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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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Milwaukee Kayak Company to open pop-up rental site at Schlitz Park

June 29, 2016 2:02 p.m.

Milwaukee adventurers rejoice! Milwaukee Kayak Company, 318 S. Water St., is excited to announce the opening of a "pop-up" rental site at Schlitz Park in July to continue to share the sport of paddling with Milwaukee-area residents and visitors alike.


9 great reasons to go out and explore Milwaukee by kayak right now

June 28, 2016 9:01 p.m.

You owe it to yourself to spend a day enjoying Milwaukee's current Downtown transformation from the wonderful waterways that have always been here, seeing the city from the inside out at a leisurely pace that's also a good workout (and could involve beers).


Redd's Apple Ale to sling ale and tacos near Summerfest

June 27, 2016 2:32 p.m.

Redd's Apple Ale - an apple-flavored beer brewed by Miller-Coors - will be offering up complimentary Redd's Apple Ale and tacos (rumored to be the perfect pairing) this year near the Summerfest grounds and the Italian Community Center.


Summerfest picks: Lori Fredrich

June 27, 2016 11:01 a.m.

It's going to be a delicious tour of Summerfest this year for food and dining writer Lori Fredrich, who plans on enjoying everything from rich and savory soul to slow-sipping hip-hop violin, feminist folk and candy sweet college-radio pop.


Remembering the Clifton Tap, one of the city's first known gay bars

June 24, 2016 4:56 p.m.

Behold the Clifton Tap, one of the city's earliest-known "gay bars" and the resident tavern of the ancient Clifton House Hotel. The Clifton Tap, 336 W. Juneau Ave., shared a block with what would later become the Sydney Hih Building. Let's learn more about it.


Milwaukee Opera Theatre stages provocative "Thank You, Next"

June 24, 2016 10:02 a.m.

"Thank You, Next," with music by Tim Rebers and lyrics by Alicia Berneche, opens as Milwaukee Opera Theatre and artistic director Jill Anna Ponasik continue to redefine what opera means, staging provocative and very relatable productions.