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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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Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame announces 66th anniversary induction class

Oct. 25, 2016 5:03 p.m.

The historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame today announced that Badgers Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne, LPGA Legend Sherri Steinhauer and Packers Super Bowl Champion Charles Woodson have been selected for induction into the 66th Anniversary Class of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.


Milwaukee Bucks, BMO Harris Bank light up Downtown with logo

Oct. 24, 2016 9:59 p.m.

With Milwaukee's 2016-17 NBA season starting this week - the home opener is Wednesday against Charlotte - BMO Harris Bank's Downtown branch, at the corner of Water and Mason Streets, was displaying the Bucks' fierce green logo in its west-facing windows.


Psychological horrors hit MAM's halls with "Haunted Screens"

Oct. 21, 2016 4:56 p.m.

If one really wants to venture into the depths of cinema's shadowy creeps and nightmarish creations this Halloween, your best bet wouldn't be a movie theater this year. It's be the Milwaukee Art Museum's new exhibit, "Haunted Screens," opening today.


Featured bartender: Kelsey Cano from Who's On Third

Oct. 21, 2016 9:02 a.m.

Shortly after arriving from Chicago, Kelsey Cano got a job at Who's On Third and has been pouring libations and connecting with people ever since. Recently, we stopped by to talk to Cano about whiskey, eye injuries, getting hit on, having a Sept. 11 birthday and more.


R. Kelly brings debut Christmas tour to the Riverside in December

Oct. 21, 2016 5:01 a.m.

This morning, the Riverside Theater announced that R&B star and "Trapped in the Closet" maestro R. Kelly will bring his first ever Christmas tour to Milwaukee on Sunday, Dec. 11. Milwaukee is one of just seven cities currently set to receive the tour.


Bucks partner with MCFI on new game-night employment initiative

Oct. 18, 2016 3:11 p.m.

The Bucks today announced a new partnership with the Milwaukee Center for Independence on a game night employment initiative to provide local individuals with intellectual disabilities or other special needs the opportunity to work in the BMO Harris Bradley Center on game nights.