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Arts & Entertainment - April 17, 2015
Morales' stories capture multifaceted Milwaukee characters
I think of Milwaukee activist and former school board member Jennifer Morales as a strong advocate for the city's schools and children. Her new book, "Meet Me Halfway: Milwaukee Stories" collects nine short stories centered around Milwaukee and populated by Milwaukeeans. The richly drawn works open a window to the city and the struggles and joys experienced by its people.
Kids & Family - April 17, 2015
School's green yard earns MMSD honor
The Metropolitan Milwaukee Sewerage District has given Maryland Avenue Montessori its monthly Green Luminaries award for the rain garden that has greened a large chunk of the school's more than three-acre site.
Music - April 15, 2015
Milwaukee is a top 5 town for vinyl lovers
As Record Store Day approaches (it's this Saturday), Foursquare and real estate brokerage Redfin combined forces to create some interesting data on the top 10 U.S. cities for fans of record stores. Milwaukee, whose vinyl shops I wrote about in February, clocks in at No. 5, below Portland and Chapel Hill, but above New York and Philly. Not bad.
Milwaukee Buzz - April 15, 2015
Milwaukee's image problem in China
After a week in Beijing, Bobby Tanzilo ruminates on Milwaukee's image problem in China.
Dining - April 13, 2015
4 great West Allis wings stops to curb your chicken cravings
Wanna go on a wings bender? No better place to do in these parts than West Allis. Here are four top-notch places for chicken wings.
Travel & Visitors Guide - April 10, 2015
11 Milwaukee Public Museum insider tips
Milwaukee Public Museum is, by far, the most-visited museum in the state. And, did you know, it's the sixth most-visited natural history museum in the country? Even the folks who stroll the Streets of Old Milwaukee and explore the rainforest on a regular basis can miss some of the many little details scattered around this Milwaukee institution. Here are a few to look for.
Milwaukee Buzz - April 9, 2015
Urban spelunking: Milwaukee Theatre & Milwaukee Arena
The way we see the world is all a matter of perspective, of point of view. Take, for example, the Milwaukee Theatre. Whenever I go inside, I rue the loss of the Auditorium's arcaded interior. On a recent tour of the both the Milwaukee Theatre and the adjacent Arena -- which I may always call the Auditorium and MECCA Arena (sorry, I can't stop myself) -- I was surprised to see how much of the auditorium remains in place.
Dining - April 3, 2015
My Milwaukee food traditions
Most of us have some modest food-based traditions - we like to have pizza on Tuedays, or we get ham and rolls on Sundays, etc.Over the years, some of my habits have turned a little ritualistic. They've become unspoken traditions. Here are a few of them...
Arts & Entertainment - April 2, 2015
8 great Milwaukee bookshops
There was a time when Milwaukee was awash in great bookshops. This is not that time. But don't fret because there is still a range of great booksellers purveying everything from fine literature to kids classics to cutting edge poetry to political works and more.
Music - March 31, 2015
Katrina rides a new wave of success back to Milwaukee
Katrina's one of those names in music that doesn't really require a surname. Just say it and people immediately begin singing "Walking on Sunshine." We talked to her as she gears up for her first U.S. solo tour in more than 25 years, which includes a stop at Shank Hall on Friday, April 3.
Music - March 31, 2015
A history of the Rolling Stones' Milwaukee concerts
Rock and roll history geeks rejoice, here is a look at the Rolling Stones' previous Milwaukee performances.
Music - March 31, 2015
10 songs I want to hear the Stones play at Summerfest
Here are the 10 songs (in no particular order) I'd love to hear the Stones play on June 23 at the Marcus Amphitheater, regardless of whether or not any of them is likely...
Music - March 31, 2015
Summerfest alters opening date to bring in the Stones
In what is surely among the biggest concert news - and perhaps the worst-kept secret - ever at Summerfest, the Big Gig will move its opening date up a day to host no less than the Rolling Stones at the Marcus Amphitheater on Tuesday, June 23.
Dining - March 30, 2015
Tosa location will be 500th Dickey's Barbecue Pit
The family-owned Dickey's Barbecue Pit will open its 500th restaurant on Thursday, April 2. The new eatery is located in the Lowe's outlot at 3180 N. 124th St., at Burleigh.
Arts & Entertainment - March 30, 2015
Scale model allows curators to bring new Milwaukee Art Museum to life
How is the art museum choreographing its complicated renovation and expansion? Read on to find out.
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.
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