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Fireside Dinner Theatre
1 p.m. at Wustum Art Museum, 2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine, WI 53404
7 p.m. at MugZ's Pub and Grill;

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A world without police: a rebuttal

August Marie Ball, a youth program manager for a national non-profit that engages Milwaukee City youth in environmental conservation efforts, strongly questions the idea of a "world without police." A recent blog post on JSOnline proclaimed that "a just and free world means a world without police." The post noted that "police exacerbate societal problems," [...]

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UW-Milwaukee College Republicans Weigh in on UW Budget Debate

Gov. Scott Walker's proposed cuts for the UW System have provoked opposition in the form of rallies and protests from the state Capitol to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus. However, there's one group on campus that likes the cuts: The College Republicans. While some students oppose Gov. Walker's plan, there are others who feel like [...] The post UW-Milwaukee College Republicans Weigh in on UW Budget Debate appeared first on Media Milwaukee.

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School rankings
Last week, the Washington Post issued its annual ranking of the best high schools in every state around the country. The Milwaukee Public Schools, with six high schools making the cut, including the top two spots in Wisconsin and three of the top 10. But here's a thing: Two of the schools on the Washington Post's list also made a different list, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's list of the worst schools in the state.
Potawatomi Derby
The Kentucky Derby is known as the "most exciting two minutes in sport." And the Potawatomi Casino is pulling out stops to meake their derby party just as exciting. Paul Lorenz Jr., runs the OTB parlor and is spearheading the party.
Chief's long-awaited "II"
WAMI board president Zoy Begos lauded Milwaukee trio Chief as "the perfect intersection where rock meets heavy metal." For me, Chief is the living, breathing, Milwaukee spirit of Thin Lizzy: heavy guitars and a pounding rhythm section, but with good songs constructed around melodies. Asked frontman Chris Tishler about the band that almost ceased to be, the music that vanished into the ether and the perhaps miraculous new CD.
1970 confrontations
Nestled between Wyoming Place mansions and St. Mary's Hospital, is the venerable Water Tower Park. In the 1960s, the park had become a popular gathering spot for all manners of young people, including the founders of the city's underground scene, political radicals, street theater performers and, of course, musicians who played drums, guitars or anything else that made enough noise to drive the mansion mavens up the walls.

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