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Travel & Visitors Guide - June 29, 2016
The terror of travel
The more I fly, the less I enjoy it. Sure, I like the feeling of freedom, of being out roaming and seeing the world and experiencing new places. But last night's attack on Istanbul's Ataturk Airport really shakes me.
Festival Guide - June 28, 2016
Summerfest picks: Bobby Tanzilo
Tis the season for 11 days of nearly non-stop music at the Henry Maier Festival Park. Here, Bobby Tanzilo scours the Big Gig schedule to make some suggestions for some must-see acts at Summerfest 2016, starting, of course, with Sir Paul.
Kids & Family - June 23, 2016
10 views of the Fernwood Montessori addition progress
Today, I spent a little time with architect Craig Eide and Fernwood Montessori School principal John Sanchez touring the Bay View public school's new addition, which is expected to be complete by mid-July, for a Sept. 1 first day of school.
Buzz - June 21, 2016
Urban Spelunking: Brady Street's Engine Co. 6
Recently, we visited Engine Co. 6 on Brady Street, a firehouse that, in addition to being well-known in the neighborhood, has a long history on the East Side. The first station was built here in 1875 and was replaced with the current building in 1946.
Living - June 15, 2016
MCC's program drops another new house into a South Side neighborhood
On Tuesday, Milwaukee Christian Center's Neighborhood Improvement Project "dropped" another modular home for low-to-moderate-income families into place on Milwaukee's South Side, in the shadow of the St. Josaphat dome near Lincoln Avenue.
Bars & Clubs - June 14, 2016
Brunch with the Barons brings beer pioneers alive
More than a century and a half after the opening of the first brewery in Milwaukee, the city's identity is still drenched in beer. At Forest Home Cemetery, many of the men who made the beer that made Milwaukee famous lie in repose. You can "meet" them at Brunch with the Barons.
Buzz - June 13, 2016
Last look: Stratford Arms Hotel/MU's former Jesuit Residence
Last October, Marquette University opened a new Jesuit Residence. But one reader knew I'd be more interested in the building the priests formerly called home. So join me as we take a last look at the old Stratford Arms Hotel before it is razed in July.
Arts & Entertainment - June 9, 2016
7 great works in MAM's new Thomas Hart Benton show
"American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood" is at Milwaukee Art Museum from June 10 through Sept. 5. Here are seven works that especially caught the eye. But, rest assured, in a show with about 100 Benton works, there's plenty more.
Arts & Entertainment - June 7, 2016
O'Neill's exciting drawings capture Milwaukee's past, present and potential
Milwaukee as it could be. That's how artist John O'Neill approaches his unique, colorful, engaging and action-packed Milwaukee Envisioned series of drawings of the city, which mash up the past, present and potential future of the Brew City.
Kids & Family - June 3, 2016
5 views of the Maryland Avenue Montessori addition
The Maryland Avenue Montessori School building has been growing periodically ever since the first school was opened on the site in the mid-1860s. With one of MPS' most successful and popular programs bursting at the seams of the building, a new addition is coming.
Marketplace - June 1, 2016
Lincoln Warehouse opens its doors to creative energy
Lincoln Warehouse is home to brewers, distillers, hair salons, recording studios, online retailers, artists of all stripes and warehouse space. Get a peek at the creative energy at an open house on Thursday, June 2.
Buzz - May 31, 2016
Last look: Kissinger's Meat and Poultry
Any day now, the single-story brick building on the corner of 5th and Juneau will disappear from the landscape, removed to make room for the new Bucks arena and related development.
Buzz - May 26, 2016
Urban Spelunking: H. G. Goll House
You've heard about the Fred Goll Mansion on Prospect Avenue in the news in recent months, but what of Henry G. Goll and his mansion on Kilbourn Avenue in Concordia? We went inside the house for a look at it and the story of its ill-fated namesake.
Dining - May 25, 2016
A taste for National Wine Day
Today is National Wine Day - though I admit I celebrate this event considerably more than once a year - and it seems like the perfect time to share some of the wines I've been tasting lately.
Buzz - May 24, 2016
16 pieces of old MECCA memorabilia
Last year, we took you inside the Milwaukee Theatre (formerly the Auditorium) and the Arena to get a look behind the scenes at these local landmarks. This time, we dig into the archives to find treasures from events held in those venues.
Bars & Clubs - May 23, 2016
UPDATE: Pabst microbrewery project at The Brewery now on track for fall opening
Pabst's return to the former brewery site - via a micro-brewery and tasting room in the former First German Methodist Church/Forst Keller restaurant - was projected to open by summer. But a fall 2016 opening is now more likely.
Travel & Visitors Guide - May 19, 2016
Pamper yourself during your vacation after the family vacation
Nearby Chicago is the perfect place for a quick weekend getaway filled with, well, whatever you want, even if what you want is not a whole lot of planning, but just time to relax.
Travel & Visitors Guide - May 17, 2016
Sneak peek: 14 views of the progress at the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel
We got a peek inside the new Kimpton Journeyman Hotel, slated to open in the Third Ward this summer, including looks at the spaces that will host the Tre Rivali restaurant and the rooftop Outsider bar.
Kids & Family - May 17, 2016
Urban Spelunking: Milwaukee Youth Arts Center
Typically, Milwaukee's oldest buildings reveal themselves readily. But sometimes, behind facades of glass and steel, you can find a portal into Brew City history. One such place is the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut St., a facility that glows like a new building.
Music - May 16, 2016
Julius La Rosa dies ... in Crivitz?!
To you, Julius La Rosa was the guy who was famously fired on the air by Arthur Godfrey. To me, he's that guy singing "Eh, Cumpari" and "Mama Rosa" on 45s I inherited from my grandmother. La Rosa died last week at age 86 ... in Crivitz.
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