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Myself and the mummies in the "Ghoul Bus"  prior to their performance at the Wisconsin State Fair.
Myself and the mummies in the "Ghoul Bus" prior to their performance at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Meet "Here Come The Mummies"

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I've become a huge fan of funkilicious band Here Come The Mummies over the past few years. The group of mummies – or foul smelling, well-endowed and manly tribe, as they describe themselves – are one of the most entertaining live bands I've seen. 

The men, I mean 3,500-year-old mummies, were in town for the Wisconsin State Fair and I got the chance to sit down – very cozily I must say – with them prior to one of their shows about the fair, Lebowski Festival in Cathedral Square Park and more. 

There are plenty of questions one would want to ask these historic creatures upon meeting them. How did they become mummies? What do they like best about Wisconsin? I really just wanted to scream out who are you!?!? 

Instead we chatted on their love of the ladies and cheese, white Russians and "The Big Lebowksi." And I could have kept chatting all night. 

What did I learn about this elusive band who keeps their identities a secret? Watch to find out – and don't miss them at Lebowski Festival Friday night! 

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I passed!
I passed!
The Aero L-39C Albatros is flying choice of the Breitling Jet Plane.
The Aero L-39C Albatros is flying choice of the Breitling Jet Plane.

Riding with the Breitling Jet boys

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Every once in a while you get those opportunities. The kind that you will probably never get again and cannot pass up.

This kind of chance popped up earlier this week with an invitation to join a ride with the Breitling Jet Tour. In town for the Milwaukee Air + Water Show, the Breitling Jet Team will show off their precision, speed and audacity all weekend long at Milwaukee's lakefront. 

The world's largest civilian display team (to fly military aircraft) put on quite the show for me -- just like they will for you all weekend long. 

How was my ride "in position #4?" Well, amazing. How amazing? Just watch to see:

Only the Mil-lion can save us.
Only the Mil-lion can save us. (Photo: Jason McDowell)

"Real" Milwaukee lions

A report that a lion was roaming in a Milwaukee neighborhood has so far been found to be untrue. Though many claim today to have seen the roaming, roaring beast. Or not. 

From the desk of Pixie Wren.

Posted by Paul Kennedy on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

In honor of the lion lurking, here’s a list of the famous Milwaukee lions we love. 

Three Lions Pub

Drinkskis with the "Fab Five" @timwindler @caitlinkman @c_herdeman @bren_olena #threelionspub

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Eight Stone Lions at Lake Park

Lake Park Lions soaking up the sun! #summer #MKE #bikeride #lion

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Milwaukee County Zoo Lions

Big Cat

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All of our Lions Clubs

Red Lion Pub

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The Pfister Hotel lion

And, of course, don't miss the new Twitterfied Milwaukee Lion here.

Oh, and keep an eye out for a rock. It may just repel that lion.

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A night of "in the round" provided not just lovely music and singing. It also provided hope.
A night of "in the round" provided not just lovely music and singing. It also provided hope.

Peter Mulvey gives me Milwaukee hope

Last night was one of those Milwaukee nights that made me hopeful. 

For Milwaukee, for mankind, for the world, for me. 

A few friends invited me to see Milwaukee-based singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey Tuesday night at Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. in Walker's Point. The night was dubbed as a "in the round" and included Christopher Porterfield, Megan Burtt and John Statz. 

The four touring songwriters – two from Milwaukee and two from Denver – gathered "in the round" to swap songs and accompany each other through out the night. The intimate show was perfect at Anodyne – if you have not been to this venue yet for a show you are missing a new Milwaukee gem. 

There were a few highlights of the fantastic show that I felt compelled to share – mainly because they really touched my heart and gave me hope. I've written recently on few things that are beacons of the good in the world – and I will keep doing so. 

Peter Mulvey is one of those beacons – and so is his song "Take Down Your Flag." Peter saw the news of the Emanuel A.M.E. Church massacre and decided to write a song. He wrote the song shortly after in the basement dressing room of the Calvin Theatre in Northampton, Mass., right before his set. Then he performed it. It isn't just any song – it is one with a message and a mission. 

While my heart still weeps for those lost in the tragedy in Charleston – my heart did leap at Peter's lyrics and the message he is sending to the world. In all the dark and hate in this world his lyrics are needed.

One verse reads:
"It will take all of the love in all of our hearts, 
and it will also take something more.
It will take all of the love in all of our hearts, 
and it will also take something more."

Another highlight of the night included Mulvey leading the crowd with "Imagine." He delicated strummed the chords of the Beatles classic but never uttered a sound. The crowd sang instead. First a few, then more, and eventually all of Anodyne was singing it f…

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