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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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Five Presidents

March 17, 2015 7:30 p.m. - April 5, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St.

World Premiere Event! Brilliantly intellectual and darkly fu...


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...


Low Down Dirty Blues

March 27, 2015 8:00 p.m. - May 24, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St.

Sassy, sensual, and sultry – we dare you not to sing along! ...


Toastmasters 5th Anniversay event

April 1, 2015 12:00 p.m. - April 1, 2015
Wisconsin Gas Flame - 626 E. Wisconsin Ave.

The Toastmasters Club is proud to be celebrating its 5th Ann...

Articles about Downtown


Former alderman, boxing champ Orville Pitts passes away

March 27, 2015 7:55 p.m.

When Orville Pitts was elected Milwaukee alderman in 1968, his political future looked as bright as the one that had seemed in store for Pitts in the boxing ring a decade earlier. But unlike the knockout that ended his boxing career, his downfall in the political arena was self-inflicted and a drawn-out process featuring, in random order, booze, drugs, hookers, the devil and Richard M. Nixon. Pitts died Tuesday at 81, after a long illness.


Playoff experience matters for young Bucks

March 27, 2015 1:03 p.m.

The Milwaukee Bucks have 10 games left in the regular season, but this "sprint" that head coach Jason Kidd talked about just after the All-Star break has winded his young team. Not many on the roster, including many key players, know what it's like to win such hotly contested games.


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March 26, 2015 2:15 p.m.

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Turnovers testing Bucks defense

March 26, 2015 1:01 p.m.

Even during this recent stretch of losses, two things have remained consistent about the Milwaukee Bucks: their defense, and their propensity to turn the ball over. Of late, the latter has really tested the former.


Urban Spelunking: Calvary Presbyterian Church

March 26, 2015 11:04 a.m.

I was a little disappointed the first time I stepped into Henry Koch's 1870 Calvary Presbyterian Church - that soaring red building on 10th and Wisconsin. The sanctuary has been completed remodeled and modernized. The pews are gone, replaced by stacks of movable chairs. The wooden chancel isn't ornately adorned as one might expect in a 150-year-old church, and the new hardwood floors gleam rather than creak with accumulated history. But, then, Pastor Mark McDonough converted me.


Arena discussion should turn around and look north

March 25, 2015 1:41 p.m.

In all of the discussions of the siting of a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, the discussion has been about connecting to Wisconsin Avenue and points south of the current Bradley Center. But, let's not ignore the other side.