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Music - March 27, 2015
Chalice in the Palace keeps the reggae vibes alive
Milwaukee's Chalice in the Palace breathes some life into the city's wanting reggae music scene with regular record spins featuring a wide variety of Jamaican sounds at area clubs.
Milwaukee Buzz - March 26, 2015
Urban Spelunking: Calvary Presbyterian Church
I was a little disappointed the first time I stepped into Henry Koch's 1870 Calvary Presbyterian Church - that soaring red building on 10th and Wisconsin. The sanctuary has been completed remodeled and modernized. The pews are gone, replaced by stacks of movable chairs. The wooden chancel isn't ornately adorned as one might expect in a 150-year-old church, and the new hardwood floors gleam rather than creak with accumulated history. But, then, Pastor Mark McDonough converted me.
Milwaukee Buzz - March 25, 2015
Arena discussion should turn around and look north
In all of the discussions of the siting of a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, the discussion has been about connecting to Wisconsin Avenue and points south of the current Bradley Center. But, let's not ignore the other side.
Milwaukee Buzz - March 25, 2015
New South Side library draws on the past to build the future
In recent years, Milwaukee Public Library has been building for the future, replacing aged branches with mixed-use developments that ensure the libraries will be community fixtures for years to come. For its next project, MPL is moving the Forest Home branch into the future by reviving an old South Side neighborhood gem.
Living - March 20, 2015
Flagg homes weave efficiency and economy into unique style
Scattered around the Milwaukee area are roughly two dozen eye-catching stone cottages that look like they could've been moved from Normandy. But, you might be surprised to learn they were designed by a New York architect who also designed the Big Apple's Singer Building, a 47-story skyscraper that was, for three years, the tallest building in the world.
Bars & Clubs - March 18, 2015
The behemoth organist, a Pink Poodle and, um, Mammy's?
Old newspaper ads for Milwaukee clubs open a world of unwritten history.
Music - March 18, 2015
Great Lake Drifters add roots rock and roll to Equinox festival lineup
Dosing its rootsy rock and roll with a shot of country and etheral, melodic pop Milwaukee's Great Lake Drifters have created a sound that is difficult to pin down. With a brand new CD, " Radio Picture Show," the band takes part in this weekend's Equinox Music Festival at Linneman's in Riverwest. We chatted with a couple of the band's members about GLD, about "Radio Picture Show" and about Equinox.
Kids & Family - March 16, 2015
Dr. Driver meets with Obama at the White House today
Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver is one of nearly a dozen leaders of urban school districts headed to the White House this morning to meet with President Barack Obama as part of the Council of the Great City Schools' three-day annual legislative/policy conference in Washington.
Milwaukee Buzz - March 13, 2015
My door to Milwaukee was at 805 S. 5th St.
Writing these past two weeks about disappeared Milwaukee rock clubs and Downtown in the 1980s has me a little bleary eyed with nostalgia. And my Milwaukee reminiscences almost always lead straight back to one building in Walker's Point.
Dining - March 12, 2015
Pizza: Squares or triangles?
I grew up thinking there's a practical reason it's called a pizza pie. You don't cut your apple pie into squares do you?
Milwaukee Buzz - March 11, 2015
14 reasons you used to come Downtown in the '80s
Downtown Milwaukee has changed over the years. Here are a few things that have departed the landscape in the city center. If you remember them, there's a pretty good chance you spent a lot of time Downtown in the 1980s...
Milwaukee Buzz - March 9, 2015
Westown leads charge to burnish Court of Honor
Last month the Westown Association launched a campaign to raise money to complete the restoration of the Court of Honor, a group of statues in the median on Wisconsin Avenue, between 9th and 10th Streets.
Milwaukee Buzz - March 9, 2015
Urban Spelunking: Railway Exchange Building
We reprise this article, which ran in September 2014, in conjunction with the Remarkable Milwaukee award that will be presented on Thursday, March 12 to Patti Keating-Kahn for her work restoring the Railway Exchange Building.
Milwaukee Buzz - March 6, 2015
Urban spelunking: Milwaukee Isolation Hospital/Southside Health Center
While today, Milwaukee Health Department's Southside Health Center, 1639 S. 23rd St., is a bright, cheery neighborhood clinic offering health advice, free immunizations and the like, this was once South View Hospital, built as an isolation facility for folks suffering from brutal contagious diseases.
Music - March 5, 2015
11 dead and buried Downtown rock clubs
Sadly, there is plenty of parking on the dancefloor in Downtown Milwaukee these days. Hard as it is to believe now, there have been a number of happening rock and roll joints in the heart of the city over the years. Here are a few of them...
Music - March 5, 2015
A personal look at Downtown's disappeared rock clubs
This morning we posted a look back at some of Milwaukee's dead and gone Downtown rock and roll clubs. Here, Bobby Tanzilo recalls a few of them.
Kids & Family - March 2, 2015
I can be a friend by...
Every Monday, my child gets a writing prompt at school, and we've taken to discussing them in the car on the way to and from school. It's like a mini editorial meeting. We talk about potential content for the prompts.
Music - March 2, 2015
7 questions for The Young Revelators
Though Milwaukee band The Young Revelators comprises three young musicians, the music they play has deep roots in the blues and blues-based rock and roll.
Milwaukee Buzz - Feb. 27, 2015
Urban Spelunking: Milwaukee Fire Dept.'s Engine Co. 1
You'll be unsurprised to hear that visiting interesting Milwaukee buildings of all kinds leads to meeting all kinds of similarly interesting Milwaukeeans. But, when I visited Milwaukee Fire Dept.'s Engine 01, 784 N. Broadway, recently, the folks I met there were at least as interesting than the building itself.
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