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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

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Maker Faire Milwaukee

Sept. 27, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wisconsin State Fair Park - 640 S. 84th St.

Maker Faire Milwaukee is a family-friendly event that will w...


Maker Faire Milwaukee

Sept. 28, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wisconsin State Fair Park - 640 S. 84th St.

Maker Faire Milwaukee is a family-friendly event that will w...

Articles about West Allis


Life Size Mousetrap coming to town

Sept. 13, 2014 10:15 a.m.

Life Size Mousetrap, a giant machine based on the classic board game, will make its Wisconsin debut at Maker Faire Milwaukee on Sept. 27-28 at Wisconsin State Fair Park.


IndyCar's best returns to the Mile

Aug. 15, 2014 1:06 p.m.

IndyCar's best drivers, including Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay return to the Milwaukee Mile this weekend for Milwaukee IndyFest at the State Fair Park.


The 2014 Wisconsin State Fair by the numbers

Aug. 12, 2014 11:36 a.m.

Less than 24 hours after closing its gates for 2014, the Wisconsin State Fair tallied up and released its final numbers for this year's edition. The results equal out to yet another year of big numbers and broken records.


Competitive cream puff eating loser

Aug. 6, 2014 3:14 p.m.

For the past three years, I participated in the cheesy baked potato contest at the Wisconsin State Fair. This year, I decided to switch it up, and try the cream puff eating contest instead.


Spying on people at the State Fair

Aug. 5, 2014 11:15 p.m.

Tonight, I found my new favorite spot at the State Fair - the rooftop patio at Slim McGinn's East. Both the Guinness and the birds-eye-view people watching are easily accessed.


Older, wiser Spacehog blasts into State Fair

Aug. 5, 2014 11:35 a.m.

This time around, Spacehog returns to Milwaukee in a larger venue, joining Everclear, Soul Asylum and Eve 6 in the Summerland Tour at State Fair Thursday night night. It's easy to call it a `90s band reunion - and it may be - but listen to Spacehog play, and then ask yourself if this is a band just cashing a paycheck. Pretty sure you'll come to the same conclusion I did. We caught up with Spacehog drummer Jonny Cragg from Denver, as his tour moves to the Midwest. He talked about life on the road and what's next for a band that did so much more in its four albums that just what you heard on the radio and saw on MTV.


The iconic Milk House lives on at State Fair

July 31, 2014 3:02 p.m.

The first time people wondered if the now-famous "milk house" would disappear was in 2011 when Herb Kohl announced that he was retiring from the Senate. It was only natural to think what would happen with the popular attraction in 2014, what with Kohl nearly completely out of the public spotlight after selling the Milwaukee Bucks. But, not to worry -- the house is back!


Antigua Coffee House now open

July 9, 2014 1:35 p.m.

Eight years ago, Citlali Mendieta-Ramos and Nicholas Ramos opened Antigua Latin Restaurant, 5822 W. Burnham St. Recently, the couple opened a new coffee shop, called Antigua Coffee House, at 813 S. 60th St.


Milwaukee Talks: Pro volleyball player Molly Menard

June 19, 2014 1:05 p.m.

We catch up with Eau Claire native and pro volleyball player Molly Menard, who has also co-founded the National Volleyball League. Menard, sister of NASCAR driver Paul, is bringing the NVL to State Fair Park as part of the Milwaukee Indy Fest race weekend. She talks about what she's learned from her family, the challenges in running a business while being an active player, and her hopes for the NVL.


Zendaya cancels State Fair concert

June 9, 2014 12:40 p.m.

State Fair officials announced today that the Zendaya show scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 2 has been canceled. The Disney star was scheduled to perform with opening act Trevor Jackson at 7 p.m. She unfortunately has canceled several of her mid-summer tour dates due to a scheduling conflict.