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Third Ward

The Historic Third Ward, an Italian and produce district in years past, now has become the city’s fashion district. It also boasts the highest concentration of art galleries in the City, numerous restaurants, unique specialty stores, architects, advertising agencies, graphic designers, artists, the Milwaukee Public Market, the Broadway Theatre Center, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design as well as condominiums, office buildings, and industrial space.

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Ancient Skies

March 23, 2015 - Nov. 1, 2015
Milwaukee Public Museum - 800 W. Wells St.

MPM’s new immersive digital show -- created right here at ou...

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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 ...

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Bugs on the Balcony

May 29, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2015
Betty Brinn Children's Museum - 929 E. Wisconsin Ave.

The bugs return to the Betty Brinn Children's Museum’s south...

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Harold Gregor – Midwestern Master

May 29, 2015 11:00 a.m. - July 4, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Tory Folliard Gallery - 233 N. Milwaukee St.

May 29 – July 4 Artist’s Reception on Friday, May 29 from 5 ...

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Mark Forth – Modern Ballads

May 29, 2015 11:00 a.m. - July 4, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Tory Folliard Gallery - 233 N. Milwaukee St.

May 29 – July 4 Artist's Reception on Friday, May 29 from 5 ...

Articles about Third Ward


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Sylvan Esso's performance leaves audience hungry for more

July 4, 2015 3:55 a.m.

It can be tough for any music act to captivate an audience; but, it's especially challenging for a duo on stage with nothing more than a microphone and a set of decks. But Sylvan Esso manages to make it look like a breeze.

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Bringing on a Summerfest band: an oral history

July 3, 2015 9:10 a.m.

It's a long-standing tradition at Summerfest - and at plenty of other festivals - to use radio station DJs to introduce a headlining band. It may seem like a five-minute formality, but as usual, there's a back story to most of what the public sees while standing on the Summerfest bleachers.

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Who needs treadmills? OK Go proves it's more than just viral music videos

July 3, 2015 8:46 a.m.

In fact, other than some busy confetti cannons - and I mean very busy - OK Go's 90-minute set pushed aside any sign of the viral video prop-heavy gimmickry the band is most famous for and instead relied on its power pop rock music and some charming banter to click with the Summerfest crowd. And, as it turns out, that was more than enough to deliver an awesome and entertaining evening.

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Summerfest Day 9: Ed Sheeran

July 3, 2015 5:01 a.m.

The British pop singer-songwriter plays the Big Gig for the first time tonight. We might just be "Thinking Out Loud", but the crooner is sure to break many hearts in the crowd tonight.

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PHOX brings on the phun with solid, quirky perphormance

July 3, 2015 2:03 a.m.

PHOX's Summerfest performance was exactly what you'd expect from a slightly irreverent indie band whose self-titled Partisan debut has been called one of the best underground-pop records of 2014.