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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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UWM Museum Studies Student Exhibition

May 12, 2015 9:00 a.m. - March 31, 2016
Milwaukee Public Museum - 800 W. Wells St. Third Floor

Hue Knew? An Exploration of Color is the culmination of the ...


Of Mice and Men

Jan. 19, 2016 - Feb. 21, 2016
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St.

One of the most celebrated works in American literature, Of ...



Jan. 22, 2016 8:00 p.m. - Feb. 14, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
Broadway Theatre Center - 158 N. Broadway ave.

Renaissance Theaterworks presents AGNES OF GOD by John Pielm...

Articles about Downtown


The Jacksons are coming to Milwaukee!

Feb. 12, 2016 3:06 p.m.

Members of the legendary Jackson family will perform in this year's Grand Slam Charity Jam, a fundraiser that benefits the children of fallen military soldiers.


7 reasons kids will love MPM's "Ultimate Dinosaurs" exhibit

Feb. 12, 2016 3:02 p.m.

T. Rex's bigger and badder cousin Giganotosaurus is here and so are some of his friends, until May 15. The new exhibit at Milwaukee Public Museum is full of interactives and more that your kids (and you) will love. Here are some of them.


8 photos from a dog wedding at The Pfister

Feb. 11, 2016 6:07 p.m.

When two dogs love each other very much, they now have the option of getting hitched, thanks to the "Puppy Love" package that's now available at The Pfister Hotel.


10 views of 1970s Milwaukee

Feb. 11, 2016 1:03 p.m.

Thanks to Milwaukeean and photographer Adam Levin, who found a treasure trove of old Kodachrome half-frame slides of Milwaukee in an antiques store, we can offer up these gorgeous photos of the city as it appeared in the 1970s.