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Downtown

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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The Beautiful Music All Around Us

Jan. 16, 2015 8:00 p.m. - March 15, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St.

The music you’ve always heard, but never really listened to ...

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The Amish Project

Feb. 11, 2015 7:30 p.m. - March 22, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St.

A stirring tribute to the strength of community and the powe...

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Greater Milwaukee Auto Show

Feb. 21, 2015 10:00 a.m. - March 1, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
Wisconsin Center - 400 W. Wisconsin Ave.

The Greater Milwaukee Auto Show rolls into the Wisconsin Cen...

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Mary Jones - New Paintings

Feb. 21, 2015 11:00 a.m. - March 14, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
Tory Folliard Gallery - 233 N. Milwaukee St.

Mary Jones - New Paintings at Tory Folliard Gallery "What to...

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Mary Jones - New Paintings

Feb. 24, 2015 11:00 a.m. - March 14, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
Tory Folliard Gallery - 233 N. Milwaukee St.

Mary Jones - New Paintings at Tory Folliard Gallery "What to...

Articles about Downtown


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10 questions for Lotus' guitarist and keyboardist Luke Miller

Feb. 27, 2015 6:03 p.m.

After 12 albums and a new one on the way this year, Lotus isn't slowing down anytime soon. The band plays Saturday, Feb. 28, is at Turner Hall Ballroom. Before the show, OnMilwaukee.com got the chance to chat with Luke Miller about Lotus' improvised live shows, the inspiration behind "Gilded Age" and the next album.

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In GQ, Giannis "gets Buckets" with Malin Akerman

Feb. 27, 2015 5:31 p.m.

The Celebrities section of GQ (digital and print in March) features a story with Swedish Canadian actress Malin Akerman. The photos showcase the actress with the Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo.

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Bucks bar network connects to new fans

Feb. 27, 2015 2:56 p.m.

The Milwaukee Bucks launched a "bar network" at the start of the season in an effort get bars in Milwaukee, and in the surrounding suburbs, to turn on their games and create a team atmosphere outside of the BMO Harris Bradley Center. It's worked, for the most part, to connect the team to a new fan base.

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Urban Spelunking: Milwaukee Fire Dept.'s Engine Co. 1

Feb. 27, 2015 9:02 a.m.

You'll be unsurprised to hear that visiting interesting Milwaukee buildings of all kinds leads to meeting all kinds of similarly interesting Milwaukeeans. But, when I visited Milwaukee Fire Dept.'s Engine 01, 784 N. Broadway, recently, the folks I met there were at least as interesting than the building itself.

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Wave begins quest for a new title

Feb. 26, 2015 1:02 p.m.

What's old (the Milwaukee Wave in the playoffs) is new again (in the Major Arena Soccer League) and the franchise is searching for a way to meld the two together by winning the organization's seventh indoor soccer championship. That quest begins tonight as the MASL playoffs begin.

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Bicycle messengers deliver the goods

Feb. 26, 2015 11:05 a.m.

Although cars and technology made some communications faster and / or paperless, many businesses and individuals still need to transport hard copies - and transport them near the speed of light. This is good news for Wayne Wallner, who owns Breakaway Couriers, and Steven Feih, the owner of Milwaukee Courier Company.

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Welcome to the Hotel Auditorium

Feb. 25, 2015 2:35 p.m.

It always surprises me how many hotels there once were in Downtown Milwaukee. Here's a little look at one of them.