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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.
Kids & Family - Feb. 27, 2015
MPS approves contract to convert Malcolm X for King Middle School
The Milwaukee Board of School Directors on Thursday night approved the construction contract to renovate the vacant Malcolm X site, 2760 N. 1st St., into a new home for Rufus King International Middle School, which currently inhabits a former elementary school.
Milwaukee Buzz - Feb. 25, 2015
Welcome to the Hotel Auditorium
It always surprises me how many hotels there once were in Downtown Milwaukee. Here's a little look at one of them.
Bars & Clubs - Feb. 24, 2015
Brewmasters tap into Milwaukee's beer-making tradition
Brewing in Milwaukee thrives today and at a range of levels, from homebrewers to craft beer producers to major breweries. Despite the differences in scale, all these brewmasters share a basic love for the work and for the results ... and they feel the weight of the the city's tradition of brewing.
Bars & Clubs - Feb. 23, 2015
1 site: 3 legendary Milwaukee clubs
Though it's no longer there, one Downtown venue hosted at least three landmark clubs.
Bars & Clubs - Feb. 23, 2015
Featured bartender: Wild Earth Cucina Italiana's Tammy Petoskey
Tending bar can mean different things, based on the setting. Slinging drinks at a corner tap isn't anything like manning the wine station at an art museum event or concocting craft cocktails at a fancy restaurant. Milwaukee's Tammy Petoskey has worked at South Side saloons, but now she gets a different view from behind the bar at Wild Earth Cucina, the Italian restaurant in the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino.
Dining - Feb. 20, 2015
Bella Caffe co-owner Tim Talsky passes away
The Third Ward awoke to some sad news this morning. According to an email sent out by Nancy O'Keefe, executive director of the Historic Third Ward Association, Bella Caffe co-owner Tim Talsky passed away Thursday night.
Milwaukee Buzz - Feb. 19, 2015
Threatened buildings define Third Ward's DNA
General Capital Group and Joseph Property Development bought three properties from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in September and unveiled plans to raze the structures to build a mixed-use development with retail, apartments and a commons space for MIAD students to replace one of the buildings, which had served as the school's student union. Two of the three are threatened with destruction.
Milwaukee Buzz - Feb. 18, 2015
7 new ideas for The Streets of Old Milwaukee
With news that the 50-year-old "Streets of Old Milwaukee" - one of the most beloved experiences for people of all ages in Milwaukee - will close briefly at the end of summer for a update, we started to think about what we'd like to see in the streets. So, with tongue sometimes firmly in cheek, I suggest...
Milwaukee Buzz - Feb. 18, 2015
New Milwaukee Public Museum ticket will include planetarium show
Though ticket prices will rise beginning Monday, March 2, individual admission to the Milwaukee Public Museum will now include free entry to a planetarium show, as well as admission to a new permanent exhibit that opens next month.
Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 17, 2015
Historical Society opens two new shows
As the Milwaukee County Historical Society's own neighborhood is likely set to change soon with the addition of a new arena nearby, the museum - located at 910 N. Old World 3rd St. - launches a new exhibition, called "Pride in Place: Milwaukee's Architecture and Built Environment," which runs through April 10. Another show focuses on a century of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.
Milwaukee Buzz - Feb. 17, 2015
Urban Spelunking: The recently surplussed Wisconsin Avenue School
With its variegated brick, squared approach and collegiate gothic flourishes, Wisconsin Avenue School, on the corner of 27th and Wisconsin, is what many of us conjure when we think of a school. Closed in 2007, the building has now been declared surplus by MPS and now moves to the Department of City Development for potential sale. We went inside and took a look around.
Music - Feb. 16, 2015
8 places to feed your vinyl addiction
Here are some of the best places in town to wax musical and feed your PVC addiction.
Bars & Clubs - Feb. 12, 2015
Craft brewers are sweet on chocolate
Although we're conditioned to consider a box of chocolates to be the perfect Valentine's Day gift, perhaps nothing says Valentine's Day in Brew City quite like a chocolate beer. Although beers crafted with chocolate and cocoa are not new - in Milwaukee or beyond - it sure seems like there are more of them than ever.
Marketplace - Feb. 11, 2015
Wangard's Brady and Water project moves forward
The old Habhegger Wheel and Axle building at 1701 N. Water St., near Brady, is completely down now and Wangard's project to bring residences and retail to the space is underway.
Music - Feb. 10, 2015
Talking "You and Your Lion" with The Delta Routine
Milwaukee's The Delta Routine has a new record out and "You and Your Lion" is the fourth record in about the same number of years - an impressive string for a local band. Fronted by Nick Amadeus, The Delta Routine doses its poppy garage grit with Americana roots to create a thoroughly Midwestern sound, fueled in part by the slashing guitar of local veteran Mike Hoffmann. We recently asked them about making "You and Your Lion."
Milwaukee Buzz - Feb. 10, 2015
Traces of the Tower movie palace remain in the County's City Campus building
Though nowadays few passersby likely give the building on the southwest corner of 27th and Wells a second look, that ornate Mediterranean building was erected by the Saxe brothers in 1926 as one of the jewels in their crown of movie palaces that adorned the city.
Milwaukee Buzz - Feb. 9, 2015
9 dramatic Milwaukee fire photos
We asked retired Milwaukee firefighter Wayne Mutza - who has also authored books on the history of and his time with the Milwaukee Fire Dept. - about some of the most dramatic fires in Milwaukee history. Here, Mutza - whose brother Dale Mutza photographed many Milwaukee fire scenes - shares nine of them.
Music - Feb. 9, 2015
Milwaukee's Pawelski, Smythe and Cooley nab Grammys
When the 57th Grammy Awards were presented Sunday night in sunny California, at least three Milwaukee-area folks claimed the coveted prizes.
Bars & Clubs - Feb. 5, 2015
Peoples was America's first Black-owned brewery
Milwaukee is and has always been America's beer capital, so it makes perfect sense that the country's first African American brewery was born here thanks to Theodore Mack, Henry Crosby and their cohorts.
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