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The beating heart of southeastern Wisconsin, Downtown Milwaukee has reclaimed its place as the entertainment and dining hub of Milwaukee. More than just a place to work and play, Downtown has again become a place to live, too, with more than 15,000 residents.

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What's your vision for 4th and Wisconsin?

Sept. 30, 2016 10:40 a.m.

Today, the city began accepting requests for proposals for developments on the Wisconsin Avenue site between 4th and 5th Streets that has long been a surface parking lot. I want to know what you'd like to see in this long-underutilized, high-profile Downtown space.

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Calling all Pokémon fans!

Sept. 29, 2016 1:06 p.m.

Pokémon enthusiasts of all ages will flock to the Riverside Theater on Friday night to check out "Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions," a video game concert featuring the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

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Comedian Adam Conover talks about ruining everything

Sept. 29, 2016 11:16 a.m.

Weddings. Cars. Giving to food drives. Sex. Purebred dogs. Yes, if it's a thing you like, Adam Conover has likely ruined it. And he's bringing that raucously entertaining (and informative) ruin to Milwaukee's Turner Hall Ballroom on Sunday night.

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LEGO KidsFest brings a mountain of bricks to Wisconsin Center

Sept. 29, 2016 9:02 a.m.

It's been four years since LEGO KidsFest has been to Milwaukee, and during that time, the LEGO craze has grown and grown. The event is back in town and we caught up with master model-builder Chris Steininger to find out what we can expect to find at KidsFest.

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Phoenix Cocktail Club to offer swank craft cocktails in historic digs

Sept. 28, 2016 9:01 a.m.

An innovative new downtown cocktail bar is taking shape on Jefferson Street and should be ready to host its first guests within the next few weeks. Phoenix Cocktail Club will open first as a cocktail lounge and eventually add small plate offerings.

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Rad Milwaukee Woman: Northwestern Mutual's Sandra Botcher

Sept. 27, 2016 8:02 p.m.

Sandra Botcher has served as the vice president of campus and event experiences at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance for 15 years. In a nutshell, she oversees all of the facilities, events/field meetings, security and more.