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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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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...

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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! ...

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Peter and the Starcatcher

April 27, 2015 7:30 p.m. - May 24, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St.

WINNER of 5 TONY AWARDS! A delightful and exciting origin st...

Articles about Downtown


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River Rhythms announces 2015 free music lineup

April 27, 2015 2:32 p.m.

Free concerts continue each Wednesday from June 10 until Aug. 26 from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. in Pere Marquette Park, on Old World Third Street between Kilbourn and State Streets.

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Bucks add tangible victory to series of moral victories

April 26, 2015 1:16 p.m.

No, they didn't win the NBA championship or the Eastern Conference. They're still a long way off from winning their series, much less tying it up. But the Milwaukee Bucks won a playoff game on Saturday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, and it means more than a single game victory.

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Against the ropes now, young Bucks must crank it up

April 24, 2015 1:06 p.m.

The young Milwaukee Bucks have done well against the Chicago Bulls, but the game Saturday could be the last of the series. The team knows it needs fans to crank it up and will try to send the series back to Chicago for a game 5.

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The old firehouse you just might miss

April 23, 2015 12:03 p.m.

If, like me, your trips to the hardware store are extremely focused as you attempt to cut down the number of trips you'll need to make for even the simplest project, you might not notice the firehouse that forms part of Downtown's National Ace Hardware, 1303 N. 4th St., despite the fact that its Romanesque facade is painted red.

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The adventure continues for folk band Lord Huron

April 23, 2015 5:59 a.m.

Lord Huron doesn't quite trek to the stars like it said it might on its new album "Strange Trails," but the folk band is still going places. Its dreamy musical vistas have nabbed a big audience -- so much so that demand moved the band's return to The Pabst Theater on Saturday, April 25 over to the Riverside. Before then, I got a chance to chat with frontman Ben Schneider about "Strange Trails," the stories that come with it and going to space (at some point).

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Bucks must maintain identity for a full 48 minutes in game 3

April 22, 2015 1:04 p.m.

The Milwaukee Bucks played great basketball for three quarters in game two of the playoffs. But in the fourth quarter they got away from what they do best and the result was a win for Chicago. Game three is Thursday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

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Lonely start allowed Antetokoumpo to rise

April 21, 2015 1:01 p.m.

As the Milwaukee Bucks attempt to lock up a playoff berth in the final few games of the year, second-year forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is proving to many that he can be a force to be reckoned with. You see the action on the court, now, but it was the lonely hours in the gym before his family arrived from Greece last year that laid the foundation.

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Friends of Lakeshore State Park show plan for new visitor and education center

April 20, 2015 2:06 p.m.

The Friends of Lakeshore State Park board of directors invite the public to attend an open house on Tuesday, April 21 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the Miller Room at O'Donnell Park, located at 910 E. Michigan St., for the public introduction of a design study by The Kubala Washatko Architects for a new visitor and education center on Lakeshore State Park.