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Arts & Entertainment - June 29, 2015
APT's "Pride and Prejudice" fits with Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage
Just one day after the nation was rocked to its foundation by the Supreme Court decision to honor love in all its forms the story of another love that blossomed as the world was changing came to our attention. It's the APT production of "Pride and Prejudice."
Sports - June 29, 2015
Pity party for the Brewers, Jordan Spieth and Mr. Deflategate, Tom Brady
Pity is a coomplex thing but it's relatively easy int he world of sports. There are good guys and bad guys and we like some of them and dislike others. It's all a big pity party.
Arts & Entertainment - June 28, 2015
APT's "The Island" is a harrowing tale of bitter discrimination against black me
"The Island" is a play about the brutality and pain of apartheid in South Africa. But it is also more than that - a tale about the obligation to protest against unworthy conditions. It is a difficult and meaningful play to watch.
Sports - June 26, 2015
Bucks nix power forwards to go for shooters on NBA draft night
The Milwaukee Bucks, who didn't have much shooting in their arsenal last season, went for exactly that in both the NBA draft and a draft-night trade. Rashad Vaughn, a shooter from UNLV, and Greivis Vasquez, a veteran shooter from the Toronto Raptors, will join the Milwaukee Bucks.
Festival Guide - June 25, 2015
Roy Orbison, The Beach Boys and a pocket full of Summerfest memories
Summerfest was nothing more than grass and mud in the early days, the level of excitement soon took on a massive personality. The Beach Boys played after a driving rainstorm and Orbison was a wonderful gentleman.
Festival Guide - June 25, 2015
Florida Georgia Line follows the Rolling Stones with its own high-octane show
Following the Rolling Stones can be a problem for any band. But Florida Georgia Line put on its own high-energy show at the Marcus Amphitheater on the first official night of Summerfest.
Sports - June 24, 2015
Bucks expected to look for a power forward in Thursday's NBA draft
The Milwaukee Bucks look to pick up a power forward in the NBA draft Thursday night. The two names most often mentioned are Bobby Portis from Arkansas and Kevon Looney from UCLA, but both Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky from Wisconsin are getting some mentions, as well.
Sports - June 23, 2015
Sports fans deserve honesty and transparency from coaches and GMs
Sports fans provide support for their teams, both moral and financial. I think fans deserve to be treated with respect and be given honest answers about some of the questions that face teams in trouble, like the Brewers.
Festival Guide - June 23, 2015
The Rolling Stones. Ed Sheeran. Booking the world's hottest acts at Summerfest
"Every act is different," Babisch said. "But no act gets booked in a vacuum. You always have to balance one act against what's going on the rest of the festival."
Sports - June 22, 2015
American women look for offense in knockout round against Colombia
The American women have long dominated soccer with a blistering offensive attack game. But that offense has been missing thus far in the World Cup and the women will try to find it in the knockout round, beginning tonight against Colombia
Arts & Entertainment - June 22, 2015
APT'S "Streetcar" delivers everything a theater lover could ever desire
"A Streetcar Named Desire" won the Pulitzer Prize for Tennessee Williams and the American Players Theater delivers a performance that is up to the reputation of the play. Tracy Michelle Arnold, who plays Blanche, has never been better.
Dining - June 21, 2015
This is the absolute worst McDonald's, anywhere
Radio host Charlie Sykes calls the McDonald's at 420E. Capitol Dr. the worst one in the entire world. The service is absolutely horrible and even after years of complaints shows no signs of improvement.
Milwaukee Buzz - June 20, 2015
The selfie: the adult version of "Hey mommy, look at me"
Selfies boggle the mind. Why in the world would someone think that the rest of the world is interested in some picture that people took of themselves doing something funny or stupid or anything. It's just like babies building blocks and saying "Mommy, look at me."
Sports - June 19, 2015
A fable about three boys, a fancy lemonade stand and a village of dummies
Three boys went into their piggy banks and decided they wanted to build a great lemonade stand. They had a great recipe and wanted their new stand to be the pride and joy of a new village. But the new village wouldn't help them so the boys moved to another village with nicer people.
Arts & Entertainment - June 19, 2015
"Sondheim on Sondheim" provides an evening of magical music
The music of Stephen Sondheim is magical, and it gets a special treatment in a production at the 10th Street Theatre. It's an evening of magic and songs for which Sondheim is famous.
Dining - June 18, 2015
Company Brewing's Rodriguez creates simple and delicious menu dishes
Often, less is more, especially in the restaurant business. For instance, by taking a simple approach, Company Brewing's Rosy Rodriguez creates some delicious meals at the new eatery in Riverwest.
Sports - June 17, 2015
Woods and Mickelson the two top stories at U. S. Open golf tournament
Can Phil Mickelson finally win a U.S. Open? Can Tiger Woods still play golf? These are two of the crucial questions on the radar screen as the golf tournament begins this week at Chambers Bay on Puget Sound.
Sports - June 16, 2015
United States should take the lead in fixing the horrid stink of FIFA
Someone has to take the lead to fix FIFA, the corrupt governing body of world soccer. It's an opportunity for the United States to show it's muscle and develop a world class soccer team as well.
Arts & Entertainment - June 15, 2015
Mani's manic Falstaff is a highlight of APT's "Merry Wives of Windsor"
Brian Mani brings one of Shakespeare's most beloved characters to life in the opening production of the season at American Players Theatre in Spring Green. His Falstaff in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" has all the bluster, noise and vulnerability of the best the bard has ever written.
Sports - June 15, 2015
Abdul-Jabbar shows fierce support for embattled white NAACP official
The woman who has lived as a black person for years and is the president of the Spokane NAACP has resigned her job after here parents outed her as being white. Former Milwaukee Bucks center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as written a fascinating column for Time Magazine on the issue.
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