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Third Ward

The Historic Third Ward, an Italian and produce district in years past, now has become the city’s fashion district. It also boasts the highest concentration of art galleries in the City, numerous restaurants, unique specialty stores, architects, advertising agencies, graphic designers, artists, the Milwaukee Public Market, the Broadway Theatre Center, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design as well as condominiums, office buildings, and industrial space.

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Vans Warped Tour: July 26

July 22, 2016 6:16 a.m.

This day-long music marathon has been called "punk rock summer camp" in some circles, co-mingling punk, alternative, emo, hardcore, ska and a touch of hip-hop at a bargain price - 75 bands for about $48 (after fees).

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Nostalgia meets Asian inspiration at dandan, which opens next week

July 20, 2016 3:35 p.m.

The wait for dandan, the new restaurant from chefs Dan Van Rite and Dan Jacobs - and one of the most anticipated openings of 2016 - is nearly over. And we have a first look at the space, menu and experience that awaits Milwaukeeans in the Third Ward.

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A Summerfest 50 wish list

July 18, 2016 6:56 p.m.

We may have just now gotten our voices back from Summerfest, but that doesn't mean we're not already looking ahead to how we're going to lose them again at next year's 50th anniversary. Here are our wildest wishes for the impending Biggest Gig's Amp lineup.

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Festa Italiana: July 22-24

July 16, 2016 9:10 a.m.

This annual three-day event will feature delicious Italian foods along with a wide variety of entertainment acts, including Festa headliner and soprano prodigy, Jackie Evancho. Patrons can participate in a cannoli eating contest, sing in "Italian Idol" and much more!

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I miss you already, Summerfest

July 12, 2016 11:57 a.m.

There's something missing this week: the energy, buzz and excitement that only Summerfest brings. As the state's economic and entertainment center, Milwaukee gets most of the love, but with healthy arteries and suburbs, everyone wins when Summerfest shines.

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Recapping Summerfest 2016: The best of the Big Gig

July 11, 2016 3:46 p.m.

Summerfest 2016 is over. While the folks behind the festival are already looking ahead to next year's big half-century celebration, we wanted to take one final glance back at the Big Gig that was: the good, the bad and the Johnny Depp.

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VIDEO: Summerfest montage!

July 11, 2016 3:40 p.m.

Summerfest 2016 may have come and gone, but the memories will live forever - because we at OnMilwaukee took enough photos and video to fill a large hard drive.

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Sting and Peter Gabriel delight with synergistic collaboration

July 11, 2016 3:09 a.m.

The setlist alone was a solid, sophisticated and much beloved collection of tunes that played out to a crowd who knew, and sang, virtually every word. But it was the magic made by the legends themselves that made the evening one to mark down in the record books.