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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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Re-Imaging - Re-Imaging

Sept. 29, 2014 - Feb. 14, 2015
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design - 273 E. Erie St.

This innovative and interactive exhibition is curated by MIA...

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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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Good People

Jan. 20, 2015 7:30 p.m. - Feb. 15, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Comedy. Wise and wicked funny - a com...

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Interface: Meetings of Art & Technology

Jan. 26, 2015 12:00 p.m. - Feb. 20, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. UWM Union Art Gallery

 

The UWM Union Art Gallery invites visitors to come and b...

Articles about Downtown


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Indie rockers Cold War Kids get through the growing pains

Jan. 29, 2015 9:16 a.m.

After a little more than a decade under its belt, it seems Cold War Kids are still musically toying around a bit with what it wants to be when it grows up. But according to frontman Nathan Willett, it feels pretty close to now.

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Preserve Our Parks is obstructing an important development proposal

Jan. 29, 2015 5:30 a.m.

The group, Preserve Our Parks, engaged in a campaign to halt construction of the proposed Couture project, a 44-story building that will add to life at the lakefront. The group is using ancient constitutional provisions to try and stop the project.

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Urban Spelunking: Metropolitan Block

Jan. 28, 2015 9:02 a.m.

The fire that destroyed the Metropolitan Block - described as "the equal to any building in the country" - was a sad reality, despite my own foggy memories of it.

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Are the Bucks headed in the right direction?

Jan. 27, 2015 1:02 p.m.

The Milwaukee Bucks are now officially in the second half of the 2014-15 season, having completed 44 of their 82-game schedule. Currently, they are an Eastern Conference playoff team. Are they overachieving? Are young players arriving early? Or, might an "accidental" playoff berth set the franchise back in its quest to acquire a difference maker?

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Gov. Walker: "Jock tax" will put $220 million into new arena

Jan. 27, 2015 11:06 a.m.

Gov. Scott Walker announced a plan to funnel $220 million of tax money into a new multi-purpose arena in Downtown Milwaukee. He said the money will come from a "jock tax" on professional athletes who play in Wisconsin.

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Comedian Kevin Hart coming to the Riverside for six shows in April

Jan. 27, 2015 6:01 a.m.

Kevin Hart is one of the hardest working men in the business, appearing in "The Wedding Ringer," "Ride Along," "Top Five," "About Last Night" and "Think Like a Man Too" all just in the past year - with "Get Hard" along side Will Ferrell still to come in March. This morning, his busy schedule got even busier as the comedian added a live tour stop in Milwaukee.

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Milwaukee Public Museum set attendance record this weekend

Jan. 26, 2015 2:40 p.m.

The Milwaukee Public Museum and Greater Milwaukee Foundation teamed up this weekend to present the first of 12 "Gifts to the Community," a program established by the Foundation to provide the public with unique experiences that showcase the people, places and opportunities that make greater Milwaukee special. More than 26,000 people visited MPM during the all-access, free weekend, making January 24 and 25, easily the busiest two days in the Museum's 130-year history.

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Pabst's Sloan notches 500th rock star meal

Jan. 26, 2015 11:03 a.m.

There's a dining establishment in Milwaukee at which you probably have never eaten. It has a kitchen which regularly serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The chef happily accommodates special requests, dietary needs and a variety of budgets. And he and his staff regularly serve fare that wouldn't be out of place in many of the city's best restaurants.