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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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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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Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebels

July 1, 2015 - Sept. 20, 2015
Milwaukee Art Museum - 700 N. Art Museum Dr.

Works by the biggest names in art from the late nineteenth c...

Articles about Downtown


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My letter to the Milwaukee Common Council

Aug. 31, 2015 12:11 p.m.

We all need reminders of the importance of keeping the project on pace. So, since it's public record once I submitted it last week, I'm sharing the letter I sent to all members of Milwaukee's Common Council.

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High Note Karaoke Lounge opening Downtown

Aug. 29, 2015 10:05 a.m.

In 2014, OnMilwaukee.com reported that Shannon and Gina Stangel bought the storied bar and lounge The New Yorker, 645 N. James Lovell St., and renamed it The Mason Jar. The Stangels have changed the name and concept of the bar and hope to introduce The High Note Karaoke Lounge to the public on Friday, Sept. 4.

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Harbor House to be featured at Chicago oyster fest

Aug. 27, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Harbor House, Milwaukee seafood restaurant and the largest oyster purveyor in Wisconsin, will be one of ten national restaurants to participate in the upcoming Oyster Fest Chicago, Presented by Shaw's Crab House.

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Urban Spelunking: Engine Co. No. 4

Aug. 25, 2015 9:03 a.m.

Bobby Tanzilo is slowly becoming a "collector" of old firehouses. Here he explores the first home of Engine Co. No. 4, located in the heart of Downtown.

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Meet "Here Come The Mummies"

Aug. 20, 2015 2:44 p.m.

It isn't everyday you get to meet 3,500-year-old mummies. But, when you do you learn they got this by enjoying tons of white Russians and abide by The Dude.

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Night Market shines bright

Aug. 19, 2015 9:18 p.m.

An unseasonably cool and windy August night didn't stop NEWaukee's Night Market from heating up Wednesday evening. Rather, the crowd bundled up and took in the local vendors, food trucks, dancers and marshmallow making.