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.
Articles about Downtown
July 28, 2014 9:26 a.m.
The haunting music and beauty of "The Phantom of the Opera" - now playing at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts - can still summon shivers, even right in the middle of the dog days of summer.
July 28, 2014 6:09 a.m.
Partcularly on a sunny afternoon, it's pretty incredible how many people stop for a selfie or to snap a shot of their pal with America's favorite shark jumper.
July 25, 2014 10:43 a.m.
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., debuts its Peck Flicks series tonight at 7:30 p.m. with the original 1979 "The Muppet Movie."
July 25, 2014 9:02 a.m.
In May 2011, I wrote about the Milwaukee Public Library's recently installed green roof, which boasted not only a couple rows of solar panels, but 33,000 square feet of rainwater capturing and temperature moderating plants. Back then, the plants were in but they were little more than seedlings, so the roof didn't look very green. This week, I stopped in to check on the progress.
July 24, 2014 2:40 p.m.
I had the chance to get behind the scenes of "Phantom Of The Opera" today to check out the famous, one-ton chandelier - created by Howard Eaton who designed the five fiery Olympic rings seen at the 2012 London opening - as well as a few of the props and costumes.
July 24, 2014 7:49 a.m.
From "Round Here" on its debut album "August and Everything After" to "Long December" from "Recovering the Satellites," the Counting Crows' played all the hits, to the delight of a big crowd, Wednesday night at The Riverside.
July 23, 2014 6:02 p.m.
This week #MEETMKE introduces you to Diane De La Santos. After holding an executive level position for a local hospital system, Diane De La Santos stepped down and committed herself to serving City on a Hill, which helps bring transformation to individuals, families, and neighborhoods in Milwaukee's central city.
July 22, 2014 3:53 p.m.
Today, I visited the Milwaukee Public Library's beautiful Central Library to do research for a couple upcoming stories. While I was there, I asked to see the dome...
July 22, 2014 12:14 p.m.
It's easy to complain about highway construction in Milwaukee. After all, it's pretty much a constant. When one project finishes, another begins ... if we're lucky. More often, it seems like every interchange or stretch of freeway is being worked on all at once.
July 22, 2014 9:02 a.m.
If you want the ultimate new perspective on the city, the best place to get it is on the lake. Unless you're a Lake Michigan boater, looking at the city from out on the water is a rare treat. Sailing on the S/V Denis Sullivan, which makes its summer home at Discovery World is an incomparable way to enjoy that view. But, while on board, you can also chip in some elbow grease and help the crew raise the sails.