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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

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Downtown

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.

Businesses near Downtown

Upcoming events near Downtown

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Milwaukee Photo Walk

May 1, 2014 10:00 a.m. - Nov. 1, 2014, 12:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Public Market - 400 N. Water St.

Walk through downtown Milwaukee while hearing historic comme...

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Postcards from America: Milwaukee

Aug. 20, 2014 - Oct. 19, 2014
Milwaukee Art Museum - 700 N. Art Museum Dr.

Postcards from America: Milwaukee presents the work of eleve...

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Taco Tuesday and Thursday

Sept. 2, 2014 11:00 a.m.
BelAir Cantina - 1935 N. Water St. Bel Air Cantina Wauwatosa, 68th and North Ave.

Every Tuesday and Thursday of each week, Bel Air Cantina get...

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MIAD Faculty Exhibition

Sept. 3, 2014 - Sept. 3, 2014
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design - 273 E. Erie St.

Frederick Layton Gallery Opening Reception: Wednesday, Septe...

Articles about Downtown


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Urban Spelunking: Railway Exchange Building

Sept. 2, 2014 11:04 a.m.

Back in the 1970s, Usinger's used to sell a poster with a cartoon aerial view of Milwaukee. Across the bottom was the Milwaukee Convention and Visitors Bureau's trademarked phrase, "Old World Charm, New World Vigor." I don't remember if the Railway Exchange building, 229 E. Wisconsin Ave., was depicted on the poster, but it should've been. Designed by the daddy of the skyscraper William LeBaron Jenney, the red terra cotta-clad building has long been a fixture in Downtown Milwaukee, serving as a link to turn of the 20th century Brew City.

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OnMilwaukee.com's sweet 16

Sept. 1, 2014 8:16 a.m.

If OnMilwaukee.com was a child - and it many ways it feels like one to me - Milwaukee's Daily Magazine would be getting its driver's license today. It would be a junior in high school. Hopefully listening to the Violent Femmes and not Justin Bieber.

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Memah's Kitchen serves up slices of compassion

Aug. 30, 2014 5:29 a.m.

Two months ago, at the age of 60, Austin opened Memah's Kitchen on the second floor of the Grand Avenue Mall, across from Brew City Beer Gear. She teamed up with her daughter, Brandi Iberia Austin, who attended Howard University and received an MBA. She is also a recording artist known as "Iberia."

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Techno-pop duo Sylvan Esso comes back to its home away from home

Aug. 29, 2014 11:26 a.m.

The dynamic duo is returning to its home away from home next weekend, with a show on Friday, Sept. 5 at The Pabst Theater (moved from its original location at the Cactus Club after it sold out). And they're coming back with gallons of deservedly good press, an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" and the deafening buzz of a band obviously on the rise.

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The Rep goes country with its season opener "The Doyle & Debbie Show"

Aug. 29, 2014 9:16 a.m.

"The Doyle & Debbie Show," the season opener for the Milwaukee Rep, is making history. "Is this the first time a toilet's been on the Stackner stage? Probably," said JC Clementz, the show's director. The prop potty, however, nicely sets the tone for "The Doyle & Debbie Show," a goofy Christopher Guest-esque parody about a washed-up country duo.

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Parking tickets are a nightmare of epic proportions

Aug. 28, 2014 5:04 a.m.

You won't believe this! Today's subject is parking in the City of Milwaukee. I've thought about this a lot over my life, wondering why I hate and fear the parking regulations and those parking checkers so much. But my interest was rekindled by a Facebook post from Circuit Judge Pedro Colon, a guy who I think would be a terrific mayor.

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Admirals release 2014-15 schedule

Aug. 27, 2014 3:32 p.m.

The Milwaukee Admirals released their 2014-15 schedule, and they will start at home on Oct. 10 for the first time in four seasons. The Ads will play a 76-game, unbalanced schedule that will conclude over six months later when they play on the road in Chicago on Saturday, April 18.

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30 minutes that shook Milwaukee

Aug. 26, 2014 3:33 p.m.

As the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's only Milwaukee appearance nears, Milwaukee Public Television launches a 30-minute documentary about the Beatles' half-hour performance at the Milwaukee Arena.

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Wells Street Bridge closed for repairs

Aug. 26, 2014 1:30 p.m.

Another bridge in Downtown Milwaukee is now closed. This time it's the Wells Street Bridge near Rock Bottom Brewery and The Rep.