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Brady Street area

Historic Brady Street has long been an ethnically diverse community near downtown Milwaukee and is easy walking distance to the shore of lake Michigan. First named in 1840, Brady Street is an architectural tapestry of buildings mostly constructed between 1860 and 1930, creating a distinctive neighborhood that was home to early Polish, German and Irish immigrants. In the 1930's it became more predominantly Italian; some of the businesses still bear the names of these pioneering Italian families today. In the 1960s, Brady Street became Milwaukee's very own "Haight-Ashbury" complete with flower children, peace and love, underground political publications and the infamous hippiefest known as Brady Street Days. Today it is still known for its diversity with a unique mix of specialty retail shops, ethnic cuisine, cool coffee shops, chic salons and a vibrant nightlife.

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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...

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Alien Worlds and Androids

Oct. 4, 2014 9:00 a.m. - Jan. 11, 2015
Milwaukee Public Museum - 800 W. Wells St.

Blast off to a world where science fiction meets science fac...

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Liberace!

Nov. 7, 2014 8:00 p.m. - Jan. 11, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St.

Back By Popular Demand! The infamous flash, fame, and flambo...

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Harvey

Nov. 18, 2014 7:30 p.m. - Dec. 21, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Comedy. Classic hijinks and droll ban...

Articles about Brady Street area


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Trocadero changes ownership

Dec. 17, 2014 5:06 p.m.

Effective today, Trocadero Gastrobar, 1758 N. Water St., has changed ownership, moving from the Lowlands Group portfolio to the ownership group of its newly opened neighbors, Red Lion Pub.

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First look: Red Lion Pub

Dec. 6, 2014 7:28 p.m.

Red Lion Pub, 1850 N. Water St., opened last night. Here's a first look at the new British-themed pub and eatery.

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Famous surnames aside, Wainwright Roche's is an important voice in modern folk

Nov. 14, 2014 9:06 a.m.

Serious music fans will relate. Though a lot of music enters my ears, very few make the kind of impression that Lucy Wainwright Roche's 2013 record, "There's A Last Time For Everything," made on me. A year later I can tell you exactly where I was when I first popped it into the CD player and sat transfixed, unable to move. Lucy Wainwright Roche comes to Milwaukee next week, and we talked to her about it.

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Urban spelunking: Charles Allis Art Museum

Nov. 11, 2014 9:03 a.m.

The building that houses the Charles Allis Art Museum, 1630 E. Royall Pl., on Milwaukee's East Side was designed and built as a home, but in a sense it's also always served as an art museum. Built by a captain of industry, Charles Allis, the house -- designed by Alexander Eschweiler and built in 1909 -- was planned as more than a home for Eschweiler and his wife, Sarah. It was meant to be a showplace for their ever-growing collection of art.

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Milwaukee's best Indian/Pakistani, 2014

Oct. 24, 2014 8:04 a.m.

They say it's hard being the champ, with everyone trying to take the top spot from you, but one restaurant continues to dominate this category, winning for the eighth straight year.

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Milwaukee's best wings, 2014

Oct. 20, 2014 8:06 a.m.

In our annual readers' poll it looks like last year's unseating of a repeat champion in the wings category might be permanent.