Ed Sheeran captivates the Marcus Amphitheater
Sat, 4 Jul 2015 02:01:00 CDT - Ed Sheeran played his heart out to a sold-out Marcus Amphitheater tonight.

Young adults in YouthBuild help construct Habitat for Humanity houses
Fri, 3 Jul 2015 16:36:00 CDT - A year ago, Michael Merkel was a homeless high school dropout, sleeping on cold park benches on the North Side after one too many arguments with his mother. After two months of avoiding the police, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports the 18-year-old found himself in front of a counselor who directed him to MATC's YouthBuild, a program that gives low-income, at-risk youth and young adults experience in the construction trades.

Carole Caine, WKLH part ways
Fri, 3 Jul 2015 15:12:00 CDT - At the end of June, Carole Caine of "Dave and Carole" on WKLM-FM 96.5, had her last day on the air. The newly branded "Hometown Rock" station wanted to take the morning show in a new direction. Monday was Caine's last day.

Hot, wet and drippy: Industry folks dish about their past Summerfest gigs
Fri, 3 Jul 2015 13:03:00 CDT - Paul Zerkel slung eggrolls, AJ Dixon popped popcorn, Kevin Sloan flipped burgers, and Jaime Jacobs danced. Find out more about which chefs and industry professionals got their start at Summerfest.

7 agonies in the wide world of sports
Fri, 3 Jul 2015 11:02:00 CDT - Sports can bring joy and jubilation and it's about the best feeling in the world. But the flip side of that coin is the sadness that comes in the world of sports. Here's seven things that make me sad and I just hope someday I can recover.

Bringing on a Summerfest band: an oral history
Fri, 3 Jul 2015 09:10:00 CDT - It's a long-standing tradition at Summerfest - and at plenty of other festivals - to use radio station DJs to introduce a headlining band. It may seem like a five-minute formality, but as usual, there's a back story to most of what the public sees while standing on the Summerfest bleachers.

Summerfest Day 9: Ed Sheeran
Fri, 3 Jul 2015 05:01:00 CDT - The British pop singer-songwriter plays the Big Gig for the first time tonight. We might just be "Thinking Out Loud", but the crooner is sure to break many hearts in the crowd tonight.

Underwood captivates audience, including a non pop-country fan
Fri, 3 Jul 2015 01:11:00 CDT - Carrie Underwood's performance at the Marcus Amphitheater was one of her first since returning from maternity leave. But she doesn't get accolades just for being on stage as a new mom - she delivered a 21-song, 90-minute performance that kept the audience on their feet, singing along and completely engaged.

OnMilwaukee.com Weekend Preview, Fourth of July Weekend, 2015
Thu, 2 Jul 2015 19:01:00 CDT - Ready to ooh and ahh all weekend long, Milwaukee? This weekend is full of Summerfest, parades, fireworks and more! You could also shop Maker's Market, watch the World Cup on Brady St., take a sunset boat cruise or celebrate at the Independent Xperience. There's nothing better than grabbing a blanket and loved ones and heading down to your nearest park for some festivities, firework-gazing and appreciation of the good ol' U.S. of A.. We've got all of these options and more for you in this edition of the OnMilwaukee.com Weekend Preview -- happy birthday `Merica!

Milwaukee rapper WebsterX keeps ensnaring fans locally and nationally
Thu, 2 Jul 2015 16:36:00 CDT - Barely two years after his first show in 2013, WebsterX is now living his dream world he created of being a rap star. The 22-year-old rapper has risen to become one of the Milwaukee music scene's biggest stars, grabbing local and national headlines and, most recently, opening for global superstar Lupe Fiasco at the Miller Lite Oasis on Friday, July 3 at 8 p.m.

5 questions for the owners of Bumstead Provisions
Thu, 2 Jul 2015 13:02:00 CDT - The opening of Bumstead Provisions is still a number of months off, but I was curious to get to know the guys behind the idea a little bit better. So, I sat down with owners Devin Eichler and Mike Bodow at Honeypie Cafe, just down the street from the Bumstead's site, for a chat.

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.

A hello and a goodbye in the world of Wisconsin basketball
Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:36:00 CDT - Wisconsin's basketball scene is undergoing change. The Milwaukee Bucks are going to go after a big name free agent, and it's apparent the Bucks are real players this year. That addition, however, is tempered by the loss, after next year, of Bo Ryan. He's going to be missed.

From rental cars to fake online product reviews, ripoffs are rampant
Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:00:00 CDT - It was almost by accident that I discovered a perfectly legal ripoff from a car rental company. But that one seems to be almost small potatoes compared to the scandal of fake reviews that plague the internet.

The vibes were alive and well at Lamar's swift Summerfest set
Thu, 2 Jul 2015 03:56:00 CDT - During his Amphitheater performance Wednesday night, Kendrick Lamar noted the last time he was here, "the energy was so motherf*ckin' loud," and if that was a 10, he wanted this show to hit a 12. Well, it certainly felt like a 12, with the packed crowd bobbing their heads, swaying their arms and just generally going crazy for every verse. And even though it barely lasted 60 minutes, Lamar's vigorous fireball of a set gave them plenty to go crazy about.

Napolitano cements solo career with "Naked"
Wed, 1 Jul 2015 19:20:00 CDT - Johnette Napolitano is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, author and artist who spent 30 years, more or less, with the alternative rock band Concrete Blonde. She will play a solo show at Shank Hall on Friday, July 10. Tickets are available now.

The United State of Wisconsinstan
Wed, 1 Jul 2015 16:26:00 CDT - This week in crazy political news: Judging by the response to Sheriff David Clarke's recent comments concerning Obamacare and same-sex marriage, it's apparently not controversial for an elected official to basically advance the argument that we need to abolish the American government.