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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Wednesday, Oct. 22, 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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The Doyle & Debbie Show

Sept. 5, 2014 7:00 p.m. - Nov. 2, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St.

Side-splitting and rollicking – the perfect blend of Comedy ...

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The Color Purple

Sept. 23, 2014 7:30 p.m. - Nov. 2, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St.

A magnificent Grammy-nominated musical saga. Following the s...

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Re-Imaging - Re-Imaging

Sept. 29, 2014 - Feb. 14, 2015
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design - 273 E. Erie St.

This innovative and interactive exhibition is curated by MIA...

Articles about Downtown


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Bucks, bars, create network for viewing parties

Oct. 22, 2014 6:21 p.m.

In an effort to grow its fan base and create a sense of camaraderie between fans, the Milwaukee Bucks and 25 bars and restaurants in Milwaukee and southeast Wisconsin have teamed up to create the Bucks Bar Network for viewing parties.

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Apple Pay: not ready for prime time

Oct. 22, 2014 12:17 p.m.

Apple's new killer app, Apple Pay, may indeed someday change global commerce for good. That day isn't here yet, however. Three days after launch, my experiences with the NFC-based payment / tap to pay system show that Apple Pay is still very, very beta. At this point, you may find yourself using it barely at all.

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OnMilwaukee.com again named an EPPY finalist

Oct. 22, 2014 10:15 a.m.

Editor and Publisher Magazine announced its finalists for the 2014 EPPY Awards Wednesday morning, and for the fourth time, OnMilwaukee.com has been nominated in several categories.

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Muna expands into Cathedral Square nightlife scene

Oct. 21, 2014 3:15 p.m.

Mazen Muna, the owner of the Dogg Haus group of restaurants, shared his plans today to launch PhantomBar this spring at 780 N. Jefferson St. in Cathedral Square. The bar is under the umbrella of his new 12AM Management Group, which Muna says he founded to house "the new wave of businesses being added to the portfolio."

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Knight is working on progress for Bucks

Oct. 21, 2014 1:06 p.m.

Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Knight is eligible for a contract extension, but the 22-year-old insists he's not thinking about it. Instead, he's focusing on putting in the work necessary to improve his game, and the team.

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Northwestern Mutual tower construction hiring is on schedule

Oct. 21, 2014 10:50 a.m.

Northwestern Mutual is on track to meet commitments for construction of the Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons, according to the first quarterly report submitted by Prism Technical to the city of Milwaukee. The company has promised to tap small business enterprises (SBEs) for 25 percent of the project costs and utilize city residents through the Resident Preference Program (RPP) for 40 percent of the hours worked on the project.

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Talking romance and real music with Rhye's Michael Milosh

Oct. 21, 2014 9:16 a.m.

In early 2012, music fans found themselves entranced by two hypnotically romantic pop songs cryptically released onto YouTube. The songs were gorgeous, a dreamy high voice with just a touch of smokiness crooning intimate lyrics over seductively simple electronic arrangements. Everyone just wanted to know who was responsible. It was an impressive little indie music mystery ... especially since it was essentially an accident.

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Pearl Jam connects with Packers, Bucks

Oct. 21, 2014 1:31 a.m.

Pearl Jam returned to Milwaukee after nearly two decades, and it made connections to the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Bucks, dedicating songs to Aaron Rodgers and Bobby Dandridge and sporting jerseys. Members of the current Packers were in attendance, too, and Matt Flynn got the experience of a lifetime.

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Take a virtual tour of The Pfister's art collection

Oct. 20, 2014 7:01 p.m.

The Pfister Hotel was the first hotel in the United States to launch an augmented reality tour. Ten pieces in the hotel's art collection are now interactive, with the goal of adding additional pieces in the coming months.