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Riverwest

The residential neighborhood known as Riverwest, located west of the Milwaukee River, is home to unique bars, cafes and shops as well as boasting a reputation for being a diverse community. Over recent years, it’s been growing as a neighborhood for college students to reside in. Riverwest has many festivals, including Locust Street Days and Center Street Daze. The neighborhood also features the Riverwest Art Walk, the state's largest walking tour of artists' homes and studios and neighborhood galleries.

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Jan. 16, 2015 10:00 a.m. - May 17, 2015
Harley-Davidson Museum - 400 W. Canal St.

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Articles about Riverwest


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Milwaukee's best dance/DJ club, 2015

Feb. 11, 2015 2:06 p.m.

According to OnMilwaukee.com readers, when it comes to an out-of-this-world night of dancing, drinks and fun, there's still no better spot than The Mad Planet.

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Nine questions for Milwaukee band Antler House

Feb. 10, 2015 9:16 a.m.

Making your debut album isn't exactly easy work. Just ask the young Milwaukee folk rockers Antler House. The band began recording its debut "Through The Dirt" in early 2013. Finally, over a year later, the finished product emerged. And for many in the Milwaukee music scene, the wait turned out to be pretty much worth it. Now, for the three-man band out of Shorewood, it's simply a matter of keeping that momentum up.

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Kern Park's role in Milwaukee's tuberculosis epidemic

Jan. 27, 2015 9:16 a.m.

Tuberculosis isn't particularly feared today, but in the 19th century, it was one of the leading causes of death. The infection rate was close to 100 percent in major cities. If your infection developed into active tuberculosis - also called "consumption" - you faced a 20 percent chance of surviving. It was a terrifying, highly contagious and nearly untreatable disease, and it reached epidemic proportions in Milwaukee.

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In 1901, Riverwest residents battled on the frozen Milwaukee River

Jan. 16, 2015 5:06 p.m.

In the winter between 1900 and 1901, a pitched battle erupted on the frozen Milwaukee River above the North Avenue dam between enraged ice harvesters and the equally violent crew of a steam-powered launch. The newspapers called it "The Ice War." On a section of river that has witnessed many strange things over the years, the ice war was perhaps the strangest.

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WIFEE and THE HUZz BAND is a happy musical marriage of luck and love

Jan. 10, 2015 11:36 a.m.

In music and in love, one needs a little dash of luck and maybe a helpful push from fate. At least, that's exactly the case with singer Ruby James and saxophonist Stephen "Coopy" Cooper - the WIFEE and the HUZz of WIFEE and THE HUZz BAND, a 10-piece old soul, funk and Motown-infused music group complete with a trumpet section born up north in Door County and now coming to Linneman's Riverwest Inn Saturday night at 9 p.m.

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The Belle Weather battles the sun and storms of band life

Dec. 24, 2014 9:16 a.m.

2013 marked one of the highest of highs for the Milwaukee rock folk band The Belle Weather. It wasn't just that the band released its debut album, "Hold On." It got to celebrate the new record as a headliner in one Milwaukee's finest concert venues, The Pabst Theater. A year after certainly one the band's highest highs, however, came also certainly one of its lowest lows.

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Milwaukee's poet laureate passes away

Dec. 22, 2014 1:45 p.m.

Writer, educator and lifelong Milwaukeean Jeff Poniewaz (pronounced poen-yeah-VASH) passed away last week after a long illness. Jeff was known as an "eco-poet" and was named Milwaukee's poet laureate in 2013.