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Music - Aug. 4, 2015
Wooldridge Brothers seasonal musical pairing launches mini-tour
Just a few months after frontman Scott Wooldridge issued his solo debut, his fraternal band, The Wooldridge Brothers, has a new blue vinyl 7" 45 out and is embarking on a mini tour of Wisconsin.
Kids & Family - July 31, 2015
Suburban spelunking in Slinger: winners announced soon
Last week, I got a message from Paul Walter, a co-facilitator at the Slinger Authors' Camp, a youth program that's part of the Fox Valley Writing Project (which is, in turn, affiliated with the National Writing Project). The 17 kids in the program are suburban spelunking in their town.
Living - July 30, 2015
From massage to manicures, more men seek spa services
There's no need to massage the statistics: men are hitting spas across the country - and right here in Milwaukee - in bigger numbers than ever before.
Marketplace - July 28, 2015
Hardware Headquarters plan emerges for former National Ace buildings
Some details of the plan for the new development in the trio of National Ace Hardware buildings on 4th and McKinley have emerged, right as plans for a new arena and entertainment district across the street have taken steps forward.
Travel & Visitors Guide - July 25, 2015
Mysterious mounds make for historical hike
One of the Milwaukee area's most interesting parks is a bit off the beaten path, but it's worth making tracks to Lizard Mound County Park in Farmington, just north of West Bend in Washington County. A wooded path twists and turns through 28 Native American effigy mounds, including the one shaped like a huge lizard which gives the park its name.
Travel & Visitors Guide - July 24, 2015
8 reasons to love Green Lake
Green Lake is a place of superlatives. Here are eight of the many reasons to fall in love with Green Lake, which is an easy 90-minute drive from Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Buzz - July 24, 2015
Urban spelunking: State Theater, former Hoops strip joint & The Palms rock club
What a long strange trip it was. While theaters like the Downer and Oriental have venerable histories as long-running cinema houses, consider, if you will, the the more varied history of the now-dilapidated State Theater, 2616 W. State St. Originally a movie theater, the State has served a number of purposes - rock venue, prudish dance hall and strip club - in its nearly 100-year history.
Music - July 22, 2015
Bono's onstage pranks at The Palms: U2's Milwaukee debut
There were about 500 people on hand to watch U2 at The Palms on April 15, 1981. The show was part of the Irish band's first U.S. tour. Here's a look back...
Travel & Visitors Guide - July 21, 2015
15 behind the scenes photos at The Pabst Mansion
Come with me to see the progress on the restoration of The Pabst Mansion's third floor and also peek into the basement and attic, and experience the view from the roof of this Milwaukee landmark.
Movies & TV - July 17, 2015
Urban spelunking: Lyric Theater on Vliet Street
Milwaukee neighborhoods were once awash in movie theaters, as hard as that may be to imagine these days when you can count the number of non-googleplex cinemas in the city limits on one hand. While many are lost, a few remain. At 3804 W. Vliet St. is a former longtime carpet store that's been closed the past few years. But, originally, the building was home to The Lyric Theater, which operated from 1917 to 1952.
Marketplace - July 14, 2015
Mandel's Echelon rising around the Eschweilers at the County Grounds
In 2012, I toured the surviving Alexander Eschweiler-designed Agricultural College buildings on the County Grounds, when their roofs gaped open to the stars - and the elements - and weeds encircled their exteriors. Despite talk of tearing them down, and an ongoing battle to save them from demolition, four of the buildings survive, even as six new apartment buildings are rising around them.
Kids & Family - July 14, 2015
Montessori pathway is a silver lining in the education omnibus
The WMA managed to get an alternative teacher-licensing track included in the omnibus that allows graduates from a program accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, (MACTE) to apply for a Wisconsin state teaching license to teach in a public or charter Montessori school.
Milwaukee Buzz - July 13, 2015
Carini's passing deprives Italian MKE of passionate voice & living memory
Last week, Milwaukee lost a talented, dedicated, hard-working historian. But when former Italian Community Center president Mario Carini died on July 7, at the age of 78, Milwaukee's Italian community lost a force of nature.
Marketplace - July 12, 2015
National Ace Hardware will close its Downtown store
After nearly 30 years in its current home and 65 within eyesight of it, National Ace Hardware, 1303 N. 4th St., is closing. The building - put up for sale in 2013 - was sold to a developer on Wednesday and a plan for its redevelopment is expected to be announced this week. Meanwhile, National co-owners, brothers Bill and David Rotter, will work to liquidate the current space, which must be vacated by mid-November.
Marketplace - July 10, 2015
WasteCap opens warehouse of salvaged building materials to the public
For the past 15 years, Milwaukee nonprofit, WasteCap Resource Solutions has been working to not only keep building materials out of the dump, but also to conserve resources by reusing materials and, at the same time, provide employment and job training to Milwaukee residents. Now, it opens its new warehouse to the public.
Movies & TV - July 7, 2015
Faiola turns his lens toward Milwaukee's classic church festivals
After documentary films tracing Milwaukee and Wisconsin traditions like Friday night fish fries and the classic Sconnie supper club, local musician and filmmaker Ron Faiola is preparing to launch a new one. The 30-minute "Tilt-A-Whirls, Cowbells and Beer" visits a number of Milwaukee area church festivals and gets the inside scoop on the history, the logistics and the people behind this summer Brew City institution.
Milwaukee Buzz - July 6, 2015
A peek in the old Pabst bottling house renovations
A year before it is slated to open in the former Pabst Brewery's Building 29, the new international student housing development under construction at 10th and Highland was open Monday for peek into the progress.
Festival Guide - July 4, 2015
Summerfest talks: Talent buyer and production supervisor David Silbaugh
As the 11-day music blowout was about to get underway, we caught up with the Big Gig's Talent Buyer and Production Supervisor David Silbaugh - who explained his work as Summerfest drum tech back in 2008 - to learn a bit more.
Festival Guide - July 1, 2015
Summerfest talks: Associate booking director Scott Ziel
As the 11-day music blowout we all call Summerfest was about to get underway, we caught up with the Big Gig's associate booking director Scott Ziel to get a peek behind the scenes.
Festival Guide - June 29, 2015
Remembering Summerfest '70 ... and a Sly demand for weed
Thanks to my co-worker Jill Jensen-Matelski, I saw this cool Summerfest 1970 poster that you can see above. She found it on the Facebook group "You know you are from Milwaukee WI if you remember..." My eyes immediately went to "Roland Kirk" and I was blown away. Then I saw Sly and the Family Stone, James Brown, Sarah Vaughan and so many other amazing acts.
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