convict her: Love and murder in old Milwaukee
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:36:00 CDT - At about 10 a.m. on the morning of Oct. 14, 1852, John M.W. Lace, 35, was one of several people looking at a display of photographs in the window of a bookstore on Wisconsin Avenue when Mary Ann Wheeler, 23, a seamstress, walked up behind him, drew a double-barreled pistol from under her shawl and shot him in the back of the head at point-blank range. Yet jurors in two separate trials refused to convict her.
What makes "right to work" worthy of an extraordinary session?
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:04:00 CDT - This week, the Wisconsin legislature begins the fast-track process to pass "right-to-work" - or, as I call it, "right-to-freeload." They are doing this in a so-called "extraordinary session" of the legislature. While "extraordinary session" may well be a technical term related to the rules under which the session will operate, we all know what "extraordinary" means and, historically, such sessions have been used to address major or important or emergency issues.
Sports stars spill their favorite drinks
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:02:00 CDT - Every now and then, you may run across your favorite athlete at restaurant or bar, with family or friends. It's not that unusual - they're regular people, too. And, like regular people, they have their favorite cocktails. During OnMilwaukee.com's annual Bar Month we reached out to the likes of John Axford, Gary Ellerson and more to see what cocktails they most enjoy when they relax away from the game.