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Festival Guide - July 3, 2015
Underwood captivates audience, including a non pop-country fan
Carrie Underwood's performance at the Marcus Amphitheater was one of her first since returning from maternity leave. But she doesn't get accolades just for being on stage as a new mom - she delivered a 21-song, 90-minute performance that kept the audience on their feet, singing along and completely engaged.
Music - July 1, 2015
Napolitano cements solo career with "Naked"
Johnette Napolitano is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, author and artist who spent 30 years, more or less, with the alternative rock band Concrete Blonde. She will play a solo show at Shank Hall on Friday, July 10. Tickets are available now.
Milwaukee Buzz - June 30, 2015
Is it stealing if you empty a Little Free Library?
In the past month, our Little Free Library has been completely cleaned out three times. Is this taking the "free" in Little Free Library too far?
Festival Guide - June 26, 2015
Shakey Graves delivers powerful jams despite sound obstacle
Shakey Graves maintained passion and intensity throughout his 75-minute performance on the BMO Harris Stage at Summerfest tonight. Unfortunately, the sound ranged from muffled to fuzzy and eventually to merely average.
Bars & Clubs - June 26, 2015
Brass Monkey evolves into slightly new breed of bar
In May, longtime employees Frank Zoborowski, John Mackowski and James Conlon took over ownership of the West Allis-based Brass Monkey bar and grill. The new owners have big plans for the place and the changes will roll out between now and mid-July.
Festival Guide - June 26, 2015
Public Enemy kill it again
Five years ago, Public Enemy delivered a now-legendary Summerfest show so, prior to tonight's concert, the bar was high. However, the influential hip-hop crew once again delivered an extremely poignant, high-energy show.
Festival Guide - June 25, 2015
"FanMatch" is like Tinder for Summerfest goers
Wanna hook-up with a special or not-so-special someone at the Big Gig? There's an app for that now.
Sports - June 24, 2015
Milwaukee Community Sailing Center offers lake access to the masses
The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center formed as a not-for-profit organization in 1977. Over the years, the MCSC has provided more than 100,000 people the opportunity to learn to sail.
Festival Guide - June 24, 2015
Summerfest's newest drunk eat
I was stuffing my face with this decadent pie minutes after the gates opened and within a few bites - despite my uber soberness - I promoted it to the short list of delectable drunk eats at the Big Gig.
Bars & Clubs - June 23, 2015
Featured bartender: Brandon Reyes of Fink's
Working backwards on his resume, Brandon Reyes worked at Fink's for the past eight months. Prior to that, he was employed at Blue Jacket for 1 1/2 years and before that as a bar back at The Hamilton. recently stopped in for a Mai Thai and a chat with Reyes.
Travel & Visitors Guide - June 21, 2015
9 must-try treasures of KeyLime Cove
KeyLime Cove has a lot of offerings, from thrilling water slides to decadent food items, but it's the simple stuff that makes an overnight at KeyLime Cove a true treasure trove of fun.
Bars & Clubs - June 20, 2015
What are the rules in dog-friendly bars?
What is the protocol in dog-friendly bars? Should a person have a right not to interact with a dog when in a dog-friendly bar or is the understanding that if people go to a dog-friendly bar they have to accept all dog behavior - from tail wagging to foot licking to leg humping?
Marketplace - June 18, 2015
Think Resale shines on Mitchell Street
Darin and Dimity Grabowski opened Think Resale Shop, 1017 W. Mitchell St., in 2011. Earlier this year, they bought the building next door and expanded their vintage / thrift shop. "I love Mitchell Street. The old meets the new here," Dimity says.
Festival Guide - June 17, 2015
Summerfest picks: Molly Snyder
Senior writer Molly Snyder is ready to put on her Summerfest pants and check out some great bands.
Milwaukee Buzz - June 16, 2015
Friends helping friends: Just another day on "The Block"
"Karmic" might be too strong a word to describe the friendship between Rachel Allen and Biju Zimmerman, but they might have some kind of coincidental connection. Friends organized a fundraiser for the two - who had unexpected medical issues - for Sunday in Walker's Point on what's known as "The Block."
Bars & Clubs - June 11, 2015
Nomad owners open two new businesses near Oconomowoc
Kristyn and Mike Eitel formed a new partnership and purchased The Sports Channel on Upper Nemahbin Lake outside of Oconomowoc in the Village of Summit. The couple quietly opened Panga Bar and Grill, 34422 Delafield Rd., on Friday, June 5, and plan to open Nomad Boardsports later this summer in a building at the same location.
Music - June 11, 2015
Godshaw greets the masses at Turner Hall
Anyone who has walked through the doors of Turner Hall, 1038 N. 4th St., for a concert or event has seen Al Godshaw, who has been the house manager since the venue opened in 2007.
Music - June 10, 2015
Fox and Branch offer "Jug Band Jamboree" day camp
Dave Fox and Will Branch have been a musical duo and "jug band" called Fox & Branch for two decades, bringing joyful sounds to grown ups and children. For the first time this July, they will offer a day camp for kids at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.
Arts & Entertainment - June 10, 2015
Bloom Gallery sprouts creativity for all ages, camps for kids
Three local women opened Bloom Gallery and Creative Ground on the near West Side in 2013. Since then, they have grown the business to provide selling the work of 75 artists, classes and art-filled day camps for kids.
Music - June 9, 2015
Second generation owner toots Brass Bell's horn
Alan Gaulke was a trumpet player, music teacher and conductor who enjoyed, on his own time, helping people find the perfect - and most affordable - instrument. In 1971, he combined his passions and opened the first Brass Bell Music Store in Hales Corners. Today, Gaulke's daughter, Tristann Rieck, owns the thriving music business that's now located in Glendale.
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