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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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John Singleton Copley in Focus

Feb. 26, 2016 - May 31, 2016
Milwaukee Art Museum - 700 N. Art Museum Dr.

For the inaugural exhibition in the Constance and Dudley God...


American Vision

Feb. 26, 2016 10:00 a.m. - May 8, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Art Museum - 700 N. Art Museum Dr.

Imagine Niagara Falls, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Yose...

Articles about Downtown


Phoenix Lounge takes over Duplex space

April 28, 2016 7:57 p.m.

Robert King and Ryan Bonen will soon open The Phoenix Lounge in the former Duplex, 785 N. Jefferson St. King and Bonen also own the Bad Genie, which is next door to the future Phoenix, and the kitchen inside Yield Bar, called Comiskey's, 1932 E. Kenilworth Pl.


50 Cent is "In Da Club" tonight at Plum Lounge

April 28, 2016 9:28 a.m.

Curtis James Jackson III, otherwise known as 50 Cent, visits Milwaukee's Plum Lounge tonight. So, you really could possibly party like a rockstar. Or rap star. So get in da club!


Why you should wear jeans to work on Wednesday

April 26, 2016 12:25 p.m.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and in order to raise awareness, Mayor Tom Barrett endorses Denim Day on Wednesday, April 27 as a way to build a community of support for survivors.


7 ways "Blazing Saddles" changed my life

April 25, 2016 12:57 p.m.

I've known about Mel Brooks' upcoming June 11 visit to Milwaukee for a little while now. Make no mistake, this is a "bucket list" show for me: Brooks is one of my all-time favorites in Hollywood, and "Blazing Saddles" has sat atop my favorite movie list forever.


Weekend sports recap: Here's what you missed

April 25, 2016 12:11 p.m.

Not sure what to talk about at the office water cooler? Here's the weekend sports recap, with everything you need to know that happened in order to sound cool and informed.