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Travel & Visitors Guide - July 22, 2014
9 pictures of the Central Library dome: inside and out
Today, I visited the Milwaukee Public Library's beautiful Central Library to do research for a couple upcoming stories. While I was there, I asked to see the dome...
Travel & Visitors Guide - July 22, 2014
Denis Sullivan day sails provide stunning views and, if you want, sore muscles
If you want the ultimate new perspective on the city, the best place to get it is on the lake. Unless you're a Lake Michigan boater, looking at the city from out on the water is a rare treat. Sailing on the S/V Denis Sullivan, which makes its summer home at Discovery World is an incomparable way to enjoy that view. But, while on board, you can also chip in some elbow grease and help the crew raise the sails.
Festival Guide - July 18, 2014
Festa uncorks focus on regional wines
Festa Italiana is putting a new spin on its wine offerings this year, with a trio of tents along the lakefront walk that salute the diversity and quality of Italy's regions, from the north down to the south.
Milwaukee Buzz - July 17, 2014
Do you remember the museum's Urban Habitat and junkpile?
The Urban Habitat exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum was a popular one -- and one that remains embossed in the minds of many Milwaukeeans -- but maybe folks didn't quite realize it at the time.
Milwaukee Buzz - July 16, 2014
Don't blink or you could miss this Barkhausen gem
Every week I drive past this place on 21st and Highland and it catches my eye. Though I haven't stopped and knocked on the door yet, I've been doing a little digging to see what I can find about the church at 1102 N. 21st St.
Milwaukee Buzz - July 16, 2014
Peek inside shows new East Library development taking shape
Library director Paula Kiely called The Standard a "new, modern library structure ... which is really state of the art when it comes to public libraries." Yesterday, Milwaukee Public Library hosted a media walk-through of the library space and developer HSI Properties took everyone upstairs to see one of the apartments, too.
Arts & Entertainment - July 16, 2014
Mozina's "Quality Snacks" are Milwaukee-flavored
You can take the boy out of Milwaukee, but Andy Mozina's new collection of short stories proves you can't take the Milwaukee out of the boy. As Mozina prepares to return home to make a bookshop appearance, we caught up with him to ask about the Milwaukee influences in his work in general and in "Quality Snacks" specifically.
Milwaukee Buzz - July 14, 2014
Some big announcements on tap at The Brewery
Recently, the 19th century cream city brick former Pabst bottling plant -- currently in the pre-development phase of a residential project aimed at university students -- was enclosed by a cyclone fence, but work hasn't started just yet. That seems about to change, according to Zilber Property Group.
Arts & Entertainment - July 14, 2014
Wish you were here: "Postcards" offer new perspectives on Milwaukee
Often it takes a new perspective to see something differently. In the case of Milwaukee Art Museum's new photography show, "Postcards from America: Milwaukee," 11 visiting photographers trained their lenses on Milwaukee and even those of us who know the city intimately will see it with new eyes at this show, which opened on Friday and runs through Oct. 19 in the museum's contemporary galleries.
Travel & Visitors Guide - July 11, 2014
5 views of the tiles of Vliet Street
Lately, I've been noticing how many buildings on Vliet Street have facades featuring different kinds of tile work. Here are some of my favorites.
Music - July 11, 2014
Sutter returns to his second home to share secrets of rock 'n' roll drumming
Drummer Jason Sutter, Jim Liban's nephew and Matt Liban's cousin, returns to his family's hometown to lead a free drum clinic Monday, July 14, at Brass Bell Music, 210 W. Silver Spring Dr., in Glendale.
Milwaukee Buzz - July 10, 2014
Should the County sell O'Donnell Park to NML?
Northwestern Mutual has proposed purchasing O'Donnell Park from Milwaukee County for $14 million, though according the the plan NML would receive a $1.3 million credit to pay for parking structure maintenance. The public would still have access to the park, pavilions and parking structure. Is this in the long-term best interest of Milwaukee?
Arts & Entertainment - July 10, 2014
Salsini's saga traces generations across modern Tuscan history
In 2006, Milwaukee journalist and professor Paul Salsini wrote a novel of his family in Tuscany. That project unexpectedly blossomed into an award-winning trilogy and a book of short stories. The ongoing saga continues in his latest, "A Piazza for San'Antonio," a collection of five novellas.
Milwaukee Buzz - July 8, 2014
Urban spelunking: Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Steeple chasing has become something of a hobby and it has led me from St. John's to St. Francis to Trinity to another Trinity and beyond. For a long time I've had my sights set on St. Michael's on the West Side -- and I'm still planning on getting there -- but one day I noticed a sleek little church tower just south and I decided to investigate. What I found was that in true small-waukee style, the history of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2466 W. McKinley Ave. -- is entwined, at least initially, with the history of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran, 1046 N. 9th St., and other 19th century Milwaukee notables.
Kids & Family - July 7, 2014
5 great photos of fun at Milwaukee playgrounds
We all have fond memories of summer fun on school playgrounds (don't we?). This year, Milwaukee school playgrounds are back open offering a wide range of free fun for city kids.
Travel & Visitors Guide - July 6, 2014
Discover LEGOLAND fun much closer than Florida
At LEGOLAND in Florida - and presumably the California location, too - there is a "miniland" of American urban skylines recreated diminutively with LEGO bricks. It's one of the highlights of the huge parks. But, if you can't get there to see it, don't worry. The LEGOLAND Discovery Center in suburban Chicago is itself a mini version of the outdoor LEGOLAND, though entirely inside. And, best of all, even the Discovery Center has a miniland.
Festival Guide - July 6, 2014
Adedapo likes the view from the other side at Summerfest
The hometown star of "American Idol" used to work at Summerfest. On Saturday night she saw the Big Gig as a performer again.
Festival Guide - July 2, 2014
Milwaukee's "Idol," Naima Adedapo, knows Summerfest
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know who Milwaukee singer Naima Adedapo is. We caught up with this "American Idol" veteran -- and former Summerfest employee -- to talk about her performance at the Big Gig this weekend and to get her advice for a successful festival experience.
Festival Guide - July 1, 2014
Kids day draws big crowd to Big Gig
After a night of storms Summerfest was warm and dry for kids day on Tuesday. Admission was free until 3 p.m. and big crowds were on hand to enjoy the Big Gig.
Festival Guide - July 1, 2014
Catching up with Trapper Schoepp
Milwaukee's Trapper Schoepp and the Shades perform at Summerfest on Thursday, July 3, opening for The Hold Steady. We tracked down Trapper to see what the band has been up to since its breakout record, "Run Engine Run," was released in 2011.
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